Staff mission speakers

These EMM staff members would love to inspire and challenge your group. Click on the speaker's name to send him/her an email, or call EMM at 717 898-2251. 

Lorri Bentch, Mission Team Director
 Dave Houser, Discipleship Coach
Gerry Keener, President
Gerry focuses on the ways EMM can live out its mission vision to “cross cultures, engage the world, and make disciples of Jesus.” Gerry has served with EMM for more than 40 years and has a deep understanding of the organization. He and his family served as missionaries in Vietnam for 12 years. Gerry and Donna along with their two daughters, Viktoria and Yen Elizabeth, live in Lancaster, Pa.

Steve Shank Steve Shank, Mission Team Coach
As a strategic coach, Steve trains and encourages EMM's regional representatives in various locations around the world. He, along with his wife Rose, planted three churches in Latin America and two in Pennsylvania. For over ten years he worked as a consultant, helping churches and church networks develop vision and implementation strategies for mission and church planting ventures. Steve has taught in mission training schools, short-term missions preparations, colleges, leadership training schools, and graduate schools in the areas of missions, church planting, and leadership development.
  Angie Earl, Jonathan Bornman, Andres Prins, Peter Sensenig, and David and Grace Shenk, EMM's Christian-Muslim Relations Team
The team desires to equip Christians around the world for life-giving interaction with Muslims. In a world where complex conflicts sometimes divide Muslims and Christians and where mutual suspicion can build walls, this team speaks boldly and trains persistently for bridges of loving and respectful connection between Christians and Muslims, while faithfully confessing Christ. Among them, the team members speak eight languages. All speak English. Andres can teach in Spanish, Portuguese, French, and North African Arabic. Angie speaks Bahasa Indonesian. David is fluent in Swahili. Jonathan speaks French and Wolof. Contact Jonathan Bornman, team coordinator, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to invite members of the team to speak to your group.

Eastern Mennonite Missions

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