Missionaries

Mark & Cathy Szymanski

Mark & Cathy Szymanski

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We have been actively involved in various aspects of ministry beginning in the early 1970s. Today, Mark’s role at United World Mission has expanded to include strategic partnerships in Latin America, Brazil, Africa and opening the United Sates as a mission field.

Throughout the years we have assisted churches, para-church ministries and businesses in developing their staff and volunteers in strategic outreach and kingdom involvement leading to transformational impact and churches planted.

I, Mark, have experience in corporate/business world, small business ownership, non-profit executive/Board activity, church and mission agency executive leadership. I have developed and guided cross-cultural church planting and other ministry in several countries while traveling in more than 80 countries and leading more than 50 short-term trips.

My wife, Cathy, has served as a volunteer with Teen Challenge, led Allison Park Church Food bank and participated in various outreach ministries as well as starting Eden Christian Academy’s Parent-Teacher Organization.

In 1998 we joined United World Mission with Mark serving as Assistant to the President. We were excited to become involved in a movement that was planting churches across the world and partnering with the Church both in the US culture and globally. Currently, in addition to my partnership responsibilities, I assist in the areas of personal coaching, mobilization, field development, church consultation and leadership development.

I am a lecturer in the course “Perspectives on the World Christian Movement” and meet with church leadership teams on a regular basis, discussing integration of new concepts, development of shared resources, solution development, transitional processes, setting up global partnerships and church based teams. I have coached and guided thousands of people considering ministry transitions and career change. I was a volunteer with The Justice Conference Charlotte 2013 and 2016 and Director 2014. I also serve on the Advisory Boards of Medic International and For Charlotte.

We have been married for nearly 40 years. We have three adult children, six grandchildren, and reside in Matthews, NC.

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