Mentoring Timothy is made up of people passionate about their walk with Jesus and their walk with others. God has used these two passions to bring together an incredible staff.
As missionaries, sent through the local church, each family on the leadership team relies 100% on support from family, friends and churches. Please consider supporting these families as they serve Mentoring Timothy.
Dave & Missy Schroeder
Dave & Missy graduated from New Tribes Bible Institute and worked with New Tribes Mission for 13 years, serving first in Papua New Guinea and then at New Tribes Bible Institute. They are fun, adventurous, godly, and big-hearted—the perfect couple to start a program like Mentoring Timothy.
Dave grew up in Brazil with parents who worked with two different indigenous groups, fostering his lifelong love for ministry, adventure, and the outdoors. In Papua New Guinea, he and Missy lived out the gospel among an extremely remote tribe. They built their own home at the edge of the jungle, where they lived with their three young children. Talk about adventure! Upon returning to the States, Dave spent nearly a decade serving as the Dean of Single Men at New Tribes Bible Institute. His passion for seeing young men walk closely with Jesus compelled him to start Mentoring Timothy, and he serves as the Executive Director of the program.
Missy grew up in Wyoming and Nebraska, near trout streams where her family loved spending lots of time camping and fishing. She is an avid runner, logging many miles each week to clear her mind and enjoy the presence of her Savior. Missy loves Jesus and desires to daily walk closely with Him—this is her greatest joy. Her biggest passion at home is to live out Jesus in such a way that her kids fall in love with Him and aren’t distracted by the false offerings of this life. Missy also loves to entertain with food, as she and Dave frequently host young men in their home. She is an excellent cook and excels at making her guests feel comfortable. Currently, her primary role is homeschooling the couple’s three children.
Travis & Maggie Sears
Travis and Maggie are two Texas natives and college sweethearts who left their home down south to serve at Mentoring Timothy in beautiful Montana. They are best friends who strive to seek and live out God’s will for their lives no matter where that takes them. They have two sweet little girls and the four of them enjoy having a good time and adventuring in God’s creation.
Travis grew up in a large family in central Texas where he spent most of his time outdoors with his three brothers and learned to work hard at a very young age. His passion for men’s discipleship began in college where he was both mentored and served as a mentor alongside many other men who were very instrumental in the growing of his faith. After college he worked on a ranch for a several years and then started a successful contracting business. He desires to be a godly husband and father who leads his family for the glory of Christ. He enjoys hunting, fishing, hiking, camping, and working hard with his hands.
Maggie grew up on a small farm in north Texas. She loves the Lord and desires to become more like Christ in every aspect of her life as she serves her husband, children, family and the outside world. She is passionate homemaker who strives to create a warm, fun environment for both their family and all who enter. She loves spending intentional time with their children each day. She enjoys cooking, entertaining, gardening, and using their home to bless others and glorify the Lord. Her primary role is caring for and homeschooling their two young daughters.