Our Missionaries

  • Andrew Sandeen

    International Association for Refugees

    Andrew is currently building a support team to send him and his family to Fort Morgan, Colorado, where he will serve with International Association for Refugees. Despite being a small town, it has over 700 Somali refugees and many others from a wide variety of countries. Andrew will be serving as a housing manager in a program to help refugees work towards home ownership or college education, as well as liaison with the local ag businesses that employ refugees.



    Claire Amico attended SGC for several years while she was attending IUP. In 2017, God called Claire to Uganda to serve with The Amazima School in Jinja. The mission of The Amazima School is to provide quality, Christian education for Ugandan youth. Claire serves with Amazima by teaching the children of the western staff who serve with Amazima Ministries in varying capacities. Claire is also the liaison between Amazima and one of their partnering organizations, Good Shepherd’s Fold, as the two organizations work towards partnering in the education of expat children in and around Jinja. Please pray for Claire as she serves the Lord through teaching.

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    Life Choices is a ministry committed to upholding the sanctity of human life by assisting and educating individuals facing unplanned pregnancies. Life Choices has been called to be a culture-changer for the community and since 1984, they’ve been dedicated to meeting the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of young men, women and families facing unplanned pregnancies, offering life-affirming options to those in this difficult situation.

    Life Choices Website



    Pregnancy Resource Center

    Life-Way Pregnancy Center has helped thousands of young women, young men and children since 1989. Their vision is to reach all who need help with pregnancy, adoption or parenting. Young women are learning about healthy pregnancies, preparing for delivery and how to be a good mom. Young men are becoming confident dad who will provide for their child. Families are being taught how to build strong, stable and safe homes.

    Life-Way Website



    tyndale bible translators

    Tyndale Bible Translators believes that the Bible itself, when translated well, is the most effective missionary for long-term cultural change.

    Misha serves as a translation advisor for two Bible translation teams in Tanzania, East Africa.

    Read Misha's Most Recent Newsletter

  • Rachel myers


    Cru (Campus Crusade for Christ) campus’ vision is for every student, staff, and faculty member to know someone who truly follows Jesus Christ. 

    Through Cru, God has given Rachel many opportunities to invite students to know the Lord, grow in their faith, and go after they graduate to continue to know the Lord and make Him known. She and her boss are currently on two campuses in the region (IUP and SFU) and trusting the Lord to reach 10 others (some of which have no campus ministries currently there).

    Read Rachel's Newsletters

  • Wendy Chamberlin


    Wendy Chamberlin is working on a medical team with Frontiers serving unreached people groups in Sierra Leone. Her job is to become fluent in Krio, learn the culture so she can love on the locals & share the love of Jesus with them, serve as a nurse in local clinics and help set up a hospice program in remote clinics. 

    Wendy's Mailing List, Contact Info. and Financial Support

  • William Bukenya


    Raising Up Hope for Uganda (RUHU) seeks to provide help and education for orphans while helping their families overcome poverty through initiating sustainable income generating projects. Their primary focus is to help children who have no hope and who receive no food, clothes, or love.



    Aleka is serving in Southern Europe. Please pray for her and her work. 

  • R & M

    R and M are serving in a sensitive location in Central Asia. Please pray for them and their work.

  • C & M

    C and M are serving in Southeast Asia. Please pray for them and their work.

Request for Funds

Are you going on a Short-Term Missions trip and looking for support? The Missions Planning Team offers financial support to all Members and Regular Attenders of Saving Grace Church. If you would like to apply, click on the link below, print this application and return it to the church office for approval. We would also love to pray for you before you go and hear about your trip at our next Missions Night!

Short Term Missionary Request for Funds

Missions Planning Team

Fred Dalton

Fred is an Imaging Services Engineer. He is involved in the Missions Team and is also a part of a fellowship group at Saving Grace. He and his wife, Shirley, have three adult children and one grandchild.

Jen Shoenfelt

Misha Sandeen

missions secretary

Michelle Sandeen (Misha) is a missionary working as a Bible translation advisor with Wycliffe Bible Translators. She is currently working for two language groups in Tanzania where she previously lived for 8 years. Misha serves in the Children’s Ministry, on the Mission Planning Team and she helps organize the Dig-In Dinners in the summers. She and her husband, Andrew, have three children.

Nathan Williams

Nate is self-employed. In addition to the Missions Planning Team, Nate leads Missions Trips to Uganda twice a year to do construction and outreach at Raising Up Hope for Uganda (RUHU). Nate and his wife, Audra, have 3 children. 

Randi Eckenrode

Randi is a Clinical Dietician Nutritionist. She started attending Saving Grace Church in 2008. Randi is a part of the Missions Planning Team. She says, "I love being a part of the Missions Team and helping Saving Grace Church to reach the world for Christ!" Randi and her husband, Chris, have three children. 

Sara Failor

Sara began attending the church as an IUP college student in 1998. After graduating in December of 1999, she and her husband, Mark, spent more than a decade moving around quite a bit before returning to Indiana in 2011. In addition to the Missions Planning Team, Sara is the church's Administrative Assistant.  She and Mark have 2 AMAZING daughters. 

Shirley Dalton

Shirley is a Registered Nurse at UPMC on a Rehab Unit. She is currently involved with the Missions Team. She and her husband, Fred, have three grown children and a sweet granddaughter named Finley.