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Team

Meet the team members

Steve Torgerson

Steve serves as Executive Director and is also responsible for organizational fundraising. After 10 years as a church planter in Asia, Steve’s focus changed to equipping active and mature church leaders who had no suitable resources to teach and train the next generation of Asia’s church leaders. Steve loves working with the innovative and creative SALT team!

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Kevin Clouse

Kevin moved to Asia to join the work of training leaders in early 2016. Since then, he has focused on developing new training locations in Southeast and South Asia, as well as developing a new curriculum called CoreStory.

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National Training Team

SALT works with a team of bi-vocational pastors to provide curriculum and strategic support towards the goal of equipping local church leaders to train others. SALT is committed to empowering nationals to do as much of the ministry as possible, from teaching courses to creating them.

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The Curriculum Team

The Curriculum Team has authored, edited, and/or revised 30 courses, all designed specifically for pastors with low levels of education and little access to formal Biblical education. Current curriculum efforts have turned toward applying recent methods and standards to older courses written ten years ago.

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Administrative Team

SALT is blessed with a strong team of administrative personnel to keep track of finances, donors, training schedules, visas, communication, and generally keep ministry operations running smoothly. This tri-lingual team is all from Asia, but have adapted well to working with a multi-cultural office environment.

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Steve Wible

Co-Founder: 1996-2019

As a co-founder of SALT, Steve served in a variety of roles within the organization. He and his wife Juniata relocated to the United States in August 2018 where he is semi-retired and pastors the Christ Center Chinese Alliance Church in South Florida.

He is also a life coach and has developed an accountability growth tool on his website, keepthechange.me.

He and Juniata have four daughters, three sons-in-law and three grand daughters.  They live in Boca Raton, Florida.  He can be reached at stevenmw92@gmail.com.

Cary Clifton

Co-Founder: 1996-2018

Nearly every one of SALT’s 30 courses has Cary’s influence, and he is the primary author of more than 12 courses.  Cary served as the Curriculum Director from 1996 to 2014, pioneering ways to help low-literacy pastors author courses for believers in their home country.

He also served as Director of Field Operations in East Asia from 2014 to 2017, assisting trainers with pedagogy and strategy.

Cary and Reny joined MAP Global in 2019. You can read more about their   new ministry here