January 2007


Lisa Espineli Chinn & Tim Dearborn at April 2007 STMLC!

IVCF’s Lisa Espineli Chinn, and World Vision's Tim Dearborn, are the featured STMLC speakers Apr 19-21 held at Bethany College of Missions, Minneapolis (click on the TRAINING tab above for more STMLC information).

LISA ESPINELI CHINN serves as Director of the International Student Ministries of InterVarsity/USA in Madison, Wisconsin. Lisa is known around the United States as the “short-term mission reentry” expert. Her clearly-articulated passion is for partners and equal players throughout our short-term mission endeavors. Lisa was also the Urbana 2006 closing night plenary speaker this past December 2006. Lisa was born in Quezon City, Philippines. After completing a B.S. in Foreign Service from the University of the Philippines, she joined Inter-Varsity Christian Fellowship, Philippines as a campus staff worker. Three years later, she took a study leave to do graduate work at Wheaton Graduate School in Illinois. After finishing her M.A. in Communications at Wheaton, she worked with international students for InterVarsity in Philadelphia for a year. Lisa returned to work with Inter-Varsity in the Philippines, where she pioneered the Literature Department and Grad Teams throughout the country. She later returned to the United States, where she served for 3 years as a campus staff worker with InterVarsity, and 18 years with her husband as international student staff with several organizations in the greater Washington D.C. area. Lisa is known for her pioneering work in international student re-entry. Lisa and her husband, Leiton, have three children, Lani, Eric and Lea. In her spare time, she enjoys watercolor painting, scrapbooking, and reading. Lisa is the author of the Deeper Roots publication “Reentry Guide for Short-Term Mission Leaders.”

TIM DEARBORN is the Associate Director for Christian Commitments, and Faith and Development, World Vision International. Tim has been married for 35 years to Kerry Dearborn. They have three grown daughters. As World Vision International’s associate director for Christian Commitments, Tim supports 180 World Vision staff members in 85 countries who are responsible for three areas: the spiritual nurture of the World Vision partnership’s 24,000 staff; the development of programs designed to assist church leaders in their ministries with the poor; and the integration of Christian witness into WV’s programs to ensure that they are appropriate within the countries in which we work. Prior to this appointment, Tim served as Chief of Staff for WVUS; dean of the chapel and professor of theology at Seattle Pacific University; professor of mission, world religions, spirituality and ethics at Fuller Theological Seminary, Regent College, the University of Aberdeen, Scotland, and the Faculte de Theologie Evangelique in Paris. Previously, he served as Pastor of Urban and Global Mission at University Presbyterian Church, Seattle, and with Eskimos and Native Americans in Alaska. He holds a Ph.D. in systematic theology from the University of Aberdeen in Scotland, masters degrees in intercultural communication and history of religion from Fuller Seminary and Harvard University, and a degree in history from Whitman College. He has authored five books on spirituality, globalization and mission-related issues. He is an ordained minister with the Presbyterian Church (USA), and a very engaging, articulate speaker.
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