Steve and Merri met in the fall of 1987 at a small Bible college in Northern Wisconsin. It was love at first sight and 8 months later on April 23rd they were married. They now have 11 children, 4 girls and 7 boys. The first time they heard about Lithuania was from a missionary who visited their home church in North Carolin in the fall of 1993. Both of their hearts were deeply moved that evening and they felt that God was leading them to move and help to serve the people and churches of Lithuania. Their decision to move to Lithuania was one of the best decisions of their lives together. They arrived with 3 small children in the summer of 1994 and have not looked back since. Their love for Lithuania and desire to serve the people and churches of their new found home has not diminished, but remains firm. They feel blessed to have been counted faithful to serve their God and Savior Jesus Christ in this way.