Austin Sullivan has served as an associate staff for OMS in the northeast regional office in Allentown, Pennsylvania, since 1988 when Bruce and Donna Hess were appointed to serve as the regional directors. Yet, for the past decade, he has served primarily in Russia. In 1995, after two extended visits to Russia, he served as a member of the CoMission team in Tver, Russia, from July 1996 to June 1997. In 1999, he returned to Russia and worked with the ECC team in the city of Vladimir in the area of church planting. Austin then moved to Moscow to serve as field administrator for one year after the work in Vladimir was stopped. During that year, he also taught two courses at the Moscow Evangelical Christian Seminary. He later served as assistant to the Russia ECC coordinator. His responsibility was to visit the churches of the Blagovest Evangelical Christian Church Association, encouraging and assisting them when possible. Austin returned from Russia in August 2005 to serve as associate director of OMS’ northeast regional office. Austin attended Houghton College and later transferred to Nyack College, both in New York State, where he graduated with a bachelor’s degree in theology. He served for seven years in the pastorate. A change of direction led him into secular work, but during that time, he was active in service at First Presbyterian Church of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, where he has been a member since 1969. He completed four three-year terms as a deacon and also coordinated the audio and tape ministries at the church. During his years of being associated with OMS, Austin has visited seven of the OMS fields around the world. His interest in missions has been ongoing since his high school days. The opportunity to minister with OMS has been the fulfillment of an inner desire since high school. One Mission Society is an evangelical, interdenominational faith mission that makes disciples of Jesus Christ through intentional evangelism, planting churches and training national leaders in Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, Europe and Latin America. OMS then joins with those churches in global partnerships to reach the rest of the world.