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Janela Meacham

Manager

Native to Arizona, Janela and her husband served in youth ministry for ten years in Arizona then as Missionary Associates in Guadalajara, Mexico. She holds an Associate of Arts degree in secondary education from Arizona Western College and Northern Arizona University. She manages the PMC office, oversees special projects, and coordinates various aspects of PMC events throughout the year.

Lisa Cornwell

Administrative Coordinator

Though born and raised in Wisconsin, Lisa spent 34 years on the East coast, 30 years of them in church ministry with her husband. They filled many different roles such as associate pastor and in church schools. Lisa provides general and specialized administrative support for the department.

Tracy Griffin

Administrative Assistant

Originally from Arkansas and a preacher’s kid in Missouri, Tracy spent 15 years formatting the Full Life Study Bible in other languages for Life Publishers and has worked in the National Office for more than 30 years. Tracy comments, “It was difficult to leave at the end of 2017, but when we had MTMR and I saw the missionaries hold a FLSB in their hand that I had worked on, it was overwhelming.” Tracy provides specialized administrative support for the department on various projects and the department manager in the areas of administration.

Joyce Hubbs

Personnel and Member Care Administrative Support

Joyce was born and raised in Springfield, Missouri and graduated from high school, summa cum laude. Joyce and her husband have a combined 70 years of employment with the Assemblies of God and Joyce has served in various roles in PMC. Joyce has also been involved in teaching various ages in Children’s Ministries and she has participated in women’s missions. She provides general office assistance in the areas of personnel files, application processing, and special projects.

Events Coordinator Open

Events Coordinator

Oversees the logistical coordination of all PMC events.

Career Application

Email: careermissionaries@ag.org
Phone: 417-862-2781 Ext. 2098
Fax: 417-869-6280

Kristin Burdine

Career Application Lead

Kristin was raised in the suburbs of Chicago, IL, where excitable discussions of the rivaled Cubs and White Sox baseball teams are a regular occurrence. She graduated with an Associate of Arts degree in Leadership and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Biblical Studies from Evangel University. She oversees the daily operations of the career application process and assists with the completion of candidate files for a decision by the World Missions Executive Committee and the World Missions Board.

Rachel Mullikin

Career Application Specialist

Rachel was born and raised in Springfield, Missouri. She graduated from Evangel University with a B.A. in English. Her travels have included the Philippines and South Korea. Rachel assists applicants with the career application process and prepares candidate files for review by the application lead and members of the World Missions Executive Committee and the World Missions Board. She works with Career Missionary Candidates going to Eurasia.

Stephanie Lundstrom

Career Application Specialist

Assists applicants with the career application process and prepares candidate files for review by the application lead and members of the World Missions Executive Committee and the World Missions Board.

Global Security

Amy Renfroe

Global Security

Amy was born in South Carolina and was raised in a military home. “My dad’s last duty station while I was living at home was Jerusalem, Israel: where I first met Arabs and felt a call to ministry. I was 17.” Amy loved living in the Middle East for over 20 years and still considers it home. She has earned an M.A. degree from Liberty University in Human Services Counseling: Crisis Response and Trauma, a B.A. degree in English Education from Southeastern University, and she has earned her certification in Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM) from the University of Maryland. Amy also taught 9th grade English and Environmental Science. She currently answers phone calls for a Burrell Behavioral Health crisis line as well as a missionary emergency line, Scaffold. Amy conducts research and training for risk management as well as provides daily security briefs to area and regional leadership.

Administrative Coordinator Open

Administrative Coordinator

MA/MAPS Application

Email: missionaryassociate@ag.org or AGWMMAPS@ag.org
Phone: 417-862-2781 Ext. 2035
Fax: 417-869-6280

Simone Parks

MAPS/MA Lead/Teams Application Lead

Simone grew up in Southwest Missouri. She attended Drury University and has a degree in criminal justice. She has served for more than 12 years in PMC in various roles. Simone oversees the daily operations of the MAPS Team processing, assisting churches with online registration and obtaining team travel approvals. Also, oversees the daily operations of the Missionary Associate, STMA, and MAPS programs.

Denise Bull

MAPS/MA Application Specialist

Denise was born in Georgia and later moved to Minnesota, then to Missouri. She has had a lifelong love for animals and has also found an interest in fitness so much so that she is considering possible studies in this area. From German descent, Denise would love to visit there at some point in her future. Denise works with Missionary Associates and MAPS Volunteers applicants going to Africa, Asia Pacific, Latin America Caribbean, and Engage as they enter and complete the application process.

Charissa Rojas

MA/MAPS Application Specialist

Charissa grew up in Austin, Texas, but has lived in Springfield for several years. She has earned a B.A. degree in biology and minors in both physical science and biblical studies from Evangel University. She was a pastor's kid and now her parents serve as missionaries with Africa's Hope. Missions has always been close to Charissa’s heart. She has travelled to South Africa, Mexico, and Peru. Charissa works with Missionary Associates and MAPS volunteer applicants going to Eurasia and Northern Asia as they enter and complete the application process and provides support for approved MAPS volunteers.

Karrie Noack

Career MA/MAPS/STMA/STVA/MIR Application Specialist

Karrie’s family moved quite a bit, but she finally settled in Springfield, Missouri. She has earned a B.A. in Business Management with a minor in Psychology from Evangel University. Karrie participated in the World Race and has visited more than 23 countries. Karrie works with Missionary Associates and MAPS volunteer applicants going to Europe and International Ministries as they enter and complete the application process, Karrie also assists with the Short-Term Minister Abroad (STMA), Short-Term Volunteer Abroad (STVA) and Missionary In Residence (MIR) applications. She also assists Career Missionary Associates as they enter and complete the application process.

MA/MAPS Support Specialist Open

MA/MAPS Support Specialist

Assist MAPS Volunteers in the post approval process including, but not limited to, fundraising, finances, insurance, travel, etc. Processes Missionary Associates and MAPS volunteers going to International Ministries.

Member Care

Butch Frey

Member Care Coordinator

Butch holds a Doctorate of Ministry degree from Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary, a M.A. degree from the Assemblies of God Theological Seminary, and a B.A. degree from Southeastern University of the Assemblies of God. Butch and his wife Pam have served as missionaries with Latin America and have traveled to 65 countries. Butch also worked for a year for an engineering department for a mining company and has been in deep mines. He serves in ministry to missionary families throughout the world.

Keith Jones

Member Care Consultant

Keith was born in Atlanta, Georgia, but his family later moved to Memphis, Tennessee where he graduated from high school. He earned an M.A. degree in Missiology is from Assemblies of God Theological Seminary and a B.A. degree Bible from Central Bible College. Keith and his wife have served as appointed missionaries for over 30 years. He has visited every continent except two: Antartica and South America. He serves as a consultant for Member Care.

Christi Jones

Member Care Consultant

Christi was born in Arkansas where her parents were pastoring, but they moved to a pastorate in Memphis, TN where she was raised and graduated high school. Christi has earned an RN diploma from Burge School of Nursing in Springfield, Missouri, and an M.S. in Human Services Counseling and a B.S. in Professional Development both from Southwestern Assemblies of God University. Christi met her husband when he became her high school chemistry tutor. They spent many years serving in the Middle East. She serves as a consultant for Member Care.

Karla Weis

Ministries Administrative Coordinator

Karla was born and raised in Northern Illinois. She attended North Central Bible College in Minneapolis, Minnesota where she met her husband. In addition to working as youth pastors and church planters, Karla and her husband have spent 30 years in service as missionaries. They lived in Guatemala and Costa Rica and traveled to at least 15 other countries. She serves in Member Care in the areas of Medicare, retirement information, AGWM work agreements, and coordinates the summer events of Reentry, seminars on Retirement and Finances, and also coordinates the Retired Missionary Prayer Fellowship group.

Janice Brison

Administrative Coordinator

Originally from Arkansas and raised in Missouri, Janice attended Southern Nazarene University and Central Bible College where she studied missions. She and her husband have served in pastoral ministry as senior, youth, and children’s pastors. She provides administrative support for the Member Care Coordinator, including help with counseling resources and special projects, and she also serves as the PrayerNet Coordinator.

Nancy Raatz

Member Care Team

Nancy was raised in the suburbs of Minneapolis, Minnesota. She attended North Central University for two years and transferred to the University of Minnesota where she completed a degree in Elementary Education with a concentration in History. She earned a Master’s Degree in Christian Leadership from the University of Valley Forge and has received her ordination as a minister with the Assemblies of God. Nancy and her husband, Andy, served as youth and lead pastors in Minnesota and Montana, and then in Moldova and Russia as missionaries. They have three adult daughters and one amazing son-in-law. Nancy loves to cook good food but is known for her pies and angel food cake.
“In Moldova I started and directed a Project Rescue affiliated home for survivors of human trafficking. It was the toughest and most rewarding ministry I have ever done. I have a deep love for the women who came through the home and the Moldovan staff who worked with me.” She works with AGWM’s community of women in missions and specializes in trauma response.

Missionary Kids

Email: mkoffice@ismk.org
Phone: 417-862-2781 Ext. 2040
Fax: 417-895-9150

Chad and Dargan Phillips

MK Program Managers

Oversees the MK program, International Society of Missionary Kids (ISMK).

Kevin and Robin McGee

MK Family Resource Coordinator

Assists with the MK Discipleship Program and provides current resources for families.

Cristi Alexander

MK Pastoral Care Coordinator

Cristi oversees pastoral care for MKs, leads the MK Mentoring Program, assists with Task Force trips, as well as college visits and follow-up with itinerating MKs.

Sarah G.

MK Office Coordinator

Oversees the MK program, International Society of Missionary Kids (ISMK).

Taylor B.

MK Correspondence Assistant

Arranges travel for Task Force trips, plans activities and makes reservations for all major events, serves as the receptionist for the MK office, and assists with on-site planning for events.

Bethanie S.

Executive Dean of TCK Education

Oversees academic needs of TCKs and provides resources to support educational transitions.

Kristi A.

Administrative Coordinator for TCK Education

Assists with the academic needs of TCKs and serves as assistant to the TCKI Executive Dean.

MK Resource Assistant-Open

MK Resource Assistant

Oversees the MK database, manages the inventory of supplies needed for events, provides support services for iDiscipleship.com, and assists with events.

Pipeline

Tim Meacham

Pipeline Director

Originally from Southern California, Tim served and was honorably discharged from the United States Marine Corps and continued to serve with the Department of Defense. During this time, Tim met his wife Janela and served together in youth ministry in Yuma, Arizona. Before his current role with Assemblies of God World Missions, Tim and his wife served as Missionary Associates in Guadalajara, Mexico. He earned a B.S. degree in Business Management from Evangel University and has traveled to 10 countries around the world. Currently, Tim serves as the Pipeline Lead for Assemblies of God World Missions. In this role, Tim coordinates a team that shares and communicates missions opportunities to help people find their unique fit on the field. Tim also serves in Global Security and on the Crisis Management team.

Short-Term Trips

Email: mapsteams@ag.org
Phone: 417-862-2781 Ext. 2067
Fax: 417-862-1878

Marlene Mayes

Teams Application Specialist/Career Application Support

A Native to the Ozarks, Marlene has 30 years of corporate work in Southwest Missouri. Marlene and her husband love to travel and have enjoyed three visits to Hawaii and a few cruises as well. She assists churches with the registration and processing of missions team trips. Marlene also works with Career Missionary Candidates going to Africa, Asia Pacific, and Latin America Caribbean.

Sue Shahan

Teams Application Specialist/Career Application Support

Before coming to Southwest Missouri, Sue and her husband owned and operated a construction business for 15 years in Iowa. She attended one year of college, majoring in Architecture at NMSU (Now Truman State University in Kirksville MO). She assists churches with the registration and processing of missions team trips going to Africa, Asia Pacific, Eurasia, Europe, International Ministries, Latin America Caribbean, and Northern Asia. Sue also works with Career Missionary Candidates going to Europe, International Ministries. and Northern Asia.

Teams Application Lead Open

Teams Application Lead/Career Application Support

Oversees the daily operations of the MAPS Team processing, assisting churches with online registration and obtaining team travel approvals.

Wide Open Missions

Kelsey Cook

Website & Social Media Specialist

Kelsey holds a B.A. in graphic design, a minor in rhetoric, and a certificate in social marketing. She has seven years of experience in AGWM as an in-house graphic designer and social media manager. Since 2017, she has served as the Missionary Branding and Design Lead, advising missionaries on the importance of branding and social media to market their ministries with supporters.