About Missio Nexus


The Great Commission Community

We represent over 53,000 staff members of organizations, churches, and businesses engaged in the Great Commission.


Catalyzing relationships, ideas, and collaboration within the Great Commission Community.

Our vision is to see missional leaders accelerating the fulfillment of the Great Commission in servant partnership with the church globally. At Missio Nexus you will learn what you cannot learn anywhere else, meet people you otherwise won’t meet, and engage in a community like none other.

Our Contribution

We seek to contribute value to our members through five distinct but related channels:



We are an association of Great Commission churches and organizations in North America that focuses on the global Great Commission. As a member of Missio Nexus, we desire that each member meets peers, colleagues and mentors who are working toward similar goals.


Shared Learning

Each member of Missio Nexus has something to offer to others. Together, we know much more than we do alone. Missio Nexus is a catalyst for broadly and generously sharing ideas about the Great Commission.


Ideas and Innovation

Through Missio Nexus you will be exposed to new ideas, out-of-the-box thought leaders, and unique solutions faced by others pursuing the Great Commission.


Great Commission Advocacy

The gathering of mission focused churches and organizations gives Missio Nexus a body of subject matter experts who can advocate within the North American Church for a proper emphasis on the Great Commission. Together we can do more in emphasizing God’s love for all peoples.


Collaborative Action

Unlike industry trade associations, Missio Nexus members are cooperative, not competitive. Missio Nexus creates opportunities for launching joint solutions to problems faced by our members who are often facing the same set of issues.

Partner with Us

The Great Commission is too big for anyone to accomplish alone and too important not to try to do together. Start catalyzing relationships, ideas, and collaboration today!

Explore the benefits

Current Financial Statements

View Missio Nexus’ 2021 and 2022 financial statements with independent auditors’ report.

Our Ministry Report

Anthology is our annual report that collates content from programs and events over the past year.

2022 Theme

Our community focused on the topic of Counting the Cost in global missions.


• The African Mission Force
• Pante ta Ethne
• Women: Time for an Update

Staff and Contributors

Ted Esler


Serves our members by focusing on vision, innovation, strategic direction, and execution.

Michael Van Huis

Vice President

Advises mission organizations and churches, leads research, and produces On Mission.

Bryan Williamson

Director of Administration

Oversees administrative areas, manages operational functions, and assists with strategic planning.

Annette Esler

Director of Event Services

Manages sponsorships, advertising, events, and our annual Mission Leaders Conference.

Mary Kay Palguta

Director of Member Services

Onboards new members, assists with membership benefits, programs, and services.

Carlos Negron

Director of Church Engagement

Develops and maintains relationships between churches and mission agencies within the association.

Kurtis Amundson

Director of Communications

Creates and manages content and strategies for promoting our mission and vision in various channels.

Hannah Locop Guinto

Administrative Assistant

Helps everything runs smoothly, manages schedules, assists with member needs, and more!

Wendy Wilson

Executive Director of Women’s Development Track

Encourages and equips women in the church and on the field.

Corwin Macklin

CEO Onboard Coach

Coaches organization CEOs in the OnBoard program helping them develop leadership skills.

Ed Scheurman

Webinar Host

Moderates our interactive learning webinars with thought leaders and attendees.

Heather Pubols

EMQ Editorial Director

Keeping the journal relevant and advancing the cause of missions around the globe.

Narry Santos

Leader’s Edge Editor

Contributes to the Leader’s Edge learning program, including conducting author interviews.

Tom Lowder

Leader’s Edge Editor

Contributes to Missio Nexus learning programs, including editing book summaries.

Rev. David P. Jones

Leader’s Edge Editor

A retired missionary, 30+ years in Brazil, and loves to read, research, and write the history of missionaries and missions.

David Dunaetz

EMQ Book Review Editor

Provides editorial oversight of book reviews published in each issue of the journal.

Nastin Mfena

Digital Communications Assistant

Helps with managing and maintaining our various websites and enhancing our online presence.

Marvin Newell

Ambassador at Large

Promotes missiological awareness and contributes to Leader’s Edge book summaries.

Board Members

Isabel Lee

Rob Magwood

Úna F. Lucey-Lee

Erin Kawaye

Ron Nelson

Scott Holbrook

Jennifer Holloran

Todd Lafferty

Mark Byrom

Michelle Raven

Marcos González

Ken Katayama


Learn more about our history

The network is the result of the merger that took place in January 2012 of two long-standing mission associations. One was CrossGlobal Link (formerly the Interdenominational Foreign Mission Association) and the other was The Mission Exchange (formerly the Evangelical Fellowship of Mission Agencies)…