Rainer and Elizabeth Mittelstaedt have a passion to develop effective leadership in international contexts. They have been involved in overseas work from 1977 to 1986 in Africa and from 1988 to 1995 in South East Asia (SEA). For a season they pastored an international church in Canada and since 2007 have resumed their involvement in SEA as Canadian-based Global Workers. For a several years their focus was in one country in the region where Rainer has taught in bible colleges, seminaries and corporate management contexts. Elizabeth has taught in women’s seminars, mentoring and encouraging women in various aspects of ministry.
Rainer is the Regional Coordinator for Theological Education and Leadership Development (TELD) in SEA. He is now broadening his engagement to include other bible colleges and training initiatives in the region at various levels. His new book, Ministering Forward: Mentoring Tomorrow’s Christian Leaders will be available in July 2017.