Jeff and Michelle serve as OMS special assignment missionaries, traveling to various OMS fields as needed, as well as leading teams to these fields. Michelle supports the work of both Dynamic Women In Missions (DWIM) and Every Community for Christ (ECG). She mentors women in Africa involved in Village Church Planting to develop leadership and facilitation skills. As she mobilizes them, her objective is for them to discover their identity in Christ, how to share their faith, how to disciple others, and how to plant multiplying churches. The Hawkins are willing to do what God asks of them, and they are willing to go where God tells them to go.
Michael and Ann Miner serve as regional directors for the Northwest with Men for Missions. Men for Missions is One Mission Society's life-changing journey, with the goal of providing opportunities for personal obedience to the Great Commission. Michael desires to motivate and encourage men and their families to use their God-given talents and abilities in world-wide, shortterm mission opportunities. These teams include work teams, medical and disaster relief teams, evangelism teams, intercessory prayer teams and teams of professionals who are prepared to teach. Michael is passionate about seeing men reach beyond their normal life routine, following God in obedience to do, give and go as God directs. Acting as a link between the tangible needs overseas and the willing hearts and hands of layman in the Northwest, Michael and Ann believe that God will use his people to build and strengthen his kingdom around the world.
Michael was first introduced to overseas missions when he worked in Brazil the summer of 1990 with lntervarsity. His desire to return was fulfilled in 2008 when the family served in Londrina, Brazil, for 10 months with One Mission Society, teaching English and working with children's ministries in a local church. The Miners witnessed first-hand the multiple benefits of short-term missions, and this experience cemented God's leading for Michael and Ann to facilitate others in practical overseas ministry.
Michael and Ann both grew up in Oregon and are graduates of Multnomah University in Portland. Michael earned an associate's degree in biblical studies with an emphasis in missions, and Ann earned a bachelor's in youth ministry. They make their home in Lebanon, Oregon, with their three children, Jessica, Joshua and Natalie. From late spring through summer, the whole family works together on the Miner farm, which includes five acres of strawberries and the harvesting of hundreds of acres of rye grass seed.
Kevin and Debbie Nelson have been with One Mission Society since 1995 when they served for a year in Rybinsk, Russia, with The CoMission. While there, they trained public school teachers to use a Christian Morals and Ethics curriculum and led a youth Bible study.
In 1998, they began their career assignment in Yaroslavl, Russia, with One Mission Society's Every Community for Christ (ECC). In Yaroslavl, their responsibilities included English youth ministry, language study and working with ECC team members. Kevin also served as a construction consultant for work teams that went to Russia.
In 2001, the Nelsons moved to Moscow and worked at the Moscow Evangelical Christian Seminary for two years. Debbie taught English and Kevin served as student advisor and mentor. He was also a member of the seminary student ECG team. In 2003, the Nelsons were preparing to return to Moscow when Kevin was unexpectedly denied entrance into Russia.
Soon after this, the need for an English teacher and construction/graphics consultant was made known on the developing OMS Ukraine field. In 2004, the Nelsons moved to Kiev, Ukraine, and worked with the Ukrainian-led International Partnerships to reach the professional community with Christ. They assisted a church planting team in Kiev through graphic design, youth ministry and teaching English.
Lebanon, Oregon, is the stateside home for the Nelsons, and they are members of the Evangelical Church. Kevin has taken courses in engineering and graphic design from several universities and worked in construction. He finished a professional photography course through New York Institute of Photography. Debbie has a B.S. degree in elementary education from George Fox University and an M.A. degree in TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) from Azusa Pacific University. She has taught elementary school in the United States and English to adults in Russia and Ukraine.
Currently, the Nelsons are serving in Kiev, Ukraine, for their fourth term with One Mission Society. They continue working with the Ukrainian-led International Partnerships to reach the professional community with Christ. They also minister to university students through outreach events and discipleship.
Daniel and Stephanie are directing ministry at Linn-Benton
Community College in Albany, Oregon with Campus Ambassadors. The vision is to create a
contagious community on campus by encouraging real
relationships and developing passionate people.
They hope to invigorate the community, showing Christ's love by
sharing about Him and equipping students to share it with their
Both Daniel and Stephanie came to know Christ at a young age and were involved in church. Neither of them is a stranger to pain, adversity, and struggles and this allows them to relate to students on various levels. God has used their experiences to mold and shape them, and He continues to do so. Their desire is to share life with students and show them how God is constantly present and can use anyone who is willing to follow Him.
Daniel and Stephanie we're married in 2015 and have three children and enjoy building God's Kingdom together.
Keith and Sheri serve as special assignment missionaries with One Mission Society. They travel to various OMS fields as needed and lead ministry teams to these fields. The Wardlaws are willing to do whatever God asks of them and to go where he tells them to go. Sheri is also involved in equipping and empowering women for ministry around the world.