Matt and Ashely are from Illinois and were married in 2010. Before training for missions, Matt was carefully and intentionally trained by his local church in Dekalb for ministry. He was trained and worked as a financial analyst before leaving for missionary and church planting training. Matt and Ashley have four children.
Ron and Jen are from Sycamore, IL and have been married since July 2010. They both graduated from Northern Illinois University where Ron became a physical education teacher and Jen a registered nurse.Ron and Jen are members at Kishwaukee Bible Church where they trained and served for several years before being sent out. They also completed two years of training at the Center for Pioneer Church Planting in Los Fresnos, TX. Ron & Jen have four children: Owen, Graham, Finley and Avery.
Tim was born and raised in Colorado. At the age of 10, his father died in a trucking accident and his mother raised him, always pointing him to the cross. God saved Tim at Johnson and Wales University in Virginia when he was 19 years old. Tim went to Northland International University where he met his wife Lillie. Lillie was a missionary daughter growing up knowing Spanish from 15 years in Mexico. God saved Lillie when she was 10 years old. Lillie and Tim finished up their bachelors degrees in missions from Northland and were married July 22, 2000.
Tim and Lillie have 5 children. "The goal of our family is to glorify God in our lives and to make His name great among the nations because He is great." They serve the Lord in the city of Cusco. which is 11,200 feet above sea level. In 2009 the population of Cusco was over half a million people. The city is growing yearly from tourism after Machu Picchu was named one of the 7 wonders of the world. Machu Picchu is located a couple hours from Cusco.
Darrell Young serves the Lord in Charles Simeon Trust
The Fellowship of Evangelical Baptists (FEB): The FEB is our denominational affiliation. It is our pleasure to partner with them for the purpose of accountability, encouragement, and the pursuit of the Great Commission. We are specifically a member church of Fellowship Prairies, a region of the FEB encompassing Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba.
Nine Marks: This ministry provides resources and direction especially in regards to how church leaders ought to be held accountable.
Together for the Gospel: This ministry's focus on the uniqueness and beauty and clarity and treasure of the Gospel of Jesus has brought both huge encouragement and correction to us.
The Simeon Trust: This ministry's direction and resources have trained and encouraged us to be faithful to truly preach what each part of the Bible has to say - especially about Jesus.