Sandi Bradford, Barnabas International

Proactive Care for Missionary Marriages

When a married couple responds to God’s call to serve cross-culturally they become a great threat to Satan and his kingdom.  Leaving the security of home, adapting to a different culture, and finding a place within a new community presents an unbelievable amount of stress on a marriage.  During this workshop we will explore how caregivers can minister from a distance and as well provide tools for debriefing married couples. 

Perry and Sandi Bradford began their missionary journey in 1980 with Wycliffe Bible Translators.  Perry served as a teacher and principal of a missionary kid school in Papua New Guinea.  In 1994 they returned to the United States after 10 years of service in PNG to join Barnabas International, a ministry of pastoral care to global workers.  Perry serves as the Executive Director of Barnabas, providing guidance and leadership to 90 staff members serving around the world.  Perry and Sandi together were also directors of Mu Kappa, a ministry to MKs returning from the field.  For 17 years Sandi served as the Director of Women’s ministries for Calvary Community Church in Williams Bay, WI.  She travels locally and internationally using God’s Word and her own life experiences to enrich and encourage women of all ages in their Christian faith.  Together, Perry and Sandi have a heart to shepherd missionaries and national church leaders around the globe.  They are both graduates of Moody Bible Institute.  Perry holds two degrees in Education and Sandi has a degree in Physical Therapy.  Perry grew up in KY and Sandi grew up in a farm town in IL.  They are the proud parents of 3 adult children, 4 grandchildren and one on the way!