CROSS-CULTURAL WORKERS

Jesus calls us to go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit (Matt. 28:19-20). Our intention at Grace is to partner strategically in hard areas of the world where we can live holistically, generously and serve as a catalyst for a movement of God’s church globally. Our goal is to encourage and build up the local cross-cultural workers/pastors so that they feel better equipped to send out their own cross-cultural workers.

Key Global Partnerships

andy shankANDY SHANK
SEEDnet
Andy is a church planter whose focus is planting churches in impoverished areas. Andy is currently living and serving in Mansfield, Ohio.

 

 

 

 

TriplehornBRUCE & LISA TRIPLEHORN
Brazil/Chad – Encompass
Bruce and Lisa have been a part of the work in Brazil. They work with area believers, encouraging and equipping them to share the love of Christ through Bible studies and discipleship studies. From those studies they desire to see church plants occur throughout Brazil. They are currently serving in Chad, training leaders.

 

 

 

chelo 2CHELO DEMOSTHENE
Haiti
Chelo is the pastor in Bercy, Haiti. Grace partners with Chelo and the village of Bercy. We return there on all our trips to continue relationships and do work that is ongoing. We partner with Chelo and get much of our guidance from him as to what is needed and wanted in his community when our teams are in Haiti. We also work in partnership with Breathe Partners who has cross cultural workers living and working in Bercy.

 

 

CPalmersRAIG & JACKIE PALMER
Chad, Africa – Encompass
Craig and Jackie Palmer are a Grace family serving in Chad, Africa as cross-cultural workers. They spent the past year in France learning the language and at the beginning of 2015 transitioned into Chad. They are working in the capital city, N’Djamena, doing much of the administrative work with visiting teams.

 

 

 

 

Reaser family pic Dec 2014JOHN & RACHEL REASER
Mazatlan, Mexico
John and Rachel are cross-cultural workers in Mazatlan, Mexico working alongside the Amor y Libertad church. They seek to reach people in their communities through kids events, training conferences, outreach events, and church planting/discipleship efforts.

 

 

 

 

SinticMITCH & SUSAN SINTIC
Chad, Africa – Encompass
Mitch and Susan Sintic are a Grace family who have been living and serving at a hospital in Africa. They are in the process of learning Arabic so that they can continue to serve well in the area they are living.

 

 

Developing Global Partnerships

 

Millers2BECCA & BRENDEN MILLER
Thailand/Myanmar – Partners Relief and Developement
Becca and Brenden will be working in the city of Chiang Mai with migrant workers and refugees from Myanmar.

 

 

 

 

Denver MurrayDENVER MURRAY
Mexico City – Encompass
A retired Spanish teacher, Denver spends 9-10 months a year in Mexico City assisting the ministry and discipling young men.

 

 

 

 

Gerardo PereyaGERARDO & PATRICIA PEREYRA
Mexico City – Encompass
Gerardo is an Argentine cross-cultural worker. He is the pastoral coach for multiple church plants in the Mexico City area and the team leader for the visiting teams.

 

 

 

 

munozJESUS & ROSA MUNOZ
Atlanta, GA
We support them as they work with Encompass in Atlanta planting churches amongst various people groups.

 

 

 

PumphreyMIKE & CONNIE PUMPHREY
Virginia Beach, VA
Mike and Connie Pumphrey planted Awaken Church in Virginia Beach several years ago and that has since produced it’s own church plants in the area. Since then, the church has grown as they have shared Jesus, trained up cross-cultural workers for Christ, and loved on the people of their city.

 

 

 

 

rob plasterROB & NICHOLE PLASTER
France – Encompass
Rob and Nichole live and serve in Versaille, France. They are working to build new relationships by ministering to people through everyday life, running groups, mom and baby groups, the church, and other outreaches in the city.