The IGo Board, administration and staff are people who embrace the call to go into all the world and preach the Gospel as Christ taught in Matthew 28:19, 20.  We represent a group of Christians coming out of the European Reformation known as the Anabaptists.  We seek to celebrate our deliverance from the strongholds of selfishness by allowing God to transform our lives from the inside out.  This is to result in a life-style that honors the holy beauty of our Lord Jesus Christ.

We believe that it is more beneficial to be training missionaries overseas rather than in the affluent Western setting. IGo provides students with opportunities to travel and minister in Asia, with regular returns to the classroom for teaching and mentoring by instructors. The focus is not solely theoretical; instead it addresses the everyday issues a student experiences in ministry.

If you desire this kind of training, we invite you to prayerfully consider attending. Please explore the programs on our website or contact us for more information.


Val & Barbara Yoder

Val receives and processes all the student applications for the IGo and ABS students in addition to organizing each semester schedule. He enjoys teaching one class per term as well as various other teaching opportunities in Southeast Asia.


Rick + Renita Rhodes
Assistant Administrator

Rick provides a ready assistance to all the programs of IGo and oversees the ministry night assignments for the students.  He also teaches one class each term.  Overseeing the ministry of the Victory Christian School has been his role since its beginning.


Gaylord + Celesta Barkman
IGo Pastor

Gaylord provides the third voice on the administrative team of IGo and oversees the IGo ministries. He pastors the IGo Christian Fellowship congregation and gives direction to the Church Planting staff. In addition, he directs the IGo mentoring program each semester.