Ambassador City Director
Brad and his family lived in Cape Town South Africa for 14 years serving with Mission to The World as Campus Ministry Director, Community Development with World Cup Soccer, Church Planting, and evangelism training. Before South Africa, Brad served 14 years in the corporate world discipling the nations with the Navigators Marketplace ministry and helping plant Twin Oaks PCA Church. Brad worked as an Executive at Citibank, Startup team with Panera Bread Company, and IT Consulting. Brad is ordained in the EFCA and served as the EFCA Central Multicultural Director for 6.5 years. Brad is currently working on his Doctor of Ministry Thesis at Covenant Seminary in St. Louis. He is an avid cyclist, UEFA soccer coach, loves skiing, tennis, discussing the gospel in all of life, and long walks with his wife of 33 years.
Ambassador City Treasurer
Haitao is a Professor at University of Missouri St. Louis (UMSL), Department Chair, and Founding Director of the Laboratory of Advanced Supply Chain Analytics. Haitao and his family are members of First Free Church in Manchester area of St. Louis.
Ambassador City Board Chairman
Terry was born and raised in Riga Latvia. Terry moved to the USA in 1991. In 1998, he started and continues to serve as the President of Modern Exterior Tech (MET) Construction based in St. Louis. Terry and his family are members of Wellspring EFCA in South County area of St. Louis.
Ambassador City Reconciliation Director
Lenard is a graduate of Kirkwood High School and played Collegiate Basketball at The University of Nebraska. Lenard has served as a missionary in South Africa and Fiji. As well as short term missions work in the Dominican Republic, Guatemala, and Mexico. He has a heart for reaching and reconciling the Nations to Christ in our city. Lenard and his wife Natalie are members of Truth & Grace EFCA In Overland area of St. Louis.
City ESL Director
Laura is 3rd Generation Japanese American that served on staff with First Free Church in St. Louis for 25 years. Laura specializes in English as Second language as a trainer and practitioner and loves all people and the city of St Louis. Laura has 2 adult children.
Reach Global UPG Director
After graduating from Missouri State in Springfield, Rick served for 10 years as Cru Director in Kansas and Missouri. He then managed his family sign business for 10 years. Rick helped plant First Free and Wellspring EFCA Churches in St. Louis before leaving for Europe with Reach Global. For 30 years Rick served with Reach Global as International Director of Church Planting in Europe, Russia, and Latin America. Rick and his wife just celebrated 50 years of marriage.
City Pastor Iranian Church Catalyst
Ray was born and raised in Iran of Armenian descent. Ray played professional soccer player in Iran. He and his wife arrived in the US in 2008 as a religious refugee. Ray is the pastor of the Iranian church of St. Louis and is co-director of St. Louis Cup of Nations.
Myanmar Burmese Pastor Catalyst
George was born in Myanmar. He served as the President of The Evangelical Free Church of Myanmar for six years before coming to the United States in December 2022. George serves as the Senior Pastor of Columbia Mission Church (EFCA) in Columbia Missouri.
City International Student Catalyst
Ed is Campus Staff with International Student Inc. in St. Louis, Originally from Manila, Philippines. Now with ISI, (International Student Inc.) in Metro St. Louis Region. For 22 years Ed was with MO Baptist Convention State staff. He was Multicultural Church planter among Ethnics in St. Louis. He pastored Filipino Churches in St. Louis & in New Orleans while at New Orleans Baptist Seminary. Ed has a passion for Prayer & Awakening. A long time Cardinal baseball fan since his youth in St. Louis. He loves bird watching, nature walks with his wife of 40 years, & his grand kitties. He also loves to reach out to the refugees, homeless, & those with special needs.
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