Are we on the same page?

Lots of organizations want to tell you who they are, but really what you want to know is:

Will these guys understand me?

Will we get along?

Will we like each other?

That is really what this About Us/You page is all about 


Who you are:

You are a leader. You may be employed or volunteering but you lead people into mission around the world.

First of all, Short Term Mission Teams are lead by passionate people (like you) who want to serve and give beyond themselves.

Second, you are too busy to read this, would love to make a lasting difference, and don’t want to read complex theories about best practice. You are too busy preparing your team, taking care of your family and working full time (when you are not busy with your other volunteer activities).

Third, you have wondered if STM could be better. You are tired of half-hearted attempts to help poor people that end up making a mess, you know that there has to be a much better way.


In short – you want to make a difference and don’t want to mess up the kingdom – that’s why we will get along really well.


Who we are:

STM leader was created to make it easy for leaders like you to strengthen your skills. We focus on the practical questions you need to know to get your team developed and out the door. You are busy, and so we help you figure out the details to keep on your toes legally, and make sure your ministry goals aren’t just a waste of time and money. We know the STM standards of excellence and we will sneak them in to your process through lively and interesting training. You get to join a cohort of like-minded leaders from across North American, many with years of experience, who want to be better STM team leaders.

Our goal is to share what works for other STM team leaders so we can make your life easier, a lot easier, so you can grow your mission, just like we do for other leaders from many other denominations and countless agencies.

We are STM leaders who think that short-term teams fail if they don’t have long-term purpose. I know you do too … Let’s chat!

Mark – Executive Director

Our Team

Mark Crocker
Mark Crocker
Founding Director

Over the last 25 years I have trained over 25 000 people into mission. I have served as the Short Term Mission chair at the EFC global mission roundtable. I teach STM beginners and masters level college courses. And I have lead multi-million dollar development projects in Congo and Haiti.

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Vincent Chan
Web Systems

Vincent is an alumni of STM leader and our resident web guru. When he is not leading mission he is leading as the emerging generations pastor in Vancouver, BC. Vincent is our goto man for our web based teaching platform.

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