New Leaders for Europe and NavMissions


The Nav Europe Board of Directors has appointed Bill Sparks as the new Regional Director for Europe. Bill served as director of United States NavMissions since 2009. Bill’s involvement with The Navigators began in college, in Florida. He worked for IBM in the U.S. and Japan before he and his wife, Cathy, joined Navigator staff. He served with The Navigators in Taiwan, and then as Director of Staff Care, focusing primarily on helping Navigator staff in Europe. This and other involvement in Europe enabled Bill to develop strong relationships within the European Navigator work.

As of July 1, 2016, the new director of NavMissions is Don N (full name not provided for security reasons). Don became involved with The Navigators while a student at the University of Nebraska in Lincoln, where he graduated in 1971. He and his wife, Lois, worked in campus ministries until 1981. Between 1982 and 1997, Don and Lois worked with Navigator efforts in five Eastern European countries. He has been working as a strategic leader in NavMissions since that time. NavMissions is engaged in recruiting, developing, preparing and sending American missionaries to serve in the Navigator Worldwide Partnership.

Please pray for Bill and Cathy, and Don and Lois as they begin new phases of life and work.