Rev. Dr. Tim and Lisa Beckendorf
Rev. Dr. Tim and Lisa Beckendorf are professionally trained and equipped for cross-cultural and native Bible translation ministry.
Tim served as a volunteer missionary with the LCMS for one year in Slovakia, teaching English as a Foreign Language at the Lutheran High School of Tisovec. Lisa was born and grew up in Papua New Guinea, where her parents were missionaries. She returned to the States at age 17, to attend college. She later served three years as a volunteer missionary in Slovakia, where she met Tim.
Tim was ordained at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Osmond, Nebraska in 2003. Since July 2005, Tim and Lisa have been working with LBT among the Khwe people of Botswana. They have two sons, Aaron and Andrew and currently live in Shakawe in northern Botswana.