and Lois have served as missionaries with TEAM since 1978, when they left
for language study in Costa Rica. They served at the Christiansen Academy,
a school for missionaries’ children located in the Andes Mountains
of Venezuela until the school closed in June of 2001.
who taught physics, math, and Bible at the school, also served for three
years as Assistant Principal and two years as Principal. Lois was the
school nurse, and frequently worked with local health professionals in
community health service opportunities. Lois also served as school hostess
for two years. Together, Roger and Lois served as dormparents to the high
school girls for two years.
years Roger, who is also a licensed minister, pastored a small church
in the mountains above the town of Rubio, working with the Venezuelan
believers over the course of six years until they had constructed a church
building and called a Venezuelan pastor.
Roger and Lois are currently in the United States preparing for a new
responsibility, helping missionaries increase their effectiveness in ministry
through a global learning network.