These gifted and committed individuals are not officially on our staff, they have joined our team to represent TUMI and expand the Kingdom using their gifts and abilities. From working on projects, to representing us in other countries, these men and women are formidable partners in the gospel ministry and we are grateful to serve side by side for the sake of mission!
Ryan Carter, Field Representative
Ryan is a native of Houston, Texas. Before joining the World Impact Wichita staff in 2008, he and his wife, Amber, served among the urban poor in Houston and Dallas. Currently, he is a church planter and the coordinator of Christ the Victor Leadership School, a TUMI Satellite in Wichita.
The Carters have two young sons, Benjamin (3/10/09) and Nathaniel (12/10/10).
Mike Dicke, Field Representative
Mike earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Marketing from Kansas State University in 1974 before working for The Boeing Company and earned a Masters of Business Administration from Baker University in 2000 before taking early retirement from Boeing in 2008, to take a position with World Impact as Director of Deer Creek Christian Camp. Mike and his wife Mary (who is a Registered Nurse) served for 3 years at Deer Creek before moving to Denver to begin TUMI of Denver in which Mike is the site coordinator.
Rich is an ordained minister and graduate of Westmont College (CA) and has served as a urban missionary with World Impact since 1986.
Since joining World Impact, he has served as a community minister, city director and church planter in Wichita, Chester (PA), Dallas and San Diego. Currently he is the director of The Urban Ministry Institute of San Diego and on national staff with The Urban Ministry Institute.
Rich and his wife, Karin, are also on a church plant team in the City Heights area of San Diego. They have three children, Justin, Karris and Josiah.
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Mary Flin, Field Representative
Mary is establishing TUMI Satellites and SIAFU Chapters in the Northeastern region of Kansas. Mary also serves as Site Coordinator of a TUMI Satellite in Topeka, Ks, is involved in neighborhood ministry, is a Mentor Coordinator for the Shawnee County Jail Annex, coordinates a rotation of TUMI Students who lead and facilitate Sunday morning services for the Annex, and is helping develop SIAFU in Topeka.
Mary received her B.S. in Bible/Christian Education with Emphasis in Counseling from Manhattan Christian College in 1986. She was the wife of a pastor, co-owned a Christian Bookstore and curriculum business for 17 years, and presented training seminars, while serving youth and families through education, drama and music, mostly in rural communities.
After her husband’s death in 2003, God began moving Mary toward urban missions and she and her daughter started volunteering at the Topeka Rescue Mission. In 2007, Mary moved to Topeka. She worked in State Government for 8 years, gaining valuable skills and perspective. Mary's daughter, Anna, and her husband also live in Topeka.
Juan Pablo Herrera is a part of TUMI National Staff and has been leading a church plant and serving with World Impact in Dallas since 2007. He is a church planter and has given oversight and leadership to churches Guadalajara. He co-leads the Dallas TUMI Satellite and also oversees our TUMI satellite in Guadalajara.
He and his wife, Sol, have been involved in evangelism, church planting, and discipleship through the church for many years and have seen the Holy Spirit work through this ministry, bearing fruit for the Kingdom.
Juan Pablo and Sol live in Dallas and have two grown children.
Dr. Bob Lay, Field Representative
Frank and his wife Melodi, joined World Impact in 1991. He served in facility maintenance and ministry group coordinator for the Newark, NJ ministry. Frank, over the years, has served as the community ministry, city director, city administrator, and church planter. In 2005, The Urban Ministry Institute - Newark was launched with Frank as site coordinator working with TUMI-Newark until 2013.
Frank currently is the World Impact Thrift Store - Newark manager. He also supports local leadership in special projects and programs as necessary.
To facilitate the training of our students, we enlist mature Christian leaders, pastors, missionaries, and Christian educators from around the country to teach courses at our satellites. These professors or mentors teach under the direction of The Urban Ministry Institute faculty, using instruction methods and materials which take into account urban needs and cultural diversity.