Our Missionaries

We’re honored to faithfully support these missionary families—and several that we can’t list here—in the United States and worldwide.

John & Angie Callahan

New Tribes Mission Retirement Facility in Florida, serving those who have served.

John is on the maintenance staff, primarily involved in painting. He helps lead music for chapel and tutors high school-aged staffers.

Angie serves on the Assisted Living Personal Care staff, assisting ten residents in daily living activities.

Email: john-angie_callahan@ntm.org

Tony & Julia Hageman

Director of Local Missions with Cru (Campus Crusade for Christ) for North Carolina.

Our mission is helping to build spiritual movements everywhere so that everyone knows someone who truly follows Jesus. They help launch and build movements on college campuses in North Carolina and at global partnerships in East Asia, Sweden, Columbia, South Asia, and the Middle East. They make disciples by winning students to Christ, building them in their faith, and sending them to the world to WIN, BUILD and SEND.

Mailing Address:
144 Sudano Ct.
Holly Springs, NC 27540

Craig & Reena Hamer

Tartu, Estonia

After traveling to Estonia on a Northwest Bible Church missions team, Craig was called to serve in Estonia full-time. In 2002, he moved to Estonia to help with an outreach ministry to high school and college students in Tartu. After arriving in Estonia, Craig met his wife, Reena, and they now have five children (Oskar, Alex, Nora, Hans, and Evin).

Their ministry morphed into church planting in Estonia, and now Craig is part of a senior leadership team training church planters around Europe. This role includes coaching church planters, leading training seminars and conferences, and developing leadership for church and lay leaders.

Mailing Address: Võru tn. 180, Tartu, 50112, Estonia, Europe

Janet McClanahan

Crato Ceará, Brazil

Teaching at a seminary—Seminário Batista Do Cariri)—and leading Women’s Ministry.

Janet serves as a dorm mother for girls attending seminary where she leads a devotion time with them once a week. She also teaches a women’s ministry class and English at the school.

Mailing Address: Caixa Postal 1007, 63.100-970 Crato Ceará, Brazil, South America

Rick & Gayle McLain

Belém-Para, Brazil

Serving with Baptist Mid-Missions since 1968.

Our main ministry has always been starting Baptist churches along with aviation, a camping ministry, and seminary. At the present, we are mainly involved with pastoring Berea Baptist Church located at the end of the Amazon River on the eastern coast of Brazil. We started the church several years ago and continue to evangelize and work towards the goal of a congregation trained to be self-governing and able to support its own pastor financially.

Mailing Address: Caixa Postal 638, Belém-Para, Brazil 66.017-970

Don & Zoe Peffer

Brazil & Pennsylvania

The Peffers’ ministry is now in two parts in two places. They work in Brazil about seven months a year with a second-generation church plant overseen by Pastor Adalberto. Don does a fair portion of the preaching while they are there and also assists in the construction of their Sunday School and sanctuary buildings. Zoe works with the Sunday School teachers and with the ladies.

They work in Pennsylvania about five months a year (April – September) with Ready Yourselves Youth Ranch, which is an evangelical ministry to help youth going through difficult times. These young people are paired with a mentor and a horse for one 90-minute session a week. The goal is to help the youth learn life skills and introduce them to Jesus who is the only one who can give them victory.

Zoe works with the youth and mentors. Don is the “Maintenance Technician,” which involves repairing what breaks as well as making improvements to buildings and grounds (along with the routine work of mowing fields and spreading manure). They are also mentors to the volunteers, sharing Biblical teaching as the opportunities arise.

US Mailing Address (April – September):

592 Wises Grove Road
New Brighton, PA 15066

Brazil address (September – April):
CP 3029
Cuiaba, MT, 78.080-970

Family photo Don & Zoe Peffer with their grandchildren in 2018
Mike and Kris Reed

Mike & Kris Reed

United States – Awana

Before Awana, Mike Reed worked at Nationwide Insurance and his wife, Kris, was a part-time attorney while staying home their four children. But all that changed in 2004 when God called Mike & Kris to be missionaries with Awana.

The Reeds have served as Awana missionaries in Kansas, Kentucky and now in central Ohio where Mike is also a Senior Field Director for the Awana’s U.S. ministries.

Through Mike and Kris, God is working to equip and encourage churches in their mission to reach and disciple children and youth through the Awana ministry.

Joel Rosenberg’s Joshua Fund


The Joshua Fund was founded by Joel and Lynn Rosenberg in the summer of 2006. The desire of their heart was to mobilize Christians to “bless Israel and her neighbors in the name of Jesus, according to Genesis 12:1–3.

The Rosenbergs established a non-profit educational and charitable organization that works closely with Jewish and Christian allies in Israel and the Middle East, as well as Christian allies around the world.

These are a few examples of the many ways your support will bless Jews and Arabs in the region.

Shae Williams

University of Tennessee Cru

Shae Williams is a missionary with Cru (formerly known as Campus Crusade for Christ). After graduating from college, Shae served in East Asia for four years, working with college students there and sharing the Gospel. She is now working with students at the University of Tennessee in Chattanooga, where she lives with her husband who she met while serving overseas.

Shae enjoys investing in college students’ lives through evangelism, discipleship, and fun outreach events. She has a passion for equipping students in ministry and helping them to develop a heart for missions as well.

Mailing Address:
4117 Albemarle Avenue
Chattanooga, TN 37411

Linden & Janice Viinalass

Tartu, Estonia

In 1997, Northwest sent out its first full-time missionary family. Linden—whose family had emigrated from Estonia—Janice and their five children moved to Estonia. They moved with a heart to share the love of Jesus with the people of Estonia, who had recently gained their freedom from the Soviet Union.

Now, more than 20 years later, the Viinalass Family is still faithfully serving in Estonia. While their focus in ministry is still the same, it has grown in many facets.

Janice is teaching 6-9th grade conversational English full-time at Tartu Private School. She also works with her ministry, A Light in the City, to promote abstinence and the value of life among teens and expectant mothers. Linden continues building his ministry, A Light in the Forest, a Christian camp and event center. They recently opened their home to five renters from different parts of the world who live with them while attending school in the area.

Together they are active in their church and all of their family are active in their faith!

Mailing Address: Starkopfi 1, Tartu, 51011, Estonia, Europe

Chris & Joni Weaver

Malawi, Africa

Chris and Joni, members of Northwest Bible Church, started Malawi Talent Fund out of a burden God placed on their hearts to use Chris’ business experience to raise up the foundation of many generations in Malawi.

Malawi Talent Fund was founded in 2015 to implement a strategy for economic sustainment through job creation and personal development, breaking the dependence on foreign aid in Malawi, Africa.

Our Retired Missionaries

Elena England

Elena England

Larry and Jane Golin

Larry & Jane Golin

Leroy and Mary Lou Peters

Leroy & Mary Lou Peters
South America