Czech Ministry Team 2012
Miriam is the team leader. She is the facilitator for the Women of Charis International Prayer hotline and has served on the Board of trustees of Grace Schools and on the Board of Grace Brethren International Missions (now Encompass). She has also served in various capacities with Women of Grace USA, including as the missions coordinator. Miriam has been involved in short-term missions in Argentina, Uruguay, Chile, Central African Republic, Czech Republic, Mexico and Cambodia.
Darlene is a former registered nurse, mother of four and grandmother of 13! She lives in Warsaw, Indiana, and enjoys traveling to see visit her family. She is hoping to use aspects of her own life experiences to relate to the women of Prague and they to me.
Since moving to Warsaw from Roanoke, VA, Darlene has been involved in an ESL program at the Winona Lake GBC.
Ashley is a member of New Beginnings Grace Brethren in Myerstown, PA, where she sings in the choir and teaches the 2-year-old class once a month on a Sunday morning. She works three part-time jobs and is prayerfully considering full-time overseas missions.
Nancy is married to Doug and is a member at the Lake Odessa GBC, in Lake Odessa, Michigan. Presently, she is part of the worship team, serves as financial secretary and as a youth leader. She has been teaching High School Special Education classes for the past 14 years. Prior to that, she worked for the State of Michigan (Department of Corrections and also Dept of Agriculture). She sings with the Lakewood Area Choral Society and enjoys gardening, camping, kayaking, hunting, walking and spending time with friends and family.
Kathy and her husband Rich live in Warsaw, IN. They have children and seven grandchildren. She has taught some kindergarten and mostly 1st grade Sunday School for most of these years. Kathy works full time as a medical receptionist at Grossnickle Eye Center and enjoys walking and spending time with her family and all the activities they are involved with.
Mandy Swain is a stay-at home-mom with two kids ages 1 1/2 and almost 4. On the side she does freelance graphic design. She has been helping/teaching ESL at her church, Leesburg Grace Brethren, for 3 years. Mandy grew up a missionary kid in Mexico and loves working with the Hispanics in her area. She is excited to be able to go and partner with her in-laws, George and Cindy Swain, in Prague to reach more people for Christ.
Susan works as a middle school as an aide, helping children from the special deducation department as they are mainstreamed into all the classes at school, including language classes. Her husband is the pastor at Grace Church in Ephrata, PA. She also volunteers at church, teaching Jr. Church, helping in Awana, etc. She has three children and two grandchildren.
Marsha Graber is a nurse and works at a nursing care facility. She and her husband, Lloyd, and have two children and 6 wonderful grandchildren. She is excited to go to Prague and share her faith with them as well as lift up the Swains and encourage them. Marsha is a member of the Grace Brethren Church in Winona Lake, IN.
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