International Affinity Group
A group for graduates from countries outside the United States. For more information contact Prabhu Singh. firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr. Prabhu Singh is a trained missiological anthropologist, with a Doctor of Philosophy in Intercultural Studies from Asbury Theological Seminary. He lives in India, with his wife Sheeba and daughter Prarthna. Dr. Singh is a renowned evangelist and speaker. He is also involved in training Indian cross-cultural missionaries in the field of anthropology and also serves as a visiting scholar at many seminaries.
Dr. Singh and his wife Sheeba are founders of Jeevan Foundation that works among the poor and marginalized children and women in India. Some examples of the populations they work with are HIV families and children of sex workers.
Ricardo Gómez is an ordained pastor and full-time missionary with the Free Methodist Church of North America. He was born and raised in Bucaramanga, Colombia and earned a Bachelor’s degree in Pastoral Studies from the Colombian Biblical Seminary located in Medellín, Colombia. After moving to the United States he obtained a Master of Theology and Doctor of Philosophy in Intercultural Studies from Asbury Theological Seminary.
Gómez currently lives in Santiago, Chile with his wife and their two children. He is the pastor of a new church plant, teaches at a local Biblical Institute, and serves throughout the Latin American continent in his role as the Free Methodist Curriculum Coordinator for Pastoral Formation for Latin Americans. He is also an adjunct professor for Asbury Seminary through their distance-learning program and a Research Fellow at the Manchester Wesley Research Center in Manchester, England. In 2010 he published his first book, The Mission of God in Latin America, and is currently working on a book in Spanish, A Biblical & Practical Perspective of Pastoral Ethics in the Wesleyan Context.
Dr. Andrea Baare is an accomplished, bilingual professional with a background in theology, cross-cultural ministries, and administrative and organizational support. Baare earned a Doctor of Ministry from Asbury Theological Seminary, a Master of Arts from Fuller Theological Seminary, and a Master of Theology from Western Theological Seminary.
She currently works for the Segment European Union, part of the Public Sector and Healthcare of T-Systems International. The team is responsible for the customers within the European Union and for the development of other international business sectors. Key focus areas are the ICT infrastructure, Cloud Computing, air, earth and climate observation via satellite communication.
Based on her unique profile, her passion for the business world, theology, and philosophy, Barre concentrates on bridging the gap between faith and work. She co-leads “Christians@telekom,” a group of Christian business professionals that meet after working hours on a bi-weekly basis in the company’s headquarters. She currently teaches the eight leadership principles from the International Leadership Institute. Her goal is to help Christians in the workplace to implement their faith meaningfully for themselves and the benefit of others in the workplace.
If she is not travelling, she attends and occasionally preaches at the American Protestant Church in Bonn, Germany, which is an international, interdenominational congregation that serves 26 nations and United Nations representatives. By birth, she is a member of the Evangelische Kirche in Deutschland (called EKD, the Protestant State Church), Rhineland Classis.
Ms. Doris Khalaf
Doris Khalaf was born in Beirut, Lebanon in 1978 during the Lebanese civil war. She obtained her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Haigazian University in Lebanon in May 2000.
Between 1999 and 2006, Khalaf worked as a Registrar at the Mediterranean Bible College (MBC). In addition, she administered EQUIP’s (John C. Maxwell’s leadership training organization) leadership conferences held in Lebanon twice a year for Lebanese, Syrian, and Jordanian participants in cooperation with MBC. Also during those seven years, she worked as Administrative Assistant for the Beirut Inter-School Consortium—a cooperative venture to pool resources among three main evangelical Bible schools in Lebanon: MBC, the Arab Baptist Theological Seminary, and the Christian Alliance Institute of Theology.
Out of desperation for more of God, in early 2007, Khalaf resigned and left everything behind to go do a Discipleship Training School with Youth With A Mission in Sweden and outreach in Northern India. She soon realized that her move was quite pivotal and she’s strongly felt the Holy Spirit’s guidance and presence in her life ever since. Later that year she did yet another foundational school with YWAM, the School of Biblical Studies, during which she studied the whole Bible inductively, reading it five times in nine months.
In 2011, she earned a Master of Arts in Mental Health Counseling from Asbury Theological Seminary. Currently, she is doing a practical ministry training school called Bethel School of Supernatural Ministry at Bethel Church in Redding, Calif.
Rev. Chun Suk Kim
Bauta D. Motty resides in Nigeria. He received his Bachelor of Arts in Pastoral Studies from Jos Evangelical Churches of West Africa (ECWA) Theological Seminary. He also studied in the Nigerian Extension Program at Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, Calif., and received a Master of Arts in Missions. Additionally, he earned a Doctor of Philosophy in Intercultural Studies at Asbury Theological Seminary.
Motty started pastoring in the ECWA church in 1976, and has pastored numerous churches since then.
He is currently a lecturer at the Jos ECWA Theological Seminary, the Director of JETS Leadership Center, a Chairman of ECWA National Pastors’ Conference Committee, and the National Director of Voice for Humanity in Nigeria. He is the National Director of International Leadership Institute in Nigeria and a Conference Speaker in Resource Person (for both Civilian/Military Leadership Conferences).
In addition, he has visited a total of 16 countries, and has led various Church Leadership Seminars. He is married with four biological children, and two adopted children.
Rev. Michael Lolwerikoi