​Mark and Stephanie serve in Ashiya, Hyogo, Japan.

 

 

Mark and Stephanie BartschMark and Stephanie Bartsch<p>The Bartsches minister in the Kobe/Osaka area. They lead a new online house church. Mark is a full-time chaplain, teacher and assistant football coach at a Christian junior and senior high school in Kobe. Stephanie teaches pre-school aged children and mentors their mothers. She also teaches dance at a university, as well as teaching in the International Studies department.<br></p><p>Stephanie (who grew up in Japan) enjoys serving as a "pastor on the street" as she walks the neighborhood, accompanied by Benji (their toy poodle). ​Stephanie and Mark have two grown sons: Jonathan, who recently married in Toledo, Ohio, and Isaiah, who is an international pre-school teacher in Osaka, Japan.<br></p><div class="ExternalClass1AE0A0DE98CA470E9CC4E24D8E8DFEDF"><div class="HomeCongregation"><span class="congregationName">Toledo Mennonite Church</span><span class="congregationLocation">Toledo, Ohio</span></div></div>

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