Ken Driedger, Executive Director
Living in Africa during my teens and in a Canadian Aboriginal community as a child gave my heart and ministry an unshakeable global perspective. I have just concluded serving The Lighthouse Church, an International Church in Kuwait to begin working full time with MICN (Missional International Church Network – www.micn.org as its first Executive Director. The past year I have also had the privilege of serving GCGW as the steering committee chairman. Melanie and I have three grown children and five grandchildren who all live in Canada.
Warren Reeve, Founder
Warren Reeve served as the first full-time Senior Pastor of the Bandung International Church (BIC) in Indonesia from 1998 -2009. BIC was the launching church of the Missional International Church Network that was founded in 2000. As MICN has grown, the network has welcomed more and more multi-site, multi-service churches. MICN has learned that this is a very probable method for growing IC's. It is also a very cost efficient method of practicing church growth. The multi-site and multi-service approach is a developing trend worthy of exploration, explanation and celebration! Warren served as Senior Pastor of the multi-site, multi-service Lighthouse church in Kuwait from 2010 to 2015.
Graham Chipps, Provocateur
Graham Chipps lived and worked in Phnom Penh Cambodia for 20 years, 13 years of which he served as pastor of an international church. From Australia, before his time in Cambodia he served in churches in Perth. Graham has been a member of the MICN leadership team since its beginnings. Now based in Australia he continues to have a passion for all facets of the Kingdom of God. His PhD topic was “The Earth’s Future: Narrative, Gospel, Mission. A Theological Projection through the Canon of the Christian Scriptures.”
Jacob Bloemberg has served on the leadership team of the MICN since 2005 and coordinates the conference and communications. He is Lead Pastor at the Hanoi International Fellowship (www.hif.vn) in the capital city of Vietnam. He and his wife Linda have served in Hanoi since 1997, where they have raised three children. A Dutch citizen with an American wife, they have learned to thrive in a third culture and aim to help others thrive as well. Jacob is ordained and sent by Elim Fellowship, NY. With an MA in Organizational Leadership from Regent University, Jacob is on his journey to finish the Doctorate in Transformational Leadership program with a focus on City Transformation through Bakke Graduate University. Jacob implements this missional vision with HIF through the Love Hanoi campaign. (www.lovehanoi.org)
KR Paton, Implementer
KR Paton serves as MICN Implementer. He is also the Interim Pastor at All Nations Church Phuket, Thailand. KR has over five decades of experience in business and ministry. The journey in Christian ministry has involved leadership roles in local church, college/seminary, publishing and a national denominational office. Prior to joining MICN KR and his wife Darlene served on the pastoral staff of an International Church (IC) in the Middle East.
While in the Middle East they were "bitten by the IC bug" and count it a great privilege to be part of the MICN team to Strengthen the International Church Movement for Missional Impact.
David serves as the senior pastor of North Sea Baptist Church in Stavanger, Norway. Though born in the USA, he moved overseas at a young age due to his father's work in the oil industry, living in the Netherlands, Norway, Oklahoma, and Texas during his childhood. He attended Houston Baptist University where he met Scottie, his wife, and they are blessed with two school-aged daughters.
David did seminary studies at both Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary as well as Fuller Theological Seminary where he completed a Masters in Global Leadership.
In addition to his full-time work for the church and serving MICN, David serves as the Director for Empowering Leaders for the International Baptist Convention. He also participates on a team of IC’s, which work together to plant international churches in northern Europe. Lastly, he is the president of Fresch Ministries International, a ministry aimed at building up leaders and indigenous ministries around the world.
Bill Koogler, Int'l Lead Team Member
Bill Koogler serves on an international staff as the Pastor of Discipleship and Training at Fellowship of the Emirates in Dubai, UAE. He serves in Dubai with his wife and 2 school-aged children and joins the MICN with a deep commitment to discipleship and effective communication in the IC movement. With a ThM in Pastoral Leadership from Dallas Theological Seminary, Bill is nearing completion of a DMin in Expository Preaching from Dallas. As Dubai becomes more diverse, Bill seeks creative ways of understanding and communicating God’s truth to train over 85 nationalities.
Rob Tucker, MICN USA /Team Advisor
Rob Tucker currently pastors at Starville Church, in Michigan, USA. He has served in full time missions in China (2000-2013), India (1994), and Southern Africa (1993) as well as severed as assistant pastor under his father's ministry for seven years. While in China, Rob served as Executive Pastor and Missions Pastor at Beijing International Christian Fellowship. He teaches regularly at several Bible schools and leadership conferences in North and Central America and in several Asian countries. He has had the opportunity to move back and forth from full time ministry to business over his career and has established companies in China as well as in the USA. Rob and his wife, Val, have been married for 30 years and have two adult daughters.