MISSION CHURCH LEADERSHIP
Ritch and his wife Laura were born and raised in Chicago’s western suburbs. After two tours of duty in Iraq as a U.S. Marine, Ritch moved to Naperville, Illinois where he met and married Laura and served as a pastor at The Compass Church for seven years. In 2013 the Sandfords moved to Utah where Ritch founded The Mission Church and created GodLovesMormons.com (an evangelistic ministry to Mormons).
Aaron and his wife Stacia met at a CRU social in Dayton, Ohio. In 2005 they felt God’s call to join His work in Utah, and moved to the Wasatch front. Aaron started Temple Square street evangelism on Thursday nights, and has watched God grow that effort into a fruitful ministry. The Shafovaloffs joined The Mission Church in 2014. Aaron works as a full-time software engineer, and is the creator of Theopedia.com (an encyclopedia of Biblical Christianity).
Benjamin and Jodie first met at church as children in a small Minnesota town. Benjamin studied Carpentry at Alexandria Technical College and has worked in that vocation since graduating in 1992. The Jensens moved to Utah with their five children in 2005, and are now enjoying the addition of grandchildren. They have been passionately discipling believers through various ministries over the 30 years prior to joining The Mission Church in 2016.
Bradley and his wife Marisa both grew up in the western suburbs of Chicago. Bradley initially served at The Mission Church as a Pastoral Resident before graduating from The Moody Bible Institute in 2017. During that time he felt drawn to remain in Utah. In 2018, Bradley and Marisa both moved to South Jordan. Bradley is a part of the God Loves Mormons team, and leads both the Youth and Young Adult groups at The Mission Church.