WGM IMPACT: Embracing the Future

Transformed individuals transforming communities transforming the world

Meet WGM's IPSAT Coaches

Here are the WGM IPSAT coaches.

Please be patient as we get the photos and bios for each of the coaches.

josh hallahan 2017 200Josh Hallahan

Joshua Hallahan is a missionary with World Gospel Mission in Uganda along with his wife Kelly and 4 children (Caleb, Seth, Elizabeth and Rebekah). Josh works as a Chaplain at Heritage International School in Uganda alongside Kelly. They are passionate about shepherding the international students at Heritage and journeying with them as they discover who they are and how much Jesus loves them. They oversees and plan for 3 chapel programs a week, youth ministry programs with middle and high school students, missions projects, discipleship classes and provides pastoral care as needed for the students, families and staff of Heritage.

They stay very busy with his 4 young kids and Josh is also a seminary student at Indiana Wesleyan University. Josh and Kelly pray that they will stay faithful each day to the people God gives them to shepherd, beginning with their children, and saying "yes" to whatever steps God asks them to take for the kingdom.

Josh enjoys playing the guitar, running and just about any sport out there.

  • MBTI:  ISTJ- The Logistician
  • Strengths:  Harmony, Responsibility, Consistency, Analytical, Relator
  • Skills: Team Building, Listening, Conflict Resolution
  • Spiritual Gifts:  Pastoring, Admin and Wisdom
  • Passions:  Discipleship Ministry, Leadership Development, Discipleship

paula crist wgmPaula Crist

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  • MBTI:   ISFJ - Defender
  • Strengths:  Discipline, Relator, Achiever, Learner, Responsibility
  • Skills:  Interpersonal skills, Listening skills, Giving Feedback
  • Spiritual Gifts:  Giving, Administration, Discernment
  • Passions:  Mentoring, Crisis Pregnancy/Abortion

don moon 2017 1Don Moon

Don is a missionary with World Gospel Mission serving on special assignment in Argentina where he works with a network of people and churches in Latin America to mobilize and train churches and missionaries from Latin America to minister among the least reached peoples of Africa, Asia, the Middle East, and Latin America. Don feels that God has placed him in this ministry for the purpose of multiplication by helping prepare the next generation of missionaries.

He seeks to be a life-long learner and due to his own ministry experience, he takes a special interest in the cross-cultural training and leadership development of missionaries. Don holds ministerial credentials with the Evangelical Methodist Church, and he is a graduate of Vennard College, Azusa Pacific University, and William Carey International University.

He enjoys hiking, biking, and apple pie. Creative ideas, sermon outlines, and article topics often find their beginnings in his mind while he is jogging.

He has been married to Glenda for 38 years, and they have three daughters and four grandchildren.

  • MBTI: ESFP The Entertainer with role as Explorer
  • Strengths: Connectedness, Maximizer, Positivity, Communication, Beliefs
  • Skills: Team Building, Interpersonal skills, Learning
  • Spiritual Gifts: Faith, Leadership, Pastoring
  • Passions: Leadership Development, Mentoring, Discipleship

serena dunbar 2017 200Serena Dunbar

Serena Dunbar currently serves in Saltillo, Mexico with her husband, Mark. They began by working at WGM headquarters for two years before serving for over twenty years in Honduras, where she was involved in education and Sunday school curriculum development. Having been trained as a teacher and having the gift of administration, she loves her current role as the administrator of PETE (program for theological education by extension). Besides organizing the three centers in the northern part of Mexico, she is often found teaching classes either to theological students, women, or young adults.

God has also given her the opportunity to use her gift of hospitality to host World Gospel Mission’s guesthouse in Saltillo.

Mark and Serena are the parents of three grown children. Her life verse is 2 Timothy 2:2, “And the things that you have heard from me among many witnesses, commit these to faithful men who will be able to teach others also”.

  • MBTI:  ESFJ (Consul)
  • Strengths:  Achiever, Arranger, Learner, Context, Responsibility
  • Skills:  Organization, Speaking, Decision Making
  • Spiritual Gifts:  Administration, Missions, Leadership
  • Passions:  Education, Leadership Development

beth muehleisen 2017 200Beth Muehleisen

Beth Muehleisen is currently living with her husband, John, in Uganda where they have been serving with WGM since 2008.

Although filling the role as field treasurer, her heart's desire is to help women of East Africa understand who they are in Christ Jesus and to be transformed by that knowledge in their daily lives. She does this through facilitating CHE and Women's Cycle of Life in rural areas, and Bible studies and discipleship groups in Kampala with ministry wives and university students. 

She and her husband, John, have served with WGM since 1985 in Kenya, Uganda, and the US. They have two adult daughters. 

  • MBTI:  ISFJ - Defender
  • SF: Input, Belief, Intellection, Learner, Harmony
  • Skills:  Interpersonal, Listening, Mentoring/Coaching
  • SG:  Faith, Pastoring, Giving
  • Passsions:  Discipleship & Women

 

angela many 2017 200Angela Many

Angela serves with WGM as a missionary in Kenya at Tenwek Hospital. Before moving to Kenya in 2014, Angela was in private practice as an OB/GYN in Knoxville, TN for nine years. As a physician, she enjoyed investing in the lives of her patients, helping to empower and equip them to reach their health-related goals and walking with them through major life events.

At Tenwek, she and her husband, Heath (a general surgeon), serve as PAACS faculty (Pan African Academy of Christian Surgeons). They count it a joy and honor to invest in the next generation of African physicians through medical training and spiritual discipleship.

Angela remains passionate about empowering women to live out God's purposes in their lives, and is grateful for the opportunity to combine discipleship and mentoring with the practice and teaching of medicine.

She is also passionate about two specific little women, her daughters Rees and Mary Taylor. In Kenya, she is also a homeschooling mom, and she considers the role of discipling and teaching her daughters among her greatest joys.

When given free time, Angela enjoys being active outdoors with Heath and her daughters, exploring new places, and eating good food. She also loves a long chat with a friend over a hot cup of chai.

  • MBTI: ISTJL The Logistician
  • Strengths: Achiever, Learner, Relator, Intellection, Input
  • Skills: Interpersonal, Learning, Stress Management
  • Spiritual Gifts: Faith, Administration, Pastoring
  • Passions: Discipleship, Maternal and Child Health, Women at Risk

 

 

david hawk wgm 200David Hawk

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john rinehimer John Rinehimer

“Missions is at the very heart of who God is. His desire is for all people to come to know Him fully and live holy lives in service to Him.”

John committed to serve the Lord at the age of 17, after hearing former WGM Chairman of the Board Roy Lauter preach about sanctification. He told the Lord he would go anywhere and do anything He asked, a promise that led him and his wife, Erica, to serve in Uganda for two years as missionary disciples. After almost a decade spent in the pastorate near Chicago, John is returning to WGM, this time in a new role that will combine Mobilization and Communications departments.

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kristina gleason 2017 200Kristina Gleason

Kristina Gleason lives in Marion, IN and has served at WGM headquarters since 2008. She currently serves as the Volunteer Coordinator where she enjoys being a part of helping others fulfill their call to serve in missions. Her favorite part of her job is hearing the ways God moved in the lives of those who serve in ways they would have never expected.

In her free time she enjoys spending time being active outdoors with her husband, Jared, and their three young kids, Kiera, Liam, and Nora.

  • MBTI: ISFP - The Adventurer
  • Strengths: Developer, Harmony, Belief, Empathy, Positivity
  • Skills: Interpersonal, Listening, Learning
  • Spiritual Gifts: Pastoring, Faith, Serving
  • Passions: Children at risk, Education, Mentoring 

nathan metz 2017 200Nathan Metz

Nathan Metz is a missionary with World Gospel Mission to Uganda.

As a teacher, preacher and disciple maker, Nathan has written several books including The Curious Learnerthe Church Discipleship Manual and Leader’s Guide and This Is Perfect. He is a graduate of Indiana Wesleyan University and a current Wesley Seminary student.

As a licensed Wesleyan pastor and the son (and grandson) of Wesleyan pastors, Nathan is a part of the next generation of holiness preachers. Nathan’s passions include reading, project development, writing, preaching, discipleship and teaching.

He is married to Jade Metz, also a missionary to Uganda and the leader of The Dignity Project, an initiative providing sanitary solutions to women in need. Together they have four children and they live in Marion, IN and Kampala, UG.

  • MBTI:   ENTJ - The Commander
  • Strengths:  Activator, Learner, Command, Achiever, Ideation
  • Skills: Speaking / Presentation, Vision Casting, Strategic Planning
  • Spiritual Gifts: Apostleship, Teaching, Leadership
  • Passions:  Discipleship, Education, Mentorship

jared gleason 200 2017Jared Gleason

Jared Gleason lives in Marion, IN and serves as the Director of Mobilization. He first served with WGM as a Volunteers In Action participant in Bolivia where he was involved with English and youth ministries. Soon after his VIA he was hired at WGM headquarters and has served in various roles in Mobilization over the past ten years. Jared has a heart to help people find their role in what God is doing around the world through missions, and loves to see individuals discover that and use their gifts and passions to serve Christ.

Jared and his wife, Kristina, have three wonderful and energetic young children. They all enjoy being outside and dong whatever they can as a family.

  • MBTI: ISFJ - Defender Personality
  • Strengths: Harmony, Empathy, Developer, Belief, Positivity
  • Skills: Interpersonal, Listening, Organizational
  • Spiritual Gifts: Serving, Administration, Faith
  • Passions: Education, Immigrant Ministry

betsy tejeda 2017 200Betsy Tejeda

Betsy Tejeda serves with World Gospel Mission in McAllen, Texas. Former WGM missionaries, Harvey and Cookie Bennett, raised her in Honduras. Her missionary kid upbringing cultivated a love for Hispanics and their culture. From the time she was very young, Betsy desired to serve God in full-time Christian ministry.

Betsy attended Indiana Wesleyan University and received a degree in Elementary Education. After graduating, she taught for four years at Lakeview Christian School in Marion, Indiana before answering God's call to serve as a teacher overseas. Betsy moved to Trinidad, Bolivia in the fall of 2003 to teach the missionary kids of two WGM families. She loved teaching the MK's in her small home where she converted one of the bedrooms into a classroom.

Betsy met her husband Gerson while serving in Trinidad, and they married in Santa Cruz, Bolivia in 2006. She then taught for several years at the Santa Cruz Christian Learning Center. God again redirected their steps and they moved to McAllen, Texas to serve on WGM's Texas/Mexico Border Ministries in 2010.

They have three children – Jayden, Edson, and Hadasa. Currently, Betsy is serving as field director for the Texas/Mexico Border Ministries. Gerson is involved in sports ministries and uses soccer as a way to reach families with the gospel. Both have a passion for discipleship and leadership training.

  • MBTI: ESFP - Entertainer with role as Explorer
  • Strengths: Communication, Woo, Connectedness, Belief, Achiever
  • Skills: Interpersonal, Learning, Conflict-Resolution
  • Spiritual Gifts: Exhortation, Mercy, Pastoring
  • Passions: Discipleship, Leadership Development, Immigration Ministries

bonnie gouge 2 200Bonnie Gouge

Bonnie Gouge is a missionary with World Gospel Mission currently serving with her husband Ron as Regional Director of South American and Iberia.

Believing that strong ministry flows out of a strong, solid home, Bonnie invested in families, starting with her own five children.

Serving in Bolivia, she mentored couples and families who were studying at Berea Bible Seminary, helping to prepare them for serving the Lord in a healthy way. Later, in leadership on the field, she worked with missionary families, as well as the families of pastors. After a move to Argentina, where she served in field leadership for several years, Bonnie joined her husband in the Regional Director Role.

Currently, she continues mentoring, and enjoys presenting at Orientation Camp for new missionaries. She loves to host missionaries and MKs, sharing her quiet place at her Barn House in the hills of Kentucky. She still enjoys a good game of volleyball, as well as hiking, gardening and fishing.

She and her husband Ron have five adult children and soon to be 20 grandchildren on three continents.

john muehleisenJohn Muehleisen

John Muehleisen is a WGM missionary currently serving in Uganda.

Like many missionaries who wear many hats, he coordinates transformational development ministries in Uganda (including DNA / Samaritan Strategy, CHE, Farming God's Way, Women's Cycle of Life, and Children's CHE.

He also likes numbers and three letter acronyms (TLAs). His favorite numbers are 10:02 (for the 10:02 Challenge), 4:14 (for reaching the 4:14 Window) and and 2:2:2 (for 2 Timothy 2:2) as he tries to build multiplication into everything he is involved in.

His favorite acronyms are WGM, DNA, CHE, FGW, WCL, CMS, GTD (Getting Things Done), and is a huge believer in 4DX (The 4 Disciplines of Execution). He believes that we should integrate the core principles of CMS into about everything we do (helping people move from being a spectator to participation, then engagement, and on to cause ownership).

He also serves as a global strategy advisor to WGM ministries.

He and Beth have served with WGM since 1985 in Kenya, Uganda, and in the US.  They have two adult daughters.

  • MBTI: ESFJ - Consul
  • SF: Futuristic, Strategic, Maximizer, Self-Assurance, Relater
  • SG: Giving, Leadership, Apostleship
  • Skills: Leadership Development, Marketing
  • Passions: Leadership Development

About WGM's IMPACT 2017 Conference

The WGM IMPACT conference is a bi-annual event hosted by WGM, generally in Marion Indiana.

Our goal?  To advance the mission of Christ by hearing from God, connecting with each other, and learning new and better ways to minister with greater effectiveness.

We begin with registration on the afternoon of Sunday, June 4 at Huntingdon University, then move to Indiana Wesleyan University on Wednesday, June 7.

The conference closes at 2 pm on Friday, June 16.      

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IMPACT 2017 Planning Team

The IMPACT 2017 Planning Team includes:

  • Joy Phillips (lead)
  • Don Moon
  • Nathan Metz
  • John Muehleisen