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As modeled by our Lord, strong relationships are a key to ministry and mission effectiveness. The leaders you meet, get to know and grow with will improve and empower you for greater ministry impact. Across Converge MidAmerica | Southeast | Caribbean, you will meet lifelong friends, engage with co-laborers and share the joys and challenges of following God’s call in your life. Connect with us today to learn more about how we can serve your church.
President & Executive Minister, Converge MidAmerica | Southeast | Caribbean
Gary Rohrmayer has a unique focus in mobilizing and mentoring leaders into the harvest field. He specializes in equipping leaders in areas of spiritual formation, church multiplication, and church health. Gary’s vision is to ‘see that no leaders travel their ministry journey alone.’
Gary has been involved in church planting since 1987. He has been involved in over 160 new church plants. He has worked in every area as an intern, pioneer planter, parent church pastor, coach, head coach, regional director, and national leader. He has trained hundreds of church planters, pastors, and missionaries throughout the U.S. and a growing international ministry.
Gary was the founding pastor of White Stone Community Church in Oconomowoc, WI. During his time in Wisconsin, he also worked for Converge Great Lakes by helping start 17 other churches through coaching, training, and overseeing the church plants in this region. Gary served as the Director of Church Planting for Converge MidAmerica from 1998-2010. He was responsible for launching a movement of new churches. During a ten-year period, he mobilized 88 church planters in Illinois, Indiana, Missouri, Kentucky, Tennessee, and Arkansas.
Gary has authored seven books and online resources: Church Planting Landmines, FirstSteps for Planting a Missional Church, NextSteps for Leading a Missional Church, and Life Biggest Adventure (Children’s Discipleship Book). Spiritual Conversations describes the evangelistic philosophy of his best-selling spiritual conversation tool, The Spiritual Journey Guide, which has sold 3 million. His most recent books are devotional in nature 21 Dangerous Prayers, 21 Days of Prayer and Fasting, and 21 Courageous Prayers (Summer 2018).
On March 1, 2010, Gary became the President of Converge MidAmerica overseeing its business and ministry interests that support regional church planting and ongoing care of its partner churches. In 2020, Gary oversaw the strategic partnership between Converge
MidAmerica and Converge Southeast. He is fully committed to the vision of starting and strengthening churches. Gary and his wife Mary have been married for 36 years, they have three grown children and live in the Chicagoland area.
Vice President of Church Planting
Vice President of Church Partnerships
Director of Filipino Ministries
Interim Director of Church Strengthening Southeast
Director of Church Strengthening Michiana
Director of Church Strengthening Metro Chicago
Regional Director of Church Planting
Church Planting Coaching Coordinator
Director of Finance
Church Strengthening & Church Partnerships Administrative Assistant
Church Planting Administrative Assistant
Heritage Church Sterling, Heights, MI
Rejoice in the Lord Ministries, Orlando, FL
Compassion Baptist Church, Chicago, IL
Trinity Baptist Church, Hammond and Oak Leaf, FL
Tree of Life Fellowship, Royal Oak, MI
Park Ridge, IL
Heartland Church, Indianapolis, IN
Converge has been with me on every step of my church planting journey — from learning how to raise support, building a launch team and publicly launching the church. Our church would not have had the success it’s having today without the expertise from Converge.
Chris Highfill, Grace River Church, O’Fallon, Missouri