Who We Are

MTEE is a collection of people, across the nations, which have a vision of training nationals to transform nations.  We work with some really great people.  Here are many of the people we have on staff or who work with us in our efforts around the world.


President – Ronald L. Bernier

Pastor Ronald Bernier has been affiliated with MTEE for a number of years, beginning in 2004 teaching in the Master’s Program in Ukraine and continuing to return through the years for many groups of students since. He has also taught in our Doctoral Program and has ministered in many churches in the area of Pastoral Theology, Leadership, Administration, Christian Education and Ministerial Ethics. In addition, Pastor Ron has served on the Board of MTEE for a period of 10 years. We believe that his administrative and leadership gifts, combined with his pastoral experience of almost 30 years will help us to network with Pastors and Institute Leaders and set a vision for the coming years.

Pastor Ron is the Senior Pastor of Master Builder Ministries and the Headmaster of East Gate Christian Academy. He has trained Pastors and leaders in many countries, including: Ukraine, Belarus, Ghana, Kenya, Zimbabwe, So. Africa and the United States. In the past few years Pastor Ron has worked among the Brazilian District of the Assemblies of God, providing counsel and developing themes and guidelines for Pastors’ Bible School. Pastor Ron has also been mentoring a younger generation of ministers both national and international. Pastor Ron also serves on the Board of Directors of Kingdom Covenant Association (KCA), where he has served to help in some transitions and establishments of leaders and churches.

Pastor Ronald has served as an Equipping Pastor for Barnabas Ministries, is an adjunct faculty member of Vision Christian University and a Certified Leader for the Antioch School of Church Planting and Leadership Development.

Pastor Ron has a BS degree in Civil Engineering from Roger Williams College, a Master of Theological Studies and a Doctor of Ministry from Vision Christian University. He has authored 8 books and is currently working on a Doctor of Ministry in Global Church-Based Theological Education from The Antioch School of Church Planting and Leadership Development. Ronald and his wife Bernice have been married for 37 years and have 2 grown married children, Peter and Andrea, and 5 grandchildren. They reside in Fall River, Massachusetts.

• MTEE Board of Directors

Ronald L. Bernier, DMin. 
Ronald is serving as President of MTEE.  He is the Senior Pastor of Master Builder Ministries and the Headmaster of East Gate Christian Academy.  Ronald and his wife Bernice have two grown married children, Peter & Andrea and five grandchildren.  They reside in Fall River, Massachusetts.  (rlbernier@mbministries.org)


Ernest Campe, DRS. 
Earnest serves as the Treasurer of the Board of Directors.  He was the former President of MTEE, from 2001 to 2013.  Prior to that, he was a missionary with us, teaching in the Bible College network for four years, where his teaching ministry took him into five nations.  He holds an MA in Biblical Studies from Regent University and a Doctorate in Religious Studies from Trinity Theological Seminary.  Ernie and his wife Linda live in Richmond, VA.  (mtee@verizon.net)



John Daigle, Sr. 
John currently serves as chairman of the board of MTEE (Ministry to Educate and Equip). His first overseas missions trip was in1985, and this began his consistent international missions experience of 31 years and still counting. John has taught and preached in multiple national and international churches, Bible schools, and conferences over these years. He was ordained as a minister of the Gospel in 1987 at then Faith & Victory Church in Winterville, NC, and served as the Administrative Pastor from 1990-1994.

In 1995, John began fulltime missionary work with MTEE.  Living in Poland 11 years, he served as the European Director from 1995-2000.  During this time, he oversaw the growth and development of MTEE which established over 75 local church Bible schools in 8 different Eastern European nations with Vision University.  The vision was to train nationals in each nation to lead the ministry, and the aim continues today through the IDCL ministry office located in Kiev, Ukraine.

During the years 2000-2006, John served as the Pastoral Mentoring Director of MTEE in Eastern Europe.  While teaching and preaching in the various churches across these nations, John realized the great need for spiritual fathers in the lives of the believers--especially the leaders.  His heart is one of a father, and his passion is mentoring and networking together people and ministries for a greater impact in the Kingdom of God.

John is a 1971 graduate of East Carolina University, and he continues to serve Reimage Church (formerly Faith & Victory Church) as an elder and member of the missions’ board, having also served as the Director of Men’s Ministry.  In June 2017, he was awarded an honorary Doctor of Divinity degree from Vision International University for his 30+ years of missions and ministry service.

John and his wife Eileen have been married 45 years.  They have 2 sons and 6 grandchildren.  John is presently the General Manager of a local security products business and also serves as a chaplain for several companies through “Platform for Ministry.”  The Daigles reside in Winterville, North Carolina.  (jdaiglesr@gmail.com)


Valentina Grenchuk, MM. 
Valentina serves as a MTEE board member.  Valentina began working for MTEE in Ukraine when she was 17 years old and has worked with us for more than 20 years.  She now serves as Director of Operations for MTEE, overseeing the work in Russia, Ukraine, Moldova and many other countries.  Valentina is married with one child, Diana.  (valentinagrenchuk@yahoo.com)



Marcio Matta
Marcio currently serves as a MTEE board member.  He is the President of Latin American Evangelical Association of Theological Education, Campinas, Brazil.  Marcio has been involved with this association since 1998 in different positions as member of Fiscal Commission and 1st Treasurer, before becoming President in 2007 and has been elected several  times ever since.  Marcio has organized triennial conferences in Colombia, Brazil and Ecuador.  As President of AETAL, Marcio is a member of the Extended Board of Directors of the International Council of Evangelical Theological Education and has participated in Triennial Global Consultations in England, Hungary, Kenya and Turkey.

Marcio coordinates courses of the Assembly of God Brazilian Extension Schools.  He has worked in Theological Education for 37 years in different areas such as exams corrections, study guides revision, directors administrative trainings and now he is deeply involved in a program for upgrading teacher skills.

Marcio is a Board member of Campinas Bible Institute, where he earned his Theology Certificate from and has served as a teacher on Christian Leadership.  Marcio completed his course on Christian Leadership in Hawaii in 1996 and has taught this subject for more than 2,500 leaders in several cities of Brazil and also in Fort Myers (USA-2005) and Bryansk (Russia-2004).

Marcio is a member of Brazilian Alliance of Christian Chaplaincy.

Marcio has ministered all over Brazil and in the USA, Mexico, Costa Rica, Cuba, Panama, Colombia, Ecuador, Argentina, Chile, Portugal, Romania, Russia and Ukraine.

Marcio’s academic training includes:
  • Theology Certificate (IBICAMP Institute – Brazil)
  • Diploma in Business Administration (Unip University – Brazil)
  • Certificate in Hospital Chaplaincy (Unicamp University – Brazil)
  • Certificate in Christian Leadership (Haggai Institute – USA)
  • Master of Theological Education (started in 2017 – London School of Theology)

Marcio has attended the Assembly of God church since his childhood (1970) in his hometown, Catanduva (SP), till 1977. Today he resides in Campinas (SP) with his wife Neide and their two children Nadja (married) and Lucas, and attends the A/G church, serving, throughout the last 40 years, as a Christian worker, musician, chorister and Sunday School teacher.  (marciomatta@gmail.com)


Paul Shotsberger, PhD. 
Paul currently serves as a MTEE board member.  He is married to Susan and has a grown son Carl.  Paul holds a Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction and was a professor for nine years at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington until he and his family moved to Ukraine in August of 2002.  Paul served for seven years as Director of the Institute for the Development of Christian Leadership, headquartered in Kyiv, Ukraine, which is MTEE’s most extensive ministry.  Upon completion of his work as Director, Paul returned to the United States where he is now Professor of Education at Southern Wesleyan University in South Carolina.  Paul has also served as the President of the Board of Directors of MTEE, from 2013-2016.  (shotsbergerp@gmail.com)



• MTEE Missionaries


Paul & Galina Lindstedt – Moldova

Paul and his wife Galina were married on November 24th, 2007. They and their son Artiom, live in the capital of Moldova – Chisinau. Paul directs our Bible College program in Moldova. Paul and Gala are involved in the local church and host a home group. Paul holds an MCS degree in Christian Studies from Regent College in Vancouver, Canada.


Mike Lytton – Bulgaria

Mike attended Gordon Conwell Seminary where he received a Masters in Theological Studies. He then served with a church in Singapore for five years, followed by three years as a missionary in Belize as a “home grown” missionary from his church. He then became a denominational missionary and taught at the Seminary in Kyiv, Ukraine for six years followed by three years in the seminary in Siberia which eventually was closed. Mike returned home for a year thinking his time in the field was over. Mike returned to ministry with us where he works Lovech, Bulgaria teaching in our schools and working with the church there.