Global Outreach Staff
Good Shepherd has a long history of sending and supporting our people all around the world. We send our best with the goal of furthering the gospel and strengthening the body of Christ.
14 But how can they call on him to save them unless they believe in him? And how can they believe in him if they have never heard about him? And how can they hear about him unless someone tells them? 15 And how will anyone go and tell them without being sent? That is why the Scriptures say, “How beautiful are the feet of messengers who bring good news!
Ways To Pray
Pray for each person’s SPIRITUAL WALK
For renewal in the inner self
For strength to stand firm in their faith
For consistent devotions and prayer
Pray for each person’s PHYSICAL health
For adjustment to different time/climate
For strength, stamina and health
For safety in travel
Pray for each person’s FAMILY
For families left behind
For their testimony to their extended family
For husband and wives, and for the children
Pray for TEAM RELATIONSHIPS
For wisdom and direction for them as a ministry team
For unity and love
For good cooperation with local workers
For good communication with home church and sending agency
For a servant’s spirit
Pray for GOOD COMMUNICATION
For appropriate cultural communication
For clear communication through a foreign language
For good connection with those they have come to minister to
Pray for SPIRITUAL FRUIT
For opportunities to share the Gospel
For open hearts to receive the Love of Jesus
Tom & Colleen Feeney
Agency: Sunrise Childrens Home
Tom and Colleen work at an Orphanage in the city of San Nicolas, Argentina called the Sunrise Children’s Home. Tom is the official Chaplain of the Orphanage which makes him and Colleen like surrogate parents for many of the 80 plus children (infant – 18) at the home.
They love involving the kids in many activities where they can learn and discover new things about God, His love, and themselves. They help transport kids to Sunday school, Adorarte (a weekly workshop that teaches kids different ways to worship God via art, music, acting, etc.), Boys and Girls Clubs, and weekly Bible club class, and more. They also host weekly meetings in their home for teens.
David & Karen DeGraaf
Dave and Karen have been members of Wycliffe since 1988. They did language and translation work in Côte d’Ivoire, West Africa until a civil war broke out in 2002, resulting in their return to the US. In March 2016, Dave and Karen relocated to Yaoundé, Cameroon, where Karen is based as a counselor. In this role, alongside a small team, Karen provides care to mission staff and their families, and also trains people to bring the principles of trauma healing to suffering communities around the world. As the Congo Basin Area Director for Seed Company, Dave works with a variety of partners in 6 countries to promote and support Bible translation and capacity-building for minority language communities.
The DeGraafs have three children, Christopher, Philip and Tali.
Matt & Tina Huisjen
Matt and Tina serve with Cadence International, offering a “home-away-from-home” for US military stationed there. They host weekly dinners & Bible studies, Saturday activities, weekend trips and retreats, lunchtime Bible studies, discipleship, hikes, Post chapel support, sight-seeing, movies, game nights, bunk rooms, etc.
Matt and Tina have five children, Madeline, Jesse, Toby, Bridget and Dustin.
Scott & Heather Overby
Agency: Be One Together
Scott & Heather Overby met through Short Term Teams at Good Shepherd. They now serve at Black Forest Academy (BFA), a boarding school in Germany for children of missionary families stationed worldwide. Scott teaches Math and Science at BFA, and helps coach the cross-country and track teams. Heather helps out at BFA in various ways such as playing the Oboe in various musical events. They also serve the local community in partnership with a local German church FEG Kandern. They lead a weekly Bible Study, and Heather is involved in various women’s groups. They also provide short term foster care for babies through the local German foster care system. They previously lived and worked in East Germany for ten years, where Scott worked at a secular English-speaking international school.
Scott and Heather have four children, Stanley, Holly, Stuart, and Samuel.
Anouxa and Michele Vixathep
Agency: Teach Beyond
Anouxa and Michele have both served as teachers for many years. Starting in the fall of 2023, Anouxa will be teaching at Black Forest Academy, a boarding school in Germany for children of missionary families stationed worldwide, and Michele will be teaching at a nearby Protestant school in France. They, along with their five children, look forward to being involved in their local church and community, seeking to encourage others to walk in close relationship with Christ.
Nick & Hertha Troutt
Agency: Interlink Ministries
Nick and Hertha live in Haiti. Nick serves at the American University of the Caribbean in Les Cayes, Haiti as an English Teacher. He is also a qualified Mason and continues to teach and train locals in the art of building. In addition, he is very involved in the Deaf School ministry in Les Cayes.
Stephen & Michele Jang
Field: Hong Kong
Stephen and Michele are both involved in ministry in Hong Kong and serve on teams ministering in Asia. Stephen is a clinical psychologist and Michele is a licensed counselor. Stephen serves with HK evangelism and discipleship through outreach, teaching, preaching, and training in the local church. He is also the China Partner HK Board Chairman and is involved in Pastoral Training Schools in China. Michele is the China Partner HK Administrative Coordinator, recruits trainers for pastoral training schools, prepares them and provides administrative and logistical support, promotes missions in local churches, travels with pastoral training teams, teaches, counsels, and trains.
Shel & Kym Arensen
Agency: Commission To Every Nation
Shel and Kym Arensen serve in Naivasha, Kenya. Shel works with the Dorobo, a hunter-gatherer group in Kenya’s highlands, planting churches and discipling church leaders. He is also involved in friendship evangelism among several other unreached people groups. Kym is the curriculum director for Eden Adventures, which teaches creation care in local government schools, as well as providing outdoor camping experiences for children from homes for street kids. She also volunteers at Little Hands, a mainstream schoolf for children with disabilities.
Iliya & Becky Majam
Agency: Co-Serve International
Iliya and Becky lived and served with the Navigators in Nairobi, Kenya, for 17 years before they moved back to Nigeria to be Africa Directors for CRM – Christian Resource Ministries. They are now spearheading discipleship and servant leadership training for church and other leaders. They are in the process of handing over the leadership of the organization HaLCiA (Harvest Leadership Community in Africa). They will be concentrating on mentoring and networking among Christian leaders and organizations. The expansion of the ministry from Nigeria to both English-speaking and French-speaking Africa is a vision they are also promoting.
Papua New Guinea
Scott & Sarah Carey
Field: Papua New Guinea
Scott and Sarah Carey serve in Ukarumpa, PNG. Scott is a math teacher and coach at Ukarumpa International School and Sarah works in HR. They both love serving in support roles, helping to make Bible translation possible in PNG languages. They enjoy being a part of their local church and advocating for an AudiBible in the highlands language of Siane.
Scott and Sarah have three children, Josiah, Annika and Maya.
Agency: Josiah Venture
Faith grew up at Good Shepherd and served on many different summer teams to Serbia. Through those trips, Faith fell in love with the people of Serbia. For the past five years, Faith has served in Serbia, working with the youth in her local church, teaching, training and discipling students.
Matt & Sharon Mormance
Agency: Josiah Venture
Matt and Sharon live in Ljubljana, Slovenia. Matt oversees HR/member care and interns for the Slovenia team. Sharon is also on the member care team with a focus on the JV single women on their team and helps run the intern program too. Their heart is discipling university students and young adults.
Matt & Sharon have three children Eliana, Maia, and Alex.
Josh & Kristi Patty
Agency: Josiah Venture
Josh and Kristi live in Ljubljana, Slovenia. They serve with Josiah Venture training young leaders. JV desires to see a movement of God among the youth of this region that finds its home in the local church and transforms society. Josh serves as the Josiah Venture Council Chair and a regional coach for the Balkan countries. He is also an elder and teaching pastor at their local church. Kristi cares for the JV country leader wives as a mentor and coach. She also disciples women in their local church.
Josh and Kristi have four children Blake, Rebecca (recently married Mitchell Bradford), Kendra and Luke.
Paul & Karyn Meier
Agency: Seed of Hope
Paul and Karyn live in Chiang Mai, Thailand. They serve at the Seed of Hope project which is a dormitory for 30-35 hill-tribe students from remote villages in Northern Thailand. Only 69% of children in Thailand attend school through the 12th grade, and this number drops significantly in hill tribe villages. As members of the team, Paul and Karyn support the dorm through life coaching, art classes, foreign donor communications, and community support during harvest seasons. Most importantly they work to build relationships to share the love of Christ.
Paul and Karyn have three children, Philip, Jade and Ruth.
Alexa will graduate with a degree in teaching and be moving to Chiang Mai, Thailand as an intern through Teach with Cru in the Summer of 2023. She wants to use her degree to keep global workers on the field by providing a quality education for their children. Alexa plans on teaching 4th grade at Grace International School, “one of the largest faith-based international schools in the world—with over 500 students yearly, whose families represent over 85 member organizations and serve in 40+ countries across the globe.” In addition to teaching math, social studies, and Bible, Alexa looks forward to coaching sports and being involved in other community activities.
United States of America
Jerry & Beth Crosby
Jerry is HR and administrator for InterAct Ministries and is stationed at their home office on Kelso Rd. InterAct has ministry in Siberia, Alaska and Canada. Jerry and Beth are both very active in the life at GSCC. Jerry is an Adult Bible Study leader and Beth is a Women’s Bible Study leader, speaker and serves on the writing team.
Terry & Lori Jackson
Agency: Barnabas International
After fifteen years on the mission field and many more in church ministry, Terry and Lori are now working with Barnabas International, caring for individuals and families on the mission field. Their focus is on the Balkan region, traveling multiple times a year to agency conferences and to offer respite to weary workers. They will also be engaged in helping local churches care for their missionaries, as well as counseling and debriefing missionaries.
Scott & Elaine Jennings
Scott and Elaine are serving in Orlando, working at Campus Crusade for Christ International headquarters. Scott is serving on the Global Finance team working with our national finance teams around the world to ensure that every ministry receives the funding they need to pay their staff and carry out Great Commission activity. He also serves part-time on our global Crisis Management team. Elaine works with women around the globe in an effort to encourage the community through Cru’s Woman’s Resource website.
Scott and Elaine have three children, Stephen, Anna, Phillip.
Alec & Bex Kemper
After serving with YWAM in various places, Alec and Bex have moved to Damascus and are in the beginning stages of planting a brand new YWAM location. They are running training schools to help prepare people to move to the field.
David & Theresa Knauss
Agency: Life Impact Ministries
David and Theresa met at Good Shepherd in the 80’s. Now with over 30 years of cross-cultural experience, including church planting in Central Asia, they lead Life Impact and provide pastoral care for Life Impact’s US and global staff. Life Impact provides hosted places of rest where missionaries and pastors (both foreign and nationals) can receive skilled, personalized care, and experience the goodness of God while finding refreshment and encouragement for their souls. David & Theresa’s love and passion for the Lord and their heart for His ministry leaders goes hand in hand. They have four grown children and three grandsons.
Todd & Cathy Lindley
After a decade of service in Papua New Guinea, Todd and Cathy have returned to the Pacific Northwest. Cathy currently works remotely for Wycliffe USA in the Learning and Development department enabling new and continuing missionaries to be trained and prepared for the work they are doing around the globe. Todd is on staff with Good Shepherd as the Connect Ministry Director.
Jonathan & Janie Martin
Agency: Co-Serve International
Jonathan and Janie live in Oregon and serve around the world with Co-Serve International. They teach and mentor the principal Biblical servant leadership. This involves working with the missionaries, their teams, their organizations, and their sending churches with the goal to help them share Jesus’ love through building thriving servant-led communities.
Karl & Gwynn Schumacher
Agency: Cru International
Karl and Gwynn live in Sandy, OR. Karl’s ministry focus includes seminaries in Asia, Africa and Eastern Europe. He works with Cru International to help get the Theological development they need to effectively do the work they do in evangelism, discipleship, and leadership training for community impact. He also works with the International Leadership Consortium (ILC) to maximize the contribution of member institutions in equipping kingdom-leaders to build spiritual movements that transform society.
Karl and Gwynn have seven children, Joshua, Graham, Micah, Hannah, Zachary, Josiah and Grace.
Dan & Kerry Vorm
Agency: Hellenic Ministries
Dan and Kerry have a passion for the Greek people, and for the work God is doing in the ancient country of Greece. Dan as recently transitioned from pastoral ministry to now working full time with Hellenic Ministries in the area of Member Care, Orientation Development, writing and special projects.
Hellenic Ministries is an agency that focuses on evangelism, discipleship and church-planting among both the Greek and refugee populations. Due to Greece’s geographical location, it acts as a meeting ground between East and West, providing opportunities for ministry in both Orthodox and Muslim contexts. Dan and Kerry are thrilled to represent Good Shepherd by serving both missionaries and the local church with their gifts of shepherding and encouragement. They live near Nashville, TN, not far from their four grown children and four grandchildren.
Tiana serves with Unto, the humanitarian ministry of Cru as a Field Strategist in South East Africa. She works in partnership with the local Cru ministries to help start and excellerate church planting movements through clean water, food and agriculture and critical aid projects and programs. Our mission is to relieve suffering, restore dignity and reveal hope.
Waffle & Val Lomilo
Agency: New Horizons
Val and Waffle are serving with CLIDE, an indigenous Ugandan organization working among the Karamojong in NE Uganda. Val is a Veterinarian and Waffle is a “Jack of all Trades”. They are currently developing two new ministries: agro-forestry and herbal medicine development. In addition to this, they have been involved in many different evangelistic and humanitarian areas in the region they live in, including Peace Villages, church planting, evangelism, training and building church leaders, clean drinking water and well digging, education and Bible programs and medical programs.
GO Staff in Restricted-Access Areas
E & J
E and J and their family moved to Central Asia fifteen years ago. They work in a remote area and have been part of a team involved in a variety of agricultural projects over the years. E has also been working on a number of translation projects and seminary level classes for locals.
A & A
Field: Middle East
A and A are both family doctors working at an outpatient clinic, providing medical care for primarily Syrian refugees. They are part of a team of people who all work in providing medical care with the goal to share Kingdom principles and invite people to follow Jesus.
Z & M
Field: Central Asia
Z and M and their family live and work in Central Asia. After working with an organization for the past 12 years, they now operate a small business in the capital that is giving opportunity for other christian workers to access regional areas. As a family, they have been part of a local fellowship, being most involved with the young adults, discipling and outreach.
D & J
Field: Africa & Asia
D & J are faithful staff who are serving through aviation to help alleviate human suffering. J ministers in their local community through encouraging women and hospitality.