Change That Lasts: Debriefing and Following Through with STM Participants

Change That Lasts: Debriefing and Following Through with STM Participants

Friday @ 1:30pm

How do you help your teammates process their experiences? How do we apply such a unique experience to our ordinary lives when we return? This workshop will help you identify ways to prepare people for re-entry before you leave and debrief participants in real time on the field. We’ll also help you identify stages of re-entry in yourself and others as well as equip you with questions and strategies that help move participants from the stage of gradual adjustment back to life as it is to adapting life to what it should be. Additionally, we’ll address how team leaders can follow-through with participants in a way that acknowledges God’s unique working in their lives rather than a one-size-fits all program—or no program at all!


Kathy Mort

STM Coach and Director of Curriculum and Training
Standards of Excellence in Short-Term Mission (SOE)

Kathy joined DELTA Ministries’ staff in 2007 after retiring from a career in public education. She became involved in short-term missions after graduating from Columbia International University in 1983. Liberia, Burkina Faso, Ukraine, Romania, Iceland, Haiti, Pakistan and India are among the countries in which Kathy has served as team leader, adviser, or educational consultant. Kathy loves working with churches and organizations to develop and implement their own training programs to equip their short-term teams. She is an adjunct professor at Gordon College in Wenham, MA and an active member of the missions committee in her home church.


Tory Ruark

Chief Operations Officer and STM Coach

Standards of Excellence in Short-Term Mission (SOE)

Tory mobilized STM teams with DELTA Ministries since 2004. He’s served in Mexico, Honduras, El Salvador, Ecuador, Haiti, Zimbabwe, and Italy and mobilized teams to many other countries. Tory’s Master of Divinity from Western Seminary mixed with practical experience in the STM world as a team leader, mobilizer, trainer, and pastor allows him to bring insight that’s both biblical and practical. Over the years, he has worked with churches from all over the United States, spearheaded organizational partnerships, and coordinated DELTA’s response to the earthquake in Haiti that mobilized hundreds of short-term workers over three years.

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