Sunset also supports several other missionaries that are not listed due to safety concerns based on the area they are working in. For more information about these missionaries please contact Mike Hildenbrand >

  • Eric and Judith Hedeen



    Eric and Judith Hedeen work with Ethnos360 (formerly New Tribes Mission) in the country of Papua New Guinea. While they are still itinerantly engaged with the church in the Malaumanda people group. Eric’s primary ministry is facilities manager of the mission’s HQ and school center in the Highlands area of the country. He also continues to be involved as a consultant interfacing with numerous new teams as they seek to learn the language and culture of the people group where they are working. Judith is heavily involved in hospitality here on center and enables several other ladies to be involved in active ministry by taking care of children. She herself is also working in the school several days a week. Their boys Stephen, Daniel and Timothy all attend the mission school where they live.

  • Jerry and Barbara Manderfield


    Jerry, Barb and their 4 children went to Colombia, South America over 20 years ago in the middle of drug wars, kidnapping and robberies.  Based in the city of Medellin, God has used them in several primary ways; developing healthy, growing youth ministries in Latin America, evangelism events bringing unity to the churches and souls into the kingdom of God, and training and assistance in church planting.

    In 2009 they founded the Christ For The Nations Bible School in Medellin.  The school is now accredited with the Colombian government and to date they have graduated over 500 students. They are training young leaders from over 18 different countries. They offer a broad curriculum  which includes; pastoral, missions and worship ministries, also leadership, character, financial training and English.
    They ask for prayers for guidance as they sense the Lord moving them towards, Virtual education, K-12 Christian Education, university status and missions sending agency (latin missionaries).

  • Ron Riesinger

    InterVarsity Christian Fellowship/USA Link

    Ron is a Senior Ministry Specialist with InterVarsity Christian Fellowship. He serves the International Fellowship of Evangelical Students in Europe and Eurasia (the former Soviet Union), mentoring, teaching and training staff, students and church members as they reach international students on campuses in their countries. In the past two years, he has traveled to more than 15 countries in those regions.

    Additionally, Ron serves on the National Team for InterVarsity’s International Student Ministry, advising the National Director. He has presented at ACMI, the yearly meeting of international student ministries in North America, at training events and at the Lausanne International Student Ministry Global Leadership Forum.

    Both Ron and Karen have traveled widely across the USA and around the world, as have their twenty-year-old, twin daughters, Amelia and Carolyn. Ron and Karen enjoy serving the church and participating in small groups throughout the year. They have been members of Sunset since 1991.

  • Dr Val Shean


    Dr. Valery Shean has faithfully served as a Sunset missionary to Uganda for more than 17 years. She uses her veterinarian skills to help the nomadic Karamjong tribe with their animals, and through that work is able to share the love of Christ. She has been a very powerful influence in the lives of these people and is highly respected. Over the past year she has been instrumental in bringing peace to two tribes who have been killing one another for generations. Sunset hopes to raise funds this year to help drill four wells in the new “peace village.”

  • John and Heather Witherow


    The Witherows — John, Heather, Micah, Jake and Caleb — joined OC International in February 2006. They are based in Johannesburg, South Africa. John serves pastoral leaders as the primary coordinator for the Pastoring of Pastors (POP) Initiative in southern Africa. John encourages pastoral leaders to ‘take care of themselves’ (Acts 20) so they may in turn care for and develop those that have been entrusted to them.

    John also is developing trauma material for these ministry leaders as many of them are first responders in times of crisis. Heather works as OC Africa’s ECD (Early Childhood Development) facilitator. She develops and facilitates interactive workshops for rural and informal settlement principals and teachers in South Africa and Zimbabwe. As she addresses their context, Heather provides guidance and in how to meet the diverse learning needs of preschool and primary-aged school children. The Witherow family is passionate about sharing the love of Jesus Christ and encouraging others in their faith in southern Africa

  • Dr. Christopher Zoolkoski

    Christopher & Nancy serve as physician and pharmacist at SIM Galmi Hospital in Niger, West Africa.  Niger is one of the poorest and least Christian countries of the world.  Through the provision of medical and surgical care in a very underserved area, the Zoolkoski’s have a role in sharing the Gospel in word and in deed with the 300+ patients who come for help daily


Find out more about Sunset’s own ministries in the Local Outreach section of our site.



    CLIDE stands for Community Livestock-Integrated Development Consultancy. It is a ministry that resulted from Dr. Val's work in Karamoja and Tes


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