Dr. Gina & Steve Wintermantel
Serving in South Sudan
"Ripe for the Harvest"
Who We Are
Dr. Gina has been involved with CVM since the 1987 Urbana Missions Conference. Through the years, she has participated in short term mission trips, served on the CVM Board of Advisors, and most recently served on CVM staff as Director of Affiliate Ministries. . Steve grew up on a farm in Kansas. After graduating from Kansas State with a degree in agriculture, the Lord called him to seminary and pastoral ministry.
Steve has served as a pastor for 22 years, in roles focused on discipleship and building biblical community.
Steve and Gina have four children: Hazel (15), Abraham (14), Josiah (12), and Cyrus (10),
Their ministry will focus on partnering with the churches of Torit to disciple and equip young adults to go out to the rural villages and beyond as disciple-makers and church planters.
Just as Jesus met both spiritual and physical needs, they will seek to do the same. With Gina's veterinary experience and Steve's agricultural experience they will help give the South Sudanese skills and knowledge needed to increase their crop harvest and improve their animal husbandry so that they can provide better nutrition for their families and communities.
Their local partner is Africa Inland Mission (AIM).