Bob & Lynn Culver
Ben Allin & Na Young Kim
Bob & Lynn Culver
Bob & Lynn Culver have been serving in Atlanta since 1981. As grandparents, they know some current students’ parents or grandparents! Bob is the president-emeritus and co-founder of iFace (InterFACE Ministries), serves on the Board of Hope Springs Learning Center, and is Chair of ACMI, a national & global network of Christians serving international student/scholars.
Ben Allin & Na YOUNG KIM
Na Young grew up in Ulsan, Korea, and came to the USA eight years ago with her husband Ben and their three children.
In her work with iFace, she specializes in building deep lasting friendships with international scholars and their families. She often collaborates with these friends to organize activities and outings. She also recruits and organizes help from international student communities, immigrant communities, and other communities to help one another. Na Young also connects people from these communities to Christian fellowship, Bible studies, and interreligious discussions.
Ben is from California and Puerto Rico. His work with iFace involves helping multiple churches develop programs and sponsor events in which members of their churches can develop their intercultural skills and capacities while connecting with international student volunteers and others from different cultural and religious communities.
Ben is best known for leading Intown ESL as well as creating and leading the Intown4Peace Intercultural Learning Program and International Education Peace Volunteers. Ben also collaborates with other international student ministry programs as a member of the Lausanne International Student Ministry Strategy Group, and the International Student Ministry Center for Innovation and Development. Ben is focusing on creating and promoting opportunities in the community for interreligious and intercultural learning online so that people who have returned to their countries can continue to volunteer snd stay connected.
Ben has a B.A. in Middle Eastern Studies from George Washington University, an M.Ed. (Teaching ESL to Adults) from Regent University, an M.A. in Intercultural Conflict Resolution and Peacebuilding from California State University, and a M.Div. from Metro Atlanta Seminary. He was recently licensed to teach by Metro Atlanta Presbytery, and is a trained mediator.
Ben responds to texts at (770) 545-9859.