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Jeff

GTD Director, x2214

Jeff is the director of GTD. He and his wife, Mischa, served 21 years in Quebec and Senegal planting churches and teaching theology to national pastors. Originally from Philadelphia, Jeff graduated from Penn State University. He holds his Licence de Thé ologie degree from the Faculté Libre de Thé ologie Ré formé e in France, as well as an M.Ed. degree in adult and organizational development from Temple University in Philadelphia. His areas of specialization include training and curriculum design, and organizational change. He is currently studying toward a D. Min. at Acadia Divinity College. Jeff and Mischa have five children, Alex, Eric, Michael, Magali, and Andrew, and one grandchild, Ellie.


Minette

Organization & Mentoring Consultant, x2139

Minette has worked in cross-cultural ministry since 2001. Previously, she served in North Africa for three years working to establish a community health and development project by networking with local organizations. Later she joined the MTW office staff and worked with long-term missionaries in Latin America and Sub-Saharan Africa. She attended the University of West Florida and received a degree in communications and a minor in business. After graduating from college, Minette worked as a fundraiser for a public television station in Florida. Minette holds an M.Ed. degree in human resource and organizational development from University of Georgia.


Tom

Theo Ed & Oral Ministry Consultant, x2212

Tom joined GTD after 25 years of ministry in Africa, where he trained national church leaders. There he served in a seminary in Kenya and later as principal of the Bible Institute of South Africa. Tom also worked with MTW helping missionaries and national leaders in Africa to develop materials in the areas of theological education and leadership development. After graduating from King College, Tom served with the Navigators. He holds an MBA, an M.Div from Columbia International University, and a D.Min in urban missions from Westminster Theological Seminary. Tom specilizes in theological education and oral ministry training. Tom and his wife, Ann, have two daughters, Anna and Rebecca.


Bill

Organizational & Spiritual Formation Consultant, x2567

Bill serves as International Director for Latin America/Sub-Saharan Africa. Bill came to MTW from New City Fellowship, St. Louis where he served as Associate Pastor of Missions with an emphasis on both international missions and ministry to the local immigrant and refugee population. Prior to joining the New City Fellowship staff, Bill did church planting and pastoral work in Alaska and, from 1980 until returning to the U.S. in 1996, led a multicultural church-planting team based in Central Mexico. Bill did his undergraduate studies at the Universidad de Las Américas (Cholula, México) and El Tecnológico de Monterrey (León Campus, León, México). Bill completed studies through Spurgeon’s College in London while living in Mexico and completed his MDiv. and DMin. at Covenant Theological Seminary in St. Louis. He also received spiritual direction training at the Aquinas Institute of Theology, St. Louis. Bill and his wife, Sue, have four children and eleven grandchildren.


Alex

Training & Organizational Specialist, x2140

Alex is a training and organizational specialist for GTD and is the Intern, Youth and Childcare coordinator for GTD’s Cross Cultural Ministry Internship. He grew up on the mission field in Senegal with his parents, brothers, and sister. Starting in college, he began interning each summer for CCMI in New York. Alex graduated from Shorter College with a BFA in Theatre, going on to teach high school first as a substitute and then as a Language Arts teacher before joining GTD full time. Alex and his wife, Olivia, were married in November 2015.


Michael & Tricia

GTD Field Staff

Michael and Tricia joined MTW in 2007 after serving in pastoral ministry for several years where Michael was an associate pastor. Michael serves as coordinator of the Central America Regional Council as well as the coordinator for GTD and member care in Latin America. In addition, Michael and Tricia are team members of MTW’s church planting work in Panama City, Panama. Tricia also works with new missionary candidates and applicants with a focus on medical missions. Michael has a B.A. from Saint Leo College and an M.Div. from RTS-Charlotte. Michael and Tricia have three children, Hannah, Amber, and Jacob, and three grandchildren, Tegan, Hudson, and Nora.


Daniel

GTD Field Staff

Daniel joined MTW in 2011 and began working cross-culturally on a church-planting team in Madrid, Spain. In 2016 he relocated to Brussels, Belgium to continue supporting local churches as well as aiding missionary development in Europe. Prior to joining MTW Daniel spent 9 years working in the medical device industry as a business analyst and a training and development specialist. Daniel holds a B.A. degree in Communication from Mississippi State University and a M.A. in Executive Leadership from Christian Brothers University. Daniel and his wife, Katy, have 2 children, Annabelle and Harry.


Jay

GTD Field Staff

Jay was born in Portland, OR and grew up between there and upstate NY. He received both a BA and MA from Ohio State while playing volleyball for the Buckeyes and came to faith in Christ there. He has taught English in the US, El Salvador and Germany. Jay and Holly were married in 1996 and have three children –Alec, Eliana, and Lars. They have served with Mission to the World in former East Berlin as community networkers, evangelists and church planters since 2001 and various local and European leadership roles since 2005. Jay also contributes to professional and organizational development for MTW as well as other organizations and businesses.


John

Leadership Coaching & Development Volunteer

John brings fifteen years of business development experience and ten years of cross-cultural ministry involvement to the GTD team. Most recently serving as a missionary in Tanzania, John focused on building leadership development ministries designed to disciple, coach, and empower local youth. John’s focus on the GTD team is also leadership coaching and development. He helps equip other missionaries and nationals to thrive in their unique ministry context by providing tools that help address the challenges they face in cross-cultural work. John is a graduate of Metro-Atlanta Seminary and an ordained minister. He has been married to his best friend and hero, Carla, since 2005.


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