President – Pat Boyer
Pat is the President of LEAP of FAITH Group, Inc. Pat is perhaps best known for spearheading the Leap of Faith Lambeau event on 07-07-07. That community-wide call to repentance has led to an ongoing ministry where Pat along with the LEAP of FAITH Group, Inc. has helped more than 120 ministries move the Kingdom of God forward since that initial event. Read More...
Board of Directors
Walt C. Kaiser Jr. – Known internationally as an Old Testament scholar. Walt developed the only doctorate in revival and reform in the United States and authored over 30 books.
Arn Quakkelaar – Founder of BASICS in Milwaukee. Formerly an Elmbrook Church elder, disciple of Stewart Briscoe and retired business executive of Rockwell International.
Jeff grew up in New Holstein Wisconsin, a very ordinary person from a very ordinary small town. He came to Green Bay in 1982 and received a BA in Communications from UWGB. It was there that he found his wife and a saving relationship with Jesus. Jeff rose through the ranks of Inter-Varsity Christian Fellowship there and became very involved with the churches he attended. Through the work of Inter-Varsity and the mission-minded people he met, he was introduced to Bible study, The Great Commission and the even more exciting “Abrahamic Covenant”. From this passage, in Genesis 12, the entire Bible took on a new energy and gave Jeff a life-changing perspective that showed how God uses ordinary people to share His extraordinary message everywhere!
Thus started several years of school and career experiences that introduced him to short-term missions, the church world and the para-church world. He was the missions chairperson for Green Bay Community Church where he learned about short-term missions first-hand in Mexico, El Salvador, Colombia, France and Trinidad. For two years he was the Church Partnership Director for Shelter Now International, which built homes for refugees in Afghanistan, Kosovo, Honduras and Sri Lanka. After that, he spent three years as a youth pastor for Spring Lake Church in Green Bay. Since leaving that position, Jeff has become a tent-making missionary, supported by Spring Lake Church and numerous individual donors who have allowed him to develop the mission-mobilizing ministry, MissionGuides, to Expose, Equip and Empower even more ordinary people to get into their own mission fields where ever they may be.
MissionGuides accomplishes its goal by teaching Sunday school classes, exploring world religions in the “WorldView Café”, preparing pre-trip training sessions for high-school and adult short term missions projects, hosts the Perspectives Course and actively leads on-the-field Bible study and service projects to Trinidad, Guyana, Sri Lanka and Myanmar.
Over the years, long-term relationships have developed with strong ministry partners in these countries that have seen scores of ordinary Christians join with international friends to do public health outreaches, Vacation Bible schools, service and construction projects, student leadership exchanges, basketball sports clinics and evangelistic house meetings among the Hindu, Buddhist and Muslim populations we meet.
All of these activities are aimed at creating opportunities for even more people to experience Jesus in fresh, immersive ways and to activate their faith in the hope that they will become self-motivated, mission-minded individuals who will continue to explore and share the life-giving message of Jesus at home and wherever God leads them.
Jeff lives in Green Bay with his wife, their two homeschooled daughters and their four cats.
Contact Jeff at: MissionGuides@new.rr.com
Learn more about MissionGuides at: www.missionguides.org
Join our conversations at: www.Facebook.com/MissionGuides