Steve and Jennie Baumann serve with CRU. Steve serves with Churches in Central Florida, working alongside ministries to help mobilize churches to reproduce and reach Unreached People Groups. He will be serving the local ministry in doing outreach in multiplication. Jen serves with the Year Round Conference team which provides various forms of staff care along with serving on our Cru Kids team every other summer in Fort Collins, Colorado.
The Shedd’s answered God’s call to full time missions in their 40’s. Paul currently serves with Missionary Athletes International caring for staff and is the Director of So Call League 2 Team. Paul is leading soccer camps in Southern California with hundreds of kids who develop their soccer skills and young adults who volunteer to work with the kids.
Paul and Marie now live in Salem, Oregon where they minister to refugees and Paul continues to teach via the internet at a bible school in the Middle East to train leaders to serve the church.
Kelly Warner currently serves with Missionary Athletes International where he serves as the Southern California Executive Director, working with the Seahorse Soccer Team. Kelly is leading soccer camps with hundreds of kids who develop their soccer skills and young adults who volunteer to work with the kids.
Justin and Callene Ross serve with Wings of the Way, an aviation ministry in the southwest US, Mexico and Central America. They help provide critical medical, emergency, and general transport for missionaries and human trafficking survivors, as well as supplies and equipment for humanitarian aid.
Gary and Karen stepped into roles in the US after serving for many years overseas. Both now help to train others. Karen works to get other missionaries ready to serve abroad while Gary trains leaders and bible teachers as well as teaches seminary classes online for students around the world.
David and Diane joined Cru independently after being significantly impacted by the ministry in college. David is currently the Executive Director of the Field Missions for Cru headquarters in Orlando, FL. They serve in a national role providing leadership to Cru team members in the US.
Dan serves with One Challenge (formerly OC International) from Spokane, WA. In this season Dan develops tools to help their One Challenge team and other organizations measure ministry results and make better strategic decisions.
Ángel Ruiz has been in ministry for 31 years in various capacities including: Young Life, Urban Youth Workers Institute, a Rescue Mission, directing camps, pastoring, church planting, missionary, consultant, speaker, trainer, and executive coach. To create a movement of church planters and leaders a Bible school in Huatulco, Oaxaca was launched in January 2021, in conjunction with two other ministries, Vino y Aceite based in Tecate and Agape Church in Huatulco. The goal is to help train up and commission leaders, sending them to various parts of Oaxaca to plant churches and serve their respective communities. Ángel serves as a consultant offering vision, guidance and leadership. The ministry in Oaxaca is bringing continual improvement to leaders in this movement. Ángel’s calling is to raise up a generation of urban leaders who are equipped to lead transformational change movements.
Yolanda Villalobos works near Tecate Mexico serving the community of El Testerazo serving young people whose parents work as agricultural workers in Northern Mexico. WACC teams have served in the El Testerazo community and sent in-kind supplies for the work there.
Brother Tony lives in Exiter, California as he spends much of his time ministering to Pastors throughout Latin America. He focuses on encouragement, extending knowledge, and expansion of the gospel. WACC teams have partnered with Brother Tony to serve and learn with churches and leaders in Northern Mexico.
Steve and Debra Rowe spent 30 years serving in Brazil before moving to California and are now serving as the Director of Member Care for Converge. They use their experience to help families who remain on the mission field to be spiritually, emotionally, relationally, and physically healthy as they serve internationally.
Karen and Raoul Armbrister serve with Karazim Ministries International on Grand Bahamas Island. Hurricane Dorian in 2019 caused extensive damage to the island community. WACC has been sending teams to serve the people and form friendships that have led to ministry results that empower local churches to transform communities.
Bill Ankerberg invests his life in The Baltic and Scandinavian regions, especially Estonia, a country with a very few Christians, less than 2%. The people and churches of Estonia have responded very positively to his ministry. His work includes support of church planters, building churches leaders, caring for hundreds of Pastors, printing three editions of the Bible, supporting compassion ministry, mentoring and coaching dozens of Pastors and missionaries in the Baltics and Scandinavia. Bill’s ministry is part of the Baltic/Nordic Initiative of Converge International Ministries.
Toivo Pilli works in the context of the local church in Estonia training leaders for the next generation. He also teaches theology and Bible internationally at seminaries in East and northern Europe.
The Kirven’s serve with Novo UK in Oxford England. Thomas has a leadership role at Novo. Both Rachel and Thomas intentionally pour into disciple-making relationships in targeted communities.
Kuldar and Margaret Kaljuste joined Josiah Venture (JV) in September 2009. God gave Kuldar a vision to reach young people in his own country, Estonia. In 2009, The serve through camp ministry during the summer months to reach the lost through training young leaders in a soccer ministry, music and English language practice. They are part of a team in Tallinn to be part of a new local church plant. As a family, they want to be a part of the movement of God among the youth of Eastern Europe and desire to lead the next generation to Christ.
Gregg and Kim currently pastor a church and disciple international students in France. They also help with member-care for Ripe for Harvest as VP-Field Director supervisor in Lyon, France. Kim does Women’s Bible study.
The Kooimans work at Black Forest Academy, an international Christian school in Germany, where they are raising up the next generation of Jesus followers as they invest in their students. Eric is a Middle School Principal for missionary kids.
Dan and Claudia Aanderud have served as one of WACC’s Global Partners since 1977. Retiring in 2021 and remaining in Germany to serve an international church and developing cell churches in homes. Together they’ve worked for 40 years in 6 countries (USA, Spain, Mexico, Germany, Costa Rica, and England) and in 3 languages (English, Spanish, and German). Their mission to make disciples and multiply cell groups has stayed the same, but methods and implementation have varied, always keeping Jesus relevant to life and culture.
Crick and Mindy serve with Converge as leader of the South Estonia Outreach Project: Gospel to every corner of Estonia. This is their God Sized Goal. They work as church planters and do leadership training and mentorship.
Brian is a linguist who currently supports the work of Bible translators who are native speakers for languages who have yet to read the Bible or hear the Gospel in their own languages in the Central African Republic and Cameroon. Rachel is communications director for the team.
Mike and Rhonda lived in Thailand for 10 years, serving with Wycliffe Bible Translators since 1995. Mike is the Director of Language Technology Development. Rhonda is the Director of Team Vitality and Care.
Joel and Betsy lived in the Philippines for more than 30 years where they’ve done leadership training, administration, and mobilization with World Venture. In 2021 they are transitioning to Centralia, Washington where they will do ministry among international business people, refugees, and other internationals.
Dave and Bonnie Lambert serve in a hospitality ministry on military bases and are currently encouraging and ministering to American troops and other team members in Okinawa Japan with Cadence International.