Long-Term Missionaries

World map of Arvada Covenant missionaries

The above map shows countries having missionaries who are supported by
Arvada Covenant Church.



Africa

Cameroon

Paul and Sheryl Noren - Covenant Career Missionaries in Republic of Cameroon, Africa

Democratic Republic of Congo

Langba Duale - Evangelical Christian in the Congo

Kenya

Arok Garang - Seeds of South Sudan

Uganda

David Mporampora - ChristAid – Executive Director

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Asia

China

Don and Myrna Hines - China Outreach Ministries (COM)

Taiwan

Caryn Camp - Covenant Short-Term Missionary

Thailand

Peter and Ruth Dutton - Covenant Career Missionaries in Chiang Rai, Thailand.

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Europe / Russia

Russia

Dan Johnson - Christian Radio For Russia
Leonid and Leanna Regheta - Covenant Project Missionaries to Russia

Slovakia

Doug and Tricia Stoner - Missionaries to Slovakia via Pioneers

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Mexico / Latin America

Guatemala


Honduras

Pastor Guevera - Heart to Honduras

Mexico

Jose Gardea - Casa Hogar Palabra de Vida Orphanage
Tom and Janice Kelly - Covenant Career Missionaries to Mexico

Regional

Dale Lusk - Covenant Merge Ministries
David and Wendy Mark - Covenant Regional Coordinators for Latin America

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United States

Alaska

Byron and Sue Bruckner - Covenant Youth of Alaska
Keith and Debbie Hamilton - Alaska Christian College
John and Wendy Hege - Campus Christian Fellowship at the University of Alaska, Fairbanks
Irene Houdek - Alaska Christian College
Adam and Shirleen London - Covenant Youth of Alaska (CYAK)
Dennis and Candace Weidler - Radio Station KICY
Bob Widman - Missionary Aviation Repair Center (MARC AIR)

Colorado

Trudy Hewitt - Solid Rock Youth Ministries
Terry and Trudy Thomson - InterFACE Ministries

Orlando, Florida

Allyson Davies - Campus Crusade For Christ

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Missionary Bios


Definitions and Levels of Covenant Missionaries

  • Career/Long-Term Missionaries are called and consecrated by the Annual Meeting of the Evangelical Covenant Church.
  • Project Missionaries serve for three to six years, and are project-focused.
  • Short-Term Missionaries are committed to one or more years of service.


Anderson, Ken and Lori

Organization: EduGuate
Location: Guatemala
Mission: This ministry is part of a multi generational effort facilitated by Loren Anderson and his family. The ministry develop Christian Schools in Guatemala. Eduguate is a Vision Partner/Chapter of Worldwide Christian Schools.

The primary focus has been Colegio (School) Juan Wesley founded in 1997 and is located in San Cristobal, Totonicapan. The school moved to a new campus in January of 2009 and currently educates 350 children. A second building is currently under construction and a third building is planned. Ultimately 1,500 children will attend school at Juan Wesley. Construction on a second school has just begun in the city of Chuixchimal and will eventually accommodate 300 children.
Website: http://www.eduguate.org External link
Email Address: ken@eduguate.org

Bruckner, Byron and Sue

Organization: Covenant Youth of Alaska
Location: Alaska
Mission: Developing youth ministry throughout Alaska by working with nineteen churches.
Website: http://www.cyak.org External link
Email Address: byron@cyak.org

Camp, Caryn

Organization: Covenant Short-Term Missionary
Location: Taiwan
Mission: Caryn works as an ELL teacher (for English Language Learners) at Morrison Christian Academy in Taichung, Taiwan. Approximately 80% of the children at the school are Taiwanese. She has recently become a member of Arvada Covenant Church. In June of 2012 Caryn is scheduled to be commissioned at the Covenant Annual meeting. Caryn is the daughter of Don and Phyllis Camp who attend Arvada Covenant.
Email Address: camps4mission@gmail.com
Caryn Camp

Davies, Allyson

Organization: Campus Crusade For Christ
Location: Orlando, Florida
Mission: Working at the world headquarters for Campus Crusade For Christ in Florida on the sending and recruiting team. Allyson is a former member of Arvada Covenant Church.
Email Address: allysondavies@uscm.org

Duale, Langba

Organization: Evangelical Christian in the Congo
Location: Democratic Republic of Congo
Mission: In 2011 Pastor Duale was elected President of the ECC Protestant synod, which is a group of denominations in the Equateur province in northwest Democratic Republic of Congo. The ECC is an umbrella organization that links all of the protestant denominations together. For 8 years he was the Head of the Department of Evangelism and Mission for the entire Covenant Church of Congo denomination. Pastor Duale has been in the ministry for approximately 23 years and is currently working on his Theology doctorate at University Universite Protestante au Congo.
Email Address: laduale@yahoo.fr

Dutton, Peter and Ruth

Organization: Covenant Career Missionaries in Chiang Rai, Thailand.
Location: Thailand
Mission: Regional Coordinators for Asia, Business as a Mission, Discipleship and Spiritual Foundation.
Website: http://www.mekongvalleyproject.blogspot.com External link
Email Address: peter-ruthie.dutton@eccmail.com

Garang, Arok

Organization: Seeds of South Sudan
Location: Kenya
Mission: Arok is one of the former Lost Boys of Sudan. After being forced to leave his village in South Sudan at the age of 7, he went to two refugee camps before coming to the United States. Now his ministry is to take South Sudanese orphans from the Kakuma refugee camp in Kenya, and send them to a boarding school in Nakuru, Kenya so that they can get an education and go back to re-build their village of Paliau in South Sudan.
Website: www.seedsofsouthsudan.org External link

Gardea, Jose

Organization: Casa Hogar Palabra de Vida Orphanage
Location: Mexico
Mission: Pastor Gardea and his wife have established and run the Casa Hogar Palabra de Vida orphanage which is located in Chihuahua, Mexico. Arvada Covenant Church actively supports the orphanage and arranges short-term mission trips for families and adults.

Guevera, Pastor

Organization: Heart to Honduras
Location: Honduras
Mission: Pastor of a small church in Los Globos. Provides evangelism, discipleship and counseling to various villages in the area.
Website: http://www.hth.org External link

Hamilton, Keith and Debbie

Organization: Alaska Christian College
Location: Alaska
Mission: Dr. Keith Hamilton is the President and Founder of the college which is located in Soldotna. Debbie is a counselor at the college. Keith and Debbie were formerly members of Arvada Covenant where Keith served as the Director of Student Ministries.
Website: http://www.akcc.org External link

Hege, John and Wendy

Organization: Campus Christian Fellowship at the University of Alaska, Fairbanks
Location: Alaska
Mission: The main focus of this ministry is to the rural students across the state of Alaska. Their ministry is outreach, disciple those ready to grow, and train and help those ready to lead in ministry in various ways.
Email Address: Heges@juno.com

Hewitt, Trudy

Organization: Solid Rock Youth Ministries
Location: Colorado
Mission: Trudy is the Director of the Estes Park Chapter of Solid Rock which works with troubled youth in area. Trudy is a former member of Arvada Covenant.
Website: http://www.solidrock.org External link

Hines, Don and Myrna

Organization: China Outreach Ministries (COM)
Location: China
Mission: Don and Myrna serve as Recruitment Directors for COM, an organization reaching out to thousands of Chinese scholars studying at numerous U.S. universities. COM shows these scholars the love of Christ through hospitality, personal relationships, English teaching, professional seminars, Bible studies and more. New believers are discipled and equipped to become multiplying Christian leaders who impact China and the world.

As "second career" missionaries, Don and Myrna have a God-given passion for the Chinese people. Their special calling is to contact, coach, recruit, train and send godly men and women to reach the Chinese scholars at the universities. They also lead short-term ministry trips and provide general administrative support for COM staff as members of its Leadership Team.

Don and Myrna joined Arvada Covenant in 2001 when their ministry was headquartered in Evergreen Colorado. For the next several years, were actively involved in ACC ministries. Subsequent ministry moves have taken them to Georgia and to Pennsylvania where they currently reside. Don and Myrna keep in frequent contact with Arvada Covenant and visit us often.
Website: http://www.chinaoutreach.org External link


Houdek, Irene

Organization: Alaska Christian College
Location: Alaska
Mission: Irene serves as the Director of Information Technology Services at Alaska Christian College. In this position, Irene is responsible for maintaining and upgrading all the computer, network and phone system equipment and software, training staff and students in technology issues, handling all help desk inquiries, and anything else that comes up with technology. Irene also has opportunities to interface with students on a daily basis and mentor 2 students each school year. The mentoring gives staff members a great opportunity to really know a couple of students. Irene's experience with RFKC in Arvada and in bush Alaska at KICY radio and Covenant Bible Camp has proven to be a great help in connecting and understanding our mostly Native Alaskan student body.
Email Address: ihoudek@aol.com

Johnson, Dan

Organization: Christian Radio For Russia
Location: Russia
Mission: Dan is President of Christian Radio For Russia/New Life Radio Satellite Network-Moscow which broadcasts Christian programs via satellite and the internet into Russia. They are able to reach over 103 million households using the radio and 100 million computer users in Russia, Ukraine and Belarus.
Website: http://www.crfr.org External link
Email Address: crfr@juno.com

Kelly, Tom and Janice

Organization: Covenant Career Missionaries to Mexico
Location: Mexico
Mission: Area coordinator for church development, leadership training and spiritual formation in Mexico.
Email Address: tomjanicekelly@yahoo.com

London, Adam and Shirleen

Organization: Covenant Youth of Alaska (CYAK)
Location: Alaska
Mission: Outreach and discipleship with rural and Alaska Native peoples. Adam and Shirleen have been involved with the statewide youth ministry department, Covenant Youth of Alaska (CYAK), for about 10 years in various ministries. Beginning in 2011, Adam and Shirleen will move to Unalakleet where Adam will be the Associate Pastor of the Unalakleet Covenant Church. He will be responsible for overseeing the youth ministry, visitations, and will fill in when the pastor is away. Adam also serves as the Associate Director of Covenant Bible Camp. Adam's new position will continue to be partially funded through CYAK. Both Adam and Shirleen are graduates of Alaska Christian College. Adam grew up at Arvada Covenant Church and is the son of Ben and Polly Flaim.

Websites:
Ministry of Adam and Shirleen: http://www.polarnewsflash.com
Christian Youth of Alaska: http://www.cyak.org
Covenant Bible Camp: http://www.covenantbiblecamp.com
Amundson Education Center: http://www.aecak.org
Email Address: adam@cyak.org


Lusk, Dale

Organization: Covenant Merge Ministries
Location: Regional
Mission: Dale is the founder and Executive Director of Covenant Merge Ministries, which organizes short-term mission trips throughout Latin America, the Caribbean, Alaska, and Europe for Covenant World Mission. Since 1993, Dale and his ministry have connected teams with foreign missionary projects and offers assistance in preparing those teams and working beside them in the culture where they choose to serve.

Covenant Merge Ministries believes in enabling multicultural relationships and committed partnerships for the Kingdom of God. Whether the project is in construction, health, school, church, or social justice programs, their goal is for each team to develop long-term relationships and have a lasting Kingdom impact with the people they serve.
Website: http://www.covmerge.org External link
Email Address: dale.lusk@covchurch.org

Mark, David and Wendy

Organization: Covenant Regional Coordinators for Latin America
Location: Regional
Mission: They coordinate all Covenant missionaries throughout Latin America, and the Caribbean.
Website: http://www.covchurch.org External link
Email Address: wendy.mark@covchurch.org

Mporampora, David

Organization: ChristAid – Executive Director
Location: Uganda
Mission: Various Christian projects for the poor in Fort Portal, Uganda including Grandmas For Jesus which assists in the support and nurture of children who are being raised by their grandmothers, and the construction of the new ChristAid Academy in Kicuna, Uganda. David is a talented musician who uses music ministry in Uganda and the United States.
Website: http://www.christaidinc.org External link
Email Address: christaid@qwestoffice.net

Noren, Paul and Sheryl

Organization: Covenant Career Missionaries in Republic of Cameroon, Africa
Location: Cameroon
Mission: Agriculture and ministry to the Fulani people.

Regheta, Leonid and Leanna

Organization: Covenant Project Missionaries to Russia
Location: Russia
Mission: Work with Partnership Development and Compassion Ministries. Their ministry focuses on the continuation of ministry projects such as Bible studies, sports camps, a business incubator, and an English Club for those in Russia, Estonia and Latvia. They also minister to Russian-speaking immigrants in the United States, specifically Texas where they currently reside.
Website: http://www.freewebs.com/regheta External link
Email Address: regheta@yahoo.com

Stoner, Doug and Tricia

Organization: Missionaries to Slovakia via Pioneers
Location: Slovakia
Mission: Doug and Tricia have been missionaries to Slovakia since 1994 and live in Kosice. Their main ministry is assisting evangelical denominations in planting churches. Doug is the administrator for a team of eleven Slovak trainers and organizes seminars so that the trainers can concentrate on teaching. This process takes trainees through a church planter training process on how to plant churches and how to begin this process in their local environment. Doug also works with Natural Church Development (NCD) which helps churches diagnose their health through surveys of active members. Tricia works on her neighborhood ministry and maintains their web page.
Website: http://stoner.hzz.sk External link
Email Address: dtstoner@gmail.com

Thomson, Terry and Trudy

Organization: InterFACE Ministries
Location: Colorado
Mission: Work with international students at Colorado School of Mines in Golden, Colorado. Activities also include volunteers from Arvada Covenant.
Email Address: terry-trudy@comcast.net

Weidler, Dennis and Candace

Organization: Radio Station KICY
Location: Alaska
Mission: Located in Nome, Alaska, Dennis is the General Manager and Candace is the PSA Director for radio station KICY 850-AM which provides broadcasting of the gospel for Alaska and the Russia far east. They also manage radio station ICY 100.3 FM which broadcasts the gospel to Nome and the surrounding areas.

The station is owned by the Arctic Broadcasting Association which is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization and an affiliated corporation of the Covenant Church. The staff is comprised of full-time and part-time volunteers. The radio station began broadcasting in 1960. There are various summer volunteer projects available.
Website: http://www.kicy.org External link
Email Address: office@kicy.org

Widman, Bob

Organization: Missionary Aviation Repair Center (MARC AIR)
Location: Alaska
Mission: Bob is the chief pilot for MARC Air which provides missionary air services throughout Alaska and occasionally eastern Russia. Bob has been with MARC Air in Alaska since 1982 and has flown almost 3,000,000 miles during his career there. MARC Air has been in existence since 1964 flying freight and mission personnel throughout Alaska. They work with the Covenant churches and in conjunction with Samaritan's Purse as well as other mission organizations. MARC has six pilots and own three planes with access to three others.

Bob grew up in the Congo of Africa where his parents, Harvey and Ruth Widman, were Career Covenant missionaries. Bob’s wife Joyce is the area director for Child Evangelism Fellowship (CEF) whose mission is to teach youth how to evangelize to others in the bush. Bob and Joyce make their home in Fairbanks, Alaska.

To view an 8-minute video of Bob's work in Alaska click here.
Website: http://www.marcalaska.org External link
Email Address: marcak@acsalaska.net