International Ministries

Converge’s Intermational Ministries team works to help your church develop effective missions strategies and opportunities to reach people with the gospel in key areas of the world. We are passionate about helping your church’s missions ministry become more effective and make a greater kingdom impact worldwide as your people develop a heart for missions.

Our team also works closely with over 170 strategically-placed missionaries in countries around the world as they lead the lost to Christ by starting church planting movements and developing national leaders, as well as many more who are currently going through our highly-respected missionary assessment and deployment process.

Ivan Veldhuizen

Executive Director of International Ministries


U.S. Ministries
  • Kevin McGhee
    Director of U.S. Ministries
  • Jerry Schommer
    Director of Church Planting Partnerships
  • Jimmy Smith
    Church Mobilization Specialist

Mobilization & Missionary Training
  • Catherine Bordes
    Administrative Assistant to the Director of Mobilization
  • Jeffrey Lowery
    International Missions Mobilization Specialist
  • John & Lori De Cleene
    MPD Advisors
  • Jessica Pentz
    Assistant Director of Mobilization
  • Roger Peterson
    Director of Mobilization

Missionary Care
  • Mary Larson
    Member Care
  • Joey & Carol Mimbs
    Member Care
  • Mike & Murf Gaston
    Member Care
  • Steve & Debra Rowe
    Member Care Director

Regional Leaders & Missionary Care
  • Kimberly Skundrich
    Administrative Assistant to the Executive Director of International Ministries
  • John Baxter
    International Leader (Diaspora)
  • Dan Nelson
    International Leader (Latin America)
  • David Jahnke
    International Leader (Asia)
  • Larry Caldwell
    Director of Strategy & Training
  • Jim Black
    International Leader (Africa)
  • Dennis McMains
    International Leader (Europe)
  • Gary Hunter
    Director of Global Ministries

The more I talk to younger planters across differing ethnicities, diversity is a growing desire. And in many of these contexts it’s becoming reality.

George Bedlion, Lead pastor