Brad and Susan Rhoads

Brad and Susan Rhoads are serving in San José, Costa Rica, where Brad is the Director of Technology for the Mission Aviation Fellowship (MAF) affiliate ministry Edutech Mission. 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 uses his technical skills to train and equip Christian leaders. Susan provides administrative support to Brad and currently homeschools their children, Sarah, Rebekah, and Elizabeth. In addition, Brad and Susan reach out to their community in a variety of ways. Once a week Brad serves coffee to the people waiting at the bus stop in front of their home, offering to pray for them. Brad and Susan also host multiple Bible studies in their home each week.

Brad was born in the western suburbs of Chicago. 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 and accept Christ as his savior. 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), followed by graduate studies in Instructional Technology (Northern Illinois University), Computer Science (DePaul University), and Intercultural Studies (Moody Graduate School). 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 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. She continued her study of chemistry (Northwestern University) and earned an Illinois teaching certificate (Northern Illinois University) before teaching at Wheaton Academy.

God called Brad and Susan to begin serving with MAF in 2007—first from the home office in Idaho and now from Costa Rica. 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 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)

Prayer Letters

Name Owner Date  
October 2019   Abigail Prigge 10/14/2019 3:45:02 PM    

May 2019   Abigail Prigge 5/24/2019 2:58:55 PM    

February 2019   Abigail Prigge 2/21/2019 12:23:12 PM    
 
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