Your local team

Meet the team that’s ready to support you and your ministry.

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.

Gary Rohrmayer

President & Executive Minister, Converge MidAmerica | Southeast | Caribbean

Who is Gary Rohrmayer?

Gary Rohrmayer has a unique focus on mobilizing and mentoring leaders in 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 leader travels their ministry journey alone. He desires to emulate the ministry of Barnabas by becoming a son of encouragement to the next generation of leaders. Gary has been involved in church planting since 1987. During this time, he has been involved in over 200 new church plants. He has trained hundreds of church planters, pastors, and missionaries throughout the U.S. and through a growing international ministry.

He has authored 14 books: Church Planting Landmines, First Steps for Planting a Missional Church, Next Steps for Leading a Missional Church, Life Biggest Adventure, and his 21-Day Devotional series. Gary just released his second edition of Spiritual Conversations: Creating and Sustaining Them Like Jesus which describes his evangelistic philosophy of his best-selling spiritual conversation tool, The Spiritual Journey Guide, which has sold over 3 million.

He received a BA and MA from Moody Bible Institute.

As President of Converge MidAmerica | Southeast | Caribbean, he oversees its business and ministry interests that support regional church planting and ongoing care of its partner churches.

Gary and his wife Mary have been married for 41 years and have three children and three grandchildren. They live in the greater Chicagoland area.

Ministry Staff

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Bryan Moak
Vice President of Church Strengthening
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Danny Parmelee

Vice President of Church Planting

Ernie Cabrera

Vice President of Church Partnerships

Jessy Padilla
Jessy Padilla
Director of Hispanic Ministries
Fred Obleton
Coordinator of African American Ministries
Ric Doguiles
Ric Doguiles

Director of Filipino Ministries

Bruce McEvoy
Director of Student Ministries Movement
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Daniel Proctor

Director of Church Strengthening Southeast

Andrew Ford
Andrew Ford

Director of Church Strengthening Michigan & Indiana

Gary Ricci

Gary Ricci

Director of Church Strengthening Metro Chicago

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Chris Highfill

Regional Director of Church Planting

Jeff Bell

Jeff Bell

Regional Director of Church Planting

Daniel Warren
Daniel Warren

Church Planting Coaching Coordinator

Wanda Manning
Office Manager & Executive Administrator
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Mary Rohrmayer
Ministry to Pastors’ Wives
Yahaira Landaverry

Finance Team

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Kirsten Andreson

Church Strengthening & Church Partnerships Administrative Assistant

District Board

Dr. Timothy Beavis
VP of International Operations, Carey Outreach Ministries
Pastor Norm Byers
Genesis Church, Petosky, MI
Pastor Efren Salonga Carlos Jr.
The Seed of Faith Ministries, Miami, FL
Pastor Brian Coffey
Chapelstreet Church, Geneva, IL
Pastor Chris Dodd
New Community Church, Dolton, IL
Pastor Jeff Forester

Heritage Church Sterling, Heights, MI

Cecil Hollar

Rejoice in the Lord Ministries, Orlando, FL

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Pastor Watson Jones III

Chicago, IL

Pastor Tom Messer

Trinity Baptist Church, Hammond and Oak Leaf, FL

Pastor Eric Moore

Tree of Life Fellowship, Royal Oak, MI

Pastor Jessy Padilla
Iglesia Emanuel, Waukegan, IL
Rev. Gary Rohrmayer

Park Ridge, IL

Pastor Darryn Scheske

Heartland Church, Indianapolis, IN

Pastor Paul Urban
Grace River Church, St Peters, MO
Pastor Richard Wollard
Springbrook Community Church, Huntley, IL

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, St Peters, Missouri