REV. DR. TERRY TIEMAN
Email: [email protected]Terry Tieman has served parishes in Michigan and Arkansas prior to serving as Mission Executive of the Mid-South District for 13 years. He became the Executive Director of TCN in January, 2009. He works with Congregations and Judicatories in initiating and executing the Revitalization process. His experience as a parish pastor, mission executive, congregational consultant and coach, Learning Community facilitator, and training consultants and coaches, brings a skill set and perspective which informs and directs the work of the revitalization team. Terry is also on staff as Revitalization Pastor at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Memphis, TN. Terry lives with his wife, Becky, and is a father to three sons.
DIRECTOR OF RESEARCH AND RESOURCES
DR. DWIGHT MARABLE
Email: [email protected]Dwight Marable, of Missions International Research & Development, has been intimately involved with evangelism outreach in 25 countries where exponential conversion growth has occurred. He has led seminars and conferences that have equipped over 25,000 leaders in Asia, Africa, Latin America, Europe, Soviet Union, Canada and the USA. As the creator of Groups Ablaze and the consultant for the Revitalization Process, Dwight is drawing upon his experience and research in evangelism to enhance the outreach potential of LCMS congregations and districts throughout North America by helping them focus on outreach as their primary purpose in God’s kingdom. Dwight has written a considerable body of materials to support the Revitalization Process, and is instrumental in coaching and supporting the emerging Revitalization Network. Dwight Lives with his wife Linda in the Nashville area.
Director of Rural/Small Town (RST) Ministry
Rev. Rick Twenhafel
Email: [email protected]Rick Twenhafel has served parishes and ministries in Idaho, Alaska, and Kansas. He is passionate about working with congregations in rural and small town settings, igniting them to reach the lost for Jesus Christ. Living most of his life in Rural America serving with God’s people as lay member and pastor, Rick is keenly aware of the challenges, obstacles, opportunities, and joys Rural/Small Town (RST) congregations face. He is an innovative thinker and an entrepreneurial pastor who is able to see possibilities and opportunities for mission and ministry. He believes that RST congregations should be thriving where God has planted them. Rick will be responsible for developing new and creative resources, processes, and systems for helping RST congregations engage their communities with the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Rick and his wife Chris have three daughters–Katelynn, Samantha, and Hannah–and live outside of Nortonville, Kansas.