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Multnomah to Host Northwest Conference on Missionary Family Concerns and Care

Missionaries and their families face specific concerns which are often emotionally, physically, and spiritually demanding. Finances, homesickness, and adjusting to a new culture affect the wellbeing of the missionary family. In the midst of these concerns how can spiritually and emotionally healthy missionary families be built and sustained?
The Evangelical Missiological Society (EMS) will address this question during its 2013 regional and annual conferences. The Northwest Regional conference will be held at Multnomah University on April 6, 2013. Papers addressing this theme will be submitted prior to the event, and presented and discussed during the conference. The nation’s top presentations will be compiled into a text published by William Carey Library.

The Conference

The Northwest regional conference is one of eight regional meetings in North America. Each individual event is held in preparation for the Evangelical Missiological Society’s national conference held on September 19-21, 2013 in Dallas Texas.  The title and theme of the event will be “The Missionary Family: Witness, Concerns, and Care.”

Regional Event Specifics

  • Saturday, April 6, 2013
  • 8:30 AM – 3:30 PM
  • Coffee, fruit, and pastries available at 8:00 AM
  • Multnomah University, Travis-Lovett Hall, rooms 111 and 113
  • Lunch will be available for $6 in the JCA Student Center at Multnomah University


Dr. Roger Trautmann, Director of Mentored Ministry and Associate Professor of Pastoral Ministry at Multnomah Biblical Seminary, and Vice President for the Northwest Region of the Evangelical Missiological Society states that “several northwest missiologists as well as students and faculty from several schools will be involved. There will be a paper presented regarding the historical legacy of David Livingstone, pioneer missionary to Africa.”

More Information

For more information about the conference contact Dr. Roger Trautmann at

About EMS

The Evangelical Missiological Society is comprised of more than 500 missiologists, mission administrators, teachers, pastors, and students of missiology.
EMS exists to advance the cause of world evangelization. This is done through study and evaluation of mission concepts and strategies from a biblical perspective with a view to commending sound mission theory and practice to churches, mission agencies, and schools of missionary training around the world. 

About Multnomah

Multnomah University is a fully accredited, private, non-denominational, Christian institution of higher education, located in Portland, Oregon with teaching sites in Reno, Nevada and Seattle, Washington. Made up of an undergraduate Bible college, a biblical seminary, a graduate school, an adult degree completion program, and an online distance-learning program, Multnomah issues bachelor's, master's, and doctorate degrees, and professional certifications and endorsements.