Extending God's Love Through Global Healthcare
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Dr. Wheaton is the founder of Equip the Saints. She is an economist with a background in international economics and business specializing in labor economics and economic development. She currently teaches economics and is a Faculty-in-Residence at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas. Her courses include international economics, labor economics, economics of human resources, global economic issues, environmental economics, macroeconomics, and microeconomics. She does research in the areas of child labor, economics of human trafficking, and economics of human rights, including capital punishment, violence against women, genocide, asylum seeking and terrorism. Dr. Wheaton completed her Ph.D. and MA in economics at Temple University, her MS in international business and trade from Grambling State University, and her BBA in international business and economics from Sam Houston State University.
We live in an unprecedented period of mission history. The new paradigm of “from anywhere to everywhere” is by nature complex, resulting in an increasing need to partner with others for effective ministry. The challenge of connecting with potential partners in the global context is best done in and through the evolving world of networks.
The session will begin with an overview of the different kinds of evangelical networks and how different ones function. The concept of a network engagement strategy will then be explored from the perspective of both the agency and the networks. The session will conclude with a discussion on how the EMDC and MedSend might best engage with other networks to better serve their members in this highly partnership dependent global ministry context.
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.
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.