The vision of NAMS, simply put, is to “make disciples by raising disciple-making leaders who plant disciple-making churches.” At the root of this vision is the imperative, “make disciples” which came first from the lips of Jesus in Matthew 28:18-20, who made this the overarching task for his church for all places and all times. It pervades and informs all we do, and the future we believe God is calling us to equip and assist his global church into.
The first Global Bishop Guardian of NAMS, the former Anglican Archbishop of South-East Asia, Moses Tay, gave us what we call the NAMS Charge:
“Preach and teach ‘Jesus Christ and Him crucified’
plant new churches wherever God opens the door
always obey the Holy Spirit;
and never break the Word of God.”
Therefore, every Companion of NAMS seeks to be involved in Gospel proclamation and church-planting that is biblically-faithful and Spirit-led. We are called to be a globally-dispersed, accountable order of Companions who seeks to model, apprentice, train and release disciples that join in the mission of God to a lost world wherever they are, or are sent to.
Born into the Christian Hope and raised in the church, Jon Shuler was called to full time ministry at 22. A graduate of the United States Military Academy, West Point, NY, he completed his theological training at the University of Durham, Durham, England. He was ordained there while pursuing a graduate degree in Church History. In 1994 he helped found NAMS and continues to serve as the Servant General. He is married to the artist Cynthia Hoppin Shuler.
Regional Coordinator Asia and the Pacific
The Revd Manik Corea is the Global Executive of the New Anglican Missionary Society (NAMS) and a missionary priest of C4SO Diocese of the Anglican Church of North America (ACNA). He is a Singaporean of Sri Lankan/Indian ethnicity, married to Maple Corea from Taiwan. They have a 14-year-old son, Josiah. Having previously served with NAMS in the USA and UK (where they worked on team planting DNA Networks in Colchester, Essex), he and his family then spent the last thirteen years on mission in Thailand. The last 9 of those years, they planted All Nations Bangkok, a Thai-international church in the city centre. They relocated back to Singapore in January 2021 in order to establish a regional office for NAMS here.
Global Strategic Coordinator
Joel has been assisting NAMS for nearly 30 years. In 2021 he became the fulltime Global Strategic Development Officer. He has a background in IT/Technical support as well as graphic Design. He is married to Rachel who is a gifted jewelry maker.
Dean of GAP
Isaac, is originally from Colchester, England but has been serving with NAMS in Bangkok, Thailand for the past seven years. He is married to Patchara and they are blessed to have a son called Samuel. Alongside his GAP Role, he is also responsible for leading the Bangkok Base Community, All Nations Church Bangkok and work among university students in the city.
Global Administrative Officer
Samuel received a Bachelor of Science in Family, Youth and Community Science from the University of Florida, a Master of Divinity from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, and a Doctor of Worship Studies from IWS.
Global Women's Discipleship Coordinator
Mary has a passion for teaching and relationship ministry and has been working with NAMS for the past 8 years. While serving in Chile as a NAMS intern from 2014-2016, she met her husband Ivan, and together they have had various ministry adventures around the globe. Currently, Mary, Ivan, and their daughter live in Inverness, Florida, but their sights are set to move to Spain in the coming year to continue intercultural disciple-making ministry.
Global Prayer and Intercession Coordinator
Rev. Dave Kulchar Grew up in the Anglican church, having fully committed to following Jesus in 1976 while at university. He began full time ministry in 1981 and was ordained in 1989. In 2005 he joined AMIA and helped plant 2 ACNA congregations. He is fully committed to a life of prayer and discipleship beginning at home and extending to the ends of the earth.