Kevin and Kim Mills are excited to be serving with Mission Aviation Fellowship in Papua, Indonesia, as dorm parents at Hillcrest International School (HIS). Along with raising their own three children (Kyler - 13, Kaleb - 8, and Kara - 6), they have the privilege and responsibility of parenting 12 additional missionary kids whose parents are serving with various missions throughout Indonesia. Kevin and Kim are excited about being a part of the community, encouraging and supporting numerous mission outreaches in Indonesia by providing care to the missionary kids living in the dorm.
Kevin grew up in Tulsa, Oklahoma, with two brothers (Eric, and Kolby, Kevin’s twin). He became a Christian at an early age and has pursued a life of passionate obedience to Christ ever since. After graduation from Jenks High School, he attended John Brown University where he not only changed his major five times the first two years (it’s true), but met his wife, Kim, on an impromptu blind date. He finally settled on English Education (at his mother’s suggestion) and proposed to Kim a year after their first date. Both decisions proved to be quite wise.
Kevin has written the best-selling parenting book, Baby Codes, which gives parents 101 unique ideas on how to help their children get to sleep. He also teaches creative writing at the high school and participates in National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) every November, but he greatly prefers to write short stories to huge novels. He is passionate about transparent pursuit of God, encouraging younger generations to seek truth, and living in radical obedience to His calling.
Kim grew up in many different locations, as her parents were career missionaries with Wycliffe Bible Translators. She majored in Math Education at John Brown University, and later continued at Saint Louis University where she earned her MA in Math. Kim grew up mainly in Dallas, Texas, but also spent time in Indonesia, where she attended HIS — the same school they are now serving! Kim enjoys her role as dorm mom, as well as the various roles at the school where needed. She is committed to helping kids build excellence in education, character, and living lives of bold, authentic faith.
In the summer of 2012, Kevin and Kim were praying about which direction the Lord wanted them to move and felt His continued prompting to consider returning to the mission field. After inquiring what needs HIS had, they were excited by the continual confirmations to pursue such an abrupt career change. They have enjoyed serving the missionary community as dorm parents for the past few years and look forward to serving for several more.