When we married in 1999, our vows included commitments to one another, as well as to serving the Lord alongside one another all of our days. By God’s grace we’ve been doing that for over 17 years and on three continents—in the United States, Japan, and the Czech Republic. After about 15 years overseas, our latest calling has us in Colorado, as members of Pioneers International’s (PI) Europe Core Team. We work alongside PI’s Europe field leader to resource, train, and mobilize PI’s 71 ministry teams in 21 countries across Europe. See below for more about this vital piece of global missions.
Prior to our assignment stateside, we were church planters in Brno, Czech Republic for two years and Mark pastored a church for American service members in Okinawa, Japan for ten years.
Our greatest passion is that Jesus Christ would be known and enjoyed within every tribe, tongue, and nation throughout that world. To that end, we are committed to church planting ourselves or to providing support to church planters across the globe. During this season, because the Lord has called us to care for Jen’s dad as he suffers from Alzheimer’s and Dementia, we are funneling our 15-years of overseas experience into mobilizing those who are planting churches across Europe’s unreached people groups.