Roy and Sue have shared in a variety of ministries with Mission Aviation Fellowship. As a pilot/mechanic family they ministered in Central America, and Africa, and currently are serving at the MAF headquarters in Nampa, Idaho. Roy says, “I particularly enjoyed starting two programs, one in Nicaragua, in 1978, and one in Zambia, in 1995.” In his current position as cash manager and risk manager, Roy has also enjoyed the challenge of upgrading the budget and payroll software. Sue finds fulfillment working with MAF staff as a coach in Ministry Partnership, training new staff in support raising skills, and assisting field, furlough, and home staff in support maintenance.
Roy grew up in the Chicago area and received Christ as his Savior when he was 14. In high school he became interested in missions, but it wasn’t until after Roy graduated from Trinity College in Deerfield, Illinois, that he felt a definite call to missionary aviation. Roy earned a B. S. in missionary aviation technology at Moody Aviation in Elizabethton, Tennessee.
He holds a commercial pilot’s license with instrument rating, a certified flight instructor/airplane and instrument, basic ground instructor’s ratings, and an airframe and powerplant mechanic’s license. Sue grew up in Minneapolis, Minnesota. She accepted Christ as her Savior as a child, and when she was 15 she rededicated her life to the Lord. While attending Trinity College, she met Roy, and they were married August 18, 1973. An alumna of Trinity College and the University of Minnesota, she has a bachelor’s degree in Home Economics.
God used Sue’s relationship with Roy to give her a vision for missions. She comments, “When Roy and I married, we became partners in this ministry. God has continued to provide opportunity for me to use my gifts and abilities as a teammate.”
Philippians 1:6, “Being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus,” gives Sue the hope that God is continually molding, shaping, and making her usable for His glory.
God calls the men and women of MAF to serve Him in unique ways. He may also be calling you to a special role in Roy and Sue’s ministry. Please prayerfully consider becoming a Ministry Partner with them through prayer and/or financial support.