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 over 40 years, and have three adult children and five grandchildren.

Our Staff

Bill Velker

Senior Vice President of Mission Advancement and Prayer Mobilization

Chris Rookus

Vice President of Operations and Equipping

Debi Velker

Director of the Executive Office and Partner Relations

June Carlson

Director of International Ministries

John Wolters

Finance Director

April Schmidt

Life-Giving Ministry Resource Manager

Amy Davies

International Administrative Assistant

Charlene Werdon

Regional Project Manager

Dave Gage

Special Assistant to the President

Fran Malfer

Church Development Associate

Heather O’Neill

International Accounting Specialist

Jaci Dreyer

Executive Office Assistant

Kim VanSolkema

Regional Hub Coordinator

Pam Rookus

Partner Relations Associate

Robin Bright

Mission Advancement Associate

Ric Sun

Pastor Partner Care

Stephanie Benson

Regional Project Manager

Zac Kadau

Assistant Director of International Ministries

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