Bob and Kathie Schwerdt
Serving Christ, serving missionaries, discipling new believers
We have been with Greater Europe Mission since the early 1990s, serving first in the US office, but in more recent years we've acknowledged God's call to come alongside our colleagues to provide pastoral care. We have two children and families living in the American Mid-West, near to our hearts, though at a distance.
Where We Work
"We are engaged in a two-pronged ministry. We are based in the UK and provide pastoral care to GEM missionaries across England, Wales, Scotland -- and beyond, as the Lord opens doors. Our aim is to see missionaries flourishing spiritually, emotionally and relationally in their life with Christ, so that His life can flow through them to many others!
We currently live in the Black Country of England -- one of the cradles of the Industrial Revolution.
But in a post-industrial time, the local economy suffered and bleak prospects. Depression and a lack of hope still haunt this region. Local weekly church attendance in the Black Country is estimated at about 0.5% -- May God breathe hope and life back into the hearts of these lovely people!"