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Meet The Radius Staff

 

Brooks and Nina Buser

Brooks and Nina Buser

President

Brooks and Nina planted a church among the Yembiyembi people in Papua New Guinea.
In 2016, they returned to San Diego. Both Brooks and Nina participate in the teaching at RADIUS as well as leading and traveling to spread the word about the necessity of training.

Brad and Beth Buser

Brad and Beth Buser

Founder

Brad and his wife Beth spent over 20 years planting a church among the Iteri people. Upon returning he identified the need for quality cross-cultural training for missionary candidates, and RADIUS was born. Brad and Beth speak of Radius in their travels as well as teach the Church Planting component of the course.

Wayne and Gail Chen

Wayne and Gail Chen

Director of RADIUS Asia

Wayne and Gail planted a church among the Biem people of Papua New Guinea. He was recently named Director of RADIUS Asia and is currently developing a staff team in order to train the Asian Church for cross-cultural church planting.

Sam and Beth Trumbull

Sam and Beth Trumbull

Director of Training (Mexico)

Sam and Beth have spent nearly 20  years in cross-cultural service. For 11 years they planted churches and started a training center for pastors and church leaders in East Africa. Since then they’ve lived in two different parts of Asia, training and coaching cross-cultural workers. 

 

 

Shelly Anderson

Registrar

 Shelly is part of our “North of the Border” staff and has been with Radius since Day 1. She handles all of the in-processing for incoming students and is the face of Radius for folks before they arrive.

 

J and J B.

Director of Student Life, On-Site Staff

As On-Site staff the B family lives on campus with their four children. Their role is to rub shoulders, live life, and walk alongside students as they work through the practicalities of the lessons learned in the classroom. Both Mr. and Mrs. B lead a community group, and our men’s and women’s groups. Mr. B teaches our Spiritual Disciplines component and leads our staff in caring for and leading students in their individual community groups.

 

P and M C.

On-Site Staff

As On-Site staff the C family lives on campus with their four children. Their role is to rub shoulders, live life, and walk alongside students as they work through the practicalities of the lessons learned in the classroom. Both Mr. and Mrs. C lead a community group, and our men’s and women’s groups. 

J and R D.

On-Site Staff, Director of Childcare

As On-Site staff J and R  live on campus with two of their four children. Their role is to rub shoulders, live life, and walk alongside students as they work through the practicalities of the lessons learned in the classroom. Both J and R lead a community group, and our men’s and women’s groups. J teaches the Spiritual Foundations and Team Dynamics. R also serves as the Director of Childcare and overseas our Short-term Staff program.

 

Lisa Kirk

Executive Assistant

Lisa is the newest member of the “North of the Border” team. She serves as the administrative assistant to the president and coordinates many of his offsite events.

T and S S.

Instructor, Bookkeeper

T and S spent 20 years planting a church among the Mamusi people. Now, T is our primary linguistics instructor and Shannon works in the bookkeeping office.

 

R and K V.

Instructor, Local Liaison

The Vs have 25 years of cross-cultural experience, mainly focused on training and coaching workers who are preparing for CP work in unreached language groups. In recent years, he is engaged in BAM training and consulting, and the development of his own businesses in both India and Mexico. K leads many of our local staff in the day to day operations on both campuses.