Meet the Staff...
Linda - Director
Linda is the Missionary Director for Child Evangelism Ministries overseeing both Elkhart and LaGrange Counties and in Togo, West Africa. As a child, Linda accepted Christ Jesus as her Savior and knew that God had called her to a life of ministry. She received her Bachelor of Science degree from Fort Wayne Bible College, where she majored in Elementary Education as well as Bible and Theology with emphasis on Missions. She and her husband, Jody, have 3 adult children. She loves to teach and tell children about Jesus!
Kristina - Ministry Assistant
Kristina came to CEM in the summer of 2008 to assist in the various duties of the ministry. She counts it as an awesome privilege to see how God works through this ministry for the purpose of ‘Reaching Boys and Girls for Jesus’. Kristina shares, “I did not come to know the Lord until December of 2001, although I was an adult, I know that God’s timing was perfect. It is so wonderful to learn of His glorious mercy and love for me and to grow closer to Him. I love that through CEM we are able to share that good news with children. I had no idea what the Lord would do with me then or will do with me still, but I feel very blessed for this season in my life to be where I am now. I am also blessed to be the mother of one wonderful daughter, who is in high school. She and I attend Northside Baptist Church and we live in Middlebury.”
Fran Craig - Bookkeeper
Fran came to CEM this past spring to be our bookkeeper. She has been such an asset to this ministry with her knowledge and dedication to her work. She shares "It is a real privilege to be able to serve at Child Evangelism Ministries. My husband, Bill and I have been interested in CEM for a number of years." Fran served at Northside Baptist Church for many years. She and Bill have worked in Awana, Sunday School, and Music ministries there. Fran served as the treasurer of the church for quite a few years and is currently the organist. Bill serves as a greeter and usher. He was an Awana Commander for about 20 years and as was also a Deacon. Bill and Fran have three children, Kathy Spaugh of Elkhart, Jeffrey Craig of Bristol and Tom Craig of Goshen. God has blessed them with nine grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.