Build & Maintain Relationships
Maintaining relationships long distance is a challenge, but is something we are trying to do intentionally & consistently.
Micah is a field leader, which means that he leads our GEM-K staff. He is on a couple of GEM leadership teams and is responsible for casting the vision for the GEM-K program, communicating with parents, responding to crises, and providing training & resources for our team.
Lead Camps & Individual Visits
Every year, we have two major conferences for GEM's teenagers - one in the winter, one in the summer. We also try to do at least one big GEM-K visit or event each month & we love hosting teens and events in our home.
Provide Resources for Transition
Providing help and training for MKs arriving to the field, changing schools and leaving for university are a few examples.
We invite you to prayerfully consider joining our monthly support team so that together, we can make a difference in the lives of missionary kids and their families. We are so thankful for the way that God has consistently provided for our needs
GEM Missionaries raise 100% of their salary & ministry funds
We met in Cannon Beach, Oregon (1985) at the annual Village Missions pastors conference and became friends in middle school. We dated throughout university and were married on August 5, 2006. We both have a BA in Bible and Theology and Micah has started a Master of Arts in Counseling.
We have two boys, who were both born in France. We've been with Greater Europe Mission (GEM) since 2009, and lived in Grenoble, France for almost 7 years before moving to Frankfurt, Germany in June 2019. We have a passion for Member Care, and it's an honor to be on GEM's Member Care team, encouraging teenagers and supporting missionary families throughout Europe.
Our story is not unlike the teens that we serve, as we both grew up as pastor's kids. We've always been very familiar with Christian values, traditions and Bible stories that we learned growing up. However, the process of connecting the things that we knew in our heads to our hearts, and making the faith of our parents, a faith of our own, has not always been as easy some may assume.
As we connect with MKs relationally, care for them emotionally and challenge them spiritually, we help them to develop resiliency. When teenagers make their own decision to wholeheartedly follow Jesus, and when families are thriving on the field, it's incredible to see the things God can do in and through them.
Micah, Andrea & the boys