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Missionary Information

 

Deuel, Timothy and Karla – Papua New Guinea

Tim became the Missions President at our local church in 1997. Over the next 15 years he led Work & Witness (W&W) trips to Africa, Guatemala, Fiji, Peru, & Costa Rica. Karla and their 2 daughters were also able to participate. During those years God spoke to Tim and told him he was preparing them for full time missions.

Karla was called to the mission field as a little girl. In 2008, when they were members of a W&W team to Papua New Guinea (PNG) and thoroughly enjoyed our time at Kudjip Nazarene Mission Hospital (Kudjip). We were preparing to be missionaries to Fiji when we were asked to come to Papua New Guinea instead. We looked back to the trip we made to PNG, and realized the goodness of God to us, then asking God to give us His love for these people, since our hearts were in Fiji, and He did.

Tim retired with 30 years as a lineman and Karla left a teaching position in the hospital lab, packed everything into 6 suitcases and have now served in PNG for 5 years.

We have two married daughters. Nicole and her husband Andrew graduated from Multnomah Bible College with theology degrees, and now live in Tokyo, where Nicole teaches at an International Montessori School. Patti is a children’s Oncology Nurse and her husband Ben, is an ordained Pastor to a College group in Fresno, California.

Kudjip is our first place of full-time service. One of our greatest joys here, is working with our PNG brothers and sisters in Christ. Tim works with contractors that are Nazarene church members, traveling around the country of PNG encouraging, teaching and administrating property management to the District leaders. Tim also travels to a remote mountainous area that was first evangelized in the late 1960’s and is refurbishing the mission house, so that the doctors can travel there and care for the Coban people for the first time on a regular basis at the new Medical Clinic. Karla works part-time in the hospital lab, and also teaches Microbiology to the first year Nursing Students. Karla also works with the twelve church districts, and their leaders, gathering the paperwork for church stats that are generated at the District Assemblies.

 

Crouch, Mark and Esther, and Anna (2009), Levi (2011), Lucy (2014) and Gabe (2017) – Papua New Guinea

We felt the call to medial missions separately during high school / early college years and met on a 6-month mission trip with MercyShips in The Gambia in 2002.  After getting married God continued to lead our family overseas through medical and nursing schools.

He brought us to Kudjip in 2014, a year after Mark finished his family practice residency at In His IMAGE in Tulsa, Oklahoma.  He now focuses on maternity care, medical education and public health efforts at Nazarene Health Ministries.  Esther completed her RN training and has participated in patient education for non-communicable diseases at Kudjip.  She currently teaches art for elementary students and cares for our two younger children at home while Anna and Levi attend the MK school on station.

We are so thankful for the opportunity to serve here in the highlands of PNG!

Daniel Dyer – Papua New Guinea

My name is Daniel Dyer. I am currently a 3rd year Family Medicine resident at North Colorado Family Medicine. I first heard God’s call to missions when I was in Uganda on a short-term trip. I completed medical school in Omaha, NE and moved to Greeley, CO for residency. I was introduced to Kudjip Hospital through Dr. Crouch at the Global Missions Health Conference and visited Kudjip Hospital in 2018. I will be joining the team at Kudjip through Samaritan’s Purse’s Post-Residency Program. I am excited and thankful to serve the people of the highlands of Papua New Guinea!

Hartwig, Earl and Cathy – Papua New Guinea

Earl and Cathy Hartwig and their son Caleb are missionaries with Reach Beyond, on loan to the Church of the Nazarene since 2012. They are serving at the Nazarene Hospital located at Kudjip, Papua New Guinea.  

Earl was the project manager for the 250 KW hydroelectric project for the hospital, completed May 2014.  Following that, he was the project manager for the housing and water project which included construction of 29 family dwellings and installing a potable water system for the Kudjip compound.  He is now heading up the construction project for the expansion of the hospital.  The expansion project includes nine additions or separate buildings.  This hospital expansion project will be completed the end of 2020.

Don Hunter – Papua New Guinea

An overall handyman working with maintenance.

Dave Lean – Papua New Guinea

Dave is a Pediatrician from Australia and Mary is a nurse home schooling their 5 kids.

Mason, Nathan and Becky – Papua New Guinea

Nathan first became interested in medicine during middle school.  Following three mission trips in college he knew God was leading him towards medical missions.

Becky felt called to the mission field as a child and had her heart drawn to helping orphans with disabilities following a summer mission trip during college.

We lived in Israel where Nathan attended a medical school which focused on International Medicine.  After completing residency in the US he started practicing Family Medicine.  Throughout school, training and practicing medicine we were blessed with five children.  Our oldest three are biological and the youngest two were adopted and have Down syndrome.

In January of 2015 we heard about the need for doctors in Papua New Guinea (PNG).  As we began to look into the possibility of our family meeting this need, every door we thought would be closed was opened and we moved to PNG in February 2017.

Meier, Erin – Papua New Guinea

I got saved towards the end of college, and was already in medical school before I realized God might have other plans for my life. I started praying and asking God if He wanted me to be a physician or not, and if so what kind. Through a mission trip, He revealed the kind of physician He wanted me to be, one who follows Christ in all things and who shares Christ with others. During my medical training, the call changed from being a physician to being a missionary physician.

After graduating from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2004, I moved to South Texas for my residency training. I graduated from the Valley Baptist Family Practice Residency Program in 2007 and then made my way to Papua New Guinea to work at Nazarene Hospital. I initially served through World Medical Mission’s Post Residency Program, but as the end of my 2 years was up, I felt God calling me to stay. Since that time, I have joined the Nazarene Church and am now serving as a Nazarene Missionary to bring Help, Hope, and Healing to all those who come to Nazarene Hospital.

 

Miller, Justin, Stephanie and Amber Joy – Papua New Guinea

We are most recently from Murfreesboro, Tennessee (near Nashville) and have lived in Papua New Guinea since August 2017. Before we came to the field, Justin’s career was in Healthcare Information Technology and Stephanie worked as a hospital chaplain. About six years ago, the Holy Spirit began to work in our lives in a new direction, eventually leading us to submit an Exploring Missions Form with Global Missions and an assignment in PNG! We are amazed every day that we get to see God at work in this part of the world and that He would choose to use us to continue what has been done here at Kudjip for over 60 years.

Justin is the Information Technology coordinator for the Melanesia/South Pacific Fields. Also overseeing the hospital as its Chief Operating Officer. Stephanie works in a variety of roles including Member Care, Field Office Associate, and helps in training our hospital chaplains. Amber Joy is in third grade at the Kudjip MK Elementary School.

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Kofoa Muaror – Papua New Guinea

Kofoa is the Field Strategy Coordinator and the current Health Administrator. Aggie helps with womens ministry and with the education of their 3 kids. They are from Fiji.

Myers, Jeffrey and Susan – Papua New Guinea

Jeffrey and Susan Myers are missionaries for the Church of the Nazarene assigned to Kudjip, Papua New Guinea, where they have served since June 2001.

Jeffrey graduated from Olivet Nazarene University in 1987 with a B.A. in communications. He is an Ordained Elder in the Church of the Nazarene. His early years in PNG were involved in developing Nazarene Radio Ministry which is now completely run by one of our National pastors.  Jeff is currently serving as the Melanesia/South Pacific Field Operations Administrator. His work includes planning, directing and overseeing administrative and support services needed for further development of our national church.

Susan graduated from Mount Vernon Nazarene University in 1989 with a B.A. in biology. She received her Medical degree from The Medical College of Ohio at Toledo in 1993 and completed a pediatric residency at Children’s Hospital Medical Center of Akron in 1996. Susan serves as a physician at Nazarene Hospital in Kudjip. She cares for patients of all ages, both inpatient and outpatient. She has specific interests in identifying and caring for children with various forms of heart disease.

Jeffrey and Susan have two children, Jessica and Ethan.  Jessica is on staff at Troy Nazarene Church in Troy, Ohio and Ethan is a student at MVNU

Radcliffe, Ben and Katherine – Papua New Guinea

Ben and Katherine, along with their four children, Simeon, Matthias, Tabea and Naomi, serve at Kudjip Nazarene Hospital.

Ben is a general surgeon who has returned after growing up as a missionary kid at Kudjip. Ben’s dad, Dr. Jim Radcliffe, has been a surgeon at Kudjip Nazarene Hospital for over 30 years.

Katherine is a family physician by training, but currently stays home to care for their children. The Radcliffe family is grateful the opportunity to serve the Lord through healthcare ministry at Kudjip.

Thompson, Jordan and Rachel – Papua New Guinea

We both grew up in Illinois and attended Olivet Nazarene University.

It’s our great privilege to be serving God and His people at Kudjip Nazarene Hospital in Papua New Guinea (PNG).

We’ve lived in PNG since 2009 where Jordan is working as hospital maintenance supervisor and project manager.

Rachel is the Field Member Care and Development Coordinator, and stays at home with our two boys, Miles and Graham. Our prayer is that our lives would shine the light of Jesus and bring glory to Him!

Uyeda, Sheryl – Papua New Guinea

I grew up in California and first become interested in medical missions during medical school at the Medical College of Wisconsin. During my surgery residency, God called me to serve him overseas. I learned about Kudjip Nazarene Hospital through Samaritan’s Purse. I first visited for a few weeks in 2016, and have now returned for a 2-year term with Samaritan’s Purse Post-Residency Program. I am currently one of three general surgeons here, along with veteran surgeon Dr. Jim Radcliffe and his son, Dr. Ben Radcliffe. I am thankful that God has called us to serve a very underserved population where Kudjip is the only hospital in the Jiwaka Province. I also thank him for equipping our team so we can share the hope and healing found only in Christ.

Woodley, Matt and Tammy – Papua New Guinea

Matt and Tammy Woodley will soon begin their career as missionaries as a doctor and teacher to Kudjip Hospital. The Woodleys have two kids, Elana (5) and MJ (3).

Matt attended Eastern Nazarene College, earning a degree in Physics. After ENC, Matt attended medical school at Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences and Emergency Medicine with residency at UPMC Hamot in Erie, PA.

Tammy (maiden name Andrews) also attended Eastern Nazarene College and earned a degree in Elementary Education. She has had a number of different positions involving work with children and currently holds a teaching certification in Elementary Education.

In November, they will begin a two-year assignment to Kudjip Nazarene Hospital in Papua New Guinea (PNG) as part of the Samaritan’s Purse Post-Residency Program. They are very excited to begin their career as missionaries and look forward to sharing how God is working both in their family and around the world.