Bob is a well known missions pastor in the Twin Cities and currently serves as the Pastor of Missions and Outreach at Grace Church Roseville, where he has ministered for the past 10 years. During that time he has been actively involved in local refugee ministry through World Relief, leading his church’s engagement in the Refugee Life Ministry program in which congregations adopt a refugee family and surround them with help and support during their first year in America.
Prior to serving as a missions pastor, Bob and his wife Donna worked for Daystar University in Nairobi, Kenya for 25 years. Initially they served as missionaries on the teaching faculty of Daystar, a theological training school for African church leaders, and for ten years directed Daystar US which supported Daystar University through recruiting visiting faculty and raising financial support.
World Relief Minnesota is excited that Bob brings a long history of involvement and familiarity with the ministry. He has been a member of the board of directors of World Relief Minnesota and one of his daughters previously worked for World Relief in Mozambique for two years. He also serves on the board of directors of Pioneers, a missions agency planting churches among unreached people groups.
Bob Oehrig succeeds Darrell Cox who had been the Executive Director previously and resigned from the position in June 2011. Please join us in welcoming Bob Oehrig to the leadership of this ministry. He begins this new role in October.