Global Partners

Gary McDowell
Pastor, Greystones Presbyterian Church (Ireland)

Amy and Richard Vise
Richard serves at Auburn University with Reformed University Fellowship

Michelle and Ray Call
The Call family works with Mission to the World (MTW) and the Uruguay Mission of the Orthodox Presbyterian Church in Montevideo, Uruguay.  Ray is an ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church in America and serves as a church planter with a focus on evangelism and pastoral ministry. Michele is a mother of seven who delights in serving God in various ways – at home as well as in the church and community. Ray and Michele have a passion to see God establish Reformed churches throughout the nation of Uruguay which will render Biblical worship to the Triune God, serve His people and be beacons of light to a world that needs Christ. The Calls served with MTW Mexico along the U.S./Mexico border in Mexicali, Mexico and San Diego, CA from 2006 to 2013. They transitioned to working with the Uruguay mission under a cooperative agreement with MTW in the summer of 2013.

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Betsy Christiansen
As medical missionary Betsy recruits and prepares (culturally, practically, spiritually) both healthcare professionals and laypeople for overseas medical missions, and then serves as team leader for these 1-2 week mobile-clinic teams.  Coming alongside our ‘front-line-soldier’ missionaries and national pastors, her teams assist in church-planting efforts using hands on care, compassion and listening ears, prayer, counseling and the Word.  We pray that through us the Spirit will give more visibility and credibility to the local church. Her ‘first love’ is Latin America, where she can communicate in their heart language, but she’s been blessed by seeing God at work – and by being culturally and relationally stretched – in Asia, Africa and Europe as well.

Erin and David Frerichs
The Frerichs are ministering to English-speaking internationals in Iasi, Romania.  Much of their work is with medical school students who come to Iasi for their education and then return to their countries.  They desire to make disciples so that these students will return to their countries as Christian doctors and missionaries, taking the Good News with them!  David and Erin have three children – Zeke (2004), Marit (2006) and Levi (2010).  They are looking forward to the birth of their 4th child in August.

Queta and Ron Shaw
Since 2009 Ron has been in a part-time capacity as both an advisor and Independent Contractor for the Spiritual Life Department of Mission to the World.   Ron has opportunities for conference and teaching ministry as well as spiritual counseling both to missionaries and national leaders recently in such places as India, Canada, Japan, Thailand and Myanmar as well as ministry to the church stateside.  Currently Queta and Ron have been invited by the MTW teams in Lisbon, Portugal, Madrid, Spain and Uganda to serve as the pastoral couple to those teams and in that capacity make annual field visits to those locations.

Leslie and Lanier Wood
Lanier and Leslie Wood serve with RUF at the University of South Alabama.  2011 will be the first year of RUF at South Alabama.  They have two children, Camille (3) and Nier Nier (2), and they are both excited about loving on and being loved on by students at South Alabama. College is a time for asking questions and discovering truth about the world and yourself.  This process of discovery takes students in different directions, but our prayer and hope is that as we show and tell students about Jesus, as we talk with them about their questions, as we proclaim the redemption of Jesus, they will find their lives and hearts renewed in that hope.

Susie and Jason Sterling
After 6 years of ministering with Reformed University Fellowship (RUF) at Samford University, Jason and Susie moved their family to Oxford, MS where Jason is now RUF Campus Minister at Ole Miss. The Sterlings have three daughters, Kate (6), Elizabeth (4), and Anne Wright (2) and Eva (4 months).

Sally Morson
Sally Morson lives in Beirut, Lebanon where she works with Church Resource Ministries partnering with Lebanese nationals in church planting and leadership development throughout the Middle East. Sally’s main roll is to research and implement business opportunities to create funding and to use her work as an avenue to share God’s love to others. Sally was born and raised in Birmingham and has lived in Ethiopia and South Africa since studying business at Auburn University.

Kate Defuniak
Kate is serving Honduras with Mission to the World

Elizabeth and Britton Wood
Campus Minister Britton Wood grew up in Birmingham, Alabama and graduated from Vanderbilt University in 2001.  He served as an RUF intern from 2001-2004 at the University of Tennessee where he met his wife Elizabeth.  They went to Covenant Seminary from 2004-2007 and during those short three years had Mary Walton (1.10.05), Shelby(1.10.05), Britton (9.20.06), and Katherine (9.20.06).  They served RUF at the University of South Carolina from 2007 to 2011.  In the Spring of 2011 they were called to serve RUF at Stanford University in the Palo Alto, CA.

Anna Nedelcu 

David and Jill Martin
Serving in Odessa Ukraine with Mission to the World.

Suzy Triplett
Serving in Thailand with Servant Partners.