NAMB appointed missionaries have ties to ‘Show-Me’ state
May 25, 2004
ALPHARETTA, Ga. – Four missionary couples with ties to Missouri have been appointed by the North American Mission Board.
Bob and Joy Caldwell serve in Jefferson City, where Bob Caldwell is state director of evangelism for the Missouri Baptist Convention.
Caldwell, a Missouri native, is a graduate of Southwest Baptist University, where he majored in Christian Ministries. He previously served nearly 12 years as an evangelist with Global Encounter Ministries in Springfield and he served as minister of evangelism and missions for Springhill Baptist Church.
Joy Caldwell, an Arkansas native, has previous experience as a bank teller in Thayer. She also has participated in five mission trips and served as a music leader for vacation Bible schools.
The Caldwells have five children.
David “Ben” and Linda Hess serve in Crystal City where Ben Hess is a church planting specialist with the Missouri Baptist Convention.
Hess, who considers Orrick his hometown, is a graduate of Central Missouri State University and Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, where he holds the M.Div. and D.Min. degrees. Previously he served as a pastor in Pevely and as a Foreign Mission Board missionary in Kenya .
Linda Hess, also a Missouri native, is a graduate of Central Missouri State University and holds an associate degree in religious education from Midwestern Seminary. She has previous experience as a library aide and missionary with her husband in Kenya.
The Hesses have four adult children.
James “Jim” and Jennifer Ramsey serve in Howell, Mich., where James Ramsey is a Nehemiah Project church planter.
Ramsey, who grew up in DeSoto, is a graduate of Missouri Baptist College and Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He has served as a college ministry intern for West County Community Church in Wildwood.
Jennifer Ramsey also grew up in Missouri and is a graduate of Missouri Baptist College. She previously was a schoolteacher in Louisville, Ky., and also has been an M-fuge ministry track leader and summer missionary in Kansas City.
The Ramseys have one daughter.
Tony and Frances “Fran” Stottlemyre serve in Grand Forks, N.D., where Tony Stottleyre is an associational missionary.
Stottlemyre, a Missouri native, had previously been co-pastor of Crossroads Community Church in Sioux Falls since 2001, and earlier was pastor of Sioux Valley Baptist Church in Sioux Falls.
Fran Stottlemyre, also a Missouri native, previously worked as a senior billing clerk for a Sioux Falls Hospital, and has previous experience in the insurance industry and as a church secretary. The Stottlemyres have two sons.