Dick and Sue have recently joined WIM to be part of the Member Care team. They previously served in a local church pastorate for almost twenty years and about ten years in missions related service. For the past several years they have served as Member Care facilitators with Heartstream Resources, a member care organization, and now are delighted to also be a part of WIM. They will live and serve in Málaga, Spain.
Cody and Anna work with the youth at their church, helping with Sunday night youth group, summer camps and events. They co-lead an outreach Game Night. This started as part of a Bible small group, but has become a way to connect Christians with friends and coworkers in a fun, non-confrontational way. Anna volunteers at World Impact Now (WIN) Ministries, working with video editing, resource design and filming. Their long-term goal is to go back to Japan as a full-time missionaries. They believe the best way to prepare for that is to be involved in the ministry of the local church.
Jerry and Miok have been making disciples and planting churches as part of World Indigenous Missions since 1983. They have lived and ministered in Mexico, Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, and Venezuela. For the last several years they have been based in Wilmer, Alabama, where they work with the Hispanic community and have a ministry called EMPOWER. This ministry helps people discover their purpose in life and develop to accomplish that purpose. They also train and mentor leaders both locally and internationally.
Jim and Marilyn served in Southeast Asia for 14 years. Now in the USA, they are involved in discipleship, teaching, and prayer. They make short term trips overseas to pray for the workers, the nations and the people groups in various countries.
Richard and June facilitate the KAIROS course in churches in the USA and are developing South East Asia Mission Teams – USA, Inc. Their work is to mobilize resources, to aid and facilitate the many ministries they helped develop in Asia, and to encourage and provide resources for the ministry of South East Asia Mission Teams in the Philippines. They travel extensively throughout the USA and look forward to many years of developing support relationships for the work of preaching the gospel and planting churches among the least reached people groups in South East Asia.
Dale and Kathy are charter members of WIM. They lived in Mexico for 17 years planting churches, training leaders, and raising three children.
Since 1998, Dale has served as International Coordinator with WIM. His duties include encouraging missionaries serving on the field, helping with conferences, recruiting new workers and helping to implement the training program.
Since 1997, Kathy has taught Spanish at a Christian school in the St. Louis area. She has taken several of her students on short-term trips. Some of her former students are now full-time missionaries. She travels with Dale when her schedule permits.
In 1970, Andy and Dorciane Toth began their missionary careers in Ecuador directing a Christian Conference Center. They were called to Mexico after that and were asked to work in church planting and extension seminary ministries. Their 42 years in Spanish-language ministries have continued to be either starting churches or leadership training. They founded a missionary sending agency in Mexico that has sent Mexican missionaries to seven North African and Middle Eastern countries. They continue to travel into Mexico to organize local Bible schools, oversee ministries and care for the leadership. Currently based in the WIM home office in New Braunfels, Texas, Andy is responsible for recruiting and training missionary candidates. Dorciane has a ministry of healing and restoration for the emotionally and spiritually broken. They have four married children and thirteen grandchildren.
As one of the founding members of WIM, Walt has worn many hats: board member, leader of short-term trips, vice president, pastor to missionaries, helper, etc. There have been many seasons in his ministry. He pioneered three churches in the U.S. before joining others in missionary work.
For health reasons, Walt gave up trips and began writing and publishing sermons for indigenous pastors and stories which have been translated into three languages. Walt and Cathy encourage other missionaries to write their own stories of faith in action which the Flemings publish.
Walt believes that one who has been called by God never retires until God calls him home.
John and Patty Schmid were called as missionaries to Mexico in 1998. They were on the field full-time from 2000 to 2006. Since 2006, their ministry has been more focused on healing which includes inner healing and deliverance. They are directors of Healing Rooms in the USA and have received certification for inner healing ministry. They spend six months of the year in Mexico working with Healing Rooms there. They are involved in the training and encouragement of prospective missionaries both in Mexico and the USA. Patty has authored a book called Sweetness and Light. John has authored Exploring the Father’s Heart: Love in Action, the first book of a series.