Brock Vandever will join the IBSA staff as camp manager at Lake Sallateeska, the state association’s camp facility in southern Illinois.
He and his wife, Polly, previously served 10 years in West Africa, where they worked to plant churches among a people group that is less than 1% Christian. The Vandevers also helped equip local churches and believers for evangelism, church development, and discipleship, and coordinated logistics for visiting mission teams.
Prior to their decade overseas, the Vandevers were part of Metro Community Church in Edwardsville, where Brock served as a small group pastor intern. He is a graduate of Southwestern Seminary, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in theology and is working toward his Master of Divinity in church planting.
“We are excited to be joining the IBSA team,” Vandever said. “Our heartbeat is to join the work God is doing in Illinois, use the gifts and talents the Lord has given us, and help people as they grow in their relationship with him. We feel honored to have the opportunity to serve the churches of Illinois at Lake Sallateeska.”
The Vandevers will begin their service in Illinois July 1.