Brad and Susan Rhoads



Brad and Susan Rhoads are looking forward to serving in San José, Costa Rica, where Brad will be a Technology Consultant and Trainer for Mission Aviation Fellowship's (MAF) Edutech team. The Edutech team is focused on building up the body of Christ by serving national pastors and other ministries throughout Latin America with education and technology. Brad will be using his technical skills to train and equip Christian leaders. Susan provides administrative support to Brad and currently home schools their children, David, Sarah, Rebekah, and Elizabeth.

MAF has always been about taking the Gospel and resources to "the remotest of the remote." Edutech is about taking Theological Education there, too. Often when national church leaders leave their home areas to seek theological training, they choose not to return. Edutech desires to multiply church leadership by equipping pastors where they work and live. Brad is excited to be able to serve these leaders by using his technical expertise to help the Edutech team to deliver the training and resources they need.

Brad was born in Naperville, IL, and has lived his entire life in the Wheaton, IL, area. He had wonderful Christian parents who sent him to Boys' Brigade Camp when he was nine. He remembers walking across the dark cabin to pray with his counselor. The road from that youth camp to service with MAF has included missions, education, and industry

Brad's academic career started with a B.A. in Computer Information Science (Judson College, Elgin, IL), followed by graduate studies in Instructional Technology (Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL), Computer Science (DePaul University, Chicago, IL), and Intercultural Studies (Moody Graduate School, Chicago, IL).

Before joining MAF, Brad spent 17 years in industry as a computer programmer/analyst and project manager, including 10 years of running his own computer consulting company. This background makes him a perfect fit for MAF's Edutech team!

Susan was born in Mendota, IL, and moved to nearby Princeton, as a young child. Her parents, Richard and Nancy Kinnmaon, lived out their faith everyday with their five children, and Susan accepted that faith as her own at the age of eight.

Susan earned her B.A. in Chemistry at Judson College, where she and Brad met her freshman year. She continued her study of chemistry (Northwestern University, Evanston, IL) and earned an Illinois teaching certificate (Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL) before teaching at Wheaton Academy.

MAF has always been about taking the Gospel and resources to "the remotest of the remote." Edutech is about taking Theological Education there, too. Often when national church leaders leave their home areas to seek theological training, they choose not to return. Edutech desires to multiply church leadership by equipping pastors where they work and live. Brad is excited to be able to serve these leaders by using his technical expertise to help the Edutech team to deliver the training and resources they need.

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 Brad and Susan's ministry. Please prayerfully consider becoming a Ministry Partner with them through prayer and/or financial support.

Country of Service

MAF serves in Costa Rica

Costa Rica

1 Base: San Jose
Population 4.6 million
Capital: San Jose
Official language: Spanish
Currency: Costa Rican Colón (C)

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