Following Jesus is our passion, especially when that involves building relationships and serving people. Our family mission has always been to disciple and mentor young people and kids. We're always up for adventures, like hiking, traveling, and camping. Ministry has always been a whole-family endeavor for us, with everyone pitching in to welcome and serve.
Our sending church is Crawfordsville Community Church in the foothills of the Oregon Cascades. Crawfordsville Community Church is a wonderful place where we were able to learn a lot about loving people and loving God. We directed the children's ministry during our years there.
Tim is a teacher, mentor, educational coach, and communicator. Gina is a speech language pathologist, home-school teacher, and full-time mom. We've raised our children to see life through the missional lens of serving and building friendships. We enjoy teaching the Bible and engaging others in life-on-life discipleship. We are theologically sound, with a non-denominational approach to ministry.
Our family is called to disciple, mentor, and encourage others, especially young people. We love helping people take next steps in finding wisdom, peace, and purpose through Jesus Christ. In January of 2016, God told us that we'd be leaving Oregon by the fall. We prayed and contacted multiple agencies. In June, God confirmed that we were moving to Metro Manila to help with a ministry to out-of-school youth living in urban poverty. We lived at a girls' discipleship house for the first 5 months, until God moved us to a mountain town called Antipolo. We continued to teach and mentor, while focusing full time on learning Tagalog. In May 2017, we partnered with a ministry called Threads of Hope on the island of Mindoro. God started a school there in 2016 called the Aninuan Christian Training School for young people living in a context of rural poverty in the Aninuan valley in Puerto Galera. As they move into their second school year, they need an instructional coach (Tim) and a missionary family to teach, mentor, and disciple. We'll be moving there in August, after our trip to the US to see family, friends, and supporters.