Location: Canada (serving Sub-Saha Africa)
Ministry Focus: Cindy serves as a digital ministry consultant to the Region of Africa. Under the direction of Jeremy Feller, the Regional Director for Africa, Cindy comes alongside existing ministries and helps them to increase their effectiveness using technology. The use of mobile phones in Africa is increasing exponentially, and along with it is access to the internet and social media platforms. Cindy uses her knowledge of technology and her experience living in Africa and marries the message and the medium in a way that enables ministries to disciple Africans across the continent.
Cindy is presently working with Commissioning a Lifestyle of Integrity (www.cli.international) to create and implement a communication strategy. CLI works in several African countries and there is a need for communication both in-country and cross-continent. Cindy is assessing the various messaging software and social media used in each country, and developing a plan to engage people for the purpose of discipleship.
She is also working with some of our Bible Schools in Africa as they develop distance learning programs so that students can attend class without leaving their communities.
Ministry History: Cindy worked at Emmanuel Press in South Africa from 2006 until 2018, where she digitized all of their discipleship materials and gospel tracts, brought the printing in-house to reduce costs, tested and implemented a new student database, set up an internal network, and developed processes specifically for the ministry. She also trained African staff to use various hardware and software. Prior to living in Africa, Cindy worked in the corporate world for 27 years.
- Personal and ministry finances
- Creativity and inspiration in the use of technology and mobile phones
- Safety while traveling
- Patience in working with people and technology in less than idea environments
- Ability to learn new ways to use technology in missions
- Connections with others in the digital missions ministry to share ideas and problem solve