Team members hold advanced degrees and specializations in organizational development, training, human resources, curriculum design, organizational change, cross-cultural studies, missiology, theology, spiritual direction, and leadership development.
We strive to balance academic and theory knowledge with practical field experience. Team members have lived and/or served on the mission field in various capacities and have traveled extensively.
Our team is the learning and consulting arm of Mission to the World (MTW), the global missions-sending agency of the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA).
Approach to Development
We use a facilitative approach where we don’t make all the decisions, but rather help participants learn and discover through the process. We believe strongly in adult learning techniques, where the individuals/group are the subject matter experts as a result of their life-long experiences.
Jeff and his wife, Mischa, served 21 years in Quebec and Senegal planting churches and teaching theology to national pastors. Jeff holds his D.Min. in Multi-Cultural Ministry Team Dynamics from Acadia Divinity College, a Licence en Théologie degree from the Faculté Libre de Théologie Réformée in France, as well as an M.Ed. degree in Adult and Organizational Development from Temple University in Philadelphia.
Minette LugoOrganizational Consultant
Minette has worked in cross-cultural ministry since 2001, previously serving in North Africa working to establish a community health and development project by networking with local organizations. She holds an M.Ed. degree in Human Resource and Organizational Development from University of Georgia and a B.A. in Communication from the University of West Florida.
Tom AustinTheo. Ed. & Oral Ministry Consultant
Tom joined GTD after 25 years of ministry in Africa, where he trained national church leaders, served in a seminary in Kenya, and as principal of the Bible Institute of South Africa. He holds an MBA, an M.Div. in Cross-Cultural Ministry from Columbia International University, and a D.Min. in Urban Missions from Westminster Theological Seminary.
Alex MarloweTraining & Organizational Specialist
Alex grew up on the mission field in Senegal with his parents, brothers and sister. He oversees the intern , youth and childcare programs for GTD’s Cross-Cultural Ministry internship. Alex graduated from Shorter College with a BFA in Theatre.
Robin McMahanDirector of Kingdom Foundations
Robin and her husband, Mike, joined MTW in 2001 first working in Ecuador and for the last 5 years in Zimbabwe assisting in church planting work. Robin was trained by the Chalmers Center to facilitate user owned savings groups among the poor as a ministry of the local church. She has a MS in international community economic development and regularly trains other savings group facilitators.
Michael LeeGTD Field Staff
Michael and his wife, Tricia, have been serving in Panama City, Panama as a part of a church planting work. Michael serves as coordinator of the Central America Regional Council. He holds a B.A. from Saint Leo College and an M.Div. from RTS-Charlotte.
Tricia LeeGTD Field Staff
Tricia serves with her husband, Michael, doing church planting in Panama City, Panama. As a nurse of 30 years, Tricia has a heart for mercy ministry and desires to see the local church grow by being the hands of feet of Christ to the least of these. Tricia also loves mentoring young women and new missionaries, and considers it an honor to be a mentor at CCMI each year.
Daniel BrinkGTD Field Staff
Daniel and his wife, Katy, joined MTW in 2011 and began working cross-culturally on a church-planting team in Madrid, Spain, later relocating to Brussels in 2016. Daniel holds a B.A. degree in Communication from Mississippi State University and a M.A. in Executive Leadership from Christian Brothers University.
Jay EastmanGTD Field Staff
Jay and his wife, Holly, have served with Mission to the World in former East Berlin as community networkers, evangelists and church planters since 2001 and in various local and European leadership roles since 2005. Jay received both a BA and MA from Ohio State in English and Education.