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

Bill Velker

Senior Vice President of Operations and Prayer Mobilization

Chris Rookus

Director of Operations

Debi Velker

Mission Advancement Director

June Blanshan

Director of International Ministries

Amy VanDyke

International Administrative Assistant

Ben Bailey

Administrative Assistant Operations and Prayer Mobilization

Charlene Werdon

Regional Hub Manager

Christy Spoehr, CPA

Finance Manager

Dave Gage

Special Assistant to the President

Fran Malfer

Executive Office Administrator

Heather O’Neill

International Accounting Specialist

Jaci Dreyer

Database Analyst

Mara Petro

Copywriter and Production Coordinator

Pam Rookus

Partner Relations Assistant

Robin Bright

Mission Advancement Associate

Stephanie Benson

Regional Hub Manager

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.

Be a Host

Be a Host