Missions

Missions

Steve & Heather Leston

To Every Tribe After 13 years as Pastor-Teacher of Kishwaukee Bible Church, in the summer of 2016, Steve Leston is beginning a new role: Director of the Center for Pioneer Church Planting (CPCP). The CPCP is To Every Tribe’s training center through which missionaries are trained to do pioneering work–to take the Good News of Jesus to places without a gospel presence. Steve’s life and ministry are driven by a desire to help people understand the Scriptures and experience the deep and life-changing…

Jeff & Sarah Johnson

Jeff & Sarah Johnson serve with Cru City’s Global Resource Network out of Indianapolis, IN. This is an exciting era when the world of missions is open to more people than ever before, and when the global church is making incredible strides to fulfill the Great Commission. We want to seize the opportunity this moment offers by doing two things: Creating pathways to help everyday followers of Jesus make meaningful contributions to His Kingdom around the world—because it is going…

Levi & Anna Marti

YMI’s mission is to empower young Christian leaders to continually live and share their faith in the global communities they serve. We want to see more young Christians live God’s word, share His gospel, and serve His church. #LiveShareServe We believe in empowering youth through authentic ministry experiences. We find that when youth are given tools, training, and opportunities to share Jesus, their faith grows and deepens like never before. We provide two distinct ministry experiences, in partnership with local churches,…

Connor & Anna Shubin

to Every Tribe Both Connor (La Habra, California) and Anna (DeKalb, IL) felt God leading them to a life of missions while they were in college. They both decided, separately, to intern for a summer with Josiah Venture in the Czech Republic. It was there that God showed them He had bigger plans for their lives together than just that summer. Two years later, in 2019, they were married in California. Ever since that summer in Czech, they have known…

Ron & Jen Keres

To Every Tribe 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. During their time at NIU, a passion was cultivated for discipleship and evangelism through Campus Crusade for Christ and resulted in a strong desire to use that passion for cross-cultural church planting. Ron and Jen are members at Kishwaukee Bible Church where they trained…

Milan & Zdenka Michalko

Czech Republic Milan serves through Josiah Venture, a missions organization committed to training young leaders in Eastern Europe to fulfill Christ’s commission through the local church. In 1970, Milan Michalko was born into a Christian family in Ostrava, Czech Republic – the city where he still lives today. His parents were very active believers, which made for quite an interesting childhood, considering the then-communist government’s stance on organized religion! Milan first studied to be a plumber and later ran his…