Rick and Cathy Roberts

Serving in Member Care and Leader Development


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Our Story

After working cross-culturally with short term teams for many years in pastoral ministry, Rick and Cathy felt called to join GEM in 1996. In their years with GEM they have coordinated summer Eurocorp teams, done recruitment and traveled Europe with their 2 sons, Joel & Aaron, doing evangelistic marriage and family seminars as well as teaching English. Their desire to use their counseling degrees more fully in the mission world ultimately led them to Member Care.Cathy began working with GEM Leader Development in 2019. Poor leadership is the #1 reason people leave their jobs – whether they are business people, teachers or missionaries. Her goal is to work with missionaries to provide a leadership framework that will maintain healthy leaders who can Lead, Develop and Care for the missionaries under their leadership as well as provide Godly examples of leadership and training to the nationals in their sphere of influence.

Where We Work

Rick & Cathy live in Colorado Springs and work out of the GEM headquarters in Monument, CO. Their work with Member Care and Leader Development includes Candidates, Appointees and Missionaries on Home Ministry Assignment, as well as GEM missionaries across Europe. They provide encouragement, spiritual care, counseling, leader development, team building, coaching, mentoring and a listening ear in an effort to help our GEM missionaries stay healthy and remain in active ministry in Europe.