International Ministries

Converge’s Intermational Ministries team works to help your church develop effective missions strategies and opportunities to reach people with the gospel in key areas of the world. We are passionate about helping your church’s missions ministry become more effective and make a greater kingdom impact worldwide as your people develop a heart for missions.

Our team also works closely with over 170 strategically-placed missionaries in countries around the world as they lead the lost to Christ by starting church planting movements and developing national leaders, as well as many more who are currently going through our highly-respected missionary assessment and deployment process.

Ivan Veldhuizen

Executive Director of International Ministries


Regional Leaders
  • Dan Nelson
    International Leader (Latin America)
  • David Jahnke
    International Leader (Asia)
  • Jim Black
    International Leader (Africa)
  • Dennis McMains
    International Leader (Europe)
  • John Nargan
    International Leader (North America)
  • Gary Hunter
    Director of Global Ministries

U.S. Engagement Team
  • Chris Hughes
    Coordinator of Deaf Church Engagement
  • Kevin McGhee
    Director of U.S. Ministries
  • Neil Moyer
    Church Mobilization Associate
  • Jerry Schommer
    Director of Church Planting Partnerships
  • Chuck Lewis
    Consortia Catalyst
  • Anna Barnett
    Church Mobilization Associate
  • Candace Fish
    Church Mobilization Associate
  • Jimmy Smith
    Church Mobilization Specialist
  • Rebecca Diley Triplett
    Deaf Ministry Catalyst

Mobilization & Missionary Training
  • Robyn Alston
    Admin Assistant to the Director Mobilization
  • Ann McGhee
    Director of Training
  • Tania Martin
    Director of Mobilization
  • John Wright
    Director of Missionary Assessment
  • Jeffrey Lowery
    International Missions Mobilization Specialist
  • John & Lori De Cleene
    MPD Advisors

Missionary Care
  • Mary Larson
    Member Care
  • Joey & Carol Mimbs
    Member Care
  • Mike & Murf Gaston
    Member Care
  • Steve & Debra Rowe
    Member Care Director

Specialist Team
  • John Baxter
    Director of Diaspora Initiatives
  • Don & Angie Finley
    Ministry Specialist: Cross-Cultural Ed.
  • Carl Lahr
    Associate Director of Global Ministries and Specialist Team Leader
  • Larry Caldwell
    Senior Missiologist
  • Tom Castor
    Ministry Specialist: Resource Support

Admin
  • Kimberly Skundrich
    Administrative Assistant to the Executive Director of International Ministries

Partnering with Converge has made me a better leader. I know I’m not alone. Whether it’s a need for friendship, skill building, assistance with church planting or vision, Converge is the trusted family on mission with Cascade Church.

Nate Hettinga, Cascade Church, Monroe, WA