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Northbrook's supported missionaries

Eric and Mollie Kroner

Eric & Mollie Kroner are from West Bend, Wisconsin and now work in Chad, Africa with TEAM (The Evangelical Alliance Mission). The Swamp Initiative seeks to establish an indigenous, culturally sensitive reproducing community of disciples in each of the main people groups in this region of Chad. In order to achieve this goal, they help with the physical and spiritual needs of the population, building friendships through community development, education, and healthcare programs. Learn more about the work in Chad:

szabolcs kerekes

Szabolcs serves with CRM (Church Resource Ministries) and Barnabas Csoport in Budapest Hungary. CRM empowers leaders to go to the unreached and unchurched, to bring transformation among the poor, and to mobilize the Church for mission…so that disciples are made among the nations.

Szabolcs mentors and trains church planters in evangelism, visits young people in juvenile detention centers to talk with them about God, and leads courses for pastors and youth workers.

Take a few minutes and watch this video about Barnabas Csoport (the Barnabas Group)

pete and libby myszka

Pete grew up attending Northbrook and has been working with Overland Missions in Zambia since 2010. As chief engineer on the base, he is in charge of logistics and maintaining the warehouse, vehicles, and equipment, as well as going on expeditions into unreached areas.

Libby reaches out to women and children in the nearby villages, teaching music and Bible stories to children, and discipling students who are interested in learning more about God and serving Him. Libby also is an experienced musician and worship leader, and leads worship for the staff at the mission base and at mission-wide conferences.


Melissa Rike

After serving with Cru in the campus ministry for ten years in Macedonia, Chicago, and Slovenia, Melissa made a major shift to a new role in Orlando. She serves on the Leadership Development and Human Resources team for Cru’s Digital Missions department. Cru is dedicated to reaching people with the gospel and building into people spiritually through digital technology. Melissa’s role involves recruiting, staff care, leadership development, communications, and coaching new staff.

James and elsie gilbert

Brazil is a large country with rich cultural differences, a complex history, and incredible challenges. 
This enriches our sense of the LORD's creativity and beauty, and the greatness of His love for all people, as we minister to children and teens in Brazil. Our gifts and talents are used to equip, encourage, and evangelize. We work on a national level through a network of organizations with hundreds of projects, using internet media, regional training, materials, and campaigns. We also minister on a more local level with teens in our hometown city. 

Enrique and Becky Fernandez

Quique and Becky train leaders in Latin America through an online Bible training course they created called ProMETA. 

ProMETA provides education at the post-graduate level in the areas of theology and leadership. It uses a decentralized model that allows leaders to continue their education without having to leave their ministries or countries. This opens up opportunities that they otherwise would not have, because many cannot afford to leave their ministry to pursue more education.

More information about Pro-META at

Walter and Marian pimpong

Walter & Marian Pimpong serve with International Needs in Ghana.  Their work  includes evangelism and discipleship, education and community development, protecting women and children from exploitation, and helping to train women in vocational skills.

"We are born with potential, yet we see a lot of human potential go to waste in many communities in Ghana and abroad as a result of barriers of extreme poverty, deprivation, exclusion, disease, hunger, discouragement and limited opportunities.  For many years International Needs Ghana has made great strides in reaching many communities in Ghana with various developmental projects, bringing hope to many individuals and families by providing skills and empowering the most vulnerable to make the most of the little they have."

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