Donna has worked in Europe since the early 90’s when the Berlin Wall came down and opened up former communist countries to new church planting. She and her husband, Rick, were based in Germany and Hungary for many years for Rick to direct the Free Church missionaries in Europe. She has two grown children and three wonderful grandchildren. As Rick left the mission work to be a mission pastor, Donna continued working with ReachGlobal with their compassion and crisis response ministries. A few years ago, Donna started working alongside the ReachGlobal Berlin City Team. She is thrilled to work on the team’s communications and to mentor many of the women on the team. Their focus is to have 100 gospel initiatives that lead toward the multiplication of transformational churches in Berlin. The percentage of Christ-followers in Berlin is about 1%. This presents a large challenge to reach people characterized by a ‘religion of unbelief’ and an antagonistic view of God.
The team now consists of 14 long-term and 18 short-term staff in Berlin. God has opened doors for the team to be engaged in 16 gospel initiatives in the city that are building and multiplying the church. There are 13 other partnerships that are in the exploration stage. Some of the gospel initiatives include church plants, coffee house ministries, working with trafficked and prostituted women, as well as outreach to the many refugees in Berlin.
ReachGlobal is committed to developing the initiative in Berlin to more deeply understand ministry in a large urban, global city. Observing the efforts in Berlin looks much more like visiting a research lab than a product showroom, so it is often referred to as a learning laboratory. The ReachGlobal Berlin Initiative is a new way of thinking about how to engage the city with the goal of gospel transformation.
Stewart & Patti Humphrey
We began in Budapest, Hungary in August 2003, serving in the ministry center to multiply healthy churches in Budapest and throughout Hungary. In 2008 we transferred over to the SERVEurope Team also located in Budapest. This team serves the ReachGlobal missionaries in Europe, but also beyond that in a kingdom-wide approach to increasing the capacity and effectiveness in bringing the gospel to Europe.
In 2014 Stewart joined the Europe Division Leadership Team. This teams sets the pace for missions work through out Europe and Canada.
In November 2015 we relocated to the states to accommodate networking of churches as we resource our teams and recruiting of more members to our SERVEurope Resource Team. In April 2016 Stewart joined the Connect Team to further assist churches in developing their missions strategies. Stewart continues to travel to Europe several times a year to minister there as well.
Patti continues to interact with quilting outreach and help with delivering these quilts to help in anti-human trafficking efforts.
John & JoBeth Lee
John and Jo Beth Lee have been serving with EFCA ReachGlobal on the Tokyo City Team in Japan since 2014. Though both were born and raised in Iowa, they are now living and ministering in the Waseda University area, a neighborhood of Tokyo. They have been married since 2008 and now have one precious daughter, Brooke.
Called together to engage one of the largest cities in the world, they have been working alongside their teammates to multiply the work of the gospel by making disciples in church planting. John and Jo Beth have a passion for knowing Jesus and walking alongside others in doing the same. John is eager to come alongside young men with a heart for ministry as a coach and encourager. Jo Beth seems to connect with new people every week and has a passion for sharing the gospel with each one of them. Hospitality is a primary means of ministry by which they love to invite others into their home to have real conversations about life and the Gospel.
Mark & Jodi Revell
Mark and Jodi Revell, along with sons Jonah (born in 2001) and Parker (born in 2003) serve in Budapest, Hungary with EFCA ReachGlobal, having arrived on the field in March 2010. The mission of ReachGlobal is to “multiply heathy churches among all people”, and it is their deep privilege to join God in His work in Hungary, with a focus on disciple-making and church multiplication. As City Team Leader, Mark leads a group of ten ReachGlobal staff who are participating in three church planting projects in Budapest, with more opportunities on the horizon. Mark also provides leadership to the Hungarian staff of the Bátorítás Alapítvány (Encouragement Foundation), which is involved in a variety of activities, including community outreach, Christian publishing, a city-wide prayer initiative, and the operation of the Kelenföld Montázs Központ (KMK). The KMK is a ministry and community center in the 11th district of Budapest which provides a home for three churches, 15 ministry and community organizations, and the Montázs Art Café coffeehouse. The KMK serves around 1,200 guests weekly.
In addition to providing support to Mark and the entire team, Jodi is involved in discipling children through teaching elementary music and weekly chapel at the International Christian School of Budapest, as well working with the Encouragement Foundation as coordinator of the extensive program of summer outreach English camps for children and teenagers held at the KMK.
Both Mark and Jodi have degrees in Music Education from the University of Nebraska and taught public school music in Nebraska for a number of years. Before moving to Budapest, both served on the Ministry Staff at The Springs Church (EFCA) in Springfield, Missouri, Mark as Pastor of Worship and Creative Arts and Jodi as Director of Childrens’ Ministries. Mark is currently pursuing a degree in theology at the Scottish School of Christian Mission in Glasgow, UK.