Ken and Laura have been married 20 years, have 6 children and have served in ministry most of the last 20 years primarily as pastors (youth, associate, lead preaching) at Bethany Church in Bloomington, MN. Ken also served as director of Bethany Global University from 2006-2009 and was ordained through Bethany Church in 2003 and has a degree in Intercultural Studies and Bible.
During the early 2000’s while serving as youth pastors, God opened a door to reach out to teenagers in Jordan in addition to the families at Bethany Church. Ken and Laura regularly bussed 30 to 40 kids up to youth service on Wednesday nights and grew to love their Jordan neighbors. They had at many times thought God would have them plant a church in Jordan but until recently, it wasn’t time. In 2013, needing more space for a growing business, their family moved to Jordan without really doing so for strategic ministry reasons. They have grown again to love Jordan but now not as neighbors, but as a community. Their 6 children attend school in Jordan and they call it home.