Our Board of Directors
Pastor Michael Stevens
After being involved in Operation Mobilization, Michael served for many years as the Pastor of Salem Christian Fellowship, a non-denominational, evangelical church in Salem, Michigan. He has a B.A. in Education, a Master’s degree in marriage and family therapy, LLP. He is currently employed at Community Living Services in Wayne, MI.
Until her husband’s death in 1974, Karen ministered beside him as pastor’s wife of a small church in Michigan. Her business experience includes: Vice President of Operations for Polk City Directories, Livonia, MI, and Sr. Account Manager for White Cap, Inc., Downers Grove, IL;. Currently, she is involved at her local church as a women’s Bible Study leader.
Arnold Remtema – Arnold was involved with foreign missionary radio with Trans World Radio in Bonaire, Netherlands, Antilles and Sri Lanka from 1971 through 1990. During this time he functioned as technician, field director and program developer for India. Currently, on loan from TWR, he heads up the World By Radio office in Colorado Springs, CO. This is a resource office for seven missionary radio organizations, helping them to reach people groups without any gospel witness throughout the world through various media. He has a B.S. degree and a Master’s of Ministry degree from Moody Bible Institute.
Dawn Remtema -- With many years experience as an overseas missionary with her husband Arnold, Dawn has a diploma in Sacred Music from Moody Bible Institute, a B.M. from Roosevelt University and a Master’s of Ministry from Moody Bible Institute. Both she and her husband have been involved in cross-cultural teaching, training both seminary students and new village converts in Sri Lanka and India. For nine years, at her church in Colorado Springs, Woodmen Valley Chapel, she gave oversight to the Adopt-a-Family Program, an evangelistic outreach to low income families. She also taught in the two year, Rebuilding and Renewing discipleship program for wounded women.
Pastor Daryl Anderson -- Daryl is a Certified Public Accountant who had his own accounting practice in Sioux City, Iowa for many years. In his accounting practice he served many Christian organizations and non-profit organizations. During his tenure in accounting, he assisted in the start up of the International Center for Biblical Counseling, Inc., currently known as Deeper Walk Ministries (whose founder was Dr. Mark Bubeck). He served as their accountant, board member, secretary, and treasurer. He and his wife Vicki are currently on staff with Lydia Discipleship Ministries, serving as pastoral counselors/disciplers with Daryl also being the accountant for the ministry.
Ken Goodyear – Ken is the newest member of our Board of Directors. He has a degree from Kansas State in Animal Science and since 1977 has been involved in swine production.He is currently on staff with The Navigators and he and his wife are also involved in helping those in the Kansas City Metro area to find emotional and relational healing.
Dr. Alaine Pakkala – Currently, Alaine is president, Lydia Discipleship Ministries. She has a B.S. in Music Education, a Master’s in Music Education and a Ph.D. in counseling. For 20 years, she was on the music faculty of several Christian colleges including Cedarville University, Cedarville, Ohio and William Tyndale College, Farmington, Michigan. She is also on the faculty of Deeper Walk, International’s Institute (formerly the Institute for Biblical Counselors.) While Alaine was still teaching at the collegiate level, she founded Lydia Press, a small Christian publishing company as well as Lydia Discipleship Ministries. At Lydia Discipleship Ministries Alaine focuses on intentional Christian leadership development through writing resources, speaking at leadership training venues and mentoring others through discipleship classes.