Ministry Partners

Ministry Partners

Ministry Partner

Robert Sondah

ABOUT ME: I direct two schools of 450-500 preschool through high school children in Liberia, Africa in communities where families struggle to survive and provide for their daily needs. Many cannot afford to send their children to school, and the quality of education is poor or even corrupt. Malnutrition, disease, abuse, crime, corruption, and drugs are some of the challenges our children face. We built schools in these communities so children can get a quality education and experience the love…
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Rich and Alie Benson

ABOUT US: Alie and I were Bible translators for the Babwisi in Uganda in the early nineties and came home to care for our second daughter Susan’s special needs. Since then, we (mainly Rich) have helped other international missionaries effectively live out their calling through debriefing, crisis care, counseling, training, and pastoral care. Susan (29) lives in a home with support staff in Raleigh, NC; Rebecca (32) is a librarian in St. Louis; Alie loves helping students through her business…
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Julia Burkhead

ABOUT ME: I’m a mid-career professional who has worked 20 years in nonprofit self-sufficiency services for homeless and low-income families. I moved to Tunis, Tunisia in April 2021 to serve as Director of Projects for a Christian organization that provides technical support for community development programs serving marginalized people groups. I spent six months brushing up my high school French and intensively studying the local Arabic dialect. Now I’m leading a team of 10, from 9 different countries, bringing hope…
Ministry Partner

Dave & Connie Deal

ABOUT US: We work with Athletes in Action. AIA is a division of Cru (Campus Crusade for Christ). After serving as Area Coordinator for Cru’s East Asia Area of Affairs for 17 years, we now serve on AIA’s Global Events Team, helping to equip indigenous national leaders in sports chaplaincy and sports ministry growth. Our personal ministry in the Phoenix area is evangelism and discipleship of college and professional athletes. Some of the teams we minister to are the Arizona…
Ministry Partner

Luke and Megan Bryant

ABOUT US: We are Luke and Megan Bryant, serving with Cru. Megan (formerly Jensen) grew up at PBCC.  As a couple we have served with Cru since 2013! Our vision is to join God where He is working by inviting people into a relationship with Jesus, helping them grow in their faith, and then helping them serve wherever God calls them. After serving on two California college campuses (Chico State and San Jose State) and also spending two years overseas…
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Jim Foster

ABOUT US: The Lord’s Army is a movement that was born within the Romanian Orthodox Church in 1923 through a priest named Iosif Trifa. The movement’s name was inspired by 2 Timothy 2:3. “Suffer hardship with me, as a good soldier of Christ Jesus.” We are evangelicals who focus on equipping the saints for ministry through preaching and teaching locally, regionally and nationally in a myriad of venues that include churches, cathedrals, community centers, cemeteries, camps, hospitals homes and prisons.…
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Marc and Suzanne Jacobson

ABOUT US: Our ministry among the Abaknon People in the Philippines has spanned 40+ years,and now, in semi-retirement, focuses on the Inabaknon Heritage Society. IHS is a local nonprofit which pursues discipleship in three ways—First: Intentional Christian communities for Abaknon students (in Capul Town, Manila, and Waxhaw, NC). Second: High school tutoring, Bible studies an caring for the sick and the poor.Third: continuing Old Testament translation. The IHS is committed to a vision of nurturing Abaknon Christians to hear God’s…
Ministry Partner

Steve & Erica Lawry

ABOUT US: Parakaleo Christian Ministries – at Stanford and BeyondFull-time staff Steve & Erica Lawry just completed their 46th year of serving both undergraduate and graduate students, both nationals and internationals, at Stanford University. Their purpose is to guide believers to biblical answers to the nitty-gritty issues of their own lives and equip them with practical scriptural wisdom for others who open up to them throughout their professional and personal lives. Steve & Erica accomplish this through biblical teaching, mentoring…
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Pat and Ziggy Lew

ABOUT US: Pat and Ziggy Lew are members of Wycliffe Bible Translators and SIL International. Pat is from Southern California and attended PBCC in the late 90’s while Ziggy (Sigrid) is from Northern Germany. They live in Dallas, TX where Ziggy is an instructor of phonetics and orthography design at Dallas International University (DIU), located on the grounds of the SIL International Linguistics Center. They previously served in Thailand for almost 20 years with the SIL Mainland Southeast Asia (MSEA)…
Ministry Partner

M Family

ABOUT US:M FAMILY currently serves with CRU abroad. They work with young leaders in companies and churches offering conflict resolution training and encouraging emotional health. They also provide small group training to local churches on how to study the Bible. HOW TO PRAY:● Pray for our family; we have to be in the States for the next year● Pray for our ministry: We are currently raising support for our ministry.● Pray for our ministry here and online. We will be…
Ministry Partner

Barbara Metzler

ABOUT ME: I am the director of the English consultant team at the university hospital in Chiang Mai, Thailand. I love to encourages others as I recruit and train consultants who long to see the medical personnel at this Buddhist hospital know the hope and joy that is found in Christ. The relationships built both at the hospital and in my home provide opportunities to share my faith. HOW TO PRAY: That Barbara and her team will be a testimony…
Missionary Partner

Kevin and Courtney Patao

ABOUT US: Kevin (KP) and Courtney Patao are on staff with Cru City – Neighbors in San Jose. KP serves on the national leadership team, training and shepherding fellow missionary staff. Courtney works with internationals, immigrants, and refugees. She works with volunteers to help those who are new to the US with some of their basic needs, such as food and English help, but also strives to help meet their emotional, relational, and spiritual needs as well. HOW TO PRAY:…
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