Raising, Equipping, Sending
Chapelstreet Church Global Staff
Chapelstreet Church has become a “Sending Church.” What began more than 50 years ago with Bubs and Bobbie Borman’s service in Ecuador has become a robust ministry of God, reaching people and communities in far off locations. We are fortunate to have nearly 40 individuals, couples, or families serving as an extension of our Chapelstreet Church staff with fantastic ministry partners throughout the nation and world.
Teach Beyond, Czech Republic
Paige grew up going to Chapelstreet Church and started getting involved with youth ministry in middle school. She attended Bethel University and graduated in 2018 with a degree in Teaching English as a Foreign Language. During her time at Bethel Paige gained valuable experience through a teaching internship in China for six weeks, a semester abroad in Lithuania for four months, as well as working closely with immigrant and refugee populations in St Paul during all four years at Bethel. Paige has always wanted to teach overseas and was presented with a life changing opportunity through TeachBeyond.
Through TeachBeyond, Paige will be going to the Czech Republic to teach English to local high schoolers. She will also have the opportunity to minister to them outside of the classroom through after-school activities. She will be serving there for two years. Her vision for impact is to create deep relationships with her students and coworkers and through these relationships to demonstrate the love of Christ through her actions and words.
Please pray for opportunities to have meaningful conversations with her students.
Tommy & Alyssa Welty
Converge in Liverpool
Jim & Kappy Robinette
Mission Africa with Commission to Every Nation
Our mission statement
Mission Africa and Mission East Africa (Uganda) exists as a Gospel ministry to administer God’s word and to encourage, establish and train Africans in ministries of compassion, primarily to the urban poor and in church planting, while proclaiming and living out God's truth.
Our core values
- the supremacy and sovereignty of God over all things.
- the reformation of churches in doctrine and method.
- God-centered evangelism and discipleship.
- Christo-centric preaching.
- the unction of the Spirit on the proclamation of the truth.
- obedience to Christ’s directive that we show mercy and compassionate care to the poor and needy (Matthew 5:7 “Blessed are the merciful, for they shall receive mercy.”).
- the training, strengthening and encouraging of African churches for the furtherance of the Gospel.
Our mission statement is accomplished
- through teaching and preaching of God’s word.
- through the training, counseling and mentoring of church leaders.
- through the establishment of and training in ministries of mercy (compassionate outreach).
- through the encouragement of Africans to establish and maintain biblically sound churches and biblically based compassionate outreaches.
Scott & Tan Coats
Tan(formal name: Aphiwan) and Scott are jointly appointed missionaries of International Ministries and HOPE International Development Agency. From their home in Chiang Rai, Thailand, they support Thai nationals in their own ministries as they seek to impact the lives of the ethnic minority peoples who inhabit the hills of northern Thailand, the Eastern Shan State of Myanmar and neighboring countries. These partner organizations empower communities to organize for social, spiritual, and economic change.
Languages used in ministry: Thai, English and local languages including Burmese, Shan, Akha, Lahu and more
Faith, Hope, and Love Global Ministries
My wife, Jill, and I co-founded Faith, Hope, and Love Global Ministries (FHGLM). I am the president and teaching minister (and the only full-time employee). More specifically, I teach semester-long courses at the Myanmar Institute of Theology for one semester every year (roughly October to March). In addition, I teach workshops, preach sermons, coach spiritual life, and provide guidance for theological students, pastors, professors, and other Christian leaders in various countries. Since inception, I have served in the Congo, Rwanda, France, Ukraine, Myanmar, Vietnam, Cambodia, and the United States. In addition, FHLGM extends into Pakistan through our written resources and coaching (one of my books has been translated into Urdu and is being distributed there now). My wife is no longer officially on staff, but still accompanies me and ministers with me on select mission trips during the year.
New International, Ukraine
Hope for Life, Rwanda
Location: Kigali, Rwanda
Ministry: Hope for Life
Amanda grew up in youth ministries at Chapelstreet Church, starting with Club 56. She went on to attend the University of Colorado where she pursued the study of business. Her passions were found in poverty and business solutions for the developing world. Her senior year of college she worked on a project for an organization called Hope for Life Ministry.
Hope for Life is a ministry dedicated to serving street children in Kigali, Rwanda. They operate a children’s home for twenty-four former street boys who have been neglected, abused, imprisoned, or orphaned. They work with the families of each boy in our program and with local street children, promoting reconciliation and reintegration. Their vision is to transform the lives of Rwandan street boys by equipping them with the resources necessary to become healthy and skilled individuals.
Amanda joined the ministry on the ground in September 2014 and will be with them for two years. Her time will be divided between (1) sharing the gospel and discipleship with boys and staff (2) teaching the boys entrepreneurial, finance, and life skills, (3) connecting them with their families and with mentors in the community, working directly with their families to improve their financial situation and living conditions through small loans, financial planning, and home renovations, (5) continuing work on HFLM’s sustainability as an organization, and (6) marketing and administration.
How to Connect:
Amanda loves connecting and exchanging stories so please feel free to reach out.
Mission Eurasia, Russia
Anita grew up on a farm in Washington. After graduating from Seattle Pacific University, she served as a short term missionary with Overseas Radio and Television in Taiwan.
In the fall of 1967, she met Peter Deyneka, Jr., a missionary visiting her church, and they were married in June of 1968.
During the Communist years, Peter became the president of the Slavic Gospel Association, a mission his father had founded, and Anita served with him, primarily in writing and training, including teaching as an adjunct at Wheaton College Graduate School. The Deynekas traveled extensively during those Iron Curtain years in the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe. With the collapse of Communism in 1991, they retired from the Slavic Gospel Association and founded a new organization, Russian Ministries, primarily to serve as consultants to many new Western organizations entering the former Soviet Union. During the late 80s and through the 90s, Russian Ministries served more than 400 such ministries in varying degrees.
In December 2000, Peter died after a six-month struggle with lymphoma. In 2002, Anita was asked by the Russian Ministries board to serve as president of Russian Ministries, which she did until 2010. Anita continues to serve in a missionary capacity and as an emeritus board member with Russian Ministries (now known as Mission Eurasia) while also working with the organization, A Family For Every Orphan and The World Without Orphans movement.
Art & Dorothy Helwig
Art & Dorothy Helwig are missionaries with Converge (Baptist General Conference Mission) to Nigeria where they have established a vital on-going work against HIV/AIDS. As they approach retirement, pray that God will direct the realignment of the work to different approaches for managing the continuing battle against this devastating disease. Travel in their region is always dangerous, so ask God to protect them on frequent trips from Gembu and Abuja. They have moved their permanent residence to NY near their son, once they are back in the states for good. We will miss having them around Chapelstreet Church.
Beth Ann Erickson
Beth Ann’s vision is to help make Christ-following disciples in Estonia. Located in the Baltic region of Northern Europe, Estonia is considered one of the most atheistic countries in the world. Beth Ann heard and obeyed God’s call to invest her full-time efforts to the share the Gospel of Jesus there.
Beth Ann grew up attending Chapelstreet Church and was actively involved in children’s choir, Awana, Pastor’s Class, and middle school and high school youth group. She attended her first mission trip to the Dominican Republic as a high school student with Chapelstreet Church in 1993.
She now serves with an established evangelical church, Kolgata Church (Tartu, Estonia), to engage in discipling and developing the next generation of leaders in Estonia. Currently, she is learning the language and culture, but has already begun partnering with Kolgata Church to minister full-time to youth and young adults. As the youth mature, her dream is to help them plant churches all over Estonia.
Beth Ann’s Ministry Page: https://converge.org/give/202622
Beth Ann’s Prayer Newsletter & Ministry Update Signup: http://convergeworldwide.us9.list-manage.com/subscribe?u=4fc894c82854b89dfdaad9ae7&id=04b9aeb838
To see a story from Beth Ann’s ministry, click here.
Brian & Family
Bryan & Rachel Smith
Bryan and Rachel first served in Tanzania as language surveyors assessing the language situation in different areas of the country through gathering, recording, and analyzing linguistic data. Survey is an essential step in the Bible translation process. Since 2010, Bryan has served in a support role, teaching History, Geography, some Bible and English at Christian International schools, first in Tanzania, and now a new assignment in Cameroon at Rain Forest International School in Yaounde. This ministry serves children of Wycliffe families involved in both translation and various other support roles. Teaching at Rain Forest is an opportunity to have a spiritual and educational impact on the next generation of cross-cultural students. Bryan and Rachel are passionate about integrating Biblical truth into the classroom and seeing students grow in or too Christian faith.
Chris & Elizabeth McKinney
Elizabeth grew up at Chapelstreet Church! She went to college at Miami University of Ohio and became involved with Cru there. As she grew spiritually, God gave her a heart for the lost and worldly young women and a desire to help them come to know and follow Christ.
Chris was born and raised in Kansas and is a 2nd generation Campus Crusade staff person. When he was 10 years old, he and his family moved to Budapest, Hungary, where his parents were the national directors of the Cru ministry. When it was time to attend college, Chris returned to Kansas State University where he studied business and leadership. While at Kansas State, God called him to influence college students, especially fraternity men, for Christ.
Chris has served with Cru for 13 years at Mizzou and is currently Campus Director there as well as Stephens College and other surrounding colleges. He is also pursuing an MDiv at Covenant Seminary in his spare time. Elizabeth has served 15 years with Campus Crusade, working at Miami of Ohio, Macedonia, Butler University and the last 8 years at Mizzou.
Chris and Elizabeth live in Columbia, Missouri, with their four daughters: Ginger (5), Pearl (3), June (1) and Annabelle (newborn).
Young Life, Geneva, IL
Young Life Kane County
Young Life is a non-denominational, Christian, non-profit ministry that is committed to introducing adolescents to Jesus Christ and helping them grow in their faith. Young Life staff and leaders are caring adults who strive to build positive relationships with teenagers. Through friendships as well as through club, Campaigners and camp, Young Life leaders get to know teens and gain their trust. Because of these relationships, leaders “earn the right to be heard” and can share the Gospel with their teenage friends.
In Kane County Young Life we believe that every kid has the right to hear about and respond to the message of Jesus. To that end we work with both high school and middle schoolers in Geneva and St. Charles as well as our ministry to incarcerated teens at the Illinois Youth Center in St. Charles. In addition we are starting a brand new ministry to teens with disabilities called Capernaum. Contact Dan Griebel at any time to learn more and to find out how you can get involved!
Dave & Christy
We serve a North African country with zero churches among the indigenous people groups. By God’s grace, we hope to catalyze a church planting movement that reaches every man, woman, boy and girl with the good news of Jesus Christ.
Pray that North African Muslims dream about Jesus.
Pray for a movement of 16,000 new house churches.
Pray that we thrive spiritually and overflow God’s love.
InterVarsity Christian Fellowship
By God’s grace, we at InterVarsity long to see students and faculty transformed, campuses renewed and world changers developed. We plant and build witnessing communities of students and faculty who grow in lifelong love for God and learn to serve him in the world.
As the Disability Ministry Coordinator I long to see InterVarsity be as strategic in reaching out to students with disabilities on our college campuses as we are in reaching other specific populations. Please join me in prayer for more InterVarsity staff and students to have the heart and time for this focused ministry and for me as I come alongside staff to cast this vision with the limited time that I have.
Ed & Jan Kotynski
Ed and Jan are linguists who have spent many years living on the island of Hope in SE Asia, with the T people. They learned the language of this jungle people, and have helped translate the New Testament into their language. Now based in the US and working via internet/satellite connection, they continue to work with the T people and 3 other language groups to translate the Old Testament into their languages. They are being asked to find ways to help begin translation in the 25 surrounding language groups. Ed and Jan travel overseas several times a year to help train nationals in Bible Translation, and also to help teams prepare to have their translated Scripture checked and approved in languages of SE Asia. A deeper understanding of the newly translated Scriptures in these believers’ own languages, has resulted in their own cultural expressions and songs of worship, along with an exciting growth in their life in Christ and one another. Ed and Jan experience a family relationship with many of these SE Asian friends, and also have two children and seven grandchildren of their own.
Eric & Janet Johnson
Eric and Janet met as summer missionaries in Florida in 1971 and married in 1972. In 1973, they saw a movie about Lottie Moon, the first Baptist missionary to China. As they talked about the movie, they realized that God wanted them to take the gospel to other cultures.
Eric served as assistant pastor and interim pastor on the south side of Chicago from 1978 to 1982, as they raised support to go to Mexico City under the Baptist General Conference (now Converge Worldwide). They found that when they prayed, “Lord, we want to do your will for our lives, regardless of what that means and where it takes us,” that God gave them the grace to do His will. They were amazed that they could leave their country and live in another part of God’s world without feeling any sense of sacrifice. Instead, they experienced the love mentioned in Matthew 19:29.
In Mexico City, they served as Converge Worldwide missionaries. Eric worked in church planting and mobilization, helping churches to start ministries in evangelism, small groups and disciple-making. He also occasionally taught at the Baptist Seminary and served on the board of the Mexican Baptist Convention. Janet worked with churches to organize children’s choirs and to start women’s ministries.
Their family returned to the states from 2002-2008, where Eric continued to work with Converge. In August of 2009, they were reassigned to Mexico where Eric is focusing on leadership development, developing healthy churches using the Retool Kit, and church planting aimed at reaching the next generation in Mexico. Janet is developing LEADNet teams for pastors’ wives.
Erik & Tammy Burklin
China Partner, China
Erik is a third-generation missionary whose grandparents served with China Inland Mission (CIM), taking the Gospel to China before it closed to foreign missionaries in 1950. He received his call to ministry while attending Taylor University in Upland, In.
In 1989, Dr. Werner Burklin (Erik’s father), founded China Partner (CP) after realizing the greatest need in China was training and equipping emerging Chinese Christian leaders.
In 2001, Erik stepped in as president for CP. His work includes frequent travel to China, where he organizes and teaches at pastorial training seminars. This is where future Chinese pastors and lay pastors are equipped in the basic principles of evangelistic preaching, pastoral care, Christian leadership and discipleship.
Since 1991, CP has conducted 103 pastoral training seminars in 35 different cities in China and has trained 9,113 pastors and Christian leaders. In addition, CP has provided pastors and seminaries/Bible schools students with much needed “Pastor Packs” (mini libraries)—over 56,000 theological study books have been distributed since 1991.
China Partner exists to serve the Church in China through the following four strategies:
- Training -current and future Chinese Christian leaders with needed ministry insights and methods
- Providing -Christian literature to Chinese leaders, churches, and ministry training centers
- Learning -about China’s culture and policies, the Chinese Church, and how to partner with God’s work there
He and his wife, Tammy, reside in Highlands Ranch, Colorado. They have two grown daughters, Brittany (married to Kameron Knox, June 2011) and Briana.
Gideon & Funmi Para-Mallam
What is the goal / vision of your ministry?
We envision students built into communities of disciples transformed by the gospel and impacting the University, the Church and society for the glory of Christ. Our goal is to reach 1 million students by 2020.
What is your role within that mission?
Initiator (envisioning and vision casting), Implementer (pioneering, training, discipling/mentoring), Pastoral Supervisor (sta and governance of national movements) and Fund Raising to nance the vision.
How can we support you? What needs can we pray for?
Periodic prayer point from me/us, nancial partnership to help see some of the vision ideas get the much needed provision for the vision to happen. Physical presence to be part some programs which are out ows of the vision implementation.
Hussam & Martina Fakhoury
Joel & Barbara Wright
The Wrights have served in Brazil for over two decades largely through theological education, church planting, leadership development and evangelism.
Currently, four Brazilian churches in the U.S. (Chicago, Minneapolis-St. Paul, Boston, San Diego) are within Converge Worldwide, with other churches nationally in various stages of development and/or affiliation. The Brazilian churches are furthermore engaged in mission projects among difficult access and unreached people groups.
Josh & Jullie Parr
Chapelstreet Church is where Julie’s faith in Christ really started to take root. The body of Christ at Chapelstreet Church has played a large role in her development as a follower and servant of Jesus. The Lord has used her time in Student Ministry & serving as a leader on Chapelstreet Church mission trips to draw her into a right relationship with Him & grow her passion to serve The Kingdom wherever God takes her.
Josh grew up near Peoria, IL where his parents were actively involved in the local high school Campus Life hosting loads of students at their house every week to have fun & learn more about Jesus. This had a big impact on Josh’s walk with the Lord & is what led him to get involved with The Navigators when he went to college.
Josh & Julie met at the U of I & were married in December 2012. Throughout their marriage the Lord has challenged them both to walk closer with Him & pursue whatever He lays in front of them in an effort to bring glory to God. This pursuit has led them both to join staff with The Navigators.
Josh & Julie have been serving on staff with The Navigators at their alma mater since 2015. The mission of The Navigators is “To advance the Gospel of Jesus & His Kingdom into the nations through spiritual generations of laborers living & discipling among the lost.” With this at the heart of their calling, the Parrs go into the work the Lord has for them with a vision that lines up well with the mission of Chapelstreet Church. They partner with the Lord in meeting college students where they are at & then help them experience the transforming grace, love, truth, & power of Jesus Christ. They seek to help students know Christ intimately through His Word & prayer while also equipping & encouraging them to see themselves as Gospel agents on their dorm floors, in their classrooms, & all around campus.
In short, they minister with the goal of helping students to know Christ, make Him know, & help others do the same. Seeing that so many students from all over the world come to the University of Illinois, they are excited to be a part of the Lord’s work in the lives of students from all nations. Lord willing, they want to see the U of I college campus become a great mission-sending organization that spreads the truth of Christ to the lost on campus & then takes the Gospel to the nations.
They are so grateful for & blessed by this partnership with Chapelstreet Church & will weekly be lifting Chapelstreet Church up before the Lord praying big things for the present & future of this church body.
University of Illinois
Christ Community, Urbana IL
Kelsey began attending Chapelstreet Church in 8th grade, and was actively involved in student ministries during her high school years. She went on mission trips to Roseland, Quito, and the Dominican Republic and had an internship in the student ministries office her senior year of high school.
Kelsey Gould is serving as a missionary intern with Christ Community in Champaign-Urbana, IL. The people of Champaign-Urbana are made in the image of God, but without the gospel, they have no hope for a relationship with him. Christ Community is a church characterized by gospel transformation, and exists to multiply disciples of Jesus Christ in the community.
At Christ Community, Kelsey serves specifically with women’s ministry & content development, providing resources and opportunities for Christ Community members to “grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.”
Martha learned about the Rafiki Foundation while attending BSF. The Lord had already been building in her a desire to work with orphans. After looking into Rafiki and what they do, Martha knew this is the organization she wanted to work with. Rafiki works in ten African countries and Martha will be serving in Rwanda.
She will be involved in child care which involves in part distributing and keeping an inventory of clothing and toiletries, outings, discipline, and coordinating activities of short-term volunteers. Martha is also teaching art for grades 7 and 8 in the Rafiki School.
Matt & Sarah Titus
TEAM, Czech Republic
Matthew and Sara Titus work with TEAM in Prague, Czech Republic and do church planting, leadership development, discipleship, and evangelism. They have worked with 3 different church plants and are currently with the Network Prague plant that is downtown Prague. This church is specifically targeting young adults who are working in the city. Please pray that this church would be a light to Prague, which is a very dark spiritual city (less than 1% evangelical Christians). Please pray for Matthew as he preaches and works with the leadership of TEAM missionaries in the Czech Republic, and for both Matthew and Sara as they train up and disciple young believers, and reach out to our neighbors and unreached in Prague.
Izabela, Samuel, Lucie, Evangeline, Theodor, and Victoria are doing great in the Czech language and schools and we are very thankful they have Czech friends. Please pray for God’s protection over them.
Paul & Ana Hill
The Hill family ministers in Santiago del Estero, Argentina, where there is extreme poverty and lack of water and food for families. They are praying for a regular meeting place with a roof structure as the homes we meet in are too small, and the meetings and activities need to be held outdoors under the hot sun.
Many families are struggling to find water and to put food on the table. By the grace of God, the Hills were able to find a 700 gallon tank that fit perfectly into the trailer they have and they’ve been able to haul water to 10 different homes.
The Hills have 5 children: Sara (5/27/88), Amy (3/25/91), Paul (10/18/92), Mark (7/19/95) and Laura (5/16/97).
Rick & Sue Borman
International Teams, Ecuador
Rick and Sue Borman have served with International Teams since 1998. In 1999, they founded a camp ministry in the mountains of Ecuador called “El Refugio” (The Refuge) and have been involved in that ministry to date.
El Refugio is a training and retreat center that facilitates a deeper relationship with Jesus Christ through nature and outdoor adventure. At El Refugio we have retreats with adventure programing that are purposely structured to bring people’s attention to their spiritual need of Jesus Christ or to help them grow in their walk with Christ. We also have a very developed training program in outdoor camp ministry with the goal of giving others the ability to run and operate a camp ministry or to use their training in their local churches.
Rick and Sue live in Michigan, at present with 4 of their 7 children and primarily work with: US mission teams; interns and missionary staff recruiting; and fund raising for projects. Rick travels to Ecuador frequently supporting the work of El Refugio and leading short term mission teams.
Trevor & Betsy Holloway
Reaching & Teaching, Peru
The Holloway family has deep roots with Chapelstreet Church with Betsy growing up in the church from infancy through college. Trevor received his master’s degree from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School and served in pastoral ministry for seven years before taking a staff position at To Every Tribe’s Center for Pioneer Church Planting. Aside from working in the home, Betsy is passionate about mentoring and discipling younger women. Their vision for their ministry in Peru is two-fold: 1) to partner with and train Peruvian pastors, leaders, and missionaries to reach the unreached with the gospel of Christ and 2) to entrust biblically sound teaching to faithful men who will be equipped to teach others thereby strengthening the church in Peru. They have four children: Ethan, Titus, Nora, Ellie, and Jill.
Tri & Emily Truong
World Agape, Vietnam/Cambodia
Please keep us in your prayers. Thanks for your support, love and prayers for us and our ministries.
Yohanna & Dina Katanacho
Yohanna serves as an academic dean at Bethlehem Bible College and Nazareth Evangelical College in Israel. He teaches theology, in addition to writing and speaking at conferences. In their work with student ministry (IFES) in Palestine, Israel, Jordan , Egypt and Lebanon, they realized the need for students in the Middle East to grow in the knowledge of the Lord. Because of this need, Yohanna began teaching Bible courses in Galilee and Nazareth. Dina has been active serving the Lord among Arab Christian women as she cares for their three young children.
Their ministry includes reaching out and witnessing to Muslim Arabs, Israeli Jews and Jewish Messianic believers sharing the love of the Lord.They explain to them the love Jesus gave them for the Jewish people and for all who need Jesus, and tell them about the grace of our Lord Jesus that transforms the enemy into a friend.
Yohanna & Dina live in Nazareth with their 3 boys: Immanuel (April 4, 2003) Jonathan (September 30, 2005) and Christopher (October 13, 2006)