Pledge Form


Click HERE to download the 2024 Missions Pledge Form. You can print it at home, fill it out, and drop it off at the church office, or fill it out and email a copy to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Thank you!


Global Missionaries



Amy Blair

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Jerry & Melanie Howlett


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Todd & Hannah Morr




Kevin & Mary Brunner


Alex King



Brent & Connie Gregory



Ed & Wendi Rumbold

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Mark & Kathy Hoving













* NCF also supports another family doing Bible Translation with Wycliffe. More information is on the missions display outside the sanctuary.



Local Ministry Staff



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Mitch & Emily Cooksey



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Kurt & Denna Busenitz


Amy Blair - Chiang Mai, Thailand

Sending Organization – Wycliffe Bible Translators




Amy Blair grew up in Tremont, IL. She knew from a very early age that she wanted to be a jungle missionary, living in a grass hut and eating bugs. She dreamed of teaching national children how to read and write, but said she would never teach missionary kids in a big city. After graduating from Moody Bible Institute with her elementary education degree, God used many people and circumstances to convince her that she could indeed be a real missionary by doing what she grew to love, teaching missionary kids.


Amy has been teaching 3rd and now 5th graders at Grace International School ( in Chiang Mai, Thailand, since 2003. Grace serves over 600 students, primarily children of missionaries who are ministering in over 24 countries.


Besides her students, Amy also deeply loves the Thai people who live in and around Chiang Mai. She has been able to learn the Thai language so she can build many relationships with them by shopping at the local markets, hanging out with them, planting and harvesting rice in villages, and living with Thais from time to time. Her heart’s desire is that all Thais will soon have their eyes opened to the truth and turn their hearts to Jesus.


If you would like to contact Amy by mail, email, or phone please contact the church office (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 925-5120).


Brent & Connie Gregory - Tremont, IL




Brent and Connie Gregory, together with their sons Micah and David, served for ten years on the mission field with Project AmaZon (PAZ) in north Brazil. Among other responsibilities, they accepted the role of member care facilitators for PAZ and served in that capacity for their last 3 years with the mission. After leaving Brazil in late 2014, they completed a one-year internship in missionary care at Heartstream Resources in Pennsylvania and began providing missionary care for their church and the missionary community at large. In March of 2018 they joined the staff of Barnabas International and continue to provide pastoral care to missionaries around the world.


To learn more or receive their newsletters, contact Brent and Connie at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. To find out more about Barnabas International, visit their website at



Jerry & Melanie Howlett - Clarkston, GA

Global Frontier Missions

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Jerry & Melanie Howlett and their family, moved to Clarkston, GA in the summer of 2014.  They are serving with Global Frontier Missions in “the most diverse square mile in America” (according to the New York Times Magazine). Clarkston is roughly 3 square miles made up of 50+ nations, over 60 languages, and 90+ Unreached People Groups represented.  Their neighbors are from Iraq, Syria, Egypt, Afghanistan, Ethiopia, Congo, Nepal, Burma and more.  The Howlett’s spend their time both ministering in the community with the internationals as well as serving on the GFM-Atlanta staff.  Global Frontier Missions has a 5 month Missionary Training School to prepare people before going on the mission field.  Jerry and Melanie both spend time coaching students as well as helping in some training of the students in the classroom and as they get hands-on experience in the international community. 


To be added to their newsletter list, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
For more information on missionary training through GFM visit their website



Todd & Hannah Morr

Sending Organization – Missional Made Simple


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Todd and Hannah are founding leaders of Josiah Venture, the Soma Family of Churches, and Saturate the World. For the past 25+ years, Todd and Hannah have been helping train and coach churches in more than 30 countries to form Missional Small Groups and Missional Communities. They spent 11 years living in the Czech Republic and Romania. Much of their ministry involves consulting with church leaders and their leadership teams to assess where they need help and then helping them move forward with concrete plans towards greater disciplemaking and Missional effectiveness. They developed a training platform called Missional Made Simple that has practical training translated into 13 languages. Todd and Hannah are deacons and lead a Gospel Community in San Diego with New City Church. They have 5 kids who love Jesus, love sports and the outdoors, and love to spend time together as family.


Here is a link to the Morr's church:

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Ed & Wendi Rumbold - Eastern Europe

Sending Organization – Josiah Venture




Ed and Wendi Rumbold and their five children, Jayce, Tate, Jaylin, Gage and Shaylee, have been serving in Slovakia, Eastern Europe since January 2010. They are with Josiah Venture, a mission organization which currently serves in 16 Central and Eastern European countries. Their ministry focus there in Banská Bystrica, Slovakia is using EDGE sports as a ministry of the local church to reach youth. This happens through sports tournaments and sports camps, and through training new coaches in the sports they are using as well as training them in discipling their teams. Ed and Wendi also use one-on-one discipleship as a way to challenge youth and youth leaders to grow in their walk with Jesus and to encourage others to do the same. Currently, three of the Rumbold kids are now back in the states for college, attending NCF. 


You can find the Rumbolds on Facebook

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Mitch & Emily Cooksey - Tremont, Illinois

Sending Organization – Salem 4 Youth


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Mitch and Emily Cooksey, along with their two children, Carson and Paisley, currently live in Deer Creek, Illinois. Mitch serves at the Salem4Youth Boys Ranch in Flanagan, IL. Salem4Youth exists to prive a Christ-centered environment for young men experiencing a "season of struggle".  It is a residential program designed to work with these boys, ages 12-17 years old and their families, to bring about restoration and reconciliation.  Mitch serves as the Equine Counselor at the ranch and teaches the equine program.  Salem's unique equine program exists to build relationships with our students while exposing heart issues and ministering to them.  That relationship is built through spending time teaching fundamental to intermediate horsemanship skills such as riding, team roping, and off campus trail rides.  As the students learn to work with horses, fear, frustration and communication challenges are exposed.  These experiences open the door for staff to intentionally minister to the heart of the student and teach a variety of valuable life skills to the young men at Salem.  Emily works part-time as a nurse at Unity Point Health Methodist hospital in Peoria and is a mom to their two children.   

Donations can be made to support their mission at Salem4Youth through NCF or also directly to Salem4Youth via check or PayPal on their website at Please specify that your donation is for Mitch and Emily Cooksey.  If you would like to know more you can e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..



Kurt & Denna Busenitz - Tremont, Illinois

Sending Organization – Rural Home Missionary Association

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Kurt and Denna Busenitz and their five children have served with RHMA for over 20 years as rural church planters in the Nebraska Sandhills.  RHMA seeks to plant and strengthen churches in communities of 5000 or less that need a gospel-centered witness.  They currently serve at RHMA’s home office in Morton, IL.  Kurt is the Director of Church Planting and Denna is the Mission Ministries Assistant.  Together they are pursuing the “Back 40 Unreached Initiative” which aims to see 40 unreached communities impacted by 2032 through the planting of gospel-centered, Bible-teaching, community-engaging, disciple-making churches. They are focused on mobilizing church planters to go to unreached rural communities across the United States.  This includes recruiting, discovering and developing new fields, coaching and shepherding missionary staff, and helping with RHMA’s small-town pastors’ conferences and seminars.

Kurt and Denna attend Northfield along with their three girls (Abigail, Naomi, and Miriam) who are living with them in central Illinois.  They enjoy getting outdoors, being with family and friends, and serving Jesus together as a family.    

To learn more or receive their newsletters, contact Kurt and Denna at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  To find out more about RHMA, visit their website at


Mark & Kathy Hoving - Papua, Indonesia

Sending Organization – Wycliffe Bible Translators


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Mark is a pilot/mechanic and instructor with YAJASI, a non-profit organization that serves missionaries, churches, and isolated people in the interior of Papua, Indonesia.  Kathy is serving as a wife and a mother to their three boys, Micah, Levi and Andrew.


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Kevin & Mary Brunner - Bicol Region of the Philippines

Sending Organization – Baptist World Mission




Kevin and Mary (Blair) Brunner serve in the Philippines with Baptist World Mission. They are involved with children and youth ministries in schools and local churches.  By teaching children, they are able to connect with whole families and then visit homes to share the Gospel. They are currently beginning a church in the Himaao area of Pili where there is no Gospel preaching church.  Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



Alex King - Eastern Europe

Sending Organization – Josiah Venture


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Alex first served with Josiah Venture in 2013 after being asked to join an English camp team in Slovakia. That trip exposed him to all that God was doing there and showed him God’s heart to reach all nations. Over the next seven years, as he went on more short-term trips and completed two JV internships, his passion for the youth in Slovakia grew and he knew he wanted to return as a full-time missionary. Alex is serving with the Edge Sports ministry. They use sports camps and tournaments to bring the love of Jesus Christ to students. His team focuses specifically on floorball and eSports, with the goal of eventually setting up teams and leagues across the country.


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