B.S. Anderson University
M.Div. Anderson School of Theology
Th.D. International Seminary
D. Miss. Faith University (Honorary)
Steve and his wife, Sharonne, live between Orlando, Florida and New Zealand. They have four children living and working in the USA, New Zealand, Peru and China.
Steve founded and pioneered the work of Missionary Ventures International from 1983 to 2008 with offices in the US, Canada, Europe, South Africa, Australia, and New Zealand. These offices send mission teams, funds, expertise, aid and relief to over a hundred countries worldwide. He has over 30 years of experience around the globe setting up nonprofit entities in many developing countries and working with indigenous leaders to establish Bible schools, primary schools, vocational educational programs, community development programs, hospitals, clinics, orphanages, feeding centers, and planting thousands of churches each year.
Steve founded The Foundation of Saint Peter, doing business as Foundation for Missions in 2008 and is an interdenominational development organization to leverage funding to bring together government, charities, relief agencies, and churches to focus on making macro effects in developing countries.
This past couple of years have brought some significant challenges for Foundation leadership; Steve’s health, an ongoing challenge in the finances of the mission, the difficulties of fund-raising for the central costs of the Foundation and, more recently, operating in the COVID environment.
For Steve, this is one of the toughest decisions he has had to face. The past four decades have been dedicated to God’s mission call on his life. The heart is the same, but the body is not.
It’s been a great honor and privilege for Steve and Sharonne to partner with you in missions. And it is with much sadness that they believe this is the time to start the closure of Foundation for Missions and close the 501(c)3 (nonprofit) with the support of the Board of Trustees following a meeting held with them in October 2020.
We plan on closing Foundation or Missions as of May 1st, 2021.
Donations to Foundation for Missions cannot be accepted after April 30th, 2021.
We ask that you kindly connect directly with your missionary partner as they transition to a new organisation over the next few months (if they have not connected with you already).
It has been a great honor Steve, to serve the Lord in this capacity for over 40 years, and for Sharonne the last 12 years. They will miss it dearly; knowing that with all of God’s changes come new opportunities to experience God’s wonderful Grace.
We will keep you all updated and in the meantime we are so very grateful….
Thanks so much for your prayers, understanding and support.
The Foundation Team
Sharonne is a qualified Primary School and Kindergarten teacher with over 25 years of teaching, management and supervisory experience in the fields of Elementary, Junior Primary Education, Early Childhood Education and Kindergarten. She has specialized in working with children with special needs.
She works alongside Steve at the Foundation and her responsibilities include administration, marketing, and general website management. She travels with Steve to various ministry projects around the globe.
Office Phone: 407-730-3364
Executive Assistant/Team Travel/Accounting Support
ShaRi is based in Plano, Texas works with the Foundation in Team Trips and Travel, as well as a variety of other administrative areas.
She has over 36 years’ experience as a Travel Agent and has worked in missions for over 17 years. She has previously worked for a number of years under Steve Beam in Team Trips and Travel.
ShaRi has been married for over 38 years to Donald Tarpley. They have 4 children, 2 nieces and 7 grandchildren. She has traveled extensively and has lived in Spain and Japan for several years, while her husband served in the United States Navy for 20 years.
David and Esther live in Canada. They have 3 children and 7 grandchildren.
David retired in 2020. He has served as a pastor for over 25 years (most recently at Dunnville Free Methodist Church), as a business owner and financial planner and been involved in short-term missions and pastoral care throughout different parts of the world. He echos John Wesley’s words when he said that the world was his parish. His heart carries both a local and global perspective. He firmly believes that the Gospel, with its spiritual and social arms, is the answer to the human heart and social ills. He is also a keen writer and published author.
Esther is retired and loves to spend more time with her children and grandchildren as well as write. She also recently published her first book and has a weekly blog called Soul Food.
RuthE, resides in Orlando with her husband and her two daughters. She lives to serve the Lord in all areas of life by partnering with her church and local Christian outreach programs as well as in her day to day life as an independent artist.
She is happy to be a part of the team!
RuthE works part time to assist Thuy in the accounting department as well as in other general administrative areas.
Foundation for Missions
Steven Kreidt is an Orlando Christian Businessman and Civil Engineer with KCG. He has worked with Steve Beam and missionaries on projects (bridges, orphanages, community development programs, housing) around the globe for over 30 years.
He is a leader in his church and in the greater Christian community.
He also serves as Chairman of the Board of Foundation for missions.
He, and his wife Wendy, live in Orlando and have two sons and two daughters.
Shawn and Lisa Bradley
Pastrol Care Support-Central America
Shawn and Lisa served as missionaries in Guatemala with Foundation for Missions from 2011 until 2017. They now operate in an Ambassador capacity supporting the ministry in Guatemala.
Shawn is currently pastoring a Christian & Missionary Alliance church in Minneola, Florida called Hillside Community Church. Their new church family has been a great blessing to them and they have greatly enjoyed getting to know members of the congregation.
Shawn and Lisa have 3 young adult children. Meghan is currently living with them in Minneola, and is attending Lake Sumter State College. Emma has chosen to attend a local public high school for her senior year. Steven continues to live in Fort Myers and work as a surgical technologist at a local hospital there.
They are part of the Pastoral Care support team for the increasing numbers of missionaries we have serving in Central America
January 2021: Missions organisation update; Since Foundation is in the process of closing, they have found a new organisation, Inca Link, who will be opening an office in Guatemala hopefully during 2021.
Norman and Connie are longtime residents of Orlando, Florida where they raised their three children and now have four grandsons.
Originally from Illinois near St. Louis, they responded to God’s call and graduated from Rhema Bible Training Center in 1986. Upon returning to Orlando they worked with a local outreach to the homeless beginning a Sunday worship service and teaching programs for those addicted to drugs and alcohol.
Following a missions trip to South America in 1988, the call came to direct a Bible Institute in La Paz, Bolivia, and after serving there Norman became the pastor of the International Church – La Paz Community Church – for three years.
After returning to Orlando, the Lord opened the door to the need for training Christian leaders in Russia following the fall of Communism. There had been much evangelism but few leaders to nurture the new believers. Beginning in 1994 three Bible training centers have been established and continue to operate in the cities of Pskov, Volgograd, and Barnaul Siberia, Russia.
We are thankful for their faithful prayers on the prayer team as well as their role in pastoral care support over the years.