Keith Vandegrift and Lana Bell

Keith Vandegrift and Lana Bell have been married for seven years.  Their marriage blended a family of four.  They are close to and very fond of their four children:  Sichia (32) Chris (31 married to Jessica) Anton (30) and Anna (28).  They have one grandchild, Sloane.  Keith studied humanities and literature and a Master’s of Divinity from Fuller Theological Seminary.  Lana has a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Somatic Psychology from Naropa University in Boulder, Colorado.

Keith has been in local church ministry for 26 years.  Following a two-year stint as a missionary in Honduras, Central America, he returned to the U.S. and served as Director of Missions at Wabash Presbyterian Church in Auburn, Washington for nine years.  For the past 16 years he has served as the Pastor for Missions at First Presbyterian Church of Boulder in Colorado.  Lana has had a number of jobs over the past two decades.  Her principle job has been as a psychotherapist working with people with major mental illness.  She worked first in public mental health, then a private social services agency, then as a private practitioner.  At the same time she has maintained a home business as a seamstress sewing commercial projects for several manufacturers of Pilates equipment.

Both Keith and Lana are voracious readers who love the outdoors.  They hike and camp when they can, and Keith loves to fish and hunt.  Lana is a veteran gardener who also spends her free time painting and making jewelry.  They spend time with family at every opportunity.

Keith and Lana plan to minister in Cuba.  The plan is for Keith to work with the Presbyterian Church of Cuba and the Evangelical Theological Seminary of Matanzas.  The plan for Lana is to work with the Cuba Connection Ministry, an ecumenical ministry that builds relationships with Cuban Christians and foreigners, especially from the U.S.  Lana’s expected focus will be God’s Little Lambs, a ministry to families with members who have disabilities.

 

 

To donate by check to the Vandegrift/Bell’s Support:

Make checks payable to The Antioch Partners, write “Vandegrift/Bell Support” on memo line and mail to:

7132 Portland Ave., Suite 136
Richfield, MN, 55423