More than 1,600 SIM workers serve in a variety of careers in more than 50 countries. SIM workers themselves come from dozens of nations and ethnicities which historically did not send missionaries, but today send tens of thousands through emerging mission movements outside of the West. SIM is honored that God has called hundreds of these to serve with us. We invite you to visit these pages and meet some of our workers who bring the Gospel of Jesus Christ to the world with great courage, sacrifice, and joy.
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The Lord blessed me with a strong Christian background on which He grew a fervent love of learning. In all fields of study--Bible, literature, science, history, really everything--I was delighted to find how each showed me more about my awesome God.
I was raised in a large family with a mother who was intent on raising her children to know God. I am so grateful to her for grounding me in truth through a Christian homeschool curriculum and bringing me to church on Sundays and for midweek AWANA. The pr...read more
Jim and Shari, Emily and Luke, have been with SIM in Liberia ('88-'90) and Ethiopia ('91-'02). Some of our ministries in Africa included MK education, Bible studies, discipleship, community development, relief and refugee church strengthening ministry. ...read more
Dana and Carolyn Belton were born in Wisconsin and attended the University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point where they met. Dana accepted Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior during high school in 1971 while Carolyn accepted Christ on a bus to Scotland studying a...read more
Ben was born and raised in Southern California and is a computer programmer by trade. Erin was born and raised in Philadelphia and holds degrees in mechanical engineering and education and is a teacher by trade. Ben joined SIM 9 years ago as their Intrane...read more
Theresa was born and raised in Sayville, New York. After graduating from Ithaca College in 2000, Theresa spent a year doing full-time campus ministry. Jake grew up near Frederick, Maryland and met Theresa while attending Cornell University. After Jake ...read more
I am a 25 year old nurse from Savannah, Georgia. I currently work at Memorial Hospital on the Pediatric Oncology/Hematology/Surgery Unit. Family is very important to me. My parents have been married for 27 years and my 16 year old twin sisters have a huge...read more
Bill was originally from Kansas and moved to Canada when in high school. Elizabeth was an MK who was born in Ethiopia. They both graduated from Prairie Bible Institute in 1980. Following Bible College, Bill received an Airframe & Powerplant license and...read more
Our journey started in 2010. We had just recently had our first daughter, Abbi, and were happily serving and working at our local church. Things were well and comfortable, but they were about to change.
As we had been in God's Word and spending...read more
I am passionate about missions and especially reaching out to children. I have been actively serving in my churches children's ministry for several years and have had the blessing of going on many short term missions trips. On those missions trips God has...read more
Although I came to know the Lord as a six-year old, I did not understand what an intimate relationship with Him was like until middle school. Through a youth conference, the Lord spoke to me about surrendering all areas of life completely to Him. For me, ...read more
I am a family medicine physician from the Midwest U.S.A. God has given me a desire to represent Him and spread the word about what Jesus has done. My first international trip was to Mexico in 1997 and my first trip to Africa was to Tanzania in 2002. Sinc...read more
Serving since Nov 2010 at SIM NZ office....read more
James & Wendie have been married for over 20 years, and have two teenage daughters, Maranda & Lydia. James and Wendie attended Multnomah Bible College where James earned his B.S. degree with majors in Biblical Studies, Intercultural Studies, and Music Min...read more
Tim and Wakako are SIM missionaries serving with Asian Access in Japan. Tim joined the ministry in 1990, and Wakako joined in 2007. The Clarks have two young sons....read more
For missionaries in South Sudan, spiritual struggles are intensified by the daily hardships of life in a harsh environment. We have the privilege of ministering ON and TO this unique, Christ-centered team both in South Sudan and in Nairobi, Kenya in the r...read more
You could not grow up in my family without a heart for children with special needs. I was born and raised in Stamford, TX, a small town in west Texas. My parents have been married for 33 years and now live in Amarillo and my brother, Brandon and his beaut...read more
I used to think that all missionaries went to Bible school and served as pastors and Bible teachers. I had a heart for missions but thought that meant I would be sending missionaries, not going myselfafter all at that time, I had training in technology n...read more
We are a family of seven excited to proclaim God's word through water quality in Southern Sudan. Jonathan, Amie, Marylou (awaiting us in heaven), Providence (6yrs), Rosemary (5yrs), William (3 yrs), and Daniel (1yr) We desire to use water sanitation to de...read more
Randy and Dani were called as a couple to be SIM missionaries to the marginalized of this world. The shoe shiners captured their hearts as they worked and volunteered in La Paz, and now God has placed in their hearts a dream to someday plant a shoe shiner...read more
Stan first came to Japan as a short-term missionary in 1979. He had previously been on staff with Youth for Christ, and served as a youth minister. Stan, originally from Rhode Island, has an undergraduate degree in Biblical Education from Columbia Bible C...read more
Our vision is to see joyful missionaries effectively spreading a passion for God's glory. Having served for 21 years in West Africa, we've too often they seen effectiveness compromised due to under-staffed and/or under-equipped mission leadership and adm...read more
Hilary is British and Marc is French. We are currently serving with SIM in Benin.
Hilary: I became a Christian through the prayers and witness of my family, and responded to an altar call at a Billy Graham meeting when I was seven. When I was a...read more
John was born in Turkey and spent several years there and in Nigeria as a child. When he was nine, his parents moved to Connecticut. Most of the remainder of his childhood years, his dad was a pastor in Meriden, CT. He graduated from high school in Mer...read more
A simple desire planted long ago in each of our hearts started us down this path. We didn't know each other at the time, but both of us completed our education. Jana went to nursing school, and Nate to seminary, preparing to use our gifts on the mission ...read more
Andrew grew up in Friesland, WI - a village of 300 people that is surrounded by dairy and cash-crop farms - attending the 1st Reformed Church there. In 2004, his technical-vocational schooling years, Andrew committed his life to seek and serve the Lord as...read more
Debbie was born and raised in Salem, Oregon, attended Oregon State University and then completed medical school at University of Oregon Health Sciences Center in Portland. She did her training in general surgery at Univeristy of Texas Health Sciences Cent...read more
We have been married since 1977. We have 3 children, all adults now. We came to Nigeria in 1982 and taught at Tofa BTS for 5 years. Since 1987 we have lived in Jos. I served as SIM Nigeria Director from 1988 to 2005 and have served as Acting Director and ...read more
Joe & Linda were commissioned by their church in 1987 to serve with SIM. They served in Africa for 15 years in Niger Republic among the Tamajaq nomads doing evangelism, discipleship, translation of Theological Education by Extension materials, and field ...read more
Corey and Katie were called to missions in their teens, met at Wheaton College and were married in 1998. They went to Senegal in 2000 and have been there since, ministering to the Wolof people. ...read more
I was raised and raised my children in a Christian home. When requested by my son and his wife, Corey and Katie Garrett, who are missionaries with SIM, to come join them and home-school their three daughters, I felt compelled to answer this call of famil...read more
Michele and I grew up in Western Michigan. We followed Christ's call to redemption, marriage and then to serve Him in northern Mozambique. We left in 2007 and spent the following 4 years learning Portuguese and Ciyawo (the local tribal language). We are w...read more
Allen & Amy met in medical school in Nebraska in 1991. They both went to medical school with the plan of sharing the Gospel of Christ via medicine on the mission field. They have 4 children, Sarah, Ben, Mia and Paul (Mia and Paul were born in Peru and h...read more
Brad and Steph are both Oregonians by birth and heart. After high school, Brad attended Azusa Pacific University in California and graduated with a degree in Business Administration. After graduation from college, he began working as an intern in high sch...read more
Even before marriage, Jon and Amy would light-heartedly tease of moving to a far off land. A few years later, along came the kiddos and they changed perspective for the new Dad and Mom. Jon began feeling a strong prompting to pray and research serving ove...read more
For the past 10 years, God has continually been showing me His love for the nations and for my desire to love them as well. He has also challenged me to follow Him no matter where it takes me. I followed His leading to Lima, Peru in 2007 where I taught at...read more
God's ways are mysterious, but I must say that since my commitment to follow Jesus Christ in 1985 life with God has been one big adventure. While teaching in a small town in Western Victoria in Australia I felt called to look into mission, to understand w...read more
S. Lal Guite and Jenny Laldinliani, blessed with two children (Mang 7 & Niang 4) and serving the Lord in Dhaka, Bangladesh.
After we both finished our Bachelor of Theology Lal continue doing Masters of Divinity (2002-2007).
We are i...read more
I am a recent graduate from Messiah College in central Pennsylvania with a degree in English Education. I have grown up in various places, including Addis Ababa, Ethiopia where my family served with SIM from 2001-2004. I am very excited to be in the SIM f...read more
Raised in Christian homes, we both accepted Christ as Savior at an early age. Mark's missionary journey started at the age of five when his parents began an aviation ministry in Mali, West Africa. After serving six years in the Army, four of those in Euro...read more
We are an American family of 4 from Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania who, in trying to follow God's call to serve Him wherever He might lead us, have found ourselves living in West Africa! Knowing that the Lord wanted to use our interest in international missi...read more
Over the last decade, the Lord has been preparing us to serve His kingdom in Malawi, Africa, and we are now looking forward with anticipation to the next phase in our journey. For over a year, we have been pursuing our calling with our sending agency, SIM...read more
Both Jules and Marie Josée grew up in the capital of Rwanda; Kigali in families of nominal Christians.
Jules was trying to be active in church from childhood, but committed his heart to Christ in his twenties. Just few days after his conversion, he ...read more
Ken grew up on a farm in southwestern Minnesota. He attended Northwestern College in Orange City, IA obtaining a BA degree in Chemistry. After graduation he served as a Supply Crops Officer in the US Navy for 3 1/2 years. He then went to the University of...read more
Burt grew up in a small town in Minnesota, not too far from Lake Woebegone. He attended the University of Minnesota, Duluth. While there, he attended an Urbana missions conference. It was at that conference that Burt realized he may be called to be a goer...read more
It's amazing how God can bring things together for His purpose. My journey began in 2005 when I started searching for a mission; actually the Holy Spirit led me to missions and Christ simultaneously. Then in 2007 during my interview with SIM, I received s...read more
I was born and raised in Plano, Texas, a suburb of Dallas. I have fabulous parents, a beautiful sister, Laura, and a great brother in law, Mark. My parents still live in Dallas, and my sister and her husband live in Lubbock, Texas. I received my Bachelors...read more
We experienced missions early in life through short term trips around the world. We met in Mexico City while studying Spanish and doing neighborhood evangelism. At the time Holly was studying Spanish at Northern Arizona University and I (Darin) was stud...read more
After Ken and Phyllis grew up in Christian homes in California, they felt the call of God to cross-cultural missionary service. In 1966 they left for Igbaja Nigeria where Ken taught Bible and Phyllis trained teachers in a government secondary school. Th...read more
Andrew is a hearing CODA (Child of Deaf Adults) and grew up in Toronto and Thornhill. Tonya grew up in Markham. We currently live in Guelph, Ontario. We've been married since 1989, and we have one pretty terrific daughter....read more
After serving as an Environmental Scientist and Project Manager in government positions in Australia, Juanita joined SIM in 2005, as Project Promotions Manager for SIMaid. Brian has three grown-up children and has enjoyed a career in Medical Imaging until...read more
In 2005, the Lord impressed on our hearts that it was time for us to go back and help our friends in Uruguay (the country we were both born and raised in) and serve Him there. In obedience to our calling, we immediately began to plan and to make preparati...read more
Phil was born and raised in the Appalachian Mountains of Kentucky, the youngest of three children. Sarah, the second of five, was born in Central Kentucky. Our paths crossed at the University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy in 2005, and we were married ...read more
Our family is excited to be heading to Egbe, Nigeria for the next 2 years. We will be helping to equip the church by joining with SIM and Samaritans Purse for an exciting Hospital Revitalization project. Visit us at www.MilesInMissions.com...read more
Born and raised in a small town in Texas, I always loved helping others and had big dreams of doing just that from an early age. I went on my first mission trip during my freshman year at Texas A&M University to Saltillo, Mexico and it planted a seed for ...read more
Clinton and Pahtyana's hearts collided in 2004, as he was serving as a Youth and Associate Pastor and she in creative arts and women's ministries. They discovered an aligned passion for Christ and His Church and an insatiable longing to be caught up in Hi...read more
James (also known as "Maurice" or just "Mo"): He studied Geography and Geology at University of Mary Washington in Fredericksburg, VA, and Theology at Columbia Biblical Seminary in Columbia, SC, and more recently at the Evangelical Theological Faculty in ...read more
From even before Josh and Karen met, they had a desire to serve the Lord in missions. After graduating from the university Josh came back to his hometown. Around that time he started a street ministry ministering to people from all walks of life. As ti...read more
We grew up in different countries, but God was preparing us for our life together as missionaries even before we met each other. I am an American and Rosy is a Latina who grew up in Brazil. Although we grew up in different countries, we have very similar ...read more
We are excited to follow God's call to serve the people of Cape Town, South Africa! Doug's call to missions began on the docks of East London, South Africa. He was surrounded by a huge pile of scrap metal kicking a soccer ball with a new friend. At that m...read more
On a short-term mission trip to Zambia in 2007 we heard God's calling to serve as foreign missionaries. Over the next few years we continued to make short-term trips to Zambia, leading teams and encouraging others to get involved in missions as we waited ...read more
Both Daniel and Malata were born and brought up in Christian families. They are members of Evangelical Church of Winning All (ECWA) in NIgeria.
Daniel, though very engaged with church activities did not commit his heart to Christ until 1994, h...read more
After many years working in the corporate sector, we decided to explore the possibility of international missions work and discovered that God was doing some amazing things through SIM. Saying "yes" to His call opened the door to the most fulfilling year...read more
Although John Mark was born in Minnesota and Sara in Wisconsin, we met while serving in rural Liberia. We were both touched by the hardships Liberians lived through during 14 years of civil war and burdened by the country's great physical and spiritual ne...read more
We are Andy, Mardi, Riley and Liam Steere. We live and work in Kijabe, Kenya, home to Kijabe Hospital, Moffat Bible College, and five large primary and secondary schools. We are passionate about developing child health and building capacity in leaders...read more
Dean wanted to go to Asia to live as a Buddhist monk, and Penny wanted to teach in South America, but God had other plans for us. We met as Peace Corps volunteers in Zimbabwe, and it was there that Dean accepted Christ and Penny was called to care for peo...read more
In 2004, I responded to a request for a Bible teacher for middle school and high school students in Nigeria, West Africa. As one year turned into two, I heard about a great need for educators who could help equip the Nigerian Church to disciple her member...read more
We met at a small Bible college in Kansas, and ever since then we've been working together preparing for a life discipling MK's from within a boarding school setting. Eli was raised in a Christian family; his father is a pastor and he spent summers on his...read more
Since I was 7 years old I have lived in Hicksville, Ohio. To recount all of what God has done in my life and the grace He has shown me would be impossible in this little space.
I can remember thinking that I would never want to be a missionary,
Charlie and Tami served at Center Street Baptist Church in Marshalltown, Iowa for almost 10 years as Pastor of Youth, Worship and Missions before being called as missionaries to Bolivia, South America.
In 2004 they began their ministry in Boli...read more
While Ken and Sharon claim a cold weather, Northern Michigan heritage, their children Colin, Samantha, and Kerry prefer to think of themselves as far more Asian.
They consider themselves products of India and Thailand....read more
I asked Jesus into my heart at age 17. Since then, God has combined the gifts and talents He gave me with a heart for His precious children. I have served in my church's children's ministry for three years with kids three years old to 5th grade. On a shor...read more
John grew up in Colorado with his four brothers on a hog farm where he developed a love for medicine. One summer during college at Colorado State University, he went to Peru and volunteered his time working as a translator for a medical team. During one o...read more
I was born in Switzerland. My interest in mission was raised as a result of my family supporingt a Missionary friend. Later in live whilst working on board the M.V. Doulos of OM ships I visited many African ports and was fascinated by the cultural diversi...read more
We are Steve and Jen Wiggers and we have three children, Ian, age 5, Ellie, age 2, and Maya, just born on November 11, 2012. We are both originally from Ohio, but now reside in West Chicago, IL. We served in Kenya previously for one year and are now ex...read more
Life with God is truly an adventure and we are excited about this new journey God has us on!! Randy started working in construction as a temporary job out of college, until he could find a job in his field. 26 years later he finally found his permanent vo...read more
David and Nancy sensed God's calling to them to enter missions early in their marriage. The timing for their call would not be until they raised their two sons and left successful careers in the software industry and education. God has prepared and equi...read more