After six years of service in the NAB International Office, Kerry Bender has announced he is stepping down as vice president of International Missions. Kerry initially came on as the interim vice president after Norm Poehlke stepped down to return to ministry in the local church. He quickly made the role his own.
In the years since he began leading the international missions efforts of the NAB, Kerry helped oversee the fundraising and infrastructure improvements at Camp Falcon Rock, particularly the main lodge; he worked closely with NAB missionaries in Cameroon and our Cameroonian partners to help finalize and complete a number of key projects, including the hydroelectric dam at Mbingo; he navigated the safety concerns of our missionaries around the world in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic; he helped guide a number of missionaries transitions, including two field directors; he strengthened old partnerships and even helped foster new partnerships with international missions agencies, such as Horizons International; and above all, he cared for and looked after our NAB missionaries, loved others well, and proclaimed the Gospel in word and deed, wherever God took him in his journeys.
Read a note from Kerry on his decision, as well as a message from Dr. Harry Kelm, at the link below.
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