Deric & Amber Moen
Our family, Deric, Amber, Ava, Molly, & David Moen, lives in a barrio called El Palo, in the city of Málaga, Spain. We have been missionaries with CRM for the last 13 years, and have served on three different continents after ministering in the States for several years. Our team, PI:Portico, is an apostolic team of leaders, who deeply inhabit their place in the way of Jesus in order to activate new disciples, initiate needed structures, and develop and send leaders – resulting in new communities of faith.
Jonathan & Michele Rosa
We are Jonathan, Michelle, Breeley, Bryce, and Adeley. Since graduating from Wheaton, Michelle and Jonathan have taught both in the US and overseas. We loved the connection with young people and seeing God work in their lives. Our passion for people and breakthrough has brought us to Malaga. We truly believe that a movement of God is on the horizon. We are called to Malaga as a team called, PI:Aviva, to help dig the foundations of this movement. We build relationships with those who don’t know Jesus yet with the hopes of them meeting Him. We pray in and for our neighborhood with hopes that God will break down strongholds that Satan has used to keep out the Light. We are constantly searching for people who’s hearts are longing to meet Jesus. We read the Bible with believers and unbelievers, helping them seek its relevance today. We explore with new believers what it would look like to create an expression of church that could infect their family and friends with the love of God. Our constant prayer and hope is “God, let your kingdom come.”
Jeff & Jenifer Ott
Jeff and Jenifer have been married for 11 years and have been blessed with two children, Emerson (5) and Atticus (2). Jeff and Jenifer have been serving with Church Resource Ministries for the past 5 years, they serve in Perugia, Italy (PI:Italy) training and empowering young Italian leaders to develop and pioneer fresh expressions of church throughout the country. Both Jeff and Jenifer have a deep desire to invite people to discover and be reconciled to Jesus, mobilize a new generation of missional leaders, and catalyze fresh expressions of the Church to influence a changing world.
Ken & Beth Primrose
We are Ken and Beth Primrose (PI:Oklahoma), have been married 20 awesome years, and have 4 amazing kids. We long to see the Church in America stand before Jesus having born “much fruit.” In 2004 instead of Ken continuing as an Immigration Attorney, the Lord spoke clearly to us that we were to “Build His House.” For the last 14 years we have wrestled with the biblical principles of what God longs for from His people and how He longs to reach an unreached world. One key observation from having led a local church and coached leaders world-wide is that when a missionary spirit, the practice of spiritual family, and a lifestyle of prayer are removed from the soil of the Church, it lacks the ability to overcome and advance as Jesus promised. Our call to Build His House is still undimmed in our hearts and minds. We believe now is the time to take what we have learned in a local church context and focus our efforts in a wider field to coach and influence current leaders and raise up new leaders and expressions of church characterized by mission, community, and prayer.
Andy & Julie Ashworth
Andy, Julie and their kids Mollie, Sophie and Zach live in Bearsden, a northern suburb of Glasgow, Scotland. Andy is the co-leader of PI:Scotland along with Adam Penketh. Andy and Julie felt called into planting a movement-based, Spirit filled, missional expression of church in Glasgow. They are excited about pioneering a community that prioritizes reaching the unreached, normalizing the supernatural and releasing new leaders and new expressions of Church. Andy originally trained as a medical doctor before receiving a call to ministry in 2006. Julie works as a physician 3 days a week in palliative care and general practice whilst also sharing the joy and responsibility of leading The Gathering with Andy and Adam and Charlotte Penketh.
Adam & Charlotte Penketh
Adam, Charlotte, Ari and Asher live north of the city of Glasgow, Scotland, UK. Adam is the co-leader of PI:Scotland, alongside Andy Ashworth. They are passionate about building a church that prioritizes reaching the unreached, by equipping Jesus followers to live naturally supernatural lives, releasing new leaders, and multiplying new expressions of church across Glasgow and beyond. Charlotte is a classical Viola player, who fits her career around looking after Ari & Asher, as well as sharing the burdens of leading a new church with Adam, Andy & Julie Ashworth.
Lisa has served over 18 years in ministry, both within the local church and parachurch organizations helping to develop new projects and organizations all around the world. In her role as the Assistant Director of Pioneering Initiatives, Lisa seeks to equip, coach and consult with leaders and teams worldwide to help emerging and existing leaders flourish as faithful and fruitful servants of God.
Bryan and Andrea Thiele
To be deployed to Serbia
Bryan & Andrea Thiele currently live in Phoenix, Arizona and are the team leaders of the Pioneering Initiatives team called PI:Serbia. They have a heart for the nations and are preparing to move their family and team members to Novi Sad, Serbia. They are passionate about facilitating movements that help Serbian Gypsies discover life in Jesus, multiply disciples, and form new expressions of the church. Bryan & Andrea have 11 children, and 3 grandchildren. Andrea is also a homeschooling mom, and the US Director of a non-profit organization, Remember The Poor.
Darren & Jennifer Rusco
Central Coast, CA
Darren and Jen Rusco both grew up in California and were married in 1996. They have a son, Jason, and two daughters, Cameron and Hayden. After having careers in teaching and coaching, the Ruscos moved into church pastoral ministry in Paso Robles, CA. Seven years later they joined CRM Scotland and ministered in Glasgow. Currently Darren and Jen lead PI: Central Coast CA, an apostolic venture to launch communities of people in multiple cities who are united in mission, commissioned in the five-fold gifts, and empowered in the supernatural, while equipping new leaders within the movement. Darren works primarily in the mission while Jen also works in teaching and local business management.
Lee and Jana Price
Andrew and Kerri Meador
We are Andrew, Kerri and Haven (2) Meador and we are based in New Castle, Colorado. We lived in Uganda as missionaries for 6 years pursing a Disciple Making Movement. After a sabbatical in the states, God has led us to join the PI:Western Colorado team as we pursue a movement of the gospel in our region. Eventually our hope is to relaunch a new PI team in Karamoja, Uganda so we can continue to pursue a gospel movement in that region as well. Regardless of what context God has us in, we are committed to ‘moving in’ and embedding ourselves in our community as we help people discover who Jesus is and how to follow Him. We passionately envision our region full of committed followers of Jesus making new disciples who gather together in reproducible indigenous churches that transform their communities and expand the Kingdom of God on the earth. To this end, we engage in movemental prayer and reproducible disciple-making through a discovery process while we mobilize and equip other believers to do the same.
Copyright © 2017 Pioneering Initiatives. All Rights Reserved.