Arvada Covenant Church partners with several missionaries around the world, both through the Covenant denomination and others that have strong connections to our church body. Click on a region on the map below to see our Global Partners in that region.
List of Global Partners
Anderson, Ken and Lori
Mission: This ministry is part of a multi-generational effort facilitated by the Anderson family. GuateStar partners with the indigenous population in Guatemala to break the cycle of poverty through educational and community outreach programs while sharing the hope of the Gospel. The primary focus has been Colegio (School) Juan Wesley founded in 1997, in San Cristobal, Totonicapan. This school moved to a new campus in January of 2009 and currently educates 380 children. A second building is currently under construction. Ultimately 1,500 children will attend school at Juan Wesley. Construction on a second school in the mountain village of Chuixchimal began in 2010, today 70 students attend Colegio Esmirna. When this school is complete 600 students will attend. Additional projects include the construction of a medical clinic of the Juan Wesley campus and Club Extra, an after school program to promote the love of learning by giving students additional learning time and exposure to new classes.
Email Address: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
Boyle, Todd and Wendy
Organization: Abba Padre International
Mission: They organize and host various groups to work on building projects, help in public schools, go on evangelistic outreaches, as well as assist local pastors, leaders and missionaries. They have created an Emergency Transition Home and work with the Honduran government to provide a safe house for abandoned children until they can become adopted.
Email Address: tw2theNations@gmail.com
Bruckner, Byron and Sue
Organization: Covenant Youth of Alaska
Mission: Developing youth ministry throughout Alaska by working with nineteen churches.
Email Address: email@example.com
Organization: Covenanter with Covenant World Mission, RCE (Resourcing Christian Education International)
Mission: Caryn, the daughter of Phyllis and Don Camp and a member of Arvada Covenant Church, works as an ELL teacher (for English Language Learners) at Morrison Christian Academy in Taichung, Taiwan.
http://www.mca.org.tw. Approximately 70% of the children at the school are Taiwanese, and approximately 30% are the children of missionaries. http://www.rce-international.org/support-a-missionary/
Email Address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Organization: Evangelical Christian in the Congo
Location: Democratic Republic of Congo
Mission: In 2011 Pastor Duale was elected President of the ECC Protestant synod, which is a group of denominations in the Equateur province in northwest Democratic Republic of Congo. The ECC is an umbrella organization that links all of the protestant denominations together. For 8 years he was the Head of the Department of Evangelism and Mission for the entire Covenant Church of Congo denomination. Pastor Duale has been in the ministry for approximately 23 years and is currently working on his Theology doctorate at University Universite Protestante au Congo.
Email Address: email@example.com
Dutton, Peter and Ruth
Organization: Evangelical Covenant Church.
Location: Roi Et, Thailand
Mission: They are presently leading in the establishment of a ministry center in Roi Et, Thailand, which will house a church, as well as a center for music and English instruction, in addition to a bookstore, coffee shop and a place to do sports ministry.
Email Address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Organization: Seeds of South Sudan
Mission: Arok is one of the former Lost Boys of Sudan. After being forced to leave his village in South Sudan at the age of 7, he went to two refugee camps before coming to the United States. Now his ministry is to take South Sudanese orphans from the Kakuma refugee camp in Kenya, and send them to a boarding school in Nakuru, Kenya so that they can get an education and go back to re-build their village of Paliau in South Sudan.
Gardea, Jose Luis and Dieby
Organization: Casa Hogar Palabra de Vida Orphanage
Mission: Pastor Gardea and his wife have established and run the Casa Hogar Palabra de Vida orphanage which is located in Chihuahua, Mexico. Arvada Covenant Church actively supports the orphanage and arranges short-term mission trips for families and adults. Casa Hogar is one of our Impact Ministries.
Organization: Heart to Honduras
Mission: Pastor of a small church in Los Globos. Provides evangelism, discipleship and counseling to various villages in the area.
Organization: Evangelical Covenant Church
Mission: Jim is a special interest missionary who has started his own Thai non-profit organization called the Sustainable Development Research Foundation (SDRF), which began the start-up work of the Covenant work in Thailand. The SDRF is supporting many different people in several locations in Thailand, from AIDS victims in the South to poor children in the Northeastern region. Jim is also the president of GDN (Global Development Network).
Website: http://www.gdnc.org ; http://www.sdrf-th.org
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Hamilton, Keith and Debbie
Organization: Alaska Christian College
Mission: Dr. Keith Hamilton is the President and Founder of the college which is located in Soldotna. Debbie is a counselor at the college. Keith and Debbie were formerly members of Arvada Covenant where Keith served as the Director of Student Ministries.
Hallam, Dr. Steve and Lindsay
Organization: Alaska Christian College
Mission: Lindsay grew up going to ACC as a youth. They are both on staff at Alaska Christian College. Lindsay is the Director of Learning Resources and Registrar. Steve is on the faculty and the Chair of General Education.
Email Address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Hege, John and Wendy
Organization: CYAK (Covenant Youth of Alaska)
Location: Palmer, Alaska
Mission: The main focus of this ministry is to the rural students across the state of Alaska. Their ministry is outreach, disciple those ready to grow, and train and help those ready to lead in ministry in various ways.
Email Address: email@example.com
Organization: ECFA Reach Global
Mission: Glennis’ ministry is focused on educating those in church leadership. She fills many administrative roles. She is working in a country where they are presently free to share the gospel, although Christians only make up less than 10% of the population.
Email Address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Hines, Don and Myrna
Organization: China Outreach Ministries (COM)
Mission: Don and Myrna serve as Recruitment Directors for COM, an organization reaching out to thousands of Chinese scholars studying at numerous U.S. universities. COM shows these scholars the love of Christ through hospitality, personal relationships, English teaching, professional seminars, Bible studies and more. New believers are discipled and equipped to become multiplying Christian leaders who impact China and the world.As “second career” missionaries, Don and Myrna have a God-given passion for the Chinese people. Their special calling is to contact, coach, recruit, train and send godly men and women to reach the Chinese scholars at the universities. They also lead short-term ministry trips and provide general administrative support for COM staff as members of its Leadership Team.Don and Myrna joined Arvada Covenant in 2001 when their ministry was headquartered in Evergreen Colorado. For the next several years, were actively involved in ACC ministries. Subsequent ministry moves have taken them to Georgia and to Pennsylvania where they currently reside. Don and Myrna keep in frequent contact with Arvada Covenant and visit us often.
Organization: Alaska Christian College
Mission: Irene serves as the Director of Information Technology Services at Alaska Christian College. In this position, Irene is responsible for maintaining and upgrading all the computer, network and phone system equipment and software, training staff and students in technology issues, handling all help desk inquiries, and anything else that comes up with technology. Irene also has opportunities to interface with students on a daily basis and mentor 2 students each school year. The mentoring gives staff members a great opportunity to really know a couple of students. Irene’s experience with RFKC in Arvada and in bush Alaska at KICY radio and Covenant Bible Camp has proven to be a great help in connecting and understanding our mostly Native Alaskan student body.
Email Address: email@example.com
London, Adam and Shirleen
Organization: Covenant Youth of Alaska (CYAK)
Mission: Outreach and discipleship with rural and Alaska Native peoples. Adam and Shirleen have been involved with the statewide youth ministry department, Covenant Youth of Alaska (CYAK), for over 10 years in various ministries. Adam now serves as the Director of Operations for CYAK. Both Adam and Shirleen are graduates of Alaska Christian College. Websites:
Ministry of Adam and Shirleen: http://www.polarnewsflash.com
Christian Youth of Alaska: http://www.cyak.org
Covenant Bible Camp: http://www.covenantbiblecamp.com
Amundson Education Center: http://www.aecak.org
Email Address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Muniz, Fabio and Johnna
Organization:Evangelical Covenant Church Project Japan
Location: Brussels, Belgium
Mission: They are currently serving for at least two years as short-term missionaries with hopes to become long-term missionaries. They are focusing their ministry on reaching out to multi-ethnic and multi-lingual groups, including Brazilian Japanese, Latinos besides the local Japanese people. They are reaching out with friendship evangelism, hoping to expand their multi-lingual groups to include Muslims and refugees in the future.
Email Address: Fabioemail@example.com
Noren, Paul and Sheryl
Organization: Evangelical Covenant Church
Mission: They work alongside the Evangelical Covenant Church of Congo (CEUM). This includes monthly trips into Central African Republic to reach out to the Fulani people group. Participate in hospital work, including training nurses, accounting and working in the pharmacy. And also involved in agricultural development work.
Email Address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Patterson, Harold and Lana
Organization: International Hope Builders
Mission: International Hope Builders partners with local government, churches and agencies to identify children and families in desperate need of shelter to restore dignity, hope, and most basic human needs to the poorest of the poor in nations like Honduras, Mexico, and Haiti.
Organization: Foundation for His Ministry
Location: Oxaca, Mexico
Mission: Having previously worked as the principal of a small elementary school, located at a Children’s Home, Laura is now serving as the assistant administrator of the Children’s Home, where she ministers to the 90 some children living there.
Stoner, Doug and Tricia
Organization: Missionaries to Central Europe via Pioneers
Location: Vienna, Austria
Mission: Formerly missionaries to Slovakia since 1994, Doug and Tricia now serve as regional coordinators for Pioneers in Central Europe. Based in Vienna, they travel throughout central Europe to support and encourage missionaries. They are serving as directors for four church planning team leaders. They also preach, teach and lead home bible studies in their local church in Vienna. They are responsible for recruiting new staff members for Pioneers and hosting regional retreats for the missionaries. They also support international pastors in Vienna by hosting regular prayer meetings.
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Thang, Ezekiel “Pum”
Organization: Ignite Myanmar
Mission: Ignite Myanmar began with the simple goal of supporting evangelistic missionaries in Myanmar. We strive to provide for the basic needs of each missionary we support: housing, food, clothing and basic supplies to conduct ministry. The missionaries we support focus their attention on neighborhood evangelism, youth evangelism, missionary training and providing for the needs (both spiritual and material) of orphans. We currently support 59 missionaries and 46 orphans, and have made it possible for 800+ weekly attenders to hear about Christ on an annual budget of $160,000. We have also trained 70 potential missionaries and are hoping to raise enough support to enable all of them to work as full-time missionaries. Our goal is to show the love of Christ to those in Myanmar by sharing the Gospel, rescuing and bringing hope to orphans, and giving new identity to the youth. We seek to serve those who have not yet put their faith in Jesus Christ primarily through missionary evangelism and providing the financial ability for our missionaries to meet the needs of those they are reaching out to with the Gospel.