Alfonso Alvarado

Alfonso Alvarado

USA, Virginia, Harrisonburg

Program name: transForm (long-term)

Alfonso serves as a church planter, and is working to plant a new Hispanic church in the northeast area of Harrisonburg, Va., in partnership with Grace Mennonite Fellowship, Lacey Spring, Va.

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Seth and Theresa Crissman

Seth and Theresa Crissman (Eliana, Isaiah, Maria)

USA, Virginia, Harrisonburg

Program name: transForm (long-term)

Seth and Theresa help churches in the Shenandoah Valley share the Good News with children in their local communities. They are expanding Kids Club programs from several congregations to meet a wider need in the community.

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Kyle Glenn

Kyle Glenn

USA, Virginia, Harrisonburg

Program name: tranSend (1-2 years)

Kyle is an intern with Every Nation Campus ministry. VMMissions has appointed Kyle as a tranSender for 2019-2020 to work with Every Nation in college ministry. Kyle will lead Bible studies at Bridgewater College and mentor and disciple students there.

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Michael H.

USA, Pennsylvania, USA, Lancaster

Program name: Associated Worker

Michael serves with Immerse International, an Intensive English program for immigrants and refugees and a safe living environment for international students; focused on business and community partnerships, spiritual formation for staff and students, and missional training

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Christina Hershey

Christina Hershey

USA, Virginia, Harrisonburg

Program name: tranSend (1-2 years)

Christina is a tranSender who will be working with Kids Club and Immanuel Mennonite Church from June 2019 – May 2020. She will participate in various Kids Clubs throughout the Valley, help with administrative tasks and share stories of Kids Club.

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Oksana Kittrell

Oksana Kittrell

USA, Virginia, Harrisonburg

Program name: tranSend (1-2 years)

VMMissions has appointed Oksana as a tranSender for 2019-2020 to work with Every Nation in college ministry. Oksana will lead Bible studies and small groups at Eastern Mennonite University and will focus on identifying and mentoring leaders for campus ministry.

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Juan Jose Lagos

Juan José Lagos

USA, North Carolina, Winston Salem

Program name: transForm (long-term)

Juan José and his wife Cecilia hope to partner with North Carolina districts and congregations of Virginia Mennonite Conference in order to plant a new Spanish-speaking congregation in Winston Salem, N.C.

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Lee and Peg Martin

Lee and Peg Martin

USA, West Virginia, Kimball

Program name: transForm (long-term)

Lee and Peg Martin are serving with Mennonite Central Committee as SWAP (Sharing with Appalachian People) location coordinators in Kimball, W.Va., a small town in McDowell County, as Associated Workers with VMMissions.

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Mike and Risha Metzler family

Mike and Risha Metzler (Hannah, Joel, Tobias)

USA, Virginia, Harrisonburg

Program name: transForm (long-term)

Mike and Risha Metzler are church planters establishing a new Anabaptist congregation in Harrisonburg called Mosaic of Grace Church. This new church plant relates to Eastside Church as a sister church and is in the process of pursuing congregation in formation status with Harrisonburg District of Virginia Mennonite Conference.

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DJ Mitchell

D.J. Mitchell

USA, Virginia, Harrisonburg

Program name: tranSend (1-2 years)

D.J. Mitchell has begun a new healing community called Healing Refuge in Harrisonburg, Va., that offers honest confession, support, encouragement and accountability to those who are suffering from addiction. He also wants to network with local healing ministers who can help address the needs of those seeking healing in this community.

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