Dean Bertsch

Regional Mobilizer and Director of Partnerships

Dean is a native Pennsylvanian and, for the past five years, has served on staff at Oakwood Baptist Church in Camp Hill. Dean and his wife Kathy have three children. He first felt called to be involved in missions when he served on the Board of Directors of To Every Tribe Ministries in South Texas. His role with Reaching and Teaching will be to lead trips, to help develop partnership with both churches and individual teachers, and to promote the ministry through donor development.

Kathy Bertsch

Applications Coordinator

Kathy is the wife of Dean Bertsch, who also serves on the stateside staff. Kathy, Dean, and their family live in Lewisberry, PA, and they belong to Oakwood Baptist Church in Camp Hill. Kathy is responsible for processing the applications of those who are seeking to participate in the ministry, whether in a short-term or long-term capacity. Kathy and Dean are excited to serve together as a ministry team with Reaching & Teaching and desire to advance the gospel through their respective roles.

Lisa Brock

Director of Women's Ministry

Lisa Brock is joining the stateside staff to oversee the development of women’s discipleship opportunities within the scope of Reaching & Teaching’s short-term program. She brings 14 years of teaching experience in both Christian and Classical Schools. The Brocks served 10 years as a missionaries in Italy, during which Lisa had many opportunities to teach both women and children. Since 2003, she has also served in various church ministries including working with students, women and children. Lisa is excited to develop the Short-Term trip opportunities for women, tailoring a teaching curriculum that helps disciple women in oral cultures, and recruit women to help reach and teach women and children throughout the world.

Peter Brock

Director of Missionary Services

Peter and his wife, Lisa, are currently raising support, and are prayerfully hoping to join the Reaching & Teaching staff full-time in December 2017. From 1993 to 2003, Peter and Lisa served as missionary church planters in Italy. They now live in Winter Haven, Florida, where for the past 14 years, Peter has served as Missions Pastor at Faith Baptist Church of Winter Haven, which has allowed him to travel extensively, and see first hand the needs around the world for discipleship and teaching. While in this role, he also served as President of Faith Baptist Mission. Peter has a deep passion to see the truth of the gospel preserved and 2 Timothy 2:2 carried out in churches throughout the world. Peter and Lisa have four grown children, and three grandchildren

Rocky Coleman

Director of Short-term Ministries

Rocky and Sarah Coleman and their four children (Caleb, Cade, Eliana, and Crosby) live in Louisville, Kentucky, where they are members of Ninth and O Baptist Church. Rocky is currently completing a Ph.D. in Evangelism and Missions at Southern Seminary (December 2017). He is passionate about training pastors, specifically through the ministry of Reaching & Teaching. Rocky is looking forward to starting his new responsibilities as Director of Short-term Ministries.

Jon Deedrick

Director of Ministry Mobilization

In addition to serving as our U.S. staff team leader, Jon oversees mobilization of the ministry through missionary recruiting and partnership development. Jon also regularly travels abroad with Reaching & Teaching to train pastors. Jon and and his wife, Lindsay, have two children, Hadley and Cooper. They live in Louisville, KY, and belong to Third Avenue Baptist Church. Jon graduated from Southern Seminary in May of 2013 (M. Div.).

Chad Ireland

Director of Development

Chad, Jennifer and their four children (Collin, Ainsley, Elijah, and Noah) live in Kennesaw, GA, where they are members of Mt. Vernon Baptist Church in Sandy Springs. Chad graduated from Southern Seminary in May of 2007 (M. Div) and served on staff in the local church for over eight years just outside of Atlanta prior to joining Reaching & Teaching. He is responsible for the development of the organization and mobilizing local churches in the southeast. Chad is passionate to see local churches strengthened as pastors are trained, equipped, and encouraged through deeper discipleship and theological education.

Scott Mescher

Director of Operations and Training Facilitator for Latin America

Scott has more than 20 years of experience in missions and local church ministry. Scott and his wife Corey live in Salado, TX, with their 3 children (Corban, Noah, and Ellie) He is a graduate of Oklahoma Baptist University, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (MDivBL) and earned a Ph.D. in Christian Apologetics and Worldview at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He is fluent in Spanish and has a strong call to develop church leaders in their local context. With Reaching and Teaching, Scott will provide theological training in Latin America, identify opportunities for new training sites, and coordinate partner churches from the U.S.

Anthony Steele

Training Facilitator for Latin America

Tony Steele and his wife, Beverly moved to Jerez, Zacatecas, Mexico in May, 2012 to serve as missionaries after a year of language school in Costa Rica. Their ministry involved church work, working with teams to do evangelism projects, and church planting. As time passed, the emphasis increasingly began to focus on theological training for pastors and church leaders. In 2014 it became apparent that the Lord was leading Tony to focus on developing theological training throughout Latin America with Reaching & Teaching International Ministries. Tony develops and oversees projects and leads teams to do theological training across Latin America. He also connects teams and partnering churches from the USA with Reaching & Teaching projects and provides pre-trip orientation and debrief. He also works with other stateside staff to recruit new missionaries and staff. He earned an M.Div. (1988) and D.Miss. (2016) from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. Tony and Beverly have two children and four grandchildren.