Mission Staff

Henry Vosburgh

Executive Director
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Henry A. Vosburgh has served as a church planter since 1988. He began his ministry as a missionary pastor under the former Indiana Bible Church Mission after completing his ministry training at Bob Jones University (1987). He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree majoring in Bible with a minor in Ancient Language, magna cum laude. He also recently completed his Master of Biblical Studies degree with Tyndale Theological Seminary, and earned a Doctor of Ministry through the same institution.
 
In 1993, Henry was appointed to serve as the Indiana mission’s General Director. Then in addition to that board, Henry accepted a 1998 invitation to also serve as the General Director of the former Illinois Bible Church Mission. Then in 2003, it was agreed that he would also work as a representative for the Wisconsin Church Extension agency.
 
It was during that year Henry led the effort to merge these three church planting agencies to become what is now called Midwest Church Extension, which he now serves as Executive Director. This new agency officially launched its ministry in January 2004. MCE serves the six States of Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Ohio, and Wisconsin and Missouri.
 
Henry has also been an active member of IFCA International throughout his ministry, having been actively involved as the National Chairman of the Church Extension Council. He shares the IFCA’s commitment to biblical ministry, doctrinal integrity, and evangelistic fervor; and he desires to extend the influence of IFCA International to as many Midwestern communities as the Lord allows.
 
Henry’s duties as MCE Executive Director include: 1) the oversight of the mission’s church plant projects; 2) the research / planning for new target areas needing IFCA churches; 3) the ministry training and consultation for MCE churches and pastors; 3) the representation of MCE at churches, colleges, regionals, and conventions; and, 4) the provision of ministry services to Midwestern churches and pastors.

Chris Burch

Assistant to the Director
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Chris Burch was saved in 2005 and began doing youth ministry throughout his local region in Montana. He utilized rap music specifically to reach lost people with the gospel. Chris attended Frontier School of the Bible to study youth ministry, starting in 2009, and graduated with his Associates degree. Upon graduating, Chris joined MCE and began an internship in 2013, which led to the completion of his bachelor’s degree. Following the internship, Chris served as an MCE resident while ministering at Heritage Bible Church until 2016. It was then that he became the Assistant to the Director of MCE. Chris currently serves as the Associate Pastor at Heritage as well, investing in the youth ministry and being active in preaching and teaching as needed at the church.

Chris married his wife, Bethany, in 2012, and they have two children: Judah and Selah.

 

 

Timothy Jeske

Administrative Director
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Tim has more than 40 years of ministry experience, 28 of them in pastoral ministry.

After serving in the United States Navy and then working for a time in the finance industry, Tim began his training at Philadelphia College of Bible (now Cairn University) and graduated in 1976 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Bible with a minor in Christian Education. After taking some training at Biblical Theological Seminary in Hatfield PA he began ministry as an Associate Pastor/Christian School Administrator before coming to Dubuque Bible Church in 1980.

In 1990, while continuing to serve the church in Dubuque, Tim became the Chairman of Wisconsin Church Extension and served in that capacity until 2003 when that agency participated in the merger that gave birth to Midwest Church Extension. Midwest Church Extension began official ministry in January 2004 and he served on the Board of that new organization until June 2005 when he accepted the call to become MCE’s Administrative Director.

He has been actively involved in IFCA International on both the Regional and International level for over 30 years. That involvement has included 11 years of service on the Board of Directors and chairing several committees including Constitution Revision, Policy & Procedures, and Resolutions  He currently serves as an administrative consultant to IFCA International and is the architect and administrator of the IFCA website as well as that of MCE.

Tim's responsibilities with MCE lie mostly in the areas of administration, communication and promotion.  He is, however, available to be called upon to serve the Executive Director in whatever capacity may be required.

Tim has three grown children and enjoys traveling with his wife of over 42 years, Linda throughout the Midwest, representing the mission. He is available to churches for pulpit ministry as well and conferences and is able to address a variety of biblical themes as well as ministry technology issues for the church.

Larry Duncan

Field Director
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