Missionaries – Christ Church at Grove Farm


International Missionary Support Program

God has a calling on every follower of Christ to spread the good news of Christ to not only Jerusalem, Judea, and Samaria, but to the ends of the earth. For some that will be with prayer and giving and for others it will be serving internationally. We are proud of each of the missionaries supported at Christ Church for heading the call and taking up the cross to share Christ in many different countries and through many different avenues.

You will find information about each of our missionaries below. There is a link to their blog for current information and a link for donating. For more information please contact Dan Davis, Director of Missions & Evangelism, ddavis@ccgf.org

Please Pray for the CCGF-supported missionaries and consider supporting them financially.

our missionaries:

Kathryn (Kat) Goetz and her family have been attending Christ Church since 2017. After receiving her education degree from Grove City College, Kat felt called to teach internationally and got connected with TeachBeyond. She will be teaching 4th grade at Arbor Christian Academy in the Dominican Republic and asks for prayers to learn Spanish, get connected with the community, and most importantly, to know the Lord more.

To support Kat: https://teachbeyond.org/support/kat-goetz 

God has called Sarah into the ministry of Christian Education in partnership with the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI) in Nigeria. A leader in Nigeria on Christian education said, “If professing Christians in Nigeria allow Christian education to permeate their lives and daily activities, then the nation will witness enormous developments” (Ajayi, 2013). Through partnering with ACSI Nigeria, Sarah desires to provide professional development opportunities to equip Christian educators in Nigeria as they prepare students academically and inspire them to become devoted followers of Jesus Christ. As ACSI Nigeria achieves this vision, we will begin to see Gospel transformation and development in Nigeria.

Dami serves on the leadership and preaching team of City Church Lagos. The vision of City Church is to catalyze a gospel-centered movement that renews the city of Lagos spiritually, socially and culturally. He is also passionate about telling stories that are beautiful, true and good in his work as a master of ceremonies, comedian, creative director and filmmaker.

Sarah’s blog: http://sarahkluitenberg.blogspot.com/

Please make donations through Resonate Global Mission: https://www.resonateglobalmission.org/support/our-missionaries/sarah-kluitenberg

Evan Easom, a member of Christ Church, is a CCGF supported missionary in Japan. Prior to going to the mission field, Evan worked with the high school ministry at Christ church. Evan has made a bold commitment as a career missionary working with youth ministry in Japan. Please pray for Evan to learn Japanese quickly, make new friends and for Christ to be his guiding light and comfort. Did you know that 98% of the population in Japan does not know Jesus Christ. Evan is in Japan to make his name known and to share the good news of God’s great love for all people.

Support: send.org/Easom

Evan’s blog: japaneasom.wordpress.com

Katie Scott has grown up here at Christ Church and now she is heading to the Dominican Republic to serve as Student Life Coordinator. Please pray for Katie and consider giving financially if you can here: https://stint.com/donate/donation/?id=s162889

Brad and Rachel Corrie are in Zambia with Overland Mission. They will be serving at an international headquarters missions base. Brad is the chef for the entire base as well as doing ministry in the local area. Rachel is in the training program there.  To support Brad and Rachel: https://overlandmissions.com/donate/bradcorrie

Loza, Rimo, and their son are CCGF-supported missionaries in North Africa. Their exact location is not listed, as they are working in a country that may be hostile to Christians. This country has more than 35 million people, only .1% are Christians.

They have a legitimate business in this country which gives them an authentic identity and provides them with organic opportunities to connect with locals. Through working with clients, suppliers, and employees, it provides natural opportunities to build relationships.

Their vision is to provide business coaching and EV training to Arab-speaking believers who are also being called to “go” throughout North Africa and the Middle East. Through legitimate business, we will coach and send Arab-speaking entrepreneurs to neighboring cities & countries where they understand the language and are familiar with the culture. So that, they can become a light in the M world doing legitimate business and speaking the good news.

Having an authentic identity in difficult locations is the key to being able to stay long-term. The time and energy to send western families to the middle east to “learn language & culture” is becoming more and more challenging every day. We live in a world where the internet is at everyone’s fingertips. A legitimate business not only gives access to necessary residency paperwork, but it creates a legitimate authentic identity and a way to bless the whole community.

Support: https://www.reachacross.us/donate/

  • Click “make a regular or one-time donation”
  • Under “apply my gift to” select “m1ss10nary support”
  • In the additional comments section, write #032 (this is our ID number)
  • Fill out the other forms on the page with your information and type of gift

With Overland Missions, I will be serving full-time in their Expedition Department. As a team, we travel into dozens of different countries year-round, scouting out remote areas for the unreached and neglected people groups and connecting them to our long-term ministry in each nation. We build up and disciple teams of believers from the USA so that we can lead them in short-term trips to preach the gospel and cultivate relationships within the nations, fulfilling the call of the Great Commission in Matthew 28.


Jim West is a CCGF-supported missionary currently in India working on drilling wells. He is a master plumber and an expert in well drilling.

Support: You can support Jim West by making a donation to CEED and putting Jim West support on the memo line. Mail to CEED, PO Box 1362, Wexford, PA 15090.

Jim’s Blog: http://watersolutionsforafrica.org/blog/

Urban Impact Foundation
Assistant Director of Performing Arts

Eric uses his theater and acting experience to reach students of the Urban Impact Performing Arts Academy. He is a Pittsburgh actor, former participant of the Breakthrough Television and Actors’ Theatre in Columbus, and a former volunteer at Urban Impact. As a staff member, Eric oversees the Performing Arts Theatre discipline, directs the Urban Impact Shakes summer acting program, and directs Allegheny Traditional Academy’s theatre program. Eric resides on the North Side with his wife, Laura (also an actor), and their children, Rook, Alec, and Arden.

Urban Impact Foundation, Director of Education

After serving as an intern for two summers at Urban Impact’s Summer Day Camp, Amanda knew that urban ministry was where God wanted her to be. Graduating from Taylor University in 2010 with a bachelor’s degree in Christian Educational Ministry and a minor in Sociology, Amanda began full-time ministry at Urban Impact. As Director of Education, Amanda’s desire is to share the hope and love of Jesus through academic programs – knowing that true transformation only occurs through relationships. Connor, Amanda, and Abraham have lived on the North Side since 2011.

Our names are Nathan and Amy Glover and we are CCGF supported Urban Missionaries to the North Side of Pittsburgh. Our passion is sharing the Good News of Jesus Christ and, in the power of the Holy Spirit, making disciples who make disciples. I, Nathan, grew up on the North Side and have always loved this community! I am so blessed that I get to go back and serve there. Amy grew up in the North Hills and after working in political sphere for several years moved back home to Pittsburgh and fell in love with Urban Impact. We praise the Lord for this opportunity and are so thankful to partner with our home church, Christ Church at Grove Farm! We love this church and love that so many people from CCGF volunteer at UIF every week!

If you would like to know more and how to give to my wife and I, here is a link below!

Support: https://www.uifpgh.org/join-us/donate

Malachi and Audrey Mawhinney are missionaries with Urban Impact. Malachi is in the performing arts department specializing in video production. Audrey is in the education department and focuses on spiritual formation. Support them here: https://uifpgh.org/donate/

Doug and Abby grew up in Pittsburgh going to Urban Impact programs. After high school, Abby sought higher education at Geneva College where she received a bible degree after traveling and working in jobs throughout Pittsburgh. Doug on the other hand attended the University of Pittsburgh and then Trinity Seminary. Doug and Abby both felt called into ministry in high school and although one day they hope to make their way to Japan, they know that God has placed them on the Northside of Pittsburgh for the time being. Their goal is to bring the light of Christ into work and into the arts. Abby has loved “taking back the art”, meaning, taking that which once was God’s (art) and giving it back to him. While Doug has a passion for equipping Urban Impact’s youth to work with excellence unto the Lord wherever they go, demonstrating the good news of Jesus by working with all their heart and communicating the reason for their hope. We both want to use our gifts to bring the gospel to the world no matter where we are.