Bob & Lynn Culver
Grete & Ted Shelling
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 and co-founder of iFace (InterFACE Ministries) and serves on the Board of Hope Springs Learning Center.
Grete Shelling is on our national Human Resource Team. She and her husband Ted have been involved as friends, helpers, tutors, and hosts to international students and their families since 1968. As a National Certified Counselor, Grete counsels students and scholars with personal and inter-relational conflicts, cultural adjustment issues, stress management, conflict resolution, and communication skill,s, either in her home or by Skype. Secondly, both she and her husband Ted offer basic and advanced discussions in English, and they also help in understanding the Bible, either one-on-one or in small groups.
Ben Allin 770-545-9859 has been teaching ESL professionally and providing intercultural training to adults in Korea and the USA for many years. Now he focuses on equipping and empowering local church members and cross-cultural workers in training to serve international students and refugees through ESL friendly conversation events, bible studies, and fun activities. He recruits and develops members of local churches to engage international students and refugees in deep long-term relationships. He coordinates the ESL classes for international students on Tuesday and Thursday nights and Sunday mornings at http://www.intownesl.com/ near Emory University. He also supports the Sunday morning ESL conversation events and international Bible studies in Lawrenceville, GA. Ben has a Masters of Education for Teaching ESL to Adults, a Master of Arts in Intercultural Conflict Resolution, and is a trained mediator. Ben’s wife helps mostly Syrian and Congolese refugees in and around the Clarkston area connect with the local church members and ministry people.
Katelyn Cole is on loan to us from GFM for this year and works with Ben Allin in our ESL program at Intown Church.
Welcome aboard Katelyn!
News & Blogs
What a blast watching so many non Chinese learn to make & then eat Chinese dumplings. Happy New...read more
What's your Olympic goal? "My drive in life is from this horrible fear of being mediocre. And that’s always pushing me, pushing me. Because even though I’ve become Somebody. I still have to prove that Somebody. My struggle has never ended and it probably never will."...read more
ask Uncle Bob firstname.lastname@example.org to post your free classified add here 1 BR, 1 BA apartment; kitchen, living room, utilities included $750 per mo. 5 miles from Emory and Mercer on Marta bus line. Contact Cindi Finn for further info and appointment. 404-955-0077. 2004...read more
Registration begins 2/10/15, Intown Community Church for another series of ELS classes for levels 1-4. While regular ESL classes take place, Greta Shelling will begin a separate series of ESL conversation classes using Bible stories as text. Students will be able to...read more
For more information see Bob's Bus Blog, Face to Face Why iFace? Seeking cross-cultural friendships and the open exchange of ideas, iFace (Interface Ministries) is a nonprofit organization linking international students and scholars to culturally sensitive Americans....read more