LIVING WORD MISSIONS
978-258-3188
PO BOX 687 | WILMINGTON | MA | 01887

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Our Team

WENDY TATRO

International Director,

Executive Board President

Location: Wilmington, Massachusetts
Serving in Missions Since: 1985
Bio: 
Wendy is the co-founder of Living Word Missions, serving alongside her husband until his home going in 2006.  She is responsible for day-to-day operations in the US Office.  She leads the Executive Board and serves in various administrative roles.  Her passions are serving missionaries and reaching the least reached.

JEAN-CLAUDE NOAH

Coordinator of Field Operations


 

Location: Wilmington, Massachusetts
Serving in Missions Since: 1997
Bio: A third-generation disciple of Living Word Missions, 
Jean-Claude is our Coordinator of Field Operations, serving our missionaries by coordinating resources, projects, training, communications, networking, and more.  Jean-Claude is serious about building the Kingdom of God.

ELISABETH TATRO

Project Assistant

Location: Wilmington, Massachusetts
Serving in Missions Since: 1989
Bio: 
Elisabeth is primarily responsible for publications and media.  Born on the mission field in West Africa, Elisabeth feels she has always been involved in missions and is passionate about children's and youth ministry.

JONATHAN DELTURCO

Executive Board, Vice President


Location: North Reading, Massachusetts
Serving in Ministry Since: 1976
Bio: A third-generation minister and missionary kid to Belgium and Italy, Jonathan is the senior pastor and founder of 
International Family Church.  Jonathan's grace for developing people is most apparent when pastoring missionaries.

GARY COOPER

         Advisory Board Member


Location: Geneva, Switzerland
Serving in Missions Since: 1984
Bio: A missionary veteran, 
Gary has served in Guatemala, Germany, the Middle East, Sarajevo, Colombia and now Switzerland. He has worked in virtually every aspect of missions: teaching, pastoring, administration, church planting, humanitarian aid, and Bible schools.  Gary has a spirit of excellence and is a fine minister of God's Word.

TIM SCHMIDT

Executive Board Member

 

Location: Rochester, New York
Serving in Ministry Since: 1993
Bio: As pastor of 
Journey Church and president of Health Systems Technology Tim’s anointing is both priest and king.  Tim brings to the Executive Board a keen business sense, along with sensitivity to the Holy Spirit and wisdom beyond his years.  He has a passion for souls in his city and beyond.

EDET GEORGE OFFONG

Advisory Board Member


Location: Abuja, Nigeria
Serving in Missions Since: 1989
Bio: 
Edet is a veteran missionary who served in the nations of Liberia and Central African Republic.  He is the founder of Adonai Missions International, an inter-denominational missions agency focusing on evangelism, discipleship, training of missionaries, and providing humanitarian services in Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of Congo, Congo-Brazzaville, and Sudan.  Edet is a true Missionary Statesman. 

BERT FARIAS

Advisory Board Member


Location: Windham, New Hampshire
Serving in Ministry Since: 1987
Bio: Bert has been a partner of LWM since day one, as the first missionary to join Russ and Wendy in Liberia. Bert is the founder of 
Holy Fire Ministries and his drive to impart the spirit of prayer, revival, and evangelism is contagious to the rest of our team.

VERNA DELTURCO

Advisory Board Member


Location: North Reading, Massachusetts
Serving in Ministry Since: 1976
Bio: The first lady of 
International Family Church, Verna is the ultimate pastor’s wife. Her generosity and hospitality are unparalleled.  She brings smart insight to Living Word Missions, coupled with a mother’s heart.