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Mark and Tammy Ruch's Mission

Serve with the global body of Christ to advance Bible translation and work together so people can encounter God through his Word.

Our Ministry

Mark uses his counseling skills to support and care for Bible translation teams and missionaries at Faith Academy Manila and also as a counseling consultant to the Pacific Area. Tammy serves as an HR Director for South & Islands Asia Area to build capacity for the holistic care of staff and families and enable them to flourish both personally and professionally in their unique roles in the Bible translation movement. 

About

As the son of Bible translators, Mark had a front row seat to see the power of God’s Word transform people’s lives. Tammy found faith as a child in Germany where her father, serving in the U.S. military, and her Jewish mother gave their lives to Jesus. Mark and Tammy want people everywhere to know that their language and culture matter – that they matter. Access to God’s Word allows people the joy of discovering who God is and how much He values them. 

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Greetings,
 
On August 26, 2021, IL Governor J.B. Pritzker issued an Executive Order mandating that masks be worn at all indoor gatherings. Although churches are exempt from the Executive Order, out of respect for governing authorities, Parkview has continued to ask staff, leaders, volunteers, and those attending Sunday gatherings to wear a mask while indoors. We are grateful for our people’s understanding and willingness to do so. The Governor recently indicated that his Executive Order will be rescinded on Monday, February 28th making masks no longer required in most indoor settings. In anticipation of that, on Sunday, February 27th Parkview will return to a “mask optional” policy.

While the mask policy has once again shifted, our commitment to your health and wellbeing has not. We remain dedicated to thoroughly cleaning our public spaces before and after our gatherings. Masks and hand sanitizer are still readily available to those who want them.

Navigating these difficult days has not always been clear or easy. Whatever your perspective on current realities, as fellow Christians, let us allow kindness, grace and compassion characterize our interaction and relationships. In the words of the Apostle Paul, “Let us be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God in Christ forgave you.”

I look forward to being with you on Sundays.
 
Grace and Peace,
 
— 
Ray S. Kollbocker
Lead Pastor