About ISF

About ISF

Let's Change The World Together

About ISF

International Sports Federation was established in 1993 as a faith-based nonprofit organization that seeks to change the world through sports. ​The universal attraction of sports encourages a connection among people. Through that connection, our volunteers are able to share their faith and reach out to people in other cultures all around the world!

ISF has developed an international network for sports missions with more than 750 missionaries in different parts of the world. We work with Christian individuals and organizations to fulfill God’s call to take the Gospel to all the nations.

Since 1993, we have mobilized more than 11,000 volunteers in more than 126 countries. For 27 years, our volunteers have participated in a variety of sporting events, global gatherings and served in humanitarian aid. From facilitating VBS in orphanages, to providing recreation opportunities at medical clinics and national level sports clinics, our teams are reaching the world!


WHY SPORTS MISSIONS?

Sports is a tool that we can use for a specific purpose. Our goal is not to just leave behind better, stronger, faster athletes, but rather through sports, we aim to build relationships that will prayerfully lead to an opportunity to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Each year we receive requests from missionaries, churches, orphanage administrators, government officials, and sports professionals who desire a team of volunteers to come and assist them in their efforts. We are a connection between those needing volunteers and volunteers who desire to serve on the mission field through sports.

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We Believe

Jesus Christ is God’s only provision for salvation.

Our means for understanding and fulfilling God’s mission are prayer, Bible study, and revelation through the Holy Spirit.

We believe God blesses individuals with special gifts, talents, and skills.

Our obedience is to the lordship of Jesus Christ and to God’s infallible Word, the Holy Bible.

In giving all people the opportunity to hear, understand, and respond to the Gospel in their own cultural context and language.

“Each one should use whatever gift he has received to serve others, faithfully administering God’s grace in its various forms. If anyone speaks, he should do it as one speaking the very words of God. If anyone serves, he should do it with the strength God provides, so that in all things God may be praised through Jesus Christ. To him be the glory and the power for ever and ever. Amen.”

- I Peter 4:10-11 (NIV)

Meet the Team to Take You There

The staff members at ISF are a unique group of people that are here to serve you. It is our desire, that from your first contact with our organization, you see our passion for meeting the volunteer needs of missionaries around the world. All staff members raise their own financial support to serve with ISF.

We pray this helps you to better know the level of commitment each person has toward the work they do with ISF. Each member of our team serves a very specific role in the recruiting, training, fundraising, and mobilizing of volunteers.

Cheryl Wolfinger
Cheryl Wolfinger

Founder and CEO

Bryan Doyle
Bryan Doyle

Exec. Director for Global Events/Engagement

John Kelso
John Kelso

Exec. Director of Sports Projects/Specific

Peter Cook
Peter Cook

European Director

​Tyler Luebbert
​Tyler Luebbert

Director for Displaced Peoples/Middle East

John Fuller
John Fuller

South Africa Associate/Africa Director

Marty Woods
Marty Woods

Japan Projects Director

Rodel Chiu
Rodel Chiu

Pickleball Project Coordinator

Elizabeth Noel
Elizabeth Noel

Olympic Project Administrator

Perri Lawrence
Perri Lawrence

Director of Mobilization (on extended leave)

Bruce Deaton
Bruce Deaton

Midwest USA Recruiter/Coordinator

Jenny Mock
Jenny Mock

Summer Projects Coordinator

Karen Fetner
Karen Fetner

Texas/Olympic Logistics Coordinator

Kuchie Matej
Kuchie Matej

Ice Hockey/Central Europe Associate

Christine Anderson
Christine Anderson

Leadership/Training Associate

Orrie Sielaff
Orrie Sielaff

Summer Projects Coordinator

Christopher and Christa Anderson
Christopher and Christa Anderson

Japan Associates

Sarah Miller
Sarah Miller

Social Media/Editorial Associate