Dave & Carol Kochendorfer
Dave and Carol Kochendorfer have served in pastoral ministry for more than 20 years in the Pacific Conference of The Evangelical Church. They were assigned to Brazil with Evangelical Church Missions in March 2004 where they served until 2011 when they were reassigned to the Southwest U.S. field. The field office is in Kirtland, New Mexico.
David and Carol are both graduates of Vennard College in Iowa and David graduated from Western Evangelical Seminary in Oregon. They originally sensed God leading them into missions for full-time service following a work and witness trip with their Oregon church to Brazil in 2003. David brings years of ministry experience and is involved in preaching, teaching and mentoring leaders in the Four Corners Conference of The Evangelical Church. Carol uses her musical talent in all the services of the local church and at other times as called upon. She also leads the children's Christian Education classes. Both Dave & Carol are involved in an after school program Bible club in cooperation with a local WGM missionary. She provides hospitality for mission field visitors and with her husband, provides leadership and guidance to short-term missionaries.
The Kochendorfers have two children: Jeremy is serving as a pastor in Minnesota and Nathan is the lead pastor at Tremont EC in Portland, Oregon. They have two wonderful daughter-in-laws and five grandchildren.