Serving at EST as Coordinator for International Projects related to student scholarships, fundraising, promotion and supporting the goal of EST, which is to strengthen the evangelical movement in Poland by equipping Christians for effective ministry. In this context, EST seeks to train and educate men and women who will serve their churches, fellowships and organizations and who desire to be an influence for Christ in their neighborhoods, communities and cities. Women’s ministry: Also, I serve with other Polish Christians to coordinate monthly meetings, organize English women’s camps and mentor Polish women. For the last several years I have led a women’s Bible study in English.
Polish Christians represent a small majority of evangelicals among 38 million people. Changes and transition towards materialism, secularism and lack of interest in religion. Pray for Polish Christians who are committed to Christ and willing to share God’s love with those around them. Also, pray for Poles to experience a personal relationship with God and know how much he cares for every aspect of their lives.
I grew up in Little Rock, Arkansas and for many years attended the Bible Church of Little Rock where I was taught biblical truths, grew spiritually and met many missionaries who attended the mission conferences hosted by BCLR every year. After graduation from high school I attended a one year Bible program at Crichton College in Memphis, TN. God then led me to study at the University of Arkansas in Little Rock where I graduated with a degree in Sociology and Anthropology. I considered law school but felt that God was leading me to join Campus Crusade for Christ where I was part of the campus ministry (1971-1979). My final location with CCC was the University of Miami in Coral Gables, FL. I decided to stay in Miami where I was involved in a local church, worked at the university, studied and received a certificate in paralegal studies.
Eventually, I moved back to Little Rock and worked at a law firm for 15 years as a paralegal in tort litigation and employment law. During this time I attended Fellowship Bible Church and was involved with missions and between 1987 and 1998 participated in short-term mission trips to Poland, Austria and Romania. Then in 1998 I was challenged by an elder in my church to consider moving to Wroclaw, Poland and working/serving at Evangelical School of Theology (formerly Biblical Theological Seminary). EST is an interdenominational school founded by Dr. Mark Young and Dr. Zygmunt Karel in 1990, and accredited by the Polish Ministry of Higher Education and Science in 2006. EST graduates receive a B.A. degree recognized by other schools in Poland and Europe.
In 1999, after much prayer, I decided to take a leave from my job as a paralegal, join the staff of WorldVenture and move to Poland for a couple of years and work at EST. My responsibilities include coordinating international projects related to student scholarships, fundraising, promotion, website, etc. During previous trips to Poland I met women at English language camps that were organized by the Wroclaw Language School. When I moved to Wroclaw to work at EST I continued to meet with many of these women and eventually was one of the co-leaders in organizing English camps, monthly meetings and a Bible study for professional women. Two years turned into another term of service and another and in July 2013 I celebrated 14 years in Poland.
As I continue to serve at EST it’s encouraging to see how God is using the school to educate, train and prepare men and women for service and work in churches, other Christian ministries, education, and as teachers, college professors, missionaries, etc.Women’s ministry: Also, I serve with other Polish Christians to coordinate monthly meetings, organize English women’s camps and mentor Polish women. For the last six years I have led a women’s Bible study in English.