Claudia Adamee3 Partners firstname.lastname@example.org
Since 1997 Claudia has led multiple church planting expeditions to several countries through e3 Partners. Claudia now serves as the e3 EVP of Mission Support, which enables the ministry to steward God’s people by helping them find their place in God’s unfolding story and maximize their impact.
Her direct field ministry includes serving in Greece and Germany focusing on church planting among nationals and outreach to immigrants and refugees. Claudia leads short-term mission teams and virtual mission trips in partnership with local churches, which are reaching people with the gospel of Christ and connecting them with long-term discipleship opportunities.
Claudia says, “From day one, when God called me to serve full-time through e3 Partners, it has been an amazing journey fueled by the partnership of our home church, Valley Ranch Baptist. It is a privilege to represent Christ and all of you as we expand the Kingdom of God throughout the nations.” Claudia asks that her VRBC family pray that God would give her wisdom and spiritual discernment to accomplish His will.
KJ and Jenni JessenCompass 31
“To make Jesus known,” is the goal and lifework of KJ and Jenni Jessen, one of the missionary families that VRBC has the privilege of supporting. By God’s grace, they make Him known by fighting human trafficking through prevention, restoration, and disciple-making. KJ and Jenni founded Compass 31 in 2011, providing foster care, scholarships, and a holistic restoration program to sexually exploited youth. They now oversee restoration programs in Thailand, Bangladesh and the Middle East providing opportunities for survivors to fall in love with Jesus, find healing, and lead lives of freedom and impact. In partnership with e3 Partners, KJ and Jenni also led the strategic development of Priceless Cube, an anti-human trafficking tool designed to prevent trafficking through education. To date, national leaders from more than 40 countries have been empowered to effectively impact trafficking in high-risk areas in their regions and equipped to share the love of Christ in their communities. To learn more check out their website: compass31.org
Jim and Sharon MustainLoving Community
What would it look like to train women and men to live as missionaries where they’re already doing life? Recognizing the trends in American population of those with little or no faith involvement, Jim & Sharon Mustain, former VRBC staff members founded Loving Community in 2014. Their goal is to live out the good news of Jesus as missional practitioners and train others to do the same.
As a faith and community leader Jim serves on the board of directors of multiple business and nonprofit organizations. He holds a role in city government. He is a frequent speaker for churches, civic groups and city gatherings on the topic of being a good neighbor.
Loving Community’s foot print is diverse and rooted in local neighborhoods, schools, business gatherings, civic events and faith communities (eight community initiatives in all). The hope is to live into their mission statement of being good neighbors by connecting people into relationships and serving the needs of the community.
Embracing the good neighbor teachings of Jesus (John 1:14) the relationship building activities of Loving Community are seen in mentoring school children, being companions to senior adults, leading neighborhood events, developing disciples and missionaries, and training and partnering with churches on neighborhood ministry.
To watch a short video about the Mustains and Loving Community, click here.
Tom and Kerry StickneyAfrican Christian Outreach
Tom Stickney, former VRBC Minister to Students, and his wife Kerry serve as the Executive Directors of African Christian Outreach (ACO). ACO is a ministry that was started by Tom’s parents in the early 1970’s in Kenya.
ACO focuses on equipping the next generation of students through evangelism and discipleship on campuses across Kenya. Fourteen national staff on eight campuses spend time knocking on doors sharing the Gospel, leading Bible studies, and spending one-on-one time with students. Students involved in the ministry are also plugged into the local community around them through partnerships with orphanages, high schools, slums, and agricultural ministries. Our prayer as a ministry is to equip and empower the next generation of leaders to change their own country and East Africa.
You can learn more about the Stickneys’ ministry at tomandkerryinkenya.blogspot.com.
Talsy Vegae3 Partners
Talsy is the National Director for e3 Panama. She serves in partnership with e3 Partners Dallas to equip pastors with their Timothy Team, mobilize short-term mission teams, pray, evangelize, make disciples, congregate, and develop leaders to plant new churches located within walking distance of every village or city in Panama. Talsy serves the Ngobe Bugle, Nasso and the Kuna tribal groups of Panama. Her work includes extreme expeditions to remote villages (among the tribal group), expeditions to the city, Leadership Development Conference (workshop), Thompson Bible workshop, and workshops on orality (story-telling) among the Ngobe Bugle.
Charlotte Woottone3 Partners email@example.com
As a church planting coordinator with e3 Partners Ministry, Charlotte has the awesome privilege of taking North Americans on short-term missions trips and seeing their lives transformed as God uses their testimonies to tell a lost world about His love. As the coordinator for Ministry to Children with e3 Partners, she is helping to develop materials and training for nationals to effectively minister to children and establish a children’s ministry as each new church is planted. This often involves being a part of an e3 expedition in a country where children’s ministry has not been introduced; modeling for the team as well as the nationals how children’s ministry can be implemented and the rich benefits to be reaped when children are led to accept Christ at an early age. As new churches are planted, nationals are also encouraged to start a program for children as well. Charlotte continues to co-lead teams on expeditions as a church planting coordinator and incorporate the children’s ministry as part of the new church plant. If you are interested in traveling with Charlotte on a mission trip, please contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org or 214 803 0463.
Marin HulmeUnited World Mission email@example.com
Marin is serving in Mexico City alongside a ministry known as Avance Mexico. Established in 1971, Avance seeks to facilitate and model incarnational living, focused relationships, and practical ministry experience. Avance works with local churches to see people transformed by the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Marin will be serving in their hostel, known as the Warm Heart Community Center. This hostel seeks to invite travelers in from all over the world into a community space designed to engage and reflect Jesus. During Marin’s time in Mexico City she will be living with a host home, working with a local church, and also teaching English. Pray that God’s kingdom will be furthered individually and corporately throughout the 20 million people who live in Mexico City.