August 2013


STEM / Converge Announce Strategic Missions Partnership

August 02, 2013: The International Ministries division of Converge Worldwide (Orlando FL), and STEM Int’l (Minneapolis MN), are pleased to announce a strategic Christian missions partnership!

Rev. Roger P. Peterson, Founder/President of the 28-year old Minneapolis-based Christian mission organization STEM Int’l has accepted a full-time position as “Director of International Ministries Partnerships” with the International Ministries division of Converge Worldwide. Converge Worldwide assists their 1,200 U.S-based churches to “connect God’s people around God’s purposes, by igniting multiplying movements, by transforming lives and communities with Christ’s love and truth.”

IM Executive Director Ivan Veldhuizen highlights Roger’s extensive, enduring experience with churches engaging themselves in Christian mission, noting his “unique experience and skills that fill some very important gaps in our IM Leadership Team. He has authored numerous publications, led seminars and workshops on church-led missions, has an exhaustive résumé on missiologically wise short-term missions, and has gained high respect all across the nation for his mission contributions. Roger is a level-five leader who is eager to become a part of our Converge Worldwide Leadership Team.”

While in his new role at IM, Roger will be simultaneously seconded back to STEM Int’l on a part-time basis — creating an informal, yet strategic partnership between the two nonprofit Christian mission organizations — with a special focus on the STEMPress publications division. STEMPress “exists to extend God’s glory by publishing and distributing mission materials and resources that equip, support, and improve short-term and longer-term mission efforts.”

Roger began as Director of IM Partnerships on August 1st working remotely from Minneapolis.

STEM and Roger’s family will re-locate to Orlando sometime during this fall 2013.
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STEM Re-Locating to Orlando!

STEM will re-locate its offices and STEMPress publications distribution center to Orlando FL sometime soon during fall 2013. Check back for further updates as they become available! Top Site Award!