Mike and Shannon Plog have had the privilege of leading youth and families on mission trips since 2002 both domestically and internationally. They recognize that everything that has been accomplished is from God, they are simply the tools that He has used for His purpose. Their two amazing sons, Andy and Elijah have served on mission projects with them for as long as the boys can remember. As they watched God use their own children, He impressed on them the need to take other young people to serve Jesus and share His love with others.
Mike and Shannon feel blessed to have been called as stewards of WLM. They are excited to see where God will lead them and this ministry for His glory.
Willie and Stephanie Hunter have always had a heart for missions and serving others. Over the years, their journey has taken them on multiple short term and long term missions, both locally and abroad. They have 2 precious girls who both love God and love serving people.
Willie has a degree in Accounting and an MBA in Business Management and he currently works in the Healthcare industry. Stephanie is a licensed Clinical Social Worker. She has a counseling practice, serves on staff at The Hills Church as one of the Pastoral Care Ministers, and works with the organization Pioneer Bible Translators providing missionary care.
Willie and Stephanie are blessed and honored to a part of the WLM team.
Since going on a young families mission trip since 2007, Rob and Terri Keller have seen the way God uses serving others to draw families closer to Him and each other. They and their four children travel annually on short term projects and believe we are all called to go and serve - whether across the globe or across town.
Rob and Terri feel called to lead and teach students and families how to serve others together and are honored to be a part of WLM.
Elrick Lounds and his family are excited to be a part of WLM. They have been active in the community for many years, and feel it is a wonderful opportunity to be part of a great initiative. Elrick's passion is spreading the Word in service through giving, presence, and mentoring.
He is an Air Force veteran, where he served in Iraq and Afghanistan. Elrick is currently working with the federal government and as an entrepreneur. He has so much to share especially with our youth and is excited to be able to offer his strengths to the work of WLM.
Rick Newton feels blessed to serve in the launch of WLM, believing that the Lord desires to raise a generation of Christians ready to share the Gospel of Jesus in every corner of the world. Rick and his wife Brenda are members of The Hills Church of Christ, having raised their family there and been actively involved in its ministries for 30 years. Rick formerly served 8 years on the church's Missions Committee and continues teaching a children's Bible class on Sundays. He has also served on several short term overseas mission projects.
Professionally, Rick is a Certified Public Accountant with both MBA and MS-Taxation degrees from the University of Texas at Arlington.
After moving from Washington State to Texas 13 years ago, Brett and Jessica Pollock eagerly searched for opportunities to serve their community while teaching their three children how to be the hands and feet of Jesus. They quickly became involved in short-term overseas mission trips, teaching children’s Bible classes, volunteering with the youth group, and hosting community groups in their home.
Each having a teaching degree, they are passionate about helping youth. Brett and Jessica feel privileged to serve and be a blessing to youth through World Light Mission.