Thom and Sherry Cahill were appointed in September 2015 to serve a two-year assignment in Kenya. Thom will teach modular classes and lead training events and seminars for local and regional pastors. Sherry will offer administrative support for the Bible college. Their anticipated departure date for the field is in the spring of 2017. Thom and Sherry have been involved in ministry over 20 years in various positions including pastoral, administration and education. They have three adult children.
The Mellingers serve as regional leaders in the Balkans. They oversee the work of Team Bulgaria which includes the Light and Life FMC in Bulgaria, The Anagenesis Foundation and New Start LLC (a company of creative livelihood groups and micro-enterprise businesses). Team Bulgaria consists of four additional missionary families and many nationals. The Team is developing a holistic approach to ministry that includes the spiritual, educational, economic and social programs that work together to serve people.
The Reynens reside in Kenya, but Mike’s responsibilities as Africa Area Director take him around the continent, working with the missionary team and in partnership with national churches. Vickie is Regional Coordinator for International Child Care Ministries (ICCM), which puts her in regular communication with national coordinators in eight countries. Their children reside in the states: Kyle and his wife, Maddie, are students at Spring Arbor University; Kelly lives in Indiana; Kenzie and her husband, Jamie, also live in Indiana. Mike grew up attending the Austin (MN) Bethlehem FM Church in our conference.