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Darin & Jill

Darin & Jill

Darin and Jill have ministered in Asia since 2009. Darin serves as Asia Area associate director, and Jill fulfills various mentoring and administrative roles. Their ministry focus is training and credentialing Free Methodist leaders across Asia through the Gethsemane Leadership Training (GLT) strategy. Darin also works closely with Asia Area Director Eric to develop and implement a mission strategy for the work in Asia.

Richard & Sheila Dickinson

Richard & Sheila Dickinson

Richard and Sheila Dickinson have served the FM Church in various capacities: pastoring, church planting, and serving as missionaries. Their ministry experience spans six states and three continents. Sheila will train children’s ministry leaders. Richard will train Free Methodist pastors across Asia in Inductive Bible Study Methodology through the Gethsemane Leadership Training (GLT) strategy. They will also raise financial support for church plants and motorcycles for Asian leaders.

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Eric & Virginia

As Asia Area director, Eric has three strategic priorities. He oversees the FMWM missionary team in Asia. He partners with national leaders to build support strategies that will help expand the church. And finally, he works to purposefully connect FMC-Asia with FMC-USA, building mutually beneficial partnerships and relationships. Pastor Eric and his wife, Virginia, have served the Free Methodist Church since 1990.

Trevor Foley

Trevor Foley

Trevor Foley is an affiliate missionary with FMWM serving persecuted Christians through Voice of the Martyrs Korea (VOMK) and working with FMWM Asia to re-establish a viable Free Methodist presence  in South Korea. He is a Conference Ministerial Candidate in the Pacific Northwest Conference.

Gene & Minori Hall

Gene & Minori Hall

Gene and Minori Hall began serving in Japan in August 2019. With Christians comprising only 1% of the population, there is an urgent need for the gospel in Japan. The Halls serve in the area of leadership training in Southeast Asia and Japan, working to equip Christian leaders with the tools to lead well. Their primary focus is developing faithful leaders who develop more faithful leaders, resulting in the multiplication of the gospel, disciples, churches and new leaders.

Helri & Phuong

Helri & Phuong

As vibrant, devoted followers of Jesus, Helri and Phuong have been fruitful in the FMC-Asia and were commissioned as an international missionary couple in November of 2023. Helri is an ordained elder with the Philippine General Conference, and Phuong has been an integral part of the FMC in Creative Access-VN. They were married in August of 2023, with a clear call to ministry evident to all. Helri and Phuong will serve the Kingdom through ministry across Southeast Asia.

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Jason & Wendi

Jason and Wendi have been serving with FMWM in Asia since 2011. In June 2022, they will join the SE Asia leadership team to assist in the region’s overall needs. Jason will come alongside others in training and equipping future FMC-Asia leadership by developing English training modules. These modules will be taught on location throughout the SE Asia region and remotely via the internet. In addition to learning the local language, Wendi will seek to make strong connections within the local community while striving to provide a supportive and positive home for their family.

Mark & Judi Morrison

Mark & Judi Morrison

Mark and Judi Morrison were married in 1980; they have four children and 11 grandchildren. Mark has served in full-time pastoral ministry since 1977. Today he and Judi lead Shepherd Ministries, which is reaching out to university students, ministering to those who have left the local church and encouraging pastors. As VISA missionaries, Mark and Judi provide pastoral care and support to Free Methodist missionaries in Asia. Their role includes encouragement and spiritual nurturing via Zoom calls, email and field visits.

Joshua & Elizabeth Opena

Joshua & Elizabeth Opena

Joshua and Elizabeth are joining the FMWM Asia team as U.S. Based Partners providing support and development in Asia under the leadership of Area Director Eric and International Missionary Alan Bacus.

Corey & Connie Persing

Corey & Connie Persing

The Persings serve full-time in Southeast Asia with a focus on the ministries of Thailand. Corey serves as the national coordinator of ICCM work in Thailand, including the Lahu children’s hostel and other projects across Thailand. He also serves on the Asia Area Leadership Team as a mentor/adviser for national leadership and ministry in Southeast Asia. His role includes working as a “regional reporting and tech coach,” developing an area-wide reporting system to provide financial accountability, integrity and up-to-date information. Connie serves on the Thailand ICCM National Committee and provides hospitality, encouragement and a healthy perspective on their work.

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