In September 2008 he joined the staff for the North Central District as the Director of Mission Mobilization. He is also the Mission Mobilizer for the Northern Plains District. He works with local EFCA churches. His role is to help equip local Christians and churches to be Great Commission Christians and Great Commission Churches in their missions outreach. In the past few years he has led Crisis Response teams to Texas and Louisiana. Steve enjoys fishing, boating, reading, watching adventure movies, and traveling.
Following a ReachGlobal vision and prayer team to Asia, in September 2019, focusing on the devaluation of the women and girl child and human trafficking, she has been closely involved in what was first known as Asia Justice Initiatives. Out of this ministry the non-profit, Bridges4Justice, was formed. It is a network of people in the U.S. connecting with Freedom Business partners in Thailand and India for prayer, encouragement, training, and sale of products. Steve and Kathy are both advocates for Bridges4Justice. About once a year we go to south Asia to reconnect with partners and ministries or co-lead vision teams. Kathy also works with Steve as a mission mobilizer and has participated in several short-term mission trips. Since early 2016, Kathy has served as GlobalFingerprints Site Coordinator for a country in South Asia, providing more direct ministry with children and children’s workers. Kathy has a heart and ministry for prayer. She loves being with family, especially her 4 young adult nieces, 3 nephews-in-law and 1 nephew. She loves ministry to women and children, enjoys hospitality, cooking, reading, being on water, and travel. John 15:5, “Apart from Me, you can do nothing” is her life theme verse.
Steve and Kathy are members of Cornerstone EFC in Fergus Falls, MN and serve on the Global Outreach Team. (revised 10/2022)
-For good opportunities to share in churches this fall.
-For ongoing interest in people wanting to go on crisis response teams.
-Pray for Florida as ReachGlobal Crisis Response assesses the needs and opportunities to open sites in Florida to serve there after Hurricane Ian hit there in September.
-Pray for future church ministry visits that we have scheduled in the next few months.
Thank you for praying for us! Steve & Kathy Austvold