Worker blogs

EMM provides training, support, and networking for 146 workers in global witness and service in 36 countries. Workers with public blogs are listed below.

Joe and Gloria Bontrager

Joe and Gloria Bontrager completed their overseas service in Tanzania in August 2016, and began a term as non-resident volunteer workers to East Africa on September 1. Their continued work will focus on fostering relationships they have built and the development and publication of materials for partner churches.

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Aram and Debbi DiGennaro

Aram and Debbi, along with their children, Shadrach and Priska, are serving with EMM in Kenya. The DiGennaros are EMM's Regional Representatives for East Africa. 

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Phil and Linda Gottschalk

Phil and Linda Gottschalk serve in the Netherlands as leadership trainers at Tyndale Theological Seminary.

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Galen and Phyllis Groff

Galen and Phyllis serve in Belize through leadership development among the local churches. They also serve as EMM's Regional Representatives to Central America. 

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Tim and Julie Groff

Tim and Julie Groff, along with their children, TJ, Gabriel, and Simeon, serve in Belize building relationships and training leaders among the Garifuna.

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Jan Heindel

Jan Heindel serves in the Czech Republic by teaching English and building relationships.

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Daryl and Jen Hoover

Daryl and Jen Hoover, along with their children, Joseph, Jedidiah, Adam, and Micah, serve in Costa Rica as discipleship trainers and maternal child education through VidaNet.

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Dave and Summer Houser

Dave and Summer, along with their children Serah, Ethan, and Kate, are serving with EMM and YWAM (Youth with a Mission) in Thailand by coaching, training, and equipping Asian missionaries.

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Noah and Tricia Kaye

Noah and Tricia, along with their children, Lily, Davis, and Graceson, are serving in Tanzania. They work with All Nations as simple church planters and discipleship trainers.

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Brooke Leaman

Brooke Leaman is serving as a mission intern in Guatemala, working with children at risk.

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Bryan and Karah Leaman

Bryan and Karah, along with their children Henry, May, and Timothy are serving in church development and ministry to internationals in Germany.

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Mike and Roberta Lotvola

Mike and Roberta, along with their children Naomi, Madeline, and Anika, are serving in Kaiserslautern, Germany as discipleship program leaders and working in church development.

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Nancy Marshall

Nancy is a deaf interpreter living and serving in Belize as a joint appointed worker with EMM and Virginia Mennonite Missions (VMMissions). She is a teacher, a pastor of Jesus' Deaf Church in Orange Walk, and a "mother" to several children who she "hosts" while they attend school.

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Stacy Nofziger

Stacy is currently serving in Prague, Czech Republic. She teaches English and is EMM's Regional Representative in East/Central Europe.

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Chris and Rose Raber

Chris and Rose Raber, along with their children Hannah, Katie, Danica, and Adeline, are serving in Peru through health and community development and supporting the local churches. 

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Ted and Julie Smoker

Ted and Julie Smoker, along with their children Abby, Jacob, Nathan, and Esther, serve through business and agricultural development in Guatemala.

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Betsy Stewart

Betsy Stewart is serving as a mission intern in Kenya, working with hospitality.

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Alan and Carol Wert

Alan and Carol Wert along with their children Brenin, Cerys, and Dylan serve in Wales through discipleship training, evangelism, and modeling a biblical lifestyle in a post-Christian culture. 

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John and Heleen Yoder

Jonathan and Heleen Yoder are serving in Sierra Leone, working with discipleship, health and community development.

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