Updated: Dec 2, 2019
Pastor Stefan Wehmeyer (24) and his wife Shawntel Wehmeyer (24) have two children Kathryn (14 months) and Baby Monroe (2 months). Ministry has been at the forefront of the Wehmeyer's lives for sometime. In recent years they have aided in planting a local church in Bourbon, MO where Stefan has been on staff. In addition, they have helped in planting a local youth center in the community of Sullivan, MO, where both Stefan and Shawntel have dedicated much of their time investing in the youth and where Stefan has been on staff as well. While investing their time and efforts into the youth center, they were always aware of the need of the youth to have their physical and spiritual needs met. They have had a total of 5 foster kids in their home in the past two years, with ages spanning from 11 to 16 years old. Their heart is for people, especially the lost and the youth.
About a year ago they felt a burden on their hearts to reach people in a different geographical context. After months of prayer and consideration over multiple ministry opportunities worldwide, they felt a certain pull to West Africa. The Wehmeyers will be locating to serve Jesus Christ in West Africa in May of 2020! They are excited to reach people in a context that will challenge them in all areas of strength; spirituality, mentally, physically and emotionally. They will be helping to plant a soccer academy under the direction of Buena Vista Sports Academy. Their goal is to reach young men for the power of the Gospel through soccer.