Carl & Carolyn Stauffer

 
 
 

 

 

 

Elders

Carl & Carolyn Stauffer walk in God’s adventure zone of crossing boundaries and borders. Called to a ministry of reconciliation, they describe themselves as ‘bridge-spanners’ within a divided world. As missionary kids, both Carl (Southeast Asia) and Carolyn (the Middle East) grew up across cultures and amidst war and conflict. Following Carl’s ordination to ministry in 1988, the Stauffers spent 6 years in inter-racial church-planting and community organizing in Richmond, Virginia followed by 16 years in South Africa serving in peacebuilding and trauma recovery work. While in South Africa, the Stauffers were elders in two multi-racial churches, one in Soweto and the other an Every Nation church in Johannesburg. Carl and Carolyn are currently both university professors where they regularly thank God that ‘the world comes to them’ in the classroom. The Stauffers carry a deep desire to serve this generation in reaching its fullest potential in Christ. Their guiding life theme comes from Acts 13:36 – “David served the purpose of God in his generation!”