Kevin serves as the Chief Operating Officer for Novo/CRM. This means he leads the teams that represent all that it takes to support 611 ministry staff serving around the world, from I.T. to the operating budget for the whole organization. What is unique about this role is that he is given the privilege to use his gifts and build teams that ultimately make Kingdom contributions in 100 countries around the world.
Colleen’s focus is a tent-making role that has her working with at-risk and homeless students and families in a large local high school. She is on hiatus with Novo’s Staff Development & Care team as she focuses on her other role and moves toward training in counseling and spiritual formation.
They have 3 young adult daughters and a new son-in-law, and call Vancouver WA home right now.
Alex and Amy Galloway were sent by Novo/CRM many years ago to develop and oversee a ministry hub in Southern Spain called Sent Well. As part of a multidisciplinary team there, they provide counseling, training, leadership, transition coaching, and spiritual direction for missionaries, families, and humanitarian workers from all over the Middle East and Africa. Their critical work focuses on people in transition: people moving cross-culturally, marriages in crisis, teams in various stages of growth (or implosion), and gifted people in burnout or a spiritual desert. As a clinical psychologist, Alex has specialized interest in trauma recovery, marriage counseling, internet addiction and the holistic care of God’s people. He enjoys encouraging, equipping, and empowering those who minister on the “front lines.” Amy makes a special contribution to the team with her deep love for women in ministry and their families. She ministers and trains in areas of discovering calling; parenting and co-parenting, managing transitions and women in leadership.
David works with Seed Company and Wycliffe Bible Translators, training to become a translation consultant. He will travel to translation teams around the world, with a focus on the Eurasia area, to help translation teams make accurate translations that really speak to their communities. It is by hearing and experiencing God's Word that people can find and follow Jesus!
In 1968, Joe Woods was 28 year old, married with two children, and was a Crash Rescue Firefighter in the United States Air Force. He was invited to hear an evangelist in little country Methodist Church. The evangelist preached on heaven and hell during the meetings. Being a firefighter, he knew all about fire and pain. On the last day of the meetings, he left his seat and walked forward, giving his life to Christ-he was NOT going to hell!
A year and a half later, God called him to go to Arizona College of the Bible in Phoenix. He graduated in 1974, and since then, has served in two churches; one in Phoenix and one in Murrieta. In 1983, he was trained and then certified as a Board Certified Hospital Chaplain. He later received his Master’s Degree in Ministry at Trinity Seminary in Indiana. After some 40 years of serving full time, he now serves as hospital chaplain at Loma Linda University Hospital in Murrieta on an on-call basis, sharing the love of God with those who are suffering physically, mentally, and spiritually.
Tara came to know Jesus as her savior in her Sunday School class. Her grandparents faithfully brought her to church where she heard from a young age that Jesus loved her. Growing up in Children’s Ministry made Tara want to volunteer with kids from the time she was a teen. Before joining EGM, Tara served in Children’s Ministry at Sunridge Community Church for 13 years, the last several on staff as Children’s Ministry Director. She has been on and led several short-term ministry trips sharing the love of Christ with children and training children’s workers. She and her husband Greg continue to serve at Sunridge. They live in Temecula, CA with their 2 kids A.J. and Elizabeth.
Tara serves with Every Generation Ministries (EGM) as the Mobilization Coordinator. In this role, Tara contributes to EGM’s mission to "Transform Children in Christ through His Church." EGM accomplishes this by mobilizing local churches and groups for short-term ministry service in the field where EGM is developing or supporting partnerships. Tara also organizes local children’s ministry trainings and volunteers. Many churches around the world have no intentional ministry targeted to children. EGM works with churches in 14 countries providing training and tools for children’s ministry workers according to the biblical model of children’s ministry found in Deuteronomy 6. Just like Tara experienced growing up, she wants to help children understand God’s love, see the relevance of the Bible in their everyday lives, and experience its transforming power.
Growing up in a Christian household, Megan had always held her faith in the Lord close to her. However, high school into college years were very pivotal in discovering what her passions were, as well as making the choice to take her family’s faith and make it her own. Throughout this self-discovery, Megan realized that she was passionate for working in healthcare in impoverished countries that do not have access to healthcare. Throughout college, she began to grow more aware of the fact that there are still unreached nations and people groups who do not have access to the Gospel message. These two factors grew her passion to get involved with medical missions in unreached countries. Megan will be serving for two years overseas in Central Asia working in a medical clinic sharing the love of Christ with people who have very likely never heard the Gospel message.