Ministry Initiatives

Ministry Essentials staff live and serve globally, providing essential support to the whole global worker ’til Christ is formed in them!

 

Our Ministry Initiatives focus on three areas: Global Workers, Third Culture Kids, and National Christian Leaders. Our staff serve them as Spiritual Companions, which encompasses many expressions of spiritual and emotional care. Click on the photo of a staff member to learn more about how they provide care using their particular areas of expertise.

Serving in Central Asia for over two years had already taken a toll on our resilience and emotional reserves, and then we found ourselves in the midst of violent attacks and the loss of life on our team. By God’s grace we found MEI and received the care we needed to be able to return to the field and serve out our term. MEI’s care is critical for the longevity of those working in the most difficult places in the world!

–Medical workers, Central Asia

Global Worker Initiatives

Scott Cuidon, MA
Dr. Jayne Cuidon
(Global)

Barnabas Zentrum Retreat Ministry, Pastoral Care, Spiritual Companion, Teaching

Eric & Staci Frey

Eric Frey, PhD
Staci Frey
(Hungary)

Counseling (Eric), Certified Spiritual Director (Staci), and Marriage Mentoring (together)

Dr. Chris Gibson
Debbie Gibson
(Global)

Counseling, Coaching, Mentoring, Teaching

Jean Gill
(Rob Gill)
(Global)

Journey Deeper, Spiritual Companion, Mentoring, Teaching

Jez Heasman
Jaqui Heasman
(Albania)

Silent Retreat Ministry, Pastoral Care, Spiritual Companion

Jeff Merry, MACE
Karen Merry, MAPC
(Hungary)

Certified Spiritual Director (Jeff), Certified Trauma Professional (Karen), Counseling, Pastoral Care

 

Greg Moser
Rebecca Moser
(Kenya)

Rothem House Directors, Leadership Training, Pastoral Care

Yohanan Rempt
Rachel Rempt
(Global)

Debriefing, Leadership Training, Outdoor Retreats

Joanna Robbins
(Global)

Pastoral Care, Spiritual Companion, Teaching

David Shepherd, MA, ThM, DMin
Jeanni Shepherd, MA

(Hungary)

Ministry Essentials Director (Dave), The Budapest Garden House Director (Jeanni), Counseling, Spiritual Companion, Teaching

Zach Slagel, MDiv
Noelle Slagel, LPC, ADC
(Albania)

Counseling, Pastoral Care, Spiritual Companion, Teaching 

Jeanie Stirling, MA
(USA)

Counseling, Pastoral Care, Spiritual Companion 

James Wartian, ThM
Melody Wartian

(USA)

Managing Director, Pastoral Care, Spiritual Companion, Teaching

The Budapest Garden House
(Hungary)

Retreats, Workshops, Community Development (Facebook Page)

Third Culture Kid Initiatives

Todd Corbin
Liana Corbin
(Global)

Counseling, Mentoring, Spiritual Companion, Teaching

Brad Trottman
Joyce Trottman
(Global)

Psychoeducational Assessment of Children (International School Psychologist), Career Assesment, Pastoral Care, Spiritual Companion

National Worker Initiatives

Trip Moore
Judy Moore
(Canada, Associate Staff)

Counseling, Pastoral Care, Spiritual Companion

Wendy
(Balkans)

Spiritual Companion, Teaching

Upcoming Events

Single Vision

Single Vision is a retreat for single women global workers. This year's theme is "Serving with Purpose." The retreat is designed to renew the spiritual, physical, emotional, social and ministerial components of an individual. To be refreshed as you share in fellowship with other single cross-cultural workers in an informal setting. To talk over ministry […]

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Portugal, Lisbon, Portugal
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Step by Step in Switzerland – Sep 2022

Step by Step in Switzerland is an adventure trip for women seeking to challenge themselves following a significant life change. Taking various modes of transportation to trailheads each day for moderately paced hikes, this trip will allow women to experience the beauty of Switzerland in the safety of a small group. The slower-paced rhythm of walking […]

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$2,250
Switzerland,

Journey Deeper – Nov 2022 – Jun 2023

Journey Deeper is a spiritual formation process designed to help cross-cultural workers focus on their own spiritual lives so that their “doing” in ministry flows from their “being” in Christ. This is an 8-month spiritual formation cohort for cross-cultural workers with at least 5 years of cross-cultural ministry experience. Over the past 15 years, more than […]

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£875
Shallowford House (UK) and Virtual Groups Online, Shallowford House, Shallowford
Stone, Staffordshire ST15 ONZ United Kingdom
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PO Box 4947 Wheaton, IL 60189-4947 USA

(630) 580-5750

info@meintl.org