Mark & Amy Chase were the worship leaders of a church in the northern part of Colorado. They had served on various short term mission trip and felt a call toward full time ministry. The entire family has musical talents. They joined Josiah Venture. They are helping to launch Fusion (a ministry that reaches out to unchurched youth through a network of evangelistic rock/gospel choirs and performing arts groups) with their church.
Chaplain Rich Olver and his wife is Diana are from Pennsylvania. Rich was a truck driver for over thirty years when God called him into ministry. They joined Transport for Christ and the Lord sent them to the Denver Chapel in Commerce City, where they have been for a year. Transport For Christ is a non- profit organization which is run by donation only. The Denver Chapel is open 7 days a week from 9 am to 9 pm. They have many drivers coming in for prayer and just to talk to another person, since driving trucks is a very lonely job.
Stephen & Edna Muindi are ministering to their native Kenyans through church planting and the many surprises and challenges that come with a ministry start up. They rejoice for the men, women, boys and girls that are coming to know Jesus as Savior; and the growth that comes with searching the scriptures. Pray for God’s continued blessing on Stephen & Edna; along with their children – Ian, Regina & Rena.
Shea and Melissa Houdmann are founders of Gotquestions.org Ministries, which seeks to glorify the Lord Jesus Christ by providing biblical, applicable, and timely answers to spiritually related questions through an internet presence. The ministry began in 2002 and is now one of the most-visited Christian websites in the world. The Houdmanns live in Colorado Springs and enjoy serving their church and ministry, spending time in the mountains, and playing with their German Shepherd.
Prior to being designated as the next director of RSBCE, Tim had served at Liberty Bible Church of Eureka, IL as an Associate Pastor for 6 years and had been involved in the ministry of the church as an Elder, Youth Pastor, Worship Director and Counseling Pastor for nearly 30 years. Tim worked for Caterpillar Inc. as Manager of IT Development for nearly 30 years. Tim has served as a Police Chaplain with the Eureka Police Department and has also been actively involved with IFCA International in many leadership and ministry roles. They have now relocated to Castle Rock, CO to take over as director of RSBCE. They have joined and become involved in the ministry of Widefield Community Bible Church as their travel schedule permits. Tim and Nancy have five grown children.
Dave Deets has served as the Lead Pastor of Whitneyville Bible Church in Alto (SE Grand Rapids), MI since 2013. Prior to coming to Whitneyville, Dave served as the Associate Pastor of Littleton Baptist Church in Littleton, CO for 5 years and was the Youth Pastor of Grace Baptist Church in Farmington, NM for 4 years. Dave has a B.A. from Bob Jones University, an M.Min. from International Baptist College, an M.A. from Maranatha Baptist Seminary and a D.Min. from Northland International University. Dave has traveled extensively doing mission work in Mexico, Argentina, Uruguay, England, France, Italy, Kenya, Uganda, Thailand, and Vietnam. Dave enjoys organizational leadership and currently serves as the V.P. of Ministries with the Institute of Biblical Leadership. Dave currently serves as the President of the IFCA Michigan regional and he serves as the Chairman of the IFCA Council of Regional Presidents. Dave also serves on the board of the Institute of Biblical Leadership, and the national board of IFCA. Dave and his wife Kimberly have 3 children, Caleb, Andrew and Rebecca