Board Members

Plog family

Mike and Shannon Plog, Executive Directors and Board Members

Mike and Shannon Plog have had the privilege of leading youth and families on mission trips for the past 16 years 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. 

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Rob and Terri Keller, Board Members

Since going on a young families mission trip 12 years ago, 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.

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Rick and Brenda Newton, Board Members

Rick and Brenda Newton feel 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 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. Brenda has served as a volunteer with Royal Family Kids Camp for 16 years. Both have 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. Brenda works at a local Christian preschool and holds a BA in Education from the University of Northern Iowa.