Workers

Meet EMM’s workers! These mission workers are bringing the good news of Jesus to 31 countries around the globe. As these individuals and families serve in medicine, business, church planting, education, and much more, each of them is committed to helping others find transformation through Jesus.

On each of our workers’ pages, there is an option to set up regular financial contributions or make a one-time gift to sustain their ministry on the field. Both new and established workers have an ongoing need for people like you to partner with their ministry through financial support. Your gift to a new worker helps them raise the funds needed to begin their assignment, while gifts to workers already serving on the field help maintain and continue their work. As you look through this list of workers, please prayerfully consider how the Spirit is asking you to respond.

Your prayer support is also vital to the ministries of EMM workers! You’re invited to pray for an EMM worker every day by following our monthly prayer guide here (under the “Mission Intercessor prayer guide” tab).

Alexander and Maria* work in a transformational business and an international school. They serve in Central Asia with their children.

Stuart manages Amani Gardens Inn (the former Mennonite Guesthouse) and Amaris works as a physician at Kijabe Mission Hospital.

Ben and Lena* serve in business for transformation.
 

Jonathan serves globally as a consultant for churches and leaders, especially in the area of teaching/training Christians how to build life-giving relationships with Muslims through dialogue, peacemaking, witness, and hospitality. He is a member of EMM's Christian-Muslim Relations Team

Michael serves in Lebanon, Pa. with his wife, Deborah, and their two children. Michael has experienced the life-transforming power of the gospel in his personal life, and he desires to extend the hope of Christ to others by reaching out to the forgotten members of society, including people in his city who are returning from incarceration or rehabilitation from substance abuse. He understands the obstacles to reconnecting with society and building meaningful relationships. It is his deepest desire to come alongside men, supporting his community through social relationships and mentoring, and also by networking among ministries and city services.

Clara* engages in pioneer witness, intercession, and English teaching in a predominantly non-Christian setting.

John and Debbie are involved in a variety of ministries in Cambodia. In Phnom Penh, Debbie has a public health radio program. In the village, they direct an after school program that teaches God's values, instructions, and character, with fun.

Darrel and Miriam* and their family serve with a young church that has become a home to people from many nationalities. Darrel has served in pastoral oversight, and Miriam has been involved with the development of various church ministries, including reaching out to immigrants. Darrel serves as regional representative for West Europe.

Nathanael and Spring serve in Belize with their four children. Nathanael pastors at Jesus' Deaf Church in Orange Walk, while Spring practices her midwife and nursing skills, when possible. Together they walk alongside church and community members in friendship and mentoring relationships.

Debbi serves as regional representative for East Africa, overseeing all of EMM's programs and personnel in the region. Debbi is working remotely until she completes her term at the end of 2019.

J.C. is a non-resident worker for West Africa, serving as the director of Africa Association of Bible Schools.

Elizabeth* is learning a Central Asian language and culture so that she can use her storytelling skills to both honor and share the people's stories and to share the stories of Jesus with them.

Eric and Janelle* are studying language, practicing hospitality, and building relationships as they support an international church that serves refugees.

Kayley is participating in an 11-month discipleship training and outreach program, Vida220, which is run by VidaNet and based in Costa Rica.

Beryl is helping the West African Anabaptist movement to become self-sustaining by training West African church leadership in the ways of true Anabaptist faith.

Kandace will serve as director for EMM's dorm ministry, which provides affordable and safe housing for students from around Cambodia studying in the capital city. 

Linda and Phil teach at Tyndale Theological Seminary, where students from all over the world come to study theology, missions, and church leadership. These students then bring Jesus to many places throughout the globe.

Galen and Phyllis have served many years in Central America, including over 20 years among the K'ekchi' people of Guatemala and, more recently, among the Garifuna people in Belize. They now serve as volunteer coaches and mentors for local church leaders, as well as for other EMM workers in Central America.

Tim and Julie serve in Belize with their three children. They support the local outreach of the Garifuna churches in southern Belize — helping to envision and develop new ministries, mentoring leaders, and walking with an emerging youth movement. They are building relationships with the leaders of the broader Christian community in Dangriga to determine what supportive ministries are needed.

Sonya serves in administration at Crossroads-Torchbearers Albania which facilitates an international Bible school and Christian summer camps for children and youth. She serves alongside the Erseke Evangelical Church in ministry to disadvantaged children through an after school program and children's home.

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