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 pastor, discipler, educational coach, and teacher. Gina is a mentor, 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. We are in Mindoro to make disciples and equip pastors. 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 moved to the island of Mindoro, where we partnered with a school there called the Aninuan Christian Training School. About half of our ministry is to the students and staff at Aninuan Christian Training School and the other half is to the larger community of Puerto Galera. Our mission complements rather than competes with the local churches, as we focus on discipleship and equipping local pastors.