Rick Perhai - Sunday Morning, May 6
Rick Perhai and his wife Marilyn are long-time members of Five Points currently home on a year-long sabbatical. Rick serves as the Academic Dean at Kiev Theological Seminary and Executive Council chairman as well as at a local Ukrainian church, preaching, training small group leaders and promoting missions to the glory of God. Marilyn teaches and tutors grade school children at Kiev Christian Academy, disciples girls through the High School basketball program, and enjoys teaching English to Muslims as an evangelistic ministry. Rick is currently working on a doctoral dissertation for Baptist Bible College in Clark Summit, PA.
Dan & Sara Haines
Dan and Sarah are the most recent members of Five Points commissioned to serve in full time ministry. Married in 2005, they met each other while serving on summer staff at Camp Barakel. September of 2010 they joined as Resident Missionary Staff. Dan helps clean and maintain the 60+ buildings on camp property. Sarah helps with food preparation. They have two sons. Asher, who is three and Issac who is just over a year old. You can keep up with them on their blog: http://hainesbarakel.wordpress.com/
Kent and Suzanne have been with Wycliffe for 30 years and currently reside in Fort Wayne, IN. Kent is the Director of Partner Relations for the Seed Company, an affiliate of Wycliffe Bible Translators, whose vision is to begin Bible Translation in every language that needs it 2,000 by 2025. They partner with prayer supporters and investors, and with like-minded organizations around the US. www.theSeedCompany.org
Dave & Betsy Proper
Dave and Betsy are longtime members of Five Points who have served on Full-Time Residence staff at Camp Barakel since 2000. They, along with an army of volunteers, prepare food for the over 5,000 visitors who stay on Barakel's East Side Camp each year.
Born in the Philippines, Nard first heard the gospel because of support from churches in Detroit area. He later moved to the US and met his wife Sandy. Nard has served with JAARS (Jungle Aviation and Radio Service) since 1978. They now live in Waxhaw, NC and continue to be involved with JAARS and it's parent organization Wycliffe. Nard leads occasional short-term missions trips to the Philippines. Sandy, a retired school teacher, volunteers as a ESL teacher at their local church and assists Nard whenever she can. You can keep up with Nard's short-term trips at www.dibagat.blogspot.com.
Chuck & Darlene Saunders
Chuck and Darlene Saunders have been missionaries with TWR-USA (Trans World Raido) since 1984. They transferred from Africa to the USA the end of November 2011. This past January, Chuck began new work responsibilities as Maintenance Manager at the TWR offices in Cary, NC. Darlene has been working to get them settled back in a new area. She has enjoyed some volunteer work in the TWR Spanish department, recalling her days working in S. Texas and Puerto Rico before their marriage.
Rhonda's ministry history is in cross-cultural missions in Papua New Guinea. Foreign language education, parenting, and church planting all dovetail beautifully where she currently serves in Southern Indiana. While also studying for a degree in biblical counseling, Rhonda works as an assistant church planter for a Hispanic church plant, La Respuesta Baptist Church. She meets families to introduce to La Respuesta and other churches in the area primarily through her counseling ministry at Choices for Women Pregnancy Resource Center (CFW). Besides helping women choose life over abortion at CFW, she teaches English as a second language and evangelizes and disciples women both on and off-center through home visits and Bible studies. She is also on call for counseling women at Immanuel Baptist Church, in Louisville, KY.