White Pine Church supports a variety of missionaries as they help others find and follow Jesus. Additionally, a portion of everything that is given to White Pine is invested in missions. We send teams of shot-term missionaries to places around the world to partner with local leaders. If you would like more information about short-term missions, please contact Greg Sidders at greg@whitepinechurch or (207) 829-8232.
Doug & Joyce
Doug and Joyce (whose last name, and full organizational name, are not mentioned for security reasons) go way back with White Pine—to its beginning! Three couples met in their living room for Bible study, with a heart to start a new church for the communities north of Portland. After the church was planted in 2001, Doug served as an elder and as a leader of a men’s discipleship group. Joyce ministered to women, leading a mother’s prayer group and Bible study. During those same years Doug worked for The Navigators, a ministry focused on reaching non-Christians and discipling them. In 2009, they moved to Singapore, where Doug led the Navigator work for seven years. Returning to the U.S., Doug became the president and CEO of REI, an organization that sends people to closed countries to build their people and their nations both practically and spiritually. Joyce actively assists him in his work. For more information about REI, visit reiinc.org.
InterVarsity Christian Fellowship
Will Truesdell has served with InterVarsity Christian Fellowship for over 25 years. He is the Associate Regional Director for New England, focusing on the spiritual development of staff and student leaders. He is passionate about seeing the gospel in all its fullness saturate every part of every campus in this region, and he believes it is critical for ministers to have a vibrant walk with God for this to happen. Will lives in Wiscasset with his wife Lisa, his daughter Julia and his son Miles. He loves to spend time with his family, hike, surf, play the drums, and explore everything from maps to astronomy.
Logan & Kirstin Gailitis
Fellowship of Christian Athletes
Kirstin and Logan met through the ministry of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, got married in October 2022, and now serve together as a ministry team with a deep desire to see coaches and athletes become Christians, grow in their understanding of God’s word, and become involved in local churches. Their strategy for engaging, equipping and empowering southern Maine’s athletic community includes one-on-one discipleship with coaches and athletes, team and multi-sport Bible studies at local high schools, summer camp ministry and community events. For more information on FCA and how to get involved, contact Kirstin at firstname.lastname@example.org.