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.
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.
Isaac & Hannah Baldridge
One Collective, South Dakota
North Rapid is largely a Native American community located within the city limits of Rapid City, South Dakota. Rapid City has a population of approximately 85,000 people with about 20,000 being Native Americans. A large percentage of the families live below the poverty line. Because of this, the teenagers and their families struggle with poor nutrition, substance abuse, drugs, and high school dropout rates — approximately 50% of youth fail to graduate. In addition, there is a deep hurt and mistrust of the church because of the past missions movements during the great move to the West, which has led to an immense difficulty for the Lakota people to trust and know God who would provide a reconciliation, peace, and justice that they will never receive otherwise.
Isaac and Hannah’s vision is to see Kingdom impact in the Lakota community in Rapid City, South Dakota and they are excited to see how the Lord will work through them to serve the teens in North Rapid as the love of Christ changes the community’s future.
Rick & Sue Borman
One Collective, Ecuador
Rick and Sue Borman have served with One Collective 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 2 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.
Brian & Family
Erik & Tammy Burklin
China Partner, China
China Partner exists to serve the church in China through the following strategies:
- Training current and future church leaders with needed ministry tools.
- Providing Christian literature to church leaders, churches, and ministry training centers.
- Linking ministries and individuals outside China with churches in China, by educating about China’s culture, the Chinese church, and encouraging to partner with God’s mission in China.
- Partnering with churches in China to reach the next generation.
Erik regularly travels to China organizing and teaching at pastoral training seminars, where Chinese pastors learn about evangelism, evangelistic preaching, pastoral care, Biblical leadership, discipleship, marriage & family and how to reach the next generation for Christ.
Erik & Tammy attended Chapelstreet Church in the late eighties serving in various leadership roles. Tammy served in the worship ministry while Erik lead a small group and ministered to the young people in Chapelstreet’s youth ministry.
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
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.
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.
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/missionary/beth-ann-erickson
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.
Hussam & Martina Fakhoury
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.
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.
Young Life, Kane County
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!
Peter & Heather Hanson
The Hansons’ have been a part of Chapelstreet Church since Peter was in high school. Peter and Heather both received their bachelor’s degree from Huntington University where Peter studied film production and Heather studied English writing and missions. Peter was an intern with Chapelstreet’s Leadership Institute for two years before coming on staff, where he has served for the last four years as the videographer. Heather also interned with Leadership Institute in Communications.
They are preparing for the mission field, where they will work under Converge International Ministries to serve the missionaries of Europe and the Mediterranean through their media skills by traveling to the ministry locations, capturing material to help share the local team’s vision and document their progress as God leads them in their goal to start and strengthen churches among least-reached people groups. They will capture footage of the region and interview on camera the missionaries, church leaders, and local people for ministry updates, testimonies, and vision videos. These videos will be used to help connect the missionaries to their partners and sending churches, and to encourage people to become more involved.
The Hansons’ are called to celebrate God’s movement among least-reached peoples and inspire God’s people to engage in ministry in Europe and the Middle East. In addition to this, they will also serve with Evangelical Poland, a coalition of evangelical churches working together for training and resourcing, where they will be based in Poznań, Poland.
Tyler & Jordan Harju
One Collective, Ecuador
Tyler grew up attending Chapelstreet Church along with his parents and siblings. Although his sisters both went on short term mission trips to El Refugio in Ecuador, it was not until Tyler was 22 and participating in an outdoor discipleship program (LIFT) that he went himself. After completing the program, Tyler finished his undergraduate studies at Nyack College where he studied international relations and business.
Jordan grew up in upstate New York and after graduating from Furman University where she studied international relations and political science, she also participated in the LIFT program, a year before Tyler. It was the summer of 2017 when Tyler and Jordan were introduced through mutual friends in upstate New York while working at a Christian Conference Center. They served full-time in operations and in the LIFT program for 2.5 years. In the summer of 2019 they married and moved to teach school in Costa Rica.
During the COVID era of 2020, Tyler and Jordan began exploring the idea of moving to Ecuador to work with the discipleship program at El Refugio.
Similarly to LIFT, El Refugio utilizes the outdoors as an essential component in building community. The El Refugio discipleship program challenges the cultural norms, opens the minds of young adults and allows them to consider what path Jesus Christ has set before them.
The Harjus yearn for young adults to taste the richness of community striving towards the same goal, to experience time away from the constant and repetitive pulls of culture, and to fall deeper in love with Jesus Christ.
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).
Trevor & Betsy Holloway
Entrusted Word Ministries, 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 a missionary training school for two years.
They have been serving on the mission field since 2015 where Trevor trains pastors and leaders through the biblical training institute he founded and directs, speaking at conferences, putting on workshops, and a variety of other formats. Aside from working in the home, Betsy is passionate about mentoring and discipling younger women.
The Holloways’ vision for ministry is two-fold: 1) to equip Peruvian pastors, leaders, and missionaries to make disciples and plant churches among the unreached in Peru and 2) to strengthen the Peruvian church by entrusting biblically sound teaching to faithful men who teach others also. They have five children: Ethan, Titus, Nora, Ellie, and Jill.
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.
Marcus & Rachel Leman
Wycliffe International Bible Translation
Daniel & Stephanie Lim
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).
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.
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.
Josh & Julie Parr
Chapelstreet Church is where Julie’s faith in Christ really started to take root. The body of Christ at Chapelstreet 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 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 and 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. Josh is currently serving as the U of I Navs Campus Director overseeing the entire work & staff team God has placed here. 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, athletic teams, and 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 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 (Isaiah 54:2-3).
They are so grateful for & blessed by this partnership with Chapelstreet Church & will weekly be lifting Chapelstreet Church up before the Lord praying God’s Will and Glory over the present & future of this church body.
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.
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.
David & Katie Spear
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.
Jim & Deborah Walker
Cru, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Jim and Deborah Walker were members of Chapelstreet 2004-13. They raised their two daughters in the church, taught children’s Sunday School, and led an adult small group. In addition, Deborah organized the food pantry for most of those years, and Jim served on the Executive Council.
Both Jim and Deborah had come to Christ in their early 20s, and beginning in 2007, they felt the Lord nudge them in the direction of campus ministry. So began a several year period of prayer and discussion about how God might use them after Jim’s time at the global energy company BP came to an end.
That time came in 2013, and the Lord’s leading in the direction of student ministry continued when Jim assumed a financial role at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Jim and Deborah purchased a house two blocks off campus, and they jumped into tentmaking with the international ministry Cru, formerly known as Campus Crusade for Christ.
When Jim’s time at the university ended abruptly in 2015, it was quickly evident that the Lord had been preparing them since 2007 to join Cru full time. Jim serves in a hybrid role, performing traditional student ministry at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and as part of Cru’s Global Operations team out of Orlando headquarters. There he is on a team that is implementing a new financial and donor management system for Cru’s ministries in 190 countries outside of the U.S. Deborah enjoys the campus ministry, making their home a place of ministry, and co-leads a young adult small group with Jim
at Blackhawk Church.
Only 120 miles away from Geneva, Jim and Deborah maintain an ongoing relationship with Chapelstreet, including with their much loved small group from 2004-13, which continues to thrive.
New International, Ukraine
Joel & Barbara Wright
Converge, International Ministries
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.