Dale serves as the International Director for Global Engagements, a ministry of the Covenant Church. He has been coordinating mission trips for Merge Ministries since 1993. For many years the trips were mostly to Mexico and Latin America, but in recent years have been to other parts of the world. Our church took a trip with Merge in 1999 to Monterrey, Mexico with 17 people. Since the pandemic, Merge has learned how to be creative in bringing people together in cross-cultural ministries. MERGE CONNECT is an opportunity for churches to participate in three one-hour online sessions in partnership with a church ministry or organization from around the world. Merge Connect will bring about intercultural relationships and understanding, and a new vision of God and how He works around the world. Learn more at merge.covchurch.org.
Teen Hope Ministries
Formerly Rochester Area Youth for Christ, was renamed in 2018 to continue sharing the hope of the gospel message with teens in our region. Their 37 years of ministry to teens through Radio, Campus Ministry, Bible Quizzing and Teen Gospel Choir - remains the same. Just the name has changed. Gary Kadansky has served as the Executive Director for 31 years. Our teens and adult volunteers at SRCC were involved with Bible Quizzing for many years and our support for this local ministry continues as it has for over 30 years.