Kirk & Shelley Kauffeldt

Ministry Location: Lithuania, Eurasia

Ministry Focus: Shelley works at LCC International University, a Christian liberal arts institution with students from 31 countries as a language instructor, and lecturer in the English Department. She is a specialist in EFL/ESL training and also serves as the graduate programs administrator. Shelley invests her time mentoring university students, and sharing the love of God through example and personal witness.  Kirk is the director for Global Ed, the equipping program of PAOC International Missions, which supports the work of PAOC theological education and leadership initiatives around the world. This involves consultation and advising for purposes of strategic effectiveness and the mobilization of scholarship support and short-term personnel to support the work of international partners.

Ministry History: Kirk and Shelley first began their global work in Kenya in 1999.  They served at Pan Africa Christian University for 11 years in various roles, and also contributed to community wellness by establishing feeding programs in the slums, and providing support for ministries related to the care of orphans and street children.  They moved to Jakarta, Indonesia in 2010 and served at Universitas Pelita Harapan for 3 wonderful years.  While in Indonesia they were actively involved in their church community and small groups, mentoring young adults, and creating feeding programs in food-insecure districts.  In 2013 they again felt God calling them to a new challenge and moved to Klaipeda, Lithuania where they currently serve at LCC International University , a Christian liberal arts university that serves 600 students from 31 countries, mostly former Soviet Union countries in eastern Europe and central Asia.  God has faithfully directed their steps over the last 18 years, and has provided all they need to fulfill the task He has called them to.

Prayer Requests

  • For a compelling Christian witness among university students

  • Effective leadership for the work of GlobalEd around the world

  • For wisdom in working with students from war-affected countries

    That effective ministry-minded leaders would be equipped through the training institutions and programs we serve