Gene and his wife Gloria have served as missionaries with World Indigenous Missions for over twenty years. Their first assignment was to Mexico where they moved in 1983 after studying Spanish and Latin American culture. After successfully planting churches in Tampico, they moved to the Philippines in 1987. Gene proceeded to learn Cebuano, the mother tongue of more than 26 million Filipinos. After six fruitful years of ministry, they transferred to Manila. There he started a unique ministry to the Sikhs residing in the Philippines.
Gene earned a Certificate of Inter-Cultural Studies from Asian Theological Seminary in 1995. He later completed a master’s program in Christian studies. He became an instructor for Asian Center for Missions in 1995 and taught missionary anthropology and cross-cultural church planting for three years. Over two hundred Asian students took those classes and many went on to establish effective ministries throughout Asia.
Gene currently resides in Kansas City, Kansas, with his wife Gloria and their four children. He is involved in a mission outreach to the 40,000 Latinos living in his city. He is also the adjunct instructor of Spanish at Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences in Kansas City, Missouri.