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Our Family

IMG_4019 Robert, Julea, Tim, Andrea, Moriah, and Levi


Our Abbreviated family story:   Tim and Andrea (both missionary kids) met in high school and started "dating" as teenagers.  After Tim's first two years of college, we were married in 1994 and officially started our new family.  After graduating from college in 1996, Tim accepted a position as associate/youth pastor in Muskegon, Michigan.  During this time, Andrea became pregnant with our first son, Robert.  Shortly after this birth, God began re-directing our ministry plans to consider missions.  We joined ABWE as church planting missionaries to Brazil in 1998 soon after Andrea discovered we were expecting our second child, Moriah.  While raising support, Moriah was born and traveled with us to 78 different meetings in 18 months.  July 2000, we were commissioned by Northland Baptist Church and released by ABWE to start the next phase of our family life/ministry.  Just four months before inaugurating our new church plant in Brazil, Julea became the third addition to our family.  We returned to the States in 2004 for our first furlough, and, while visiting all our supporting churches, Tim finished his Masters degree. Just one and a half years into our second term in Brazil (2006), our fourth and last child, Levi, was born.

Currently in 2019, and Robert is at Moody Bible Institute for his junior year studying Intercultural Ministries. Moriah is in her sophomore year at Cornerstone University studying TESOL Education.  Julea is now a junior in high school, and Levi is in sixth grade. 

We are joyfully celebrating 25 years of marriage, 21 years with ABWE, and 19 years church planting.  

We are richly blessed as we cherish each moment spent together and have together become passionate about fulfilling God's will and purpose through each member of our family.