Ruth & Shaq Hager
Shaq and Ruth have been married since June 2017. Ruth was born and raised in Buena Vista, Colorado. She moved to Pittsburgh in 2013 to do ministry on the Northside of Pittsburgh, where she served for 9 years. Shaq is a Pittsburgh native and has lived on the Northside all his life. He grew up in Northview Heights, a predominately African-American neighborhood. Shaq has served in several North Side non-profit organizations since 2015. He is a community activist and advocate known for empowering young leaders and building up youth and families. Ruth and Pastor Shaq live in the North Side’s Brighton Heights neighborhood and are honored to be serving with Garden City Church’s mission to “meet the physical and spiritual needs of our neighbors and neighborhoods, and be a people whose lives are marked by goodness and justice.”
Doug & Myrtha
Doug & Myrtha (last name withheld for security reasons) work in the Russian territories with Frontiers. For more information please contact either ClearView or www.frontiers.org
Mike & Becky Downey
Mike and Becky have been serving with Wycliffe Bible Translators for over 35 years! Wycliffe has helped people around the world translate the Bible into their own heart language. They also help with language development, literacy and other spiritual and physical needs. For more information go to www.wycliffe.org/partner/mikeandbecky
Gersan & Betty Valcin
The Valcins work in Haiti by focusing on evangelism, church planting, and discipleship. In 2007 they established a camp called Jacob’s Well which strategically ministers to children so that a new generation is raised up to become strong believing leaders in the midst of the strongest voodoo areas in Northern Haiti. They do so much in Haiti that we would need an entire page just for them! For more information go to www.cten.org/gersanvalcin
Gil & Karen
Gil & Karen (last name withheld for security reasons) work for One Challenge International. If you would like more information please contact either ClearView or www.onechallenge.org
Neema Village was established in 2012 by Michael and Dorris Fortson in Arusha, Tanzania. They are the only rescue center in Tanzania who care for orphaned, abandoned, and at-risk children under the age of three. They provide 24/7 care with a large staff of nannies and other support personnel. For more information go to www.neemavillage.org
Yulier & Ainiuris
Yulier and Ainiuris are missionaries from Cuba who were sent deep in the jungles of Ecuador in 2015. They share God’s truth and hope with an unreached indigenous people group called the Quichua. Yulier is a pastor of a church plant. He also teaches Bible and Ainiuris is a nurse at a Christian school run by Jungle Kids for Christ, an organization that is passionate about empowering children in the jungle of Ecuador with Jesus, so that they can break the cycle of poverty and abuse and share God’s message of transformation with their family, community, country, and world. For more information go to www.junglekidsforchrist.org
Jonathan & Olivia Allen
We are full time missionaries in Paris, France. Our heartbeat for ministry is to build community and build up individuals. We serve to champion and disciple believers to know their Heavenly Father and to know their identity in Him, and then catapult them into being effective ambassadors of God’s Kingdom.
We are currently living this out through our full time involvement with Youth With A Mission (YWAM), where we have been serving for the past year and a half. To find out more about YWAM visit https://ywam.org.
Jay & Nancy Klopfenstein
Jay is the President of T-Net. Nancy and Jay have been married for 30 years and currently live in Divide, CO. Their kids are Kaleb (wife Lizzy and kids Josie, Lily, and Teddy – Kaleb (on staff with T-Net), Jared (full-time T-Net Asia), and Alexa (husband John).
Teleo Network, or T-Net has been in existence since 1992. We are currently in more than 40 countries with 10,000 in training. Teleo is a Biblical Greek word for “finish”. Our mission is to “finish” the Great Commission. We train and equip pastors and leaders to revitalize churches and we initiate church planting movements around the world. Visit http://www.finishprojectzero.com to find out more.
AJ & Rachel Hanke
AJ & Rachel are long-term volunteers with YWAM Queenstown, NZ. Their main focus as a ministry is to work in the South Pacific region. This includes Papua New Guinea, Indonesia, Fiji. With their ministry in Queenstown, New Zealand hey facilitate Discipleship Training Schools. Typically they will send short-term outreaches into the nations around them multiple times a year, forming friendships and trust with locals. To find out more visit https://ywam.org.