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!


Steve is married to Merrilee and they have 3 children and 8 grandchildren scattered across the globe. Merrilee serves as women’s ministry coordinator in their local church.

Other Interests

When Steve isn’t engaged in SALT activities, you’ll find him and Merrilee hiking one of the many mountain trails near their home. Unless he’s managed to injure himself yet again, then he’ll be home cheering for the Minnesota Twins.


B.S., University of Minnesota

M. Div., Fuller Theological Seminary

D. Miss., Trinity International University