Recent Worker Appointments and Reappointments
Posted on November 27, 2023 by Jon Trotter
VMMissions appointed the following workers in 2023.
- Clay Kauffman, serving as a tranSend intern with Highland Retreat. His internship is half-time with Highland Retreat, exploring various jobs and responsibilities that advance the mission of the camp, and half-time serving with a local congregation and in community service.
- Joy M. (name changed) has been appointed to join the VMMissions launch team in Central Asia as a tranSend intern, working half-time as a teacher at an international school in the capital city and the other half engaging in language learning and connecting with the launch team.
- Rissa Martin is a tranSend intern serving as the Volunteer Coordinator at Agape Home, an orphanage in Chiang Mai, Thailand.
- Baker Rigg is serving as the part-time chaplain of the Rockingham Harrisonburg Regional Jail, Harrisonburg, Va.
- Adam and Elise Sauder (names changed) have been appointed as Associated Workers serving with YWAM (Youth With A Mission) Myrtle Beach. They help coordinate discipleship training and outreach in Myrtle Beach, and lead ministry teams to a country in South Asia.
- Hannah Shultz shares Jesus and disciples children and families, in partnership with two Spanish-speaking churches in the Harrisonburg, Va., area.
- Devin Stipe serves in a tranSend assignment with SLAQ (Servant Leader Quest) and Early Church, Harrisonburg, Va.
- Elaine U. (name changed) has been appointed to serve on the Central Asia launch team and teach half-time at an international school. Her teammate Joy is her spiritual mentor, accountability partner, and friend, and they look forward to serving together.
- Brynn Yoder, serving as a tranSend intern with Highland Retreat. His internship is half-time with Highland Retreat, exploring various jobs and responsibilities that advance the mission of the camp, and half-time serving with a local congregation and in community service.
VMMissions also recently reappointed the following workers:
- Joyel Allen, as an Associate Worker serving in campus ministry at Mary Baldwin University, Staunton, Va.
- Alfonso Alvarado, church planter and pastor at Iglesia Menonita Monte Moriah, Lacey Spring, Va.
- Armando and Veronica Sanchez, church planters and pastors of Iglesia Shalom, Waynesboro, Va.
- Michael & Ruth Hershey, as Associate Workers with Immerse International and in bivocational volunteer ministry.
- Olivia Kasidiaris, an Associate Worker serving in campus ministry at James Madison University, Harrisonburg, Va.
- Mike and Risha Metzler, church planters of Mosaic of Grace Church, Harrisonburg, Va.
- Yacoub Rasul (name changed), church planter among the Arabic-speaking community in Harrisonburg, Va.
- Dini & Klementina Shahini, serving at Lezha Academic Center and the Guri I Themelit church in Albania.
- Rafael & Solange Tartari, serving as church planters and disciple-makers in Shkodër, Albania.
- Norma Teles, serving as director of the Joshua Center in Lezhë, Albania.
- Ken Wettig, as an Associate Worker serving with Coracle, as SLAQ (Servant Leader Quest) director and working at Coracle’s retreat center.