GraceWay Church supports a number of missionaries, both at home and abroad, as they carry out Christ’s great commission.
“Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the
Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.” Matthew 28:19
Learn more about work being done by the missionaries we support as well as how GraceWay members are serving those in the mission field.
Missionaries We Support
Tim Czech – Athletes in Action, Madison, WI
Ministry: Athletes in Action dreams of a day when there are Christ-followers on every team, in every sport, in every nation. We build spiritual movements through the platform of sport, so that everyone knows someone who truly follows Jesus. Here, student-athletes can explore spirituality and be involved in Bible studies, peer spiritual mentoring, and social events with like-minded individuals.
Julie Denker – Campus Crusade staff/ FamilyLife ministries, Little Rock, Arkansas
Ministry: Producer of the 60 second radio short-feature FamilyLife Blended with Ron Deal.
Walfre Estrada – Director of Vida y Esperanza Christian School, Guatemala
Ministry: School for children in kindergarten through 9th grade, providing evangelism and discipleship for children and families.
Enrique and Becky Fernandez – Evangelical Free Church
Ministry: As Director of Institutional Relations, they have an online school for training pastors in Latin America.
Leslie Geist – ReachGlobal, Ghent, Belgium
Ministry: encourage, disciple, and equip the Flemish church through relationship-building, administration, and hospitality. Leslie works with a local Free church in the center of Ghent and enjoys shepherding and developing nationals. Her desire is to see believers thriving in their understanding of God’s love for them and then taking this into their own spheres of influence, making Christ’s name known and glorified throughout Belgium.
Tim and Sherry Gilley – Wisconsin AWANA Missionary
Ministry: To develop more AWANA programs and raise awareness.
Rich and Rachel Hendrikson – United World Mission, Birmingham, England
Ministry: Sharing the love of Jesus through working with a church plant as well as being involved in teaching, discipleship, evangelism, Bible studies; also works with Teenstreet, an international youth ministry.
Cory and Brooke Passehl – Youth with a Mission, Hawaii
Ministry: Train teams to evangelize, have a closer walk with God, and learn what His plan is for their lives.
Adrian and Wendy Rayo – EFCA Spanish-speaking pastor in Delavan, WI
Ministry: Church planter and pastor in a Spanish-speaking church in Delavan, Wisconsin. Focus on training Spanish-speaking pastors.
Matt and Becca S. – Reach Global (EFCA) Little India, UK
Ministry: plant a South Asian-contextualized house church among the Muslim and Hindu diasporic people in the UK. They hope to engage the community through educational development and children and youth outreaches.
Jeff and Terri Sprecher – Director of Mission Impact, Guatemala
Ministry: Evangelism and discipleship to the people of Guatemala.
Katie Sprecher – Mission Impact, Guatemala
Ministry: Child sponsorship coordinator, works with leading short-term mission teams and language translation.
Steve and Erin Voss – Expeditions Unlimited Adventure Centre
Ministry: Expeditions Unlimited exists to impact the lives of youth and adults through the use of God’s creation and outdoor adventure experiences. The main goal of Expeditions is to create an atmosphere where teachable moments can be used to change lives. We focus on details and logistics so groups can focus on growing their team, learning God’s word, and having fun. Expeditions Unlimited serves youth pastors and other group leaders who are passionate about making a lasting impact in the lives of students and adults and promoting true, undistracted worship of our Lord Jesus Christ and God the Father.
Ben and Jen Wood – ZOE International, Thailand
Ministry: The passion of the Wood family has always been to see people come to know Jesus as their Lord and Savior and for God to receive the worship that He deserves. They want people to know and experience the freedom, love, peace and joy that comes when you surrender your life to Jesus. This has led them to partner with ZOE International, an organization that strives to reach every person with the love of God and rescue every child from human trafficking. Through their comprehensive prevention, intervention and restoration programs, ZOE is able to transform each child from her past and give her an opportunity for a better future.
Tandala Medical Fund – Tandala Hospital, Congo, Africa
Ministry: 175 bed hospital with four Congolese physicians and 60 nurses. Tandala has been caring for the people of Ubangi since 1955.
Wisconsin Family Council
Ministry: Founded in 1986 to “evaluate our culture from a Judeo-Christian perspective and to serve as an information source for the general public and policy makers of our state and nation. Our perspective is drawn from the wisdom of Scripture and reflects what we believe to be the intent of the Creator. Through these efforts, our hope is that more and more citizens of Wisconsin will become salt and light in their communities and in this state.”