by Court Street Baptist Church
Democratic Republic of the Congo
Health and Education
Dr. Bill and Ann Clemmer currently reside in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo on the Rwanda border. They work with International Ministries’ partners Heal Africa and IMA World Health in the town of Goma. Bill works with health care workers and Ann supports educational services.
Teaching and Women's Rights
Dan and Sarah Chetti have been serving in Lebanon for over ten years. Dan is an adjunct professor at Arab Baptist Theological Seminary in Beirut where he teaches and mentors students. Sarah pioneers a ministry among foreign migrant women working as maids and advocates for the rights of these women.
Short Term Missionaries
Pieter and Nora Kalkman are based in the Czech Republic and share the love of Jesus by networking with Baptist churches in Europe and the Middle East. They coordinate the skills and interest of short-term mission volunteers with the needs of the 50+ Baptist Conventions in Europe.
Construction and Women's Well Being
Brian and Lynette Smith and their two young sons serve in Haiti in partnership with the Haitian Baptist Convention. Brian oversees construction and maintenance at the Eye Center, The Christian University, and the Convention Hospital. Lynette teaches women basic hygiene and self-care skills and encourages them to find and use their gifts.
Jeni Pedzinski serves on the leadership team at the New Life Center in Chiang Mai, Thailand. The NLCF serves adolescent tribal girls who are at risk for or survivors of human trafficking, forced labor and sexual abuse. Jeni writes grants, oversees the evaluation of program outcomes and assists with public relations.
Survivors of Trauma
Kit Ripley’s ministry is with the New Life Center Foundation in northern Thailand. Through art, she provides direct clinical care for survivors of trauma, including sexual abuse, human trafficking, and domestic violence. She also promotes spiritual formation through preaching, Bible teaching, and prayer retreats for the residents.