Our staff

National Staff Conference 2017, in Montreal, Quebec

CAREER staff work full time, after developing a financial and prayer support team.

ASSOCIATE staff are self-supporting and assist in our ministry to students.

SECONDED staff from other evangelical missions temporarily serve with ISMC.

INTERNS work full time (4-12 months) with the support of a mentor and develop a financial and prayer support team.

VOLUNTEERS share the vision of empowering international students and support the ongoing ministry with their valuable time.



Dr. Yaw Perbi
Acting Vice President, East

Keith Boody
Vice President, Administration

Cam Janzen
Vice President,
International Field

Twylla Plett
Vice President, Personnel

Syncia Chan
Associate Vice President, Communications

Stephen Scott
Vice President, West

Shirley Stephens
National Prayer Director

Bert Kamphuis


ISMC’s over 110 staff and 500 volunteers in 34 cities touch more than 20,000 lives annually from Pacific to Atlantic.

Staff are Christ followers from many cultures and backgrounds, yet they share a common desire to share the gospel with international students. Because many speak several languages and are trained in cross-cultural understanding and leadership skills, they are sensitive to the unique needs of international students. Their focus is clear: work effectively to equip international students for godly global impact.

All career staff raise their own financial support, trusting God to provide finances through gifts from churches, businesses, and individuals. By supporting our staff, you help us fulfill our mission to empower students to impact the world through Jesus Christ.

Support our staff