In the mountains
HAL AND JANE WARD
• Hal, from Huntsville, Al., holds a BA from Samford University and an MA from Fuller Theological Seminary.
• Jane, from Winnipeg, Canada, graduated from Christ For The Nations Institute with a specialization in World Missions.
• Hal & Jane have been married 25 years and have two adult children, Chloe & Nacho.
• They have been in full time overseas missions ministry for 21 years.
After graduation from Samford, Hal did mission work with the Southern Baptists and then landed a job teaching English as a foreign language in Madrid. He got involved in a new church plant in the University district of Madrid, helping out with worship and recording music. Jane came to Spain after graduating from Christ For The Nations as an intern to work at the same church Hal was helping out in Madrid!
After getting married they moved to Hal’s hometown of Huntsville, Alabama. They both loved Spain and wanted to spread the Gospel there but needed to plan, pray and raise finances! Their two children, Chloe and Isaac, were born in the US while they were preparing for full time missions.
In 1996, the Ward family moved to Pamplona to begin their new adventure in Spain! 25 years of full time service has included church planting, pioneering Christian music in the Basque language, organizing dozens of camps/retreats for children and youth, hosting missions teams and taking teams around Spain and to other countries and working side by side Basque believers on both sides of the border.
If you are a Youth/Children's worker, a worship leader or just have a great desire to come to Europe and find creative ways to tell people that God loves them then we need you. Start learning Spanish or French now so that you can communicate here. You can learn these languages along with the Basque language in the country. Get in touch with us and start raising your own support to be a full time missionary with us at VNM.
On the board
TOM AND DIANA HASE
Tom Hase is an acquisition manager for the Missile Defense Agency and an elder in his local church. He and his wife, Diana, are former university campus ministers and continue to minister in Huntsville Alabama.
DARAYAS AND HAVOVI PATEL
All the way from India, Darayas Patel is a university professor in Huntsville. He and his wife, Havovi, also a university professor, have a tremendous ministry amongst the Indian community in North Alabama
MARK AND MARLENE WARREN
Mark Warren works as a software consultant and is an accomplished musician and recording artist, an asset for a ministry like ours. Check out his musical projects at www.markstephenwarren.com. His wife Marlene has been to Spain to work with VNM.
CHRIS AND SARAH BROWN
Chris and Sarah Brown are aerospace engineers in Huntsville. They are both active in small group ministry and outreach at Valley Fellowship Church, and Chris is a volunteer with Kairos Prison Ministry at Limestone Correctional Facility.
PASTORS GREG AND PATTI SIMON
Chairman of the Board, Greg Simon is the pastor of Valley Fellowship Church in Huntsville, Alabama. Greg spent parts of his childhood on the mission field with his parents in Uganda, East Africa and Taiwan. In addition to being a great preacher, Greg is a talented guitarist and praise and worship leader. His wife Patti leads short term missions trips around the world with many churches and Valley Fellowship Christian Academy. Check it out at valleyfellowship.com