cross-cultural outreach

As a church we support a number of missionary partners both regionally and across the globe:

  • brian & julie kolling

    CRU nations

    After joining the staff of Cru in 1996, they worked on campuses stretching from South Dakota to the former Soviet Republic of Latvia. From 2000-09, Brian served as the South Dakota Area Director, giving leadership to the launching and resourcing of Cru campus ministry on multiple area campuses.

    Then, in 2009, Brian took on a role giving local and regional leadership to our just-beginning NATIONS ministry, part of Cru’s effort to more effectively come alongside Native students as they wrestle through the unique intersection of faith, identity and culture. They desire to be advocates for Native students - and to help them explore how they can follow Jesus in a culturally authentic way.

    They have three children and call Sioux Falls, SD their home.

  • aaron & consuelo myers

    Crescent project

    Aaron serves as the South Dakota Area Coordinator for Crescent Project.

  • safi & dawn bagherpour

    crossover GLOBAL

    Safi was born into a Muslim family. In 1976, he came to the US for his college studies. In the fall 1982, he became a Christian and the following year married Dawn. After more than a decade of scientific work, God called them to the mission field. Safi pastored a church of Iranian refugees for 10 years in Turkey. The Bagherpour family returned to the US to support their children’s education and to seek the Lord.

    Safi was recruited by Crossover to be director of Farsi World Outreach, which is responsible for teaching and empowering national church leaders among 160 million Farsi speakers in the 10/40 window. Presently they live in Germany to be closer to the countries they work with and visit. While in Germany they assist in training church planters among Farsi and Turkish people of Europe.

    They have three adult sons.

  • MELODEE bertsch

    RCE international

    Melodee currently serves RCE International as Staff Recruiter & Member Care and is based in Phoenix Arizona

  • Jeremiah & Shaelagh martin

    world venture

  • paul & melissa ewing


  • MARIJANA  Čizmanski

    NAB partnership - serbia

    Marijana is a National Missionary of NAB, which means she is Serbian and that NAB churches are investing in her support so that she can devote her life to serving Christ.  She has a background in Hospice care and in Social services, both of which have helped shape her love for those in great need.  Marijana is leading the development of CHE ministries on behalf of NAB in Serbia.