Tim and Mary Sue are a husband-and-wife team from Northern Minnesota, where they had fruitful careers as professional educators and started to raise their family of four kids. Over time, God began to lead them toward a new adventure in ministry. In 2009 they packed up their home and relocated to West Africa, where they joined a ministry team of Converge global workers. On the field the Austins have the opportunity as a family to serve at a Christian school for the children of other global workers as well as for kids from many other backgrounds. Over the years Tim and Mary Sue have held a variety of roles at the school but have primarily worked as teachers. Currently, Tim serves as middle school principal, K-12 curriculum coordinator and as associate director of the school. To help him manage all of these responsibilities, Mary Sue serves as his administrative assistant. This ministry is highly strategic, as indicated by the school's motto: So all can serve. The school directly supports the expansion of God's Kingdom in that it enables many global workers to follow God's call and bring their families along as they serve him among some of the least-reached peoples of the world.