Read about the missionaries that Candlewood supports.
Scott Waller – Eidos Christian Center
Scott is a fellow with Eidos Christian Center in Southern California. His work with the Center involves writing, research, speaking, and teaching designed to equip and train believers to minister to a culture skeptical of the Christian worldview. His heart is to work in a variety of settings in an effort to advance the Gospel in a day when the minds and hearts of many are increasingly cold to the saving message of Christ. He is particularly concerned how the world of ideas impacts students in the educational arena. Scott holds three graduate degrees: an M.A. in Philosophy of Religion and Ethics from Talbot School of Theology (Biola University), an M.A. in Politics, and a Ph.D. in Political Science from Claremont Graduate University. He and his wife (Cathy) reside in Orange County, CA with their two kids, Jacob and Renee.
Luke and Sarah Schrieber
Luke and Sarah Schrieber are missionaries on staff with ReachGlobal, the EFCA’s missions organization. They are working with a team to strengthen and multiply transformational churches in Mexico City—one of the largest and most influential urban centers in the world. Luke and Sarah feel especially called to focus on reaching the poor, the ignored, and the avoided people and areas of the city with the Gospel.
Before Luke and Sarah were obedient to God’s call to Mexico City, they served for six and a half years in various roles while on staff and as members of Candlewood. They are both graduates of Moody Bible Institute in Chicago, and they first met as teenagers in New Orleans doing urban, cross-cultural ministry together. They were married in 2009 and have one daughter who was born in October 2015 and a son born in July, 2019.
We support one more missionary family serving in an area hostile to the Gospel, so we cannot name them or their country for safety reasons.