Brian Heerwagen

CEO, Standards of Excellence (SOE)

Brian’s first short-term mission (STM) was in 1980. He has been the CEO since 1985 and has been on countless short-term ministries and partnered with nationals and long-term missionaries in 29 countries. He has a degree in Business and Organizational Leadership. He is the lead author on the collaborative work for “The Next Mile” with more than 30,000 books sold and was part of the national leadership movement that wrote and established the Standards of Excellence in short-term missions. He has also been the Missions Pastor at Montavilla Baptist Church in Portland, Oregon since 1997. Brian and Lorraine were married in 1986 and they have three grown and married children and one grandson.