Member Care

Member Care

Coming alongside our missionary family to promote spiritually healthy souls.

When missionaries suffer or struggle, it is often behind the scenes.

Living in a different culture. Raising kids. Staying healthy. Doing ministry. They all can be challenging under normal circumstances. Now add in stress, crisis, and isolation and it’s no wonder missionaries need member care.

We know that the success of a missionary’s ministry is not just dependent on skill and preparation alone. When the entire family is supported, the missionary can focus more clearly on the ministry God has called them to do.


“Member Care is doing whatever it takes [to] ensure that our workers feel cared for and supported by their agency and church, that they have the resources they need to work effectively, and to care well for themselves and their family. It is comprehensive—the ongoing preparing, equipping, and empowering of missionaries for effective and sustainable life, ministry, and work.“

–Dr. Larrie Gardner—Healthy, Resilient, and Effective in Cross-Cultural Ministry

ABWE Member Care comes alongside our missionary family to promote spiritually healthy souls so that the goal of multiplying leaders, churches, and missions movements among every people will be accomplished.


Becoming a missionary does not start when you get to the field, and neither does the care. At ABWE, it begins with the first contact.

Our Mobilization team walks with you through the application process.

Training and finance teams work with you as you prepare to go, and by providing continuous support once you are on the field.

Our regional leaders provide immediate pastoral soul care for missionaries both on and off the field.

Our Member Care team provides additional pastoral care and support to our missionary families.


At ABWE, we equip our missionaries and their families to accomplish the goal of multiplying leaders, churches, and missions movements among every people through:

  • Pastoral soul care and prayer support
  • Furlough debriefing and coaching
  • Medical doctor available for healthcare consultation and services
  • MK ministry specialists
  • Retired missionary network
  • Traveling team to help missionaries in crisis
  • Training and resources

Brad & Robin Winkler
Director of Member Care

Marie Hoover
Administrative Assistant

Ron & Zina Allen
MK Ministries

Heather Amundson
MK Ministries & Education

Bob & Lynne Trout
Senior Ambassadors

Curt & Bonnie Jones

Andy & Diane Large

Brent & Tammy Lowe

Wayne & Debbie Moore

Rich & Yvonna McGhee

"Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it."

Proverbs 4:23 (NIV)