Wally and Rose
Wally was born in the suburbs of Detroit, Michigan. He and his wife (Rose) met during their college years at Michigan State University,
completed his graduate degree at Wheaton College Graduate School, and now both he and Rose are currently pursuing PhDs from Biola University in Intercultural Studies.
Wally and his family (three children) have been serving with the IMB as long-term career missionaries since 1997, presently they are based in Seoul, Korea.
Wally’s present role with the IMB is the Affinity Connections Strategist for the Asian Pacific Rim Peoples Affinity. In this role, he helps lead the Connections Team that works with our USA SBC churches to connect and build partnerships with our IMB missionary teams all over the Asian Pacific Rim region to help reach lost peoples and lost cities.
Gerald and Evelyn Lee
Gerald and Evelyn, prior to serving in East Asia, served as church planters in Northern California. They started their missionary careers in 2007 serving in various leadership roles amongst the large urban centers in East Asia. Their experiences range from evangelism, discipling, church planting, and working with national partners to sending and mobilize workers to various cross-cultural fields. They have for the last two years served in the Connections cluster to support CA-based churches to partner with IMB personnel in East Asia and now for the new APAC affinity. They are blessed with two wonderful daughters, Lani and Kina.
Jim and Becky Graham
Jim and Becky Graham have been with the IMB for 19 years. They served in Taiwan for over 17 years and have been based in Vancouver, Canada for the last 2 years. They lead the EA Diaspora Team, focused on reaching the Chinese in North America. Jim is originally from Saskatoon, Saskatchewan and Becky is from San Diego. Their home church is Orangecrest Community Church in Riverside.
Rob and Alicia Olmstead
We are Rob and Alicia Olmstead from Oklahoma City, OK. We lived in Oklahoma and served in a local church for 12 years before hearing God’s call to move overseas. Our family has now been living and serving in East Asia for the last 13 years. Over the years, we have been privileged to work in both rural areas with minority peoples and in large cities with millions of people. Our daughter just graduated from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, and is serving in Boston this year with a new church plant. Our son is a junior at Oklahoma Baptist University, studying education and cross-cultural ministry.
October 25th – Auxilary APAC 1 Day meeting (half-day session)
Lunch – 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm.
General session – 1:00 pm. – 1:15 pm.
Workshops 1 – 1:15 pm – 2:15 pm.
Break – 2:15 pm – 2:45 pm.
Workshop 2 – 2:45 pm – 4:00 pm.
Workshop 1 – APAC Overview and Opportunities
Speakers: Jeff Waligora and Gerald Lee
Asia Pacific Rim Peoples Affinity is made up of 22 countries. The work here is a major undertaking, we need help engaging the lost. Please come to this workshop to learn about how APAC is organized and about the newest opportunities to serve in East Asia and Southeast Asia region.
Workshop 2 – Coaching and Supporting Engagement Strategies
Panel: Rob and Alicia Olmstead and Jim and Becky Graham
We encourage churches who have already adopted work in various cross-cultural settings or are considering engaging cross-cultural fields to be a part of hearing from a panel of experienced missionaries that can help speak into issues you’re facing and walking through.