Greg grew up in Centennial, Colorado as the son of a Lutheran pastor. As he is the Great Great Great Grandson of the renowned Rev. Dr. CFW Walther he felt compelled to continue the family legacy and go into church work. Beginning in 2002 he attended Concordia St. Paul where he acquired a degree in outreach. During his time in Minnesota he was afforded the opportunity to go on a mission trip to Thailand with the campus mission group, after which he knew that God was calling him into a life on the mission field.
Not knowing what God had in store for him, Greg ended up as the first Lutheran missionary ever sent to a city in Cambodia called Battambang. After surviving for months on junk food and Ramen noodles God introduced Greg to a local Cambodian girl named Sinuon who would eventually become his bride. Together they have built their home in Cambodia and have 3 awesome children. Since then he has worked with various ministries in Cambodia in whatever capacity has been needed.
In 2013 Greg and a local ministry partner founded an organization called Crossing Cambodia. The ministry provides primary care, meals, education, and teaches the Gospel to street children in Battambang and Greg continues to work in support of this ministry by equipping the local staff to reach out to the children and their families through ongoing fundraising and coordinating volunteers. As a ministry partner with MCN Greg will also be helping to develop resources for equipping other missionaries, teams, and short-term volunteers as they seek to share the Gospel in their respective fields.
My Favorite Bible Verse
And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose. — Romans 8:28
Any funds raised that exceed Mission Partner’s Total Cost of Missionary Service may be used to further support Mission Partner in missional activities, or Mission Partner may donate, after consultation with the Executive Director, any excess funds to one or more Mission Partners who are in good standing with MCN or to MCN’s General Fund. The purpose for this is that any funds raised are to support missional activities throughout the world.