Steve Wilt began his ministry as the seventh General Director of the Mission in October of 2001. Steve holds a B. S. in Bible from Philadelphia Biblical University, an M. Div. from Grace Theological Seminary, and a D. Min. from Dallas Theological Seminary. He brought 32 years of pastoral ministry experience to FIM. He has served on the FIM Board of Directors since 1994, filling the role of Secretary, and serving as President of the Board before becoming General Director. Steve and his wife Sue live in Allentown, Pa. a short distance from the FIM Home Office and have two married children.
Francisco de Souza
Director for Missionary Personnel
Francisco de Souza is proactive and visionary for world evangelism. Before joining the home office team in late 1999, he and his wife, Eliane, served as missionaries in Brazil. Francisco’s goal is to model true biblical burden-bearing and then to encourage and train others to do the same. To this end, he also has a graduate degree in counseling and brings not only experience, but training, to his role as Director for Missionary Personnel.
Dr. de Souza specializes in assisting churches. He helps them find, prepare, deploy, and then support and maintain their missionary in effective service. He is a very effective communicator and is available to churches as well as Bible schools and seminaries for advancement of missions and evangelism.
Director for Mobilization
Gary Butler came to the home office in 2001 after he and his wife Nancy had served as missionaries to Brazil for thirteen years. His role as Director for Mobilization makes him responsible for Missionary training and short-term ministries. His computer skills have proved invaluable in the development of a comprehensive database for the mission.
Administrative Assistant for Missionary Personnel
Dean Ressler joined the FIM home office staff in 2004 after he and his wife Ingrid had served as missionaries to Bonaire for 24 years. Born to missionary parents, Dean brings a wealth of missionary experience to the home office staff. Working in the Personnel Department, Dean edits the FIM Connection, maintains contact with MKs, retirees, and singles in the FIM family and assists with personnel records and reporting.
“Mission Mobilizer, Coach and Trainer”
Rick and Carol Hudson have a passion for serving the Lord in missions. They have spent their entire professional lives as missionaries. First, they served as church planters in Mexico; then transitioned to a leadership role with another mission agency before becoming the Midwest representative for Fellowship International Mission. Rick serves in four roles: as a spokesperson for the cause of missions; as a provider of missions resources for churches, mission committees, and individuals; as a developer/coach of future missionary personnel; and as a trainer for those embarking on mission service.