Ben & Erin Bergen
Serving in United States of America
From: United States of America
Who we are:Ben was born and raised in Southern California and is a computer programmer by trade. Erin was born and raised in Philadelphia and holds degrees in mechanical engineering and education and is a teacher by trade. Ben joined SIM 13 years ago as their Intranet Manager. Erin had been doing summer trips to Burkina Faso for several years with SIM using her engineering skills. She was headed to Burkina on a longer term when she met Ben. Things didn't work out for the long term in Burkina, but they did for us. We got married 10 years ago and both work with SIM USA home staff. We are grateful to the Lord for an ever expanding family. We now have three precious little girls, Hannah, Abigail and Isabella.
What we do:We are currently working from SIM's US office in Charlotte NC. Ben is a web application developer, supports a variety of products for SIM USA related to IT Security and email as well as coordinating all IT training for new missionaries. Erin, in addition to raising our daughters, is a part of the Training Department at SIM USA as Coordinator of Online Learning. She oversees the distance education we offer new and current missionaries from both the US and Canada sending offices. Currently Erin oversees five online classes (roughly 85 students and growing). These courses cover topics such as: SIM ethos for support raising, exploring the biblical basis for support raising and equipping candidates with tools to assist them in communications with donors.
Involved with:Business Ministries/Administration/Leadership
Current Funding: 50%