How can the Local Church Help Young Adults who are Interested in Going into Mission?

Ken Fong

(as of 2012)

Ken Fong is senior pastor of Evergreen Baptist Church of Los Angeles, located in Rosemead. He is a pioneer in multi-Asian and multiethnic church ministry and as a contributing editor of Leadership Journal. Ken has served as an adjunct faculty member at Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, California, and is currently and adjunct professor for the Haggard School of Theology, Azusa Pacific University. His publications include Insights for Growing Asian-American Ministries: How to Reach the Increasing Numbers of "Americanized" Asian Americans for Christ and Pursuing the Pearl: A Comprehensive Resource for Multi-Asian Ministry.

Paul has never moved out of Massachusetts, but he has been training, speaking, and learning in more than 100 countries. Paul serves with Development Associates International. His favorite story is the life of Adoniram Judson, missionary to Burma.

Mauricio Alvarez

(as of 2012)

A native of Uruguay, he has served as a youth pastor and worship leader at Southern Baptist Churches in Uruguay, National Executive Director, then President of the Uruguayan Baptist Youth Convention. Upon immigrating to the United States, he joined Jason Carlisle on staff at Saddleback Church with Pastor Rick Warren and then served as Senior Pastor at Casa de Vida para las Naciones. Later he went as a missionary to Spain where he met his wife Geraldine, an Argentine missionary to Spain with the same vision and passion for the nations. Mauricio’s passion and calling include the mobilization of Hispanic churches and individuals to reach the world with the gospel.

Janet Clark

(as of 2012)

Dr. Janet L Clark is Senior Vice President of Academic Affairs and Academic Dean of Tyndale Seminary, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Dr. Clark brings a breadth of experience as a professor, administrator, professional counselor and overseas missionary. Before joining the faculty in 2005 she served as Vice-Dean at McMaster Divinity College, where she taught counseling, pastoral care and field education. She has lectured widely in a number of countries and contexts and is a frequent conference and retreat speaker. Her ministry background includes eight years of mission work in Indonesia. Her teaching, publications and continuing research interests are in the areas of multicultural competence, spiritual care and counseling and professional education. She is passionate about holistic theological education that interweaves the spiritual, intellectual, vocational and missional dimensions of Christian leadership.