Sending and Recruiting Team at Cru Headquarters
We help fulfill the Great Commission by recruiting and sending out missionaries. Steve helps lead the US Sending and Recruiting Team, a group that recruits, works with applicants, helps prepare and train, and get US staff members to their US or international assignments for Cru. These individuals and families that our team sends are serving in strategic roles where American staff can best contribute in outreach, discipleship, training of nationals and cross-cultural impact for the gospel worldwide.
As a leader on the Sending and Recruiting Team, Steve also provides direction for his department, US Leadership Development and Human Resources, a broader group that provides overall member care for our missionaries and their families, and assists in all those family transitions going and coming from overseas. His team also recruits staff and volunteers to fill the many positions at the world headquarters.
For 23 years we served in Japan with Campus Crusade for Christ (now Cru). Steve and Rochelle gained much experience on campus, leading teams of campus staff, serving in operations, finance, and human resources. Steve also developed Jesus Film strategies and plans for Japan CCC. He created new resources and evangelistic websites for Japan as well. We trust that the Lord has us in a good position to use these experiences as we continue to serve missionaries.
Rochelle continues to care for our children, home and for her mom, who came to live with family since 2011. She is coaching young women who are joining our staff in their ministry partner fund development as they join staff through Steve’s team’s work. She is engaged in local outreach opportunities for moms here, leading women’s bible studies, and working with the Cru Middle School Club at Josh’s school She is seeking to make connections with Japanese in Orlando as well.
We are also assisting parts of the ministry to help reach more Japanese and Asians. Steve makes use of his Japanese by following up those who respond in Japanese to CCC’s many evangelistic websites as an online missionary. Please pray with us as God leads us in this new adventure of faith!