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The COI Team are experts in short-term missions. Leading and hosting mission outreaches is our passion. Every COI Base Director has no less than 12 years, full-time, hands on, ministry experience. Most are not only COI missionaries, but licensed, trained and practicing pastors, leaders, or coaches. Everyone who serves in any type of COI staff position, including the ministries we partner with on the field, have been thoroughly vetted, and/or background checked. Safety is our first and foremost concern.

Our passionate hearts are at the core of our service with COI.  We have the same DNA, and burden you do… God, people, nations, missions, outreach. We are all about ministry. We do it, full time, even when teams are not on the field with us. Our purpose to is provide groups, teams, and individuals, a personal and quality outreach experience when partnering in missions with us.

We understand the reason for your mission outreach. We know your heart is to raise yourself, or your group up to learn personal ministry to others and cultivate a life-long love for missions and outreach. We are here to serve you, and minister along side you, helping you do what God is calling you to do during your week of service.

We know, from almost 30 years and literally hundreds of competent, fruitful outreaches, what needs to be done during the trip, and what does not need to be done on your outreach. Our priority is your success. Our focus is you and your team making a difference with your ministry. By touching the heart of God, you will carry away a lifetime of memories from a meaningful week of service!

Click on each team member to read more about them or support them!

MaryAlice Isleib

Executive Director

MaryAlice Isleib’s 1979 short term mission trip as a basketball player changed not only her destiny, but the destiny of her family. Her father, Jack Isleib, was so deeply touched by the results, that he and his wife Rosa, stepped out in faith to start Christian Sports Outreach Int’l in 1984.

During Jack and Rosa’s time, Christian Outreach International had released over 25,000 short-term and full-time missionaries, established mission base properties, English as Second Language Schools, Mission Training Schools, and diverse mission projects world-wide.

In 2004, at Jack’s passing, MaryAlice, a long standing COI Board member and ordained minister, was asked by the Board to take leadership of the organization. She agreed, and combines her itinerant ministry with directing  COI.

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Jack & Rosa Isleib
COI Founders

MaryAlice and the COI Team have continued to mobilize thousands of believers and churches to action. They ignite volunteerism and compassion in participants. They also encourage leadership, full-time service, and passion to advance the Kingdom through local and worldwide outreaches.  SInce 2005, over 5,000 have been mobilized to 30 mission and disaster relief sites. Bringing hope and healing to the nations, COI continues Jack and Rosa Isleib’s legacy of mission and outreach.

In her 30th year of full-time ministry, MaryAlice leads with experience, credibility and a reputation for integrity. She is assisted in decision making by the COI Board, and COI Advisory Council.

MA speaking 2MaryAlice maintains her speaking and teaching ministry that is celebrated in over 50 nations. Educated in evangelistic ministry at Oral Roberts University and Rhema Bible Training Center, she is a certified Crisis/Trauma Response Counselor, and author of best-selling books, Effective Fervent Prayer and Healing Toxic Emotions. She is available to speak in church, mission, and women’s events.

MaryAlice can be reached at leadcoi@yahoo.com

To support the MaryAlice and the efforts of COI: #01

Make a one-time donation by clicking the Donate button on the bottom of the page. To designate, follow the prompts to “add special instruction to COI”.  Type in that box, “gift to #01”.  Please, no missionaries names, only numbers. Thank you.

Trent Detamore

COI Sports

While serving many years in Texas public school football program, as both an Athletic Director and Head Football Coach, God called Trent to also become a full-time missionary with COI. He is the Head Football Coach in the Sports Division of Christian Outreach International.  He ministers to coaches and players in North America. Relationships have developed on mission trips with COI coaches and players that give him many on-going opportunities for generational transfer after return to the U.S.

Trent is still an active High School football coach, and serves as full-time missionary with COI since 1994.  He serves in the Sports Division, the Disaster Relief Division, and the COI Alumni Association.  He resides in Ft. Worth, Texas area with his wife of 40 years. They have two children and one grandchild. His daughter is also a COI Alumni.

To support Trent: #65

You can make a one-time donation by clicking the Donate button on the bottom of the page. To designate to Trent, follow the prompts to “add special instruction to COI”.  Type in that box, “gift to #65”.  Please, no missionaries names, only numbers. Thank you.

In 1993, Alex was training as a professional hockey player in the Ukraine when he found Christ through a COI Hockey Team Outreach. He then met Patrice, who was a COI Missionary from California serving in the Ukraine after her volleyball outreach, and training at COI Mission Training School in 1994. They were married in 1997, the same year Alex finished his Missionary Training School. They have served in Ukraine for many years involved with many outreaches including a successful English as a Second Language School. Sasha pioneered an American football team there, but now plays rec hockey, and serves as a local church pastor. Patrice is a children’s minister. They live in Uzhgorod with their 4 children.

To support the Dmetriev’s: #54

You can make a one-time donation by clicking the Donate button on the bottom of the page. To designate to them, follow the prompts to “add special instruction to COI”.  Type in that box, “gift to #54”.  Please, no missionaries names, only numbers. Thank you.

Paul Kamunge

COI Kenya

Paul and his family have been serving as missionaries with COI in their native land of Kenya since 2004. They pastor a thriving village church. Dr. Kamange is also the Dean of Moffatt Bible College where there are up to 70 students from diverse tribes and countries come each semester training for ministry. The also started a ministry for those seriously affected by the AIDs-HIV virus. There are 25 children and their families in the program and doing very well! The Kamange family lives in Kijabe with two of their children. Their oldest son is a college student in the US.

To support the Kamange’s: #287, Sunrise Aids Program #287D, Moffat Bible College #287F, Kenya General 287G

You can make a one-time donation by clicking the Donate button on the bottom of the page. To designate to the Kamange’s, follow the prompts to “add special instruction to COI”.  Type in that box, “gift to #287 (or other # above)”.  Please, no missionaries or project names, only numbers. Thank you.

Liz Malik

COI HQ Administration

Liz Malik has been serving with COI in Office Administration, Group Co-Ordination, and Financial Services since 2009. She is highly organized and efficient in keeping things running smoothly in the office. We are very thankful to have her as an important part of the COI Team. Liz, and her husband Fred, have two children, and live in Vero Beach, FL.

Marc Renta

COI Asia

Mark is active as a Leadership Instructor in the US Armed Forces, stationed in Japan. He is also a pastor and apostolic leader of a network of church plants called All Nations. He has served with COI since 1997, leading teams in several countries, but focusing on Asia. He and his wife Amy live in Tokyo, and have two adult children.

Gary and Gloria Wahr

COI Florida

Gary and Gloria Wahr served as local church pastors for 42 years. They developed many programs in their churches, and taught their members missions and outreach.  In that process, they made several trips to North Central India and founded a mission network there called Indian Community Fellowship(ICA).  Their church took their first mission trip with COI in 2004. They personally trained with COI in 2008. Recently, they retired to the Florida west coast, dividing their time serving as COI missionaries/Florida staff, and ICA. They have four children and eight grandchildren.

To support the Wahr’s: #78

You can make a one-time donation by clicking the Donate button on the bottom of the page. To designate to them, follow the prompts to “add special instruction to COI”.  Type in that box, “gift to #78”.  Please, no missionaries names, only numbers. Thank you.

 

 

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