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Personnel Bios

Mike Matthews:

Since 1976 Mike Matthews has worked in Alaska, Canada, and Siberia in various cross-cultural ministry roles – church planter, Bible teacher, curriculum developer, field director, and church planting consultant. Mike is a PhD student in religious studies. He coordinates Worldview Resource Group’s training with agencies that work with First Nations peoples. He and his wife, Kathleen, live in Spokane, Washington, where they enjoy gardening and spending time in nature. They have four children and six grandchildren.

John Cosby:

Training Consultant for Ibero-America, John has an M.S. degree in Instructional Leadership and Curriculum Design with a California Bilingual teaching certificate. He has served since 1972 in cross-cultural church planting and adult leadership training, working in a large variety of international training venues. He served with others to see the Lord establish two local churches in northern Mexico and a Hispanic church in southern California. Since 2002, John has served as Director of Ministry Development Program (MDP), a cross-cultural training program for missionaries.  He and his wife Marge currently live in Greeley, Colorado involved in a Hispanic church plant there. They are blessed with five children and fifteen grandchildren.

Robert Strauss:

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The President and CEO of Worldview Resource Group, Robert has a Doctorate of Missiology from Biola University’s School of Intercultural Studies in Los Angeles, California. Along with George Walker and Mark Zook, Robert co-founded WRG in December 2001. For 30 years he has worked in intercultural training. He lives in Colorado Springs, Colorado, with his wife, Carole, where they enjoy hiking and mountain biking. They have two married children, Carrie and Christopher, and five beautiful grandchildren.

Dr. Tom Steffen:

Dr. Steffen is Professor of Intercultural Studies and Director of the Doctor of Missiology program at the School of Intercultural Studies, Biola University. Before joining the faculty of Biola, he planted a church among the Ifugao tribal people in the Philippines. He is the author of the widely used "Passing the Baton - Church Planting That Empowers," and the co-author of the new book "Great Commission Companies."

Course descriptions

WRG's curriculum is designed to enhance cross-cultural church planting. More >>