Our Missionaries

Appleton Community supports a number of missionaries.  Below you can read about our missionaries and find out how you can support them.


Jim and Ginger Moore – Wycliffe (Asia/US)
PO Box 628211, Orlando FL. 32862-8211

Jim and Ginger Moore have been married nearly 30 years and have three adult children. Natalie is completing her PHD in English Literature in Durham England and is married to Francis, Abby is working as a journalist and nanny in Greenville South Carolina and recently married to Sam. Mitch is finishing his last semester of university in Raleigh North Carolina graduating in December 2016.
Jim and Ginger have been with Wycliffe for 20 years in a variety of support roles. Ginger is a nurse and working part-time at a local hospital. Currently Jim is a product manager. His main product is a platform that helps individuals build simple websites easily in all translated languages. Jim also trains believers in using this platform so they can have a website in their language. These sites allow for people in their language community to view translated Scripture, videos (Jesus Film), audio (Faith Comes by Hearing), social media, cultural stories, and other important information the Christian community desires to publish. Here is an example: http://www.ethnosites.org/en/Kumaoni-video-audio-text

Howard and Marilynn-Toulouse Team RetreatHoward & Marilynn Plucar – EFCA Reach Global
901 E. 78th St. Minneapolis, MN. 55420

Currently living in Plymouth, Minnesota Howard & Marilynn Plucar serve as ReachGlobal (The International Mission of the Evangelical Free Church of America.) pastor-to-missionaries (PTM)couple; a ministry that they have had since January 1, 2010. From January 1, 2010 until October 1, 2013, Howard & Marilynn served in a part-time capacity as pastor-to-missionaries couple while at the same time serving an international church in Tokyo and also managing the ReachGlobal-Japan guest apartment. On October 1, 2013, they became full-time PTM couple serving ReachGlobal staff in 12 countries – 3 in Asia, and 9 in Europe. Prior to 2010, they served for 13 years as area leaders for ReachGlobal in East Asia/Pacific Asia with responsibility for ReachGlobal staff health and effectiveness, investigation and development of new work, and collaboration with national/international partners. Prior to that assignment, they served for 8 years as District Missions Consultants for ReachGlobal in the Forest Lakes District (Wisconsin and Upper Michigan). They also served as short term workers in Japan in the mid-1980s as well as serving EFCA Churches in Wisconsin, including 10 years as Pastor of Faith EFC of Manitowoc, Wisconsin from 1974-1984. Howard & Marilynn have been in EFCA Ministry for 44 years, 32 of those years with ReachGlobal. They have been married for 45 years, and have two children (Kris and Bryan) and two grandchildren (Owen & Ana).

2016-05-27 VeraVera Hansen – Greater Europe Mission (Germany)
18950 Base Camp Rd. Monument, CO. 80132

My desire and vision is to reach ‘lost’ and hurting women, to tell them about Jesus, to disciple them and teach them to be disciple-makers.

In 2001, Greater Europe Mission (GEM) appointed me to do Women’s Ministries, which includes Evangelism, Discipleship, Prayer and Serving, in Vienna, Austria.

In 2003, after raising my support, I arrived on the field, where I served for twelve years.
At the end of 2014 the Lord called me to Frankfurt, Germany to join a church-planting team. I moved there in January 2015 and continue to do Women’s Ministries, such as leading a women’s Bible study group, (this fall I’ll be starting an evening Bible study for working women), mentoring women one-on-on, serving on the church leadership team doing administrative tasks, visiting the sick, planning and organizing women’s outreach breakfasts, as well as being on the church’s Serving Committee. I’m also involved with Café Hope, which is a ministry that teaches immigrants/refugees the German language. It’s also a great opportunity to reach out to some of the women who attend.

About my family:
My son and daughter-in-law (Patrick & Holly) and their two children live in Neenah, WI.

Chris and Carrie Davis – Campus Crusade for Christ
PO Box 628222, Orlando Fl. 32862-8222

tetschner-29Nikki Tetschner  – Campus Crusade for Christ
PO Box 628222, Orlando Fl. 32862-8222

We are team Tetschner.  We currently do life in Lincoln, Nebraska.  Our family enjoys the outdoors, traveling, international students, spending time with friends, Mexican and Chinese restaurants and ministering to college students together.
 I (Nikki) serve with Cru (formerly Campus Crusade for Christ) in Nebraska.  I love sharing my faith, coaching staff women, investing in college students, coffee, naps and chocolate.  My current role on the Nebraska team is to coach and train our new staff women and interns.
My husband Andy works at a banking software company.  He has been volunteering with Cru since we got married 6 years ago.  He’s been doing operations for our summer mission trips and investing in college students as a mentor and friend.
Hannah is our delightful, busy, people loving almost 5 year old daughter.  She loves all things princess, and playing outside.
Thanks so much for partnering with our family to reach college students and the world for Christ.
With Joy,
Andy, Nikki and Hannah Tetschner

Lonnie and Debbie Smith – EFCA Reach Global (France)
901 E. 78th St. Minneapolis, MN. 55420

Lonnie and Debbie Smith have worked in Marseille France since 2001 and with ReachGlobal (EFCA) since 1992. They are currently helping the church in the Merlan area of Marseille with pastoral leadership, evangelism, discipleship and would like to see new churches started in Marseille. There are many opportunities to work with unreached people groups in Marseille and we would like to see others join our team.