Meet Our Leadership and Staff

We’re a passionate group of believers who wants to see the Body of Christ boldly advancing God’s global life movement.

Kurt Dillinger

President and Founder of LIFE International

Kurt has been involved in ministry for over 30 years. In 1997, while serving in an urban ministry, the Lord impressed upon Kurt’s heart a vision to reach beyond our nation with the message of life. Kurt has traveled the world extensively, speaking at conferences and networking with others who share his zeal for global evangelism facilitated through life-giving ministries. Kurt and his wife, Gail, have been married for 40 years, and have three adult children and five grandchildren.

Our Staff

Joel Abbott

International Relations and Communications Manager

June Blanshan

International Ministry Consultant

Kurt Dillinger

President and Founder

Dave Gage

Special Assistant to the President

Fran Malfer

International Liaison

Eric Ohlman

Technology, Communications, and Education Specialist

Chris Rookus

Assistant International Director

Pam Rookus

Partner Relations Assistant

Joseph Sindorf

International Director

Christy Spoehr, CPA

Finance Manager

Caty Tate

International Liaison

Pat VanderKolk

Prayer Assistant

Amy VanDyke

Mission Advancement Assistant

Kim VanSolkema

International Project Manager

Bill Velker

Senior Vice President of Operations and Prayer Mobilization

Debi Velker

Mission Advancement Director

Our Board of Directors

John B. Davis

John B. Davis & Associates, P.L.L.C.
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Kurt Dillinger

LIFE International
Grand Rapids, Michigan

Ross Engelkes

JBL Resources
Belmont, Michigan

Vic Hansen

Rockford, Michigan

Nanda Kirkpatrick

Care Net Pregnancy Center of NW Houston
Houston, Texas

Kip Reiswig

John B. Davis & Associates, P.L.L.C.
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Dennis Rogers

Rogers & Kirby
Phoenix, Arizona

John Tabor

Hands of Hope
Tucson, Arizona

Larry L. Walt

Design 1 Salon Spa
Grand Rapids, Michigan

How You Can Partner

We can’t do this alone, and your partnership can make a difference for life and the gospel in nations all over the world!

Life International Give


Your one-time or recurring financial donation will result in lives being saved.

Life International Volunteer


Become an ambassador for life, in your hometown and abroad.

Life International Pray


Join our virtual prayer team to support those in the field.

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