Neal & Kathy Gaalswyk
Neal and Kathy followed their daughter Melanie and niece Aleisha (Stephens) to Poland as leaders of a short-term Josiah Venture English Camp team in 2001. God used that first trip to open their hearts to the opportunity to join God’s work of bringing the Light of the Gospel to a part of the world that had been living in darkness for several generations. Since that time, they have led short-term teams, served as co-presenters at marriage conferences in Poland, were involved in the planning and construction of the H2O conference facility, mentored a number of the young leaders, and, most recently, serve on the A-team. Neal has a background in farming, law enforcement and public service. Kathy has had a career in philanthropy and organizational and community development. They have three adult children who are married and have welcomed seven grandchildren to their family. They love to host family and friends in their home in the lakes area of central Minnesota. Neal and Kathy serve as coordinators for the A-team, linking “ambassadors and accelerators” with Josiah Venture staff for short term ministry projects.