2018 Healthcare Missions Leadership Summit


September 5-7, 2018
SIM USA Headquarters
Charlotte, NC

The invitation-only Summit is a strategic meeting of healthcare missions leaders. It is intentionally designed to foster communication and collaboration among those with responsibility for running global healthcare ministries. Leaders of Christ-centered academia, counseling, preparation, and support organizations will attend. This allows for a wide range of voices to participate in the ultimate objective which is to maximize the impact of global healthcare missions in an increasingly hurting and dangerous world.



The Summit will commence  on Wednesday, September 5th at 5:00 pm with discussion, then dinner, and run through noon on Friday, September 7th.
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Plenary Sessions

The 2018 Healthcare Missions Leadership Summit features several dynamic plenary speakers who will set the tone for this year’s event discussions. Ranging from instructional teaching on Biblical truth, to leveraging partnerships to mission resilience and leadership, the plenary sessions will provide thoughtful insight into the issues that affect Summit attendees.
Plenary sessions are held on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday: all attendees may attend.

Plenary Session Speakers

Stan Key has been president of FAS since 2014. He is married to Katy and they have three children and seven grandchildren. Before coming to FAS, Stan served for ten years as a missionary in Europe and for 18 years as pastor of an independent church in Albany, New York. Stan also is a member of the boards of One Mission Society and Sammy Tippit Ministries. He speaks frequently in churches, conferences, retreats, and camps both here and abroad. Stan is the author of The Last Word (Warner Press, 2015), a study on the book of Revelation, Marriage Matters (Francis Asbury Press, 2017), and Jeremiah: Fire in His Bones (Warner Press, 2017).

Stan Key
“Honest to God:Finding Truth in a World of Lies”

Dr. Joshua Bogunjoko started as the International Director of SIM in June 2013.  Joshua’s life in Christ began during high school. He surrendered to the Lord’s direction to study medicine, graduated and completed his residency in Family Medicine at a mission hospital in Jos, Nigeria. He obtained a Master’s degree in Organizational Leadership from Briercrest Biblical Seminary, Caronport, Canada. He served at the SIM Hospital in Galmi, Niger, with his wife, Dr. Joanna Bogunjoko, from 1995 to 2006 including, four of those years as Hospital Director and as SIM Deputy International Director for Europe and West Africa from 2006 to 2013.

Dr. Joshua Bogunjoko | SIM
“The Power of Partnership”

Eldon grew up as  a missionary kid in Nigeria and then served for 21 yrs in Latin America with SIM and then four yrs as a VP at the International office. He currently serves as a Consultant for Global Engagement with multiple global networks. Eldon studies criminal, business, and Christian networks and manages Linking Global Voices where he tracks about 600 Christian networks globally. He is considered an expert on global networks and their unique role in facilitating authentic platforms for leadership as well as their ability to connect the global Body of Christ around critical challenges. He coaches network leaders around the world.

Eldon Porter | Linking Global Voices
“Engaging Networks for Effective Partnerships”

Mary Lederleitner is the author of a new book coming out later this year titled Women in God’s Mission: Accepting the Invitation to Serve and Lead. She is also author of Cross-Cultural Partnerships: Navigating the Complexities of Money and Mission. For the past twenty years she has served in a variety of international leadership roles with Wycliffe. She recently transitioned to a new ministry called Missional Intelligence so she can focus more on research and writing. Her ministry serves under the auspices of Faith & Learning International. Mary has a Ph.D. in Educational Studies from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School and a M.A. in Intercultural Studies from Wheaton College, and she works as an adjunct professor at both of these institutions. She also serves on the boards of OM Global and Catalyst Services.

Mary Lederleitner | Missional Intelligence
“Women in Mission Leadership”

Stan received his MD from Michigan State University and his MPH from the University of Michigan. He completed a residency in family medicine in Saginaw, MI. After Stan’s medical training, the Haegerts served as medical missionaries in The Gambia, West Africa, over a thirteen-year period. Stan’s experience of burnout, recovery and return to the mission field has given him a passion to help physicians learn to care for themselves while serving others. As the Assistant Director of CMDA’s new Center for Member Well Being, Stan enjoys frequent opportunities to teach about wellness to healthcare personnel, missionaries, and other groups. Stan has recently moved to Colorado with his wife Deb and their yellow lab, Misty. When not playing guitar, he is usually looking for a good game of chess. They have two daughters, a son-in-law and two grandsons. Stan and Deb maintain a website (www.servingwithjoy.org) which has helpful materials on burnout and resilience development as well as links to other member care sites.

Rev. Stan Haegert, MD, MPH | CMDA
“Building Resilience in Mission”

Improving the health status of people in America’s most underserved communities is the mission and calling of Benjamin Anderson, MBA, MHCDS, who currently serves as CEO of Kearny County Hospital, a comprehensive rural health complex that serves patients from 20 counties in southwest Kansas. Anderson received national acclaim for his work in physician recruitment, health promotion, women’s health initiatives, and rural healthcare delivery innovation. Anderson earned Bachelor of English and Master of Business Administration degrees from Drury University in Springfield, MO and a Master of Health Care Delivery Science degree from Dartmouth College.

Benjamin Anderson | Kearny County Hospital
“Hospital Administration and Capacity Building”

Breakout Sessions

Breakout sessions, offered on Thursday, September 6, are focused sessions facilitated by expert speakers who will infuse years of experience into deeper examinations on issues that affect mission success. These sessions will run concurrently with the Affinity Group schedule, but are open to all attendees.

Breakout Session Speakers

Dr. Jansen is a board certified family physician who served in Malawi from 2000-2016 where he played an integral role in supporting the government’s strategy to bring life-saving antiretroviral therapy to this very poor country. He founded the Malawi non-profit hospital Partners in Hope (PIH), which has grown to be one of the largest providers of HIV treatment in the region and is a key training partner with the Ministry of Health and USAID. In 2016, Dr. Jansen realized his goal of handing over the hospital and training grants to national leadership. As a former MedSend grant recipient, Dr. Jansen is an example of how MedSend can have a lasting impact in the countries in which our grantees work. He and his wife have three children and one grandchild and live in Meridian, Idaho.

Dr. Perry Jansen | MedSend
“Building Teams”

With more than 25 years of experience as a psychologist, consultant, mentor, and professor of clinical psychology, Bob currently serves as clinical director at ALONGSIDE in Richland, MI. ALONGSIDE is a professional counseling ministry dedicated to helping Christian pastors, missionaries, and their families grow in personal wholeness, healthy relationships, and ministry effectiveness. Bob is passionate about facilitating healing among those who have been “honorably wounded” in Kingdom work and helping Christian leaders to become all they can be. He has significant international experience in teaching and consulting, helping the indigenous church in different parts of the world become more effective at pastoral care. Since 2010, Bob has developed and conducted train-the-trainer programs in South Africa and Zambia to equip pastoral leaders to respond in healing ways to loss and grief in their communities. Bob graduated from Florida State University, completed his M.A. at Wheaton Graduate School, and earned his Psy.D. from the Illinois School of Professional Psychology. Bob is married to Terri and has two adult children.

Bob Watson | ALONGSIDE
“Conflict Management”

Affinity Groups and Breakout Sessions

We will be having small group discussions (Affinity Groups) on many specific issues facing medical missions today. It will be a time for sharing resources and networking around these important issues. Breakout sessions will run concurrently with Affinity Groups.
All groups have limited occupancy, so sign up now!

Breakout Group Descriptions

Breakout Group Descriptions Time Facilitators
Building Teams 11AM Dr. Perry Jansen
Conflict Management 2:30PM Bob Watson
Alongside Ministries

Affinity Group Descriptions

Affinity Group Sessions Time Facilitators
Security in Closed Access Countries
Discuss current challenges and recommendations for assuring security for missionaries serving in complex environments.
11AM & 2:30PM Nate Killoren
Developing Spiritual Curriculum for Medical Missions
Sharing resources for spiritual curricula for Christian medical training and an introduction to the upcoming Outlook on the Global Medical Missions Movement course in development.
11AM & 2:30PM Dr. Bruce Dahlman
AIM International/Infa-Med
Resources for Discipleship and Church Planting
Share resources and experiences for using health care ministry for church planting and discipleship. Overview of the expansion of Community Health Evangelism (CHE)
11AM & 2:30PM Victor Chen
Medical Ambassadors International
Developing a Common Data Set in Medical Missions
Using metrics and evaluation to advance the impact of healthcare missions.
11AM & 2:30PM Dr. Beth Wheaton
Equip the Saints
Women in Medical Missions
Further exploration of the role of women in missions and mission leadership. 
11AM & 2:30PM Mary Lederleitner
Mission Intelligence
Developing and Implementing Best Practices in Long-Term Healthcare Missions
Sharing experiences and resources for improving how we build long-term healthcare ministries.
11AM & 2:30PM Greg Seager
Resources for Building Resiliency and Retention in Healthcare Missions

An opportunity to pool helpful experiences, materials and organizations.

11AM & 2:30PM Stan Haegert

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Travel Information

The Summit will again be held at SIM’s headquarters in Charlotte, NC. More information and the registration form can be found here. The cost of registration is $80 per person, includes: two lunches  and two dinners , as well as  snacks.
We will appreciate a response by July 31, 2018.


Lodging arrangements for this meeting include:

Quality Inn at Carowinds
(Rooms at conference rates are limited. Book quickly.)
The Quality Inn at Carowinds is located approximately 2.5 miles from SIM Headquarters.
Hotel Address: 3560 Lakemont Blvd.
Fort Mill, South Carolina 29708

Amenities Include:

  • Free hot breakfast
  • Free WiFi
  • Business Center

Conference Room Rate: $69.00

Room block cut-off date:  8/24/2018
To book your room, please call: (803) 548-0100; use Group Rate Name: CMDA/MedSend
*Guests who need to cancel must do so by 4 pm on day of arrival to avoid cancellation penalty

Comfort Inn at Carowinds
(Rooms at conference rates are limited. Book quickly.)
The Comfort Inn at Carowinds is located approximately xx miles from SIM Headquarters.
Hotel Address: 3725 Avenue of the Carolinas
Fort Mill, South Carolina 29708

Amenities Include:

  • Free hot breakfast
  • Free WiFi
  • Fitness Center

Conference Room Rate: $89.00

Room block cut-off date: 8/24/2018
To book your room, please call: (803) 548-5200; use Group Rate Name: CMDA/MedSend
*Guests who need to cancel must do so by 4 pm 1 day prior to arrival to avoid cancellation penalty


Healthcare remains the only form of access as a Christian witness in many countries.

Your gift helps activate the movement of God's people to the field. Will you join us in ensuring that eager Christ-following health professionals are able to serve the Lord through global healthcare missions.