We are passionate about seeing workers thrive, not merely survive on the field, and will be developing, coaching and training global workers for long-term Gospel impact! Specifically, we will be coaching and mentoring more than 50 workers who will be serving in their first-term on the field in the Asia-Pacific Region, as well as leading and overseeing WorldVenture’s short-term initiatives globally.
While we both began following Jesus at a young age, our journeys were quite different. Brian’s strong supportive home and input from mentors in his teens gave him a strong footing. After leading a child to Jesus one summer in high school, he felt God calling him into vocational ministry which eventually led him to San Diego Christian College where he met Melanie in his final year.
Melanie grew up in a broken and dysfunctional family, but her Mom had a deep love for Jesus and prayed for Melanie faithfully. Melanie lost both of her parents at an early age, and that, combined with her difficult family situation, gave her a heart for those dealing with pain and trauma.
We have spent the last 30 years in missions and ministry, including cross-cultural ministry, living in both Australia and New Zealand, mobilizing and equipping churches for cross-cultural ministry, and eight years in local church ministry. We believe our extensive mission and ministry experience has prepared us for this season of equipping and coaching the next generation of global workers.
Blogs on WorldVenture.com:
* The Apostle Andrew Shares His Struggles To Supporters
Livestreams and Events:
* Worldventure::In Review