Board of Directors

Brian Heerwagen, Chairman. Brian fills the chairman roll as Chief Executive Officer of DELTA Ministries International.


Gary Akiyama, Treasurer. Gary is the President of Akiyama Financial Services in Vancouver, WA.

Anne Akiyama, Secretary. Anne is a financial services professional in Vancouver, WA.

Chris Behnke. Chris is the COO of Choose Growth.

Mike Wilde. Mike is senior pastor of Laurelwood Baptist Church in Vancouver, WA.

Susan Wilde. Susan works for the city of Camas, WA, in the Public Works Department.


To mobilize means to put into movement. DELTA puts individuals, churches, schools and partners into movement to accomplish The Great Commission. This movement is from a home, pew, or seat to a field location around the world. Since 1979, DELTA has put 10,000 individuals and over 1,000 churches, schools and ministries into 100 countries and 30 US states.

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A coach is one who instructs or trains. DELTA provides churches, partner ministries, schools, team leaders, and host missionaries a personal coach that comes alongside to train and guide them on both general missions and short-term mission endeavors. A DELTA coach will meet face-to-face, by phone, video or email to equip for excellence.

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A resource is a source of supply or support. DELTA provides resources such as curriculum, webinars, tools, digital downloads, articles, blogs, referrals and more. All of these resources have been developed by experienced and skilled short-term and general mission practitioners.

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