Janet is Executive Director of Interaction and also Director of Educational Services. In these dual roles she provides educational networking for missionary children worldwide, counsels parents on educational choices, and provides assistance for missionaries who use home schooling, national schools or other educational resources to educate their children. By providing seminars, training, resources, and publications, Interaction helps teens and adults with transition issues and educational challenges that come from growing up overseas.
George is the Managing Director at LRI. He is responsible for the day to day operations of the Global Ministry Center located next to our church. George supervises a great support staff that works behind the scenes to ensure that our International Training staff has the resources it needs to implement our Training National Training (TNT) programs worldwide. George and Deb have been part of the MVC family for over 30 years.
Mary does friendship evangelism, small group Bible studies, and discipleship with students at the Illinois Institute of Technology. Many of these students will return to strategic positions of leadership in government, business and education in China.
Don is Program Director for the Far East Russia TNT training of pastors. Pray that God will be glorified in the existing Russian TNT training and in the new groups to be formed. Don and his wife, Sharon, have been long time members here at Moraine.
Dave is the Director of Camp Beechpoint. Lori serves as Health Services Director and Camp Nurse. She also disciples teen girls with the camp’s Partners in Discipleship program.
The Hemphills serve in Tlapa and Zoquitlan (Guerrero, Mexico) on a language development and Bible translation project with the Me’paa people group. They seek to analyze the Me’paa language, create a system for writing it, and develop beginning literacy materials to teach people to read their language. The ultimate goal is to produce a translation of the New Testament that the local church can use to reach people in their heart language. Aaron and Christy have 3 children (Jennalie, Braeden, and Marissa).
Tim is LRI’s HR Manager. He has worked on implementation and staff training on new management and financial systems software and donor database cleanup and data conversion. Tim has 22+ years of non-profit administration and management experience. At MVC Tim has served on Elder and Deacon Boards, in worship ministry, and as volunteer Audio technician. Tim and Mary live in Chicago with their son, Sam.
Bruce & Paula moved to the Texas/Mexico border in the fall of ’07 and joined Mexico Missions, Inc. to help facilitate outreaches to the colonias with groups from all over the USA. Their mission is to reach the poorest of the poor in Reynosa, Mexico. They build homes, offer food and clothing to those in need, but most importantly, they share the love and hope that is found in our Lord Jesus Christ.
Ron and Karen are committed to communicating the Gospel to the lost in their language and to motivating and equipping believers to communicate Christ to the lost in their world. Using contemporary approaches to “spiritual rescue”, they seek to impact “hard-to-reach hearts” through the “A Word with You” radio broadcast, ANewStory.com web outreach, and the “On Eagles’ Wings” outreach to Native American youth.
Bill & Karen founded LRI in 1970 and are still working full time in the ministry. Bill is presently Director of Russia and Central Asia for our TNT (Training National trainers) ministry. He also teaches Bible conferences in the developed world, focusing on the US, Australia, Singapore and England. Karen handles LRI finances and assists Bill and George Bowater.
Craig is the President of LRI. He gives overall leadership to the ministry, develops staff, teaches in the USA and overseas, and helps launch pastoral training movements (TNT) worldwide. These are in areas where there is a critical lack of training opportunities and resources. Craig and Louise live in Chicago.
David is the Production Coordinator for LRI. With the growth of the ministry over the past 25 years, he has transitioned from printing LRI’s books and materials to overseeing and outsourcing all production work. David insures that the proof of the deliverable meets LRI’s expectations before he allows it to go to press. As well as working with desktop publishing, he produces all in-house materials and publications. David and Theresa also enjoy serving at Moraine.
Jim pastors a church in Hot Springs, Montana. He also directs a training ministry for rural pastors and church leaders. Through conferences and the internet Jim helps many of these leaders who serve in small isolated communities. Jim also directs the Pathwalkers Ministry (kid’s club) through club meetings and a summer camp.
After years in Indonesia and European leadership, Tom is now the US Field Director and US Senior Vice-President of Navigators. Overseeing about 700 Nav staff, Tom is excited to bring leadership to the entire US ministry as well as International Students, immigrants and refugees. Dana continues speaking to women’s groups and discipling women. The Yeakleys live in Colorado Springs.
John & Luci Tumas
We are John & Luci Tumas, serving with Wycliffe Bible Translators, Inc. ( for 38 ½ years ). Both are seconded to SIL International, (Wycliffe’s primary service partner organization) and work remotely from Wake Forest, North Carolina.
John serves Bibleless peoples in North and South America (for SIL, Wycliffe, and Global Sign Languages) in the primary area of financial management & accountability for the project leaders working with local partners and translation teams.
Luci’s ministry as SIL International’s Managing Editor involves development of public relations tools. Her writing primarily impacts those who access the www.sil.org website and SIL Facebook page, providing updates and information relating to SIL’s partnerships internationally and the progress of language development.
Craig & Carol Lynn Rucin
We are Craig and Carol Lynn Rucin serve with Pioneers in Rzeszów. Our goal is to strengthen the local church and work along side it to plant churches where there are none. We teach English as an outreach, train youth into future church leaders, and assist church members in carrying out the great commission around them.
Kirk & Jan Reynolds
Kirk & Jan Reynolds serve with the Navigators, specifically targeting the “Nations Within” here in the USA. We are impacting Muslims, Hindus, Native Americans, Hispanics, African Americans, Immigrants, and about 60 distinct people (countries) groups that are in the U.S. by choice or due to other circumstances. I also have a local ministry that impacts the Northwest Indiana area, specifically targeting Gary, Indiana. This local ministry among African Americans is also very fruitful.
Marc & Sandy Henkel
We are Marc and Sandy Henkel, and we are serving with Cru Inner City (formerly Campus Crusade for Christ) in the inner city of Chicago. We work in the Roseland community of Chicago through the Agape Center reaching families and youth with the gospel, and we also serve over 200 inner city churches in the Chicagoland area, providing evangelism and discipleship training, and resources to reach the lost in their communities. Through our partner ministries we see over 700 people a year make decisions for Jesus Christ, we have trained over 100 people in our 13 week discipleship training in the past three years, and we have helped train and resource 13 ministries start after-school discipleship ministries.
Ed & Jan Kotynski
We are Ed and Janet Kotynski, serving with Wycliffe Bible Translators and The Seed Company, a sister organization of Wycliffe focussing on coming alongside to help train and empower nationals to do Bible translation. Ed has regular overseas trips to SE Asia, continuing to facilitate Bible translation in unreached language groups, ministering to translation teams and recruiting new teams of national translators. Janet is working on the Old Testament, songs of worship and training. Unreached groups are being enabled to find or download portions of Scripture and the Jesus film in their language on their cell phones in a place with limited freedom to own and carry a physical Bible in that same language.
Bob & Debbie Long
Bob and Debbie Long serve with Converge Worldwide in the Philippines. We teach youth ministry, leadership development and Bible at the Baptist Theological College and Cebu Graduate School of Theology in Metro Cebu City, Philippines. We are teaching, discipling, and mentoring college students to be the next generation of teachers, pastors and missionaries throughout the Philippines and Southeast Asia.
Vic and Laurie Rosema are support staff and serve members of Frontier Ventures and William Carey International University and residents of the Venture Center campus in Pasadena, CA. We meet the physical need for food for the campus residents through the food service and many of the staff and affiliated ministries through a food bank.