Valley View Church

Missionaries

Pam Duhrkoop

Japan

Pam Duhrkoop serves as a HOPE61 international trainer in Japan and South Korea. HOPE61 is One Mission Society’s human trafficking prevention ministry. HOPE61 seeks to partner with national churches to raise awareness about human trafficking and equip them to prevent human trafficking in their communities through evangelism, discipleship, and intentional community building.

Pam is the daughter of One Mission Society missionaries and grew up on the mission field in Japan. Being surrounded by career missionaries for as long as she can remember, she felt a pull toward overseas missions from a young age. In 2004, she returned to the United States to attend college. The summer after returning to the U.S., she attended an OMS conference, where her call to missions was solidified. She received an undergraduate degree in sociology and a graduate degree in criminology and criminal justice. Throughout her time at college, the Lord developed a deep love and passion for social justice in her heart.

In June 2013, Pam attended a HOPE61 training, where God placed a call on Pam’s heart to serve those who are already enslaved in human trafficking as well as those who are vulnerable to becoming trafficked or traffickers. From 2015 to 2017, Pam served with HOPE61 in South Korea. While there, she worked with fellow trainer Monica to develop the HOPE61 training curriculum to fit the South Korean cultural context, and she did extensive research on human trafficking in South Korea. While there, Pam was also involved in English ministry at a local Korean church, leading an English Bible Study and English ministry for kids.

While in South Korea, the door opened for the HOPE61 ministry to begin in Japan. Pam felt the Lord leading her to transfer to Japan to begin the HOPE61 ministry there as well. She is currently funding to go to Japan as a career missionary. She will continue to make several trips back to South Korea each year to assist with the ministry there.
James & Jenny Wolheter

Bolivia

James and Jenny Wolheter have served in Bolivia with Evangelical Church Missions since the fall of 2003. James and Jenny's ministry in Bolivia includes theological training of pastors, leadership development in local churches and supervisory activities. Jenny performs office duties and assists James in developing relationships with young pastors and providing them with guidance. They have opened their home on many occasions to entertain neighbors and friends. Their contagious hospitality has touched many lives. James has worked closely with church leaders in theological and ministry training and relates well with youth, often participating in their events.

James and Jenny Wolheter are members of the Ligonier Evangelical Church in Indiana. The Wolheters have three children: Coy, Cy and Cade.

Daniel and Naomi Elliott

Bolivia

Daniel and Naomi Elliott are new career missionary appointees with Evangelical Church Missions serving in Bolivia. Daniel was raised on the mission field and met Naomi at Arrowhead Bible College in Montana. Naomi was raised in a Christian home and has felt God drawing her towards missions since she was 12 years old. After serving a short-term assignment in Bolivia, they are together answering God’s call to missions.

A major focus of their ministry, apart from language study and cultural adjustment, is surveying a severe problem of street orphans in the North Potosi region. A cooperative study with ministry partner World Vision focuses on the acute needs of these homeless children and how local churches can respond. Challenges they will face are limited infrastructure, life at high altitude and language barriers.

The Elliotts are members of the Pioneer Faith Evangelical Church in Indiana. Daniel graduated from Indiana Wesleyan University with a degree in Elementary Education and Intercultural Studies. Naomi graduated from Faith Baptist Bible College with an AA degree and studied at Arrowhead Bible College. Daniel and Naomi have three children: Sammy, Maerah and Joshua.

Gordon & Niki Elliott

Liberia

Gordon and Niki served under appointment to Bolivia for 30 years, living in both the cities of La Paz and Santa Cruz. During that time Gordon served in a variety of ministries, most of which focused on pastoral and leadership training, serving in an educational capacity. He also had opportunities to mentori Bolivian pastors and encourage new church plants.

Gordon is an ordained elder in the Pacific Conference of The Evangelical Church.

Niki, in addition to being a homemaker, served as an educational therapist at the Santa Cruz Christian Learning Center, an English speaking Christian school, providing individual attention for students who require additional help not available in the classroom.

Since January, 2015, Gordon and Niki have been assigned to the new ECM field of Liberia, West Africa. They are working under the Liberia Evangelical Mission and living in Monrovia, the capital city. They assisting LEM in areas of denominational development, leadership training, and children’s and women’s ministries.

Gordon and Niki have four children. Dr. Heather (Elliott) Neill is married to Dr. Jeremy Neill and teaches at Rice University in Houston, Texas. Daniel is married to Naomi and has two children. They are currently under appointment to Bolivia with Evangelical Church Missions and are raising their support. Dori is working on a Master’s Degree at The Seattle School of Theology and Psychology. Mark, 17, is at home and will accompany his parents to Liberia, West Africa. His interests are volleyball, guitar, photography and painting/sketching.
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