Steve and Barbara Shantz have been “non-traditional” missionaries with TWR since 1982 with 18 years spent in Europe, 5 in their native Canada and the rest in the U.S.
With a diploma from Conestoga College in Electronic Technology, Steve first worked in Research & Development. In the early 1990’s, he became “hooked” on IT/IS and kept up studies on the side to advance in the appropriate certifications for his work. Steve has served TWR’s CIO (Chief Information Officer) and thereby on the Global Executive Leadership team.
Steve now serves as the Vice President for Latin America & the Caribbean, providing leadership and direction for ministry in the region.
Steve & Barbara’s children are married, living in Canada, and each with one son. Aaron (& Shelley) are environmentally concerned believers who live and work in sustainable farming, forestry and animal husbandry; Jasmine (& Terence) are both ordained ministers of the Gospel in the Anglican tradition.