Our Coordinators

Brian and his wife Louise, have served in missions since 1987. From the Navajo Tribe to Outer Mongolia, their passion has been to see Jesus glorified and lifted up among those who have never known Him.

From 1993-1996 their team pioneered a church planting movement in Erdenet, Mongolia that continues to grow under fully indigenous leadership to this day. Their Mongolian disciples are now training and sending out their own missionaries to other unreached people groups.
The story of the work in Erdenet can be read in Brian’s book: There’s a Sheep in my Bathtub (Asteroidea Books), and in the case study article – “Mongols Follow the Khan of Khans” – included in  Perspectives on the World Christian Movement: A Reader, ed. Winter & Hawthorne (William Carey Library).

Brian coordinates the Church Planting Coaches activities in Africa and Europe. Brian travels extensively conducting workshops and seminars on cross-cultural church planting skills and Frontier Missions.

kevin
Kevin and his wife Laura, have served with Youth With A Mission since 1978. They led the first permanent YWAM ministry in Belize, Central America. The ministry, called Project LORD, combined community development and evangelism (the two-handed gospel). From Belize they served with YWAM in Tacoma, WA., starting the first program within YWAM for training teams to take the two-handed gospel to the poor. (Today these community development programs are offered by YWAM throughout the world.) Kevin and Laura have four children.

In 1986, Kevin began doing cross-cultural church planting with Dr. George Patterson of Church Planting International. Using this training and experience, he and his family moved to Singapore where Kevin served as a trainer and coach for YWAM church planting teams working throughout Asia.

Kevin now directs Youth With A Mission’s Church Planting Coaches. The office coordinates a growing international network of field-based church planting coaches. These coaches provide training, advice, networking and practical resources to help the hundreds of YWAM church planting teams reach their goals in planting churches among the unreached. In addition, Kevin serves on YWAM’s International Frontier Missions Leadership Team as well as YWAM’s Global Leadership Team (GLT).
Kevin travels internationally, regularly teaching cross-cultural church planting skills and concepts, coaching skills as well as doing on-field coaching. He is actively involved with the growing house church movement in North America and is associated with the LK:10 Community of Practice for Church Planters and House2House Ministries.