About Us

What is InterMission?

John & Beth Reese, Cherry & Clay Hart, Nancy & Kent Hartman

Three families banded together in 2006 to found a ministry that we pray will continue to expand through the hearts and lives of missionaries around the world. In 2012 another couple became a permanent part of the team. We are dedicated to helping fellow missionary families and invite others to join us. InterMission is committed to giving ourselves to the task of equipping, encouraging, preparing, and appreciating those who are at various stages in their own ministry endeavors.

Edward & Sharon Short joined the InterMission team.

The ministry is called InterMission because the term itself is so rich in meaning. The name describes people on mission who are interacting with one another. The term intermission in the context of a drama production refers to a break in the action. Between acts both audience and performers remove themselves from directly engaging in the drama for a period of time. Actors may spend this time resting as well as preparing for the next act. Members of the audience may use the break for refreshment and to process what they have witnessed up to that point. This time may also be used to think about, and perhaps even discuss what might come next.

Janet & Fielden Allison, facillitators at InterMission South Africa

From our perspective, an InterMission is a time for missionaries and their families to take a step out of the routine day to day action, and spend some highly impactful time with fellow missionaries who offer themselves, their resources, hearts and souls, for mutual edification and refreshing. This brief time away from the action can be useful for processing the past, evaluating and celebrating what God has done in our lives up to the present, and preparing for challenges yet to come.

Judy & Ken Kendall-Ball, John Reese, Nancy & Kent Hartman at InterMission South Africa

InterMission speaks of the interrelatedness that all missionaries share. It hints that although mission efforts may undergo transition, and areas of focus and locations may change, the missionary’s heart is forever ablaze with the flame of God’s mission.

Our prayer is that participants will come to every InterMission with expectant hearts, anticipating not only to receive refreshment and encouragement from others, but also to give for the benefit of all.

Group activity at ReEntry Memphis 2011

We would love to talk to you.  Please contact us.

How can you help?

Sponsoring Congregations

Requirements for Qualification

Team

Beth Reese

BS, MS in Family Studies

Specializing in missionary families and congregational missionary care

Missionary in Zimbabwe 1976-78, 2004-5

Missionary in South Africa 1978-1991

Missionary Care Coordinator Westover Hills Church of Christ 2003 -2011

Cherry Hart


BA, MA in Licensed Professional Counseling

Specializing in missionary and TCK emotional well-being 

Missionary in South Africa for 18 years.

Presently working with TCKs in Edmond, OK

Clay Hart

 

BA, Biblical Greek; MA, Biblical Studies; Ed. S. Higher Education Leadership

Specializing in re-entry and worship 

Missionary in South Africa 1985-2003 

Presently serving as Minister to Internationals, helping with cross-cultural transition

Edward Short


BA, MA in Theology

Certificate & Specialization in Mandarin Chinese

Missionary in Taiwan 1967-1983

Writer and producer of Chinese language programs for World Christian Broadcasting since 1985

John Reese

BA, M.Ed in Bible Education

Specializing in spiritual training and missionary families

Reared in Zimbabwe as a Third Culture Kid 

Missionary in Zimbabwe 1976-78, 2004-2005

Missionary in South Africa 1978-1991

Currently serves with World Bible School 1991-present

Kent Hartman


BS Religious Education

Masters degree in theology, Ministry

Work with TCKs, missionary families, personal finance.

Missions in Australia 1983-2000 

Missionary-in-residence at Oklahoma Christian from 2002 to present.

Nancy Hartman


BA (with missions minor) from Oklahoma Christian University

Missionary to Australia 18 years

Presently TCK Advocate/Advisor at Oklahoma Christian University

Sharon Short


BA, MS in Educational Psychology

Special certificate in Teaching English as a Second Language

Missionary in Taiwan 1967-1983

Elementary ESL teacher 1985-2003

Do you want to attend an InterMission event? Find out if you qualify. Fill out a registration form for each family member who will attend for Global Reunion and one per family for other events.

Please fill out our contact form and tell us where you work and the congregation that supports you.

News

Our next ReEntry InterMission is coming up soon: Oct. 6-7, 2017 at Memorial Road Church of Christ in Edmond, OK.

GLOBAL REUNION

The Global Reunion for 2017 will be July 24-28. It will be held Monday-Friday instead of over a weekend. Since numbers are getting so large, please remember to register early . Early Bird registration to save $25 each will be through  June 15. No registration will be taken after July 1. The TCK camp has expanded to include the whole family from ages 5 and up. Contact us if you have a younger one and need special arrangements. Each person needs to register individually so that we have the information for everyone.

 

InterNational InterMission: Nicaragua will host InterMission Central America April 3-7, 2017. Couples and families from Central America are welcome to apply for registration.