Gatherings are a big part of CEO
It is in our occasional gatherings that the family gets together for mutual encouragement.
Where our family of partners* live and serve…
Jeremy and Petra Bohall (and kids: Enoh, Ian, Emily and David) live in Zagreb. They serve in a local church and lead an outdoor disciple-making ministry. Check out their ministry here -> http://bohallministry.blogspot.com/
Doug and Lea Coppage serve as teachers in Hungarian schools, participate in a Deaf church, and do sports ministry in Hungary. They live in Vác, and you can learn more about them at http://www.coppages.org/. Their daughter Karen is currently a student at The College of William and Mary in Virginia.
Laci and Keri Nemeth serve in church ministry in Budapest, Hungary. Their seven year old church has outreach to many groups suffering injustice. Laci has helped found a ministry that provides a path to a new life for women formerly caught in human trafficking.
Paul and Erin Genua are English teachers in Budapest, Hungary. They just welcomed their first daughter Kensington into the world in July.
Josh and Abby Davis (and kids) serve in outreach to the poor and AIDS sufferers in South Africa. Learn more about them at http://joshandabbydavis.wordpress.com/
CEO has been involved with solutions to the problem of “street kids’ through our work with Father’s House since 2000, who provide rescue, shelter, rehabilitation and family for abandoned children.
CEO has been partnering with Christian camping efforts at The Stream of Love Camp in Vinnytsia since 2001. Since God used CEO to facilitate the purchase of the camp, it has been used for 14 seasons!
In the background of this camp picture is a new church and conference center that is being constructed on a portion of the camp property. The fruit keep coming!
Based in the USA
Kevin and Alyssa Walker (and children) live in Chicago are serving with the Charles Simeon Trust (www.simeontrust.org). Kevin is the Director of Training and Alyssa will be the Director of Advancement Operations. Their ministry is to advance the gospel by training the next generation of expositors. Previously, the Walkers served in Kinshasa, the capital of the D. R. Congo. Kevin was a principal and teacher at the Kinshasa Christian School. Alyssa lectured at the Protestant university on the Old Testament. They both participated as teachers in an international Bible study and Kevin as a frequent preacher in the international church. Previous to serving in DRC, they were lecturers and disciple-makers with CEO in Osijek, Croatia.
Married to Anna since 1979, Tom Foley has been a Christian since 1980, has 2 married daughters, and 3 grandsons. He has served as a youth pastor, pastor (ordained in 1991), teacher, and independent school chaplain. Tom first traveled to Eastern Europe in 1997, founded CEO in 2000, and has served as its full time executive director since 2009. He travels internationally for ministry 30% of each year. Tom Foley is first and foremost a pastor, primarily to younger pastors and leaders. With a high commitment to training, mentoring, and disciple making among leaders with the local congregation as its base, this development is done one on one, in small groups, through retreats and conferences, and in preaching to local congregations. Tom values face to face conversations (in person or by live video) that are regular, honest, and vulnerable, so as to get biblical theology from the head to the heart and then out through the hands and feet into the word.
Tom posts his thoughts and tells stories from his travels and is a general provocateur on his blog… http://www.kingdomtravelin.com/
* We call these folks ‘partners’ because our relationship is one of partnership, not employment. CEO learns of the vision for ministry that other followers of Jesus have and seeks to help them go to (or stay in) the places God has called them. We exist to support the ministries of these pastors, teachers and leaders through fellow-discipline relationships. Your donations to CEO preferred for these partners allow them to serve in the places to which He has called them.
Ministry FRIENDS: For all of our 15 years, we at CEO have been part of an always-growing network of fellow-disciples. Tom is intentionally engaged with over 20 ministry friends on a regular basis, for what the Apostle Paul called “mutual encouragement.” When on the field, he preaches in their churches, meets with, trains and encourages them and their leaders. These ministry ‘friends’ receive this ministry support of CEO at little or no cost to them. Our mission is to serve the church as God opens doors according to His plan, not a ‘strategy’ we have agreed on.
** These sites are those of our partners and the opinions expressed are their own and not necessarily those of Christian Educators Outreach. Partners are not employees of CEO.