Mission Field: Tokyo, Japan
Category: Regional Coordinator
Projects: Tokyo Multicultural Church
Personal Journey | Ann was raised a vegetable farmer’s daughter in Cape Elizabeth, Maine, USA. She asked Jesus into her heart at DVBS when she was 6. After graduating from the local public high school she completed Bible college in Maine and then served as Director of Christian Education at her home church in Portland, Maine, now Community of Grace (EFCA). Sensing the call of God to serve in missions she began seminary study at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School (TEDS) in greater Chicago, Illinois, USA. Dale was born and raised in Japan as a missionary kid of Canadian parents. His mother led him to the Lord when he was 7. Most of his childhood schooling was in Japan (in English) but he graduated from secondary school in Dawson Creek BC while his parents were on “furlough.” After two years at Trinity Western University he worked in aviation electronics at Vancouver airport and was beginning his engineering study at UBC.
Current Ministry | In 2013 Dale & Ann launched their third EFC church planting project in Japan, Tokyo Multicultural Church (TMC). This ServeBeyond project is their main ministry. They also serve as Regional Coordinators for ServeBeyond in Asia, coming alongside, encouraging, and networking missions personnel in at least Thailand, Philippines, Taiwan, and Japan. In addition, Dale teaches theology in Japanese part time at Japan Bible Seminary (Tokyo), a well known evangelical seminary in Japan.