Get to know our Serenissima Ministry Group International (USA) board.
Each associate contributes to the oversight and decision-making processes so that the SMG in Europe can continue and complete its mission.
I had the opportunity to visit Italy, pray over the new pastors being commissioned into the works, and see the cities and contexts where these churches are being opened. I am so grateful to be connected to such a great group of people. Our church here in Arlington stands together with our partners there in Europe, and I can't wait to see how the Lord will continue to work through them. It's a privilege to serve them in this role.
My wife and I had the privilege of serving as missionaries in Italy before moving to serve in Manchester UK. We recently returned to our home city of Boise, ID where I currently serve as a pastor. Through SMG, we can continue to serve with the ministries in Europe and assist with the treasurer responsibilities and financial stewardship. I'm so thankful for the special connection back to Italia and Europe as we have had a first-hand burden for the people in the countries there.
The work God is doing through the SMG is testimony of his grace and power for all peoples! May many more vibrant churches emerge.
It has been an honor to serve with SMGI and to be a participant in the restorative work God is doing throughout Europe as part of His Grand Narrative. The Bible says, “we are God’s fellow workers” (1 Corinthians 3:9) and God “gave us the ministry of reconciliation” (2 Corinthians 5:18). SMGI has answered this call and I am humbled to be a part of it.
“SMGI and Rob and Sandy Krause are what I’d call a high-yield spiritual investment. The fields in Italy and across Europe, to include our US Military bases there, are ripe for harvest and the people there need to hear about Jesus. That requires willing servants, resources and strategy in line with the Gospel and guided by the Holy Spirit. We’ve got that in SMGI and it’s an honor to play even a small part in supporting.”
By grace, I've been following Jesus since 1976 and have worked with scores of people and ministries over the years. Serenissima outpaces all of them when it comes to Gospel impact, integrity, and stewardship of resources. I've known Pastor Rob and Sandy Krause since 2000 and have admired their Christ-like character, commitment to the Gospel, and highly value our friendship and ministry partnership. My wife Kim and I being a part of this team has been one of the greatest blessings of our lives.