Christopher L. Heuertz
Christopher L. Heuertz is the international director of Word Made Flesh, an organization that exists to serve Jesus among the poorest of the world's poor. He and his wife, Phileena Heuertz (author of Pilgrimage of the Soul) have visited nearly 70 countries as they minister to children with AIDS, prostituted women and children, recovering drug addicts, and unreached people and refugees from the far reaches of the world.
Back in 1993, Heuertz volunteered for several months in Kolkata, India with Mother Theresa and the Missionaries of Charity. This experience largely confirmed his heart's desire to commit his life to missionary work. After graduating from Asbury College, Heuertz helped establish two homes for children through Word Made Flesh (WMF) in Chennai, India. He also worked to create a board of directors and a constitution for the WMF ministry in Chennai.
Heuertz married Phileena in 1996 and was soon after named the International Director of World Made Flesh. He and Phileena moved from India to Omaha, Nebraska, the headquarters of WMF where they now live. Heuertz continues to serve the poorest of the poor in his administrative role and makes frequent trips around the world to the WMF communities. He also travels widely in the US and abroad for speaking engagements and to offer encouragement to other communities.
Heuertz has shared his knowledge and experience with Christian culture at large through the publishing of two books from InterVarsity Press: Simple Spirituality (2008) and Friendship at the Margins (2010), coauthored with Christine Pohl. He has also been asked to speak at numerous conferences including Catalyst, Urban Youth Workers Institute, Passion, and Faith, Film and Justice. He has participated with Lausanne, Urbana, and To Write Love on Her Arms. Heuertz has written articles for Christianity Today, The Other Journal, and Lausanne World Pulse. In addition to his public speaking and writing, Heuertz is an ordained minister through the Association of Evangelical Churches and Ministries and an adjunct professor at Lakeview Seminary in Chennai.
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IVP Books by Christopher L. Heuertz
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