International Ministries

Converge’s International Ministries team works to help your church develop effective missions strategies and opportunities to reach people with the gospel in key areas of the world. We are passionate about helping your church’s missions ministry become more effective and make a greater kingdom impact worldwide as your people develop a heart for missions.

Our team also works closely with over 170 strategically-placed missionaries in countries around the world as they lead the lost to Christ by starting church planting movements and developing national leaders, as well as many more who are currently going through our highly-respected missionary assessment and deployment process.

Ivan Veldhuizen

Senior Vice President of International Ministries

Global & International Leaders
  • Kimberly Skundrich
    Administrative Assistant to the Executive Director of International Ministries
  • Dan Nelson
    International Leader (Latin America)
  • John Baxter
    International Leader (Diaspora)
  • David Jahnke
    International Leader (Asia)
  • Dennis McMains
    International Leader (Europe)
  • Jim Black
    International Leader (Africa)

U.S. Engagement Team
  • Jimmy Smith
    Church Mobilization Specialist
  • Jerry Schommer
    Director of Church Planting Partnerships
  • Kevin McGhee
    Director of U.S. Ministries

Mobilization & Training
  • Jeffrey Lowery
    International Missions Mobilization Specialist
  • John & Lori De Cleene
    MPD Advisors

Missionary Care
  • Mike & Murf Gaston
    Member Care
  • Joey & Carol Mimbs
    Member Care
  • Steve & Debra Rowe
    Member Care Director
  • Mary Larson
    Member Care

The more I talk to younger planters across differing ethnicities, diversity is a growing desire. And in many of these contexts it’s becoming reality.

George Bedlion, Lead pastor