Missionary Profiles

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Across Asia-Pacific
2 becomes 1… (TT)
Deployment: Sponsored Missionary
My calling … In 2004, while on my knees in prayer, I heard God’s voice simply whisper, “Will you go?” I said yes and watched as God revealed His plans piece by piece in my life over a span of… more
Across Asia-Pacific
Sealands Field
Joe and Cheryl Young
Deployment: Global Missionary
Who We Are Joe and Cheryl Young and their children serve as Global Servants with the Church of the Nazarene in Timor-Leste. How We Serve We are excited to serve in these ways: Spiritual Development Church/District Development Community Development Leadership… more
Timor Leste
Japan District
Julie and Brian Woolery
Deployment: Global Missionary
Brian and Julie Woolery began ministry in Okinawa, Japan in January 2010 as pastor of Keystone Church of the Nazarene.  The congregation is made up of US military personnel on Okinawa, as well as some Japanese, and Filipinos. Brian grew up… more
Japan
Across Asia-Pacific
John Watton
Deployment: Global Missionary
John graduated from the University of Alberta in 1981 with a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture. He also earned a Master’s degree in Biblical Studies in 2014 from the South Africa Theological Seminary. Laurie received a Nursing diploma from the… more
Across Asia-Pacific
Southeast Asia Field
Shannon Smith
Deployment: Sponsored Missionary
Shannon was an Elementary school ESL teacher and part-time Youth and Community Outreach Pastor for almost 10 years in Cheonan, South Korea.  God called her to be a missionary when she was a teenager at a District NMI convention on the VA… more
Cambodia
Southeast Asia Field
Samuel and Supranee Yangmi
Deployment: Global Missionary
Samuel and Lumae Yangmi are career missionaries sent from Global Mission since 1993. Sam graduated from Mid-America Nazarene University in 1984. On the mission field, Sam currently serves as the District Superintendent for the Northern Mekong District. He served as… more
Thailand
Philippines Micronesia Field
Eileen Ruger
Deployment: Global Missionary
Eileen Ruger is from Redondo Beach, California. She has served at Southern Nazarene University as a mission and theology professor from 2013-3019. She also served as a commissioned missionary for the Church of the Nazarene, assigned to the Asia Pacific Region… more
Philippines
Philippines Micronesia Field
Kevin and Janet Wilkins
Deployment: Sponsored Missionary
Kevin and Janet Wilkins came to the Philippines in January of 2018.  After working careers in the power industry and office administration, they felt the call of God to serve in missions.  After years of preparation, God placed them in… more
Philippines
Southeast Asia Field
Joel and Marvel Vander Kooi
Deployment: Sponsored Missionary
Marvel and Joel met in college and married December 27, 1997.  In January 2000, they went to Thailand for the first time in the United States Peace Corps.  After a year in Peace Corps service, Marvel and Joel put in… more
Thailand
Southeast Asia Field
David and Naomi Phillips
Deployment: Global Missionary
David and Naomi Phillips have served in the Church of the Nazarene for nearly 33 years.  Their vision is for Acts 2:42-47 churches who multiply through Southeast Asia and the world reaching the unreached. David came to Christ after getting the… more
Cambodia
Melanesia South Pacific Field
Rachel and Jordan Thompson
Deployment: Global Missionary
It’s our great privilege to be serving God and His people at Kudjip Nazarene Hospital in Papua New Guinea.  We’ve served in PNG since 2009, where Jordan is working as hospital maintenance supervisor and project manager.  Rachel is the Field… more
Papua New Guinea
Philippines Micronesia Field
Lynn and Sherry Shmidt
Deployment: Global Missionary
There was a boy who moved with his family from Michigan to Ohio.  In driver’s ed class he met a girl.  They found themselves in the back seat one day where the instructor looked back and said, “Don’t worry,… more
Philippines
Philippines Micronesia Field
Scot and Jill Riggins
Deployment: Global Missionary
We are Scot, Jill, Aden, Wiley, Noah, Emma, and Audrey Riggins. We live in Manila, Philippines, where Scot serves as the Regional Finance Coordinator for the Asia-Pacific Region. Jill plays a supporting role as a stay-at-home mom for our five… more
Philippines
Melanesia South Pacific Field
Justin and Stephanie Miller
Deployment: Global Missionary
We are Justin, Stephanie, and Amber Joy Miller. We are most recently from Murfreesboro, Tennessee (near Nashville) and have lived in Papua New Guinea since August 2017. Before we came to the field, Justin’s career was in Healthcare Information Technology… more
Papua New Guinea
Melanesia South Pacific Field
David and Sylvia Potter
Deployment: Global Missionary
David and Sylvia Potter are global missionaries for the Church of the Nazarene in the South Pacific island nation of Vanuatu. They are involved in training and equipping pastors and leaders for the church in Vanuatu, as well as serving… more
Vanuatu
Melanesia South Pacific Field
Bill and Marsha McCoy
Deployment: Global Missionary
Bill and Marsha McCoy are global missionaries for the Church of the Nazarene in Papua New Guinea. Bill is a Family Practice physician. He received a B.A. degree from Point Loma Nazarene University in San Diego, California, in 1976. He… more
Papua New Guinea
Philippines Micronesia Field
Nate and Hope Owens
Deployment: Global Missionary
After several years of working in the Church of the Nazarene at the Global Ministry Center, Nate and Hope accepted a call to ministry, not realizing it would lead them to pursue an assignment in missions! Before they had even… more
Philippines
Philippines Micronesia Field
Ingrid and Terence Lustaña
Deployment: Sponsored Missionary
Growing up, Ingrid, a Guatemalan-American born in Florida, dreamed of working in animation and computer art, but the Lord had different plans. Through certain circumstances, Ingrid was forced to attend Trevecca Nazarene University where her passion for mission work was… more
Thailand
Philippines Micronesia Field
Mitch and Marnie Modine
Deployment: Global Missionary
The Modines are a cross-cultural couple serving on the Asia-Pacific region. Mitchel is from Tennessee, USA and Marnie is a native of the Philippines. Mitchel has a PhD in Old Testament and Marnie has an MBA.  Mitch and Marnie met… more
Philippines
Southeast Asia Field
Bill and Mill Kwon
Deployment: Global Missionary
“Go beyond the Walls (Joshua 6:20)” is the Kwon’s’ theme. After experiencing repentance and eternal salvation in 1998, Dr. Donghwan (Bill) Kwon obeyed the call of God to go into full-time ministry. After, ten years of fruitful ministry at Asia-Pacific Nazarene… more
Myanmar
Melanesia South Pacific Field
Erin Meier
Deployment: Global Missionary
I got saved towards the end of college, and was already in medical school before I realized God might have other plans for my life.  I started praying and asking God if He wanted me to be a physician or… more
Papua New Guinea
Australia New Zealand Field
Rob and Kolene Hintz
Deployment: Sponsored Missionary
Rob, the son of a pastor, grew up in the US and Canada while Kolene grew up in the Philippines as a missionary kid. They met at Mid America Nazarene University in 1998. Being sure of their calling to ministry, they completed their… more
New Zealand
Melanesia South Pacific Field
Nathan and Beckey Mason
Deployment: Global Missionary
Nathan first became interested in medicine during middle school.  Following three mission trips in college he knew God was leading him towards medical missions. Beckey felt called to the mission field as a child and had her heart drawn to… more
Papua New Guinea
Southeast Asia Field
Lisa Lehman
Deployment: Global Missionary
Lisa Lehman is a global missionary for the Church of the Nazarene in Thailand since 2001. She serves as Southeast Asia Field Communications Coordinator, overseeing media communications development as well as literature development and translation work in 8 languages.  She… more
Thailand
Southeast Asia Field
Rolf and Debbie Kleinfeld
Deployment: Global Missionary
Following 17 years of youth ministry, Rolf and Debbie Kleinfeld began serving in the SE Asia area of the 10/40 window in 2003.  Their first assignment was to Cambodia.  They moved to Thailand in 2005. Rolf served as the SouthEast… more
Cambodia

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