Mike and Murf Gaston served with Converge International Ministries for 15 years as church planters in Cameroon and France, allowing them to bring valuable first-hand experience to their role on the Converge Member Care Team, providing pastoral care and encouragement to Converge workers around the world. They are the primary caregivers for Converge workers based in North America, and Mike is the director of the Member Care team. They also provide their home in beautiful Northern Arizona as a place of ministry. Murf's hospitality gifts are put to good use as they welcome their colleagues on home assignment for a few days of refreshment, and whatever pastoral care that their guests might require. Both of the Gastons have come to realize the value of Sabbath rest, and are eager to encourage their Converge colleagues to explore that gift and make it a regular part of their lives.
Mike and Murf only need a part-time salary from Converge, so a larger percentage of donations to their ministry go directly to cover the costs of their travel and hospitality ministry as they care for missionaries. The goal of their Converge ministry is reflected in Philemon, verse 7, where Paul says to his friend, "The hearts of the saints have been refreshed through you."