6 missionary appointees commissioned during Launch

Michael Smith

Converge Content Specialist

  • Missions

Converge International Ministries commissioned six missionary appointees during the Launch training event January 15-17 at the Converge headquarters in Orlando, Florida.

The appointees are:

  • Anna Barnett, Cornerstone Baptist Church, Ludington, Michigan, Converge MidAmerica, and Candace Fish, Calvary Fellowship, West Hartford, Connecticut, Converge Northeast, will serve on the U.S. Engagement Team as church mobilization associates. They will partner with churches to seek out their unique calling within global missions.
  • Jeshua Moore, Trinity Baptist Church, Jacksonville, Florida, Converge Southeast, will head to Benin, Africa, to work with the 6 Degree Initiative.
  • Neil Moyer, Crosswalk Community Church, Titusville, Florida, Converge Southeast, is the Florida representative for Perspectives on the World Christian Movement and will serve Converge and any interested churches or groups to make the course even more accessible and applicable.
  • Mark and Jaclyn Sievert, United in Christ Christian Church, Lithia Springs, Georgia, Converge Southeast, are in the last stages of deciding which unreached people groups they will serve.

Launch is three days of learning the heart of Converge’s mission. During the training, appointees hear from Scott Ridout (Converge president), Ivan Veldhuizen (executive director of Converge International Ministries), Member Care, Mobilization and more. Appointees also learn the biblical basis for why and how International Ministries seeks to reach the least reached.

It takes many people to launch a missionary into the mission field: family, churches, partners and Converge. Learn how you can play a part in reaching people across the street and around the world with the gospel.


Michael Smith, Converge Content Specialist

Michael Smith serves as Converge’s content specialist. He has nearly two decades in the newspaper publishing industry. Michael worked as a copy editor and designer for the Tampa Tribune for more than a dozen years. He also was a member of the editorial staff of Florida Baptist Witness and other publications across the Southeast.

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