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Last Edited: 26 November 2019

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Roger and Lois Luce

Roger's Story

Roger H. Luce, Ed.D.

Lois and I have served with TEAM in Latin America and the Carol Stream Office. I helped high school students learn physics and math and other fun materials at the Christiansen Academy (a boarding school primarily for TCKs) in Rubio Venezuela. I also served in the school administration and found great joy in helping the faculty develop their skills in teaching. We pastored a small congregation of Venezuelans in Cascarí, a small coffee growing village in the mountains above Rubio. Lois served as the school nurse at Christiansen Academy, provided community health consultation with the folks in Cascarí, and mentored several young women at the school.

I earned my doctorate (Ed. D.) in educational leadership, focused on adult learning at the University of Massachusetts, Lowell, in June of 2005.  I am passionate about preparing intercultural workers for a lifetime of increasingly effective ministry. After ten years serving in TEAM’s Centre for Lifelong Learning based in Carol Stream IL,  Lois and I went to Tanzania, Africa as a curriculum consultant on loan to the Africa Inland Mission (AIM). There I helped examine and refresh the curriculum for AIM’s Training in Ministry Outreach (TIMO) program, a two-year apprenticeship style immersion experience for teams of new workers among unreached people groups of Africans.

We now live in Massachusetts, where I help provide technology tools to promote growth in intercultural effectiveness among TEAM workers around the world. You can contact me at

email:  roger.luce@team.org

cell:      +1 774-454-7429

skype: roger.h.luce.team

WhatsApp: +1 7744547429

Lois' Story

I grew up in a Christian home, the third of five children. My Dad was active in the church, and my Mom helped me to understand how to become a child of God when I was about six years old. After high school, I went to nursing school and worked at the Massachusetts General Hospital, where I sensed a need for a greater understanding of how to communicate why I believe in Christ to the people with whom I was working. I graduated from the Moody Bible Institute with a major in Bible Theology, and a desire to serve the Lord.

Roger and I met while at Moody, and began to date after I graduated and we both returned to Massachusetts. Roger started teaching in the East Bridgewater school system, and earned a Master’s degree in teaching physics. I worked as a nurse in a local hospital. We began to investigate missions as God worked in our hearts to commit to a lifetime of service together. He led us to TEAM, and then to Christiansen Academy. When the school closed in 2001, the Lord led us to this new opportunity to use the gifts, skills, and preparation that He has provided, in order to help others increase their effectiveness in ministry.

Title:

Learning Technology Coordinator

Family:

Roger (husband), Lois (wife), Children: Kevin (Bridget: Savannah, Caleb, Malachi, Abigail); Christopher (Naomi: Ben, Tim, Jesse)

Ministry Focus:

Since returning from Tanzania (serving as a Curriculum Consultant for African Inland Mission’s TIMO program for two years) I (Roger) continue to serve TEAM as Learning Technology Coordinator, part of the Learning and Development Group.

I am privileged to do a ministry that I love for the Lord I love. Learning has always been a big part of my personal focus. I taught physics, math, and Bible at the High School level, in public school in the US and at Christiansen Academy, a private Christian school operated by TEAM in Venezuela. Inter-cultural communication, particularly the effective communication of the Gospel among cultures became a focus of my own learning, and it is now my joy to help others grow in their effectiveness in this area as well.

The Learning and Development group provides orientation for new workers as they prepare for overseas ministry, helps shape their onboarding experience when they arrive in their area of service, and we provide resources and tools for lifelong learning that are accessible to the workers through technology.

Paul’s instruction to Timothy (2 Timothy 2:2) continues to be the summary of my calling and my ministry: “And the things you have heard me say in the presence of many witnesses entrust to reliable [individuals] who will also be qualified to teach others.” This is a description of “making disciples who make disciples who make disciples.”