The Mission of INCOR

 International Christian Outreach and Relief Group, founded in 1986, is dedicated to providing an efficient vehicle through which caring people can help the poor in the developing world as well as in our own country. With special emphasis on children, we minister to people's physical needs through the bridge building of disaster relief, free feeding, education, medical, and livelihood programs, and to their spiritual needs by spreading the news of salvation through Jesus Christ.  

As an all-volunteer organization, 100% of all contributions from non-Board sources go directly to meet needs. All overhead expenses are covered by the inter-denominational board of professional and business people. Projects are chosen with the specific intent of glorifying God and expressing the Gospel of Jesus Christ, as well as providing humanitarian benefits. All projects are carefully monitored to ensure integrity and stewardship. When possible, INCOR board members visit partner ministries to both observe and assist in the work they do.   


INCOR Board of Directors

The directors meet regularly to discuss the vision and work of INCOR, hear and discuss reports from those agencies supported by INCOR, and oversee the distribution of INCOR funds. In addition, many of our directors personally travel to the actual local agencies funded through INCOR to insure the stewardship of funds and to encourage those we partner with in their valuable work.


Don Peterson, President

Don is a retired firefighter and officer from the Seattle Fire Department. Over the years he has been heavily involved in traveling all over the world supporting indigenous pastors, missions, and missionaries, primarily with construction related projects such as churches, schools and homes.

Galen Holmquist, Vice President

Galen grew up on the mission field in South America. He is the President of Paradise Construction and has visited INCOR ministry sites in Asia a number of times. 

Joyce Hays, Secretary

Joyce is an active member at Shoreline Community Church. After retiring as a church administrative assistant, Joyce joined the INCOR team and accepted the position of secretary. She has been involved with mission work in Mexico and Panama, as well as served on the SCC Mission Team.

Cindy Schneider, Treasurer

Cindy joined the INCOR board in 2018 and began serving as treasurer in 2019. 

Dr. Roger Butz, MD

Roger is a retired physician who has spent over twenty years doing post-retirement work overseas with his wife, an RN. He has been involved in medical missions, Bible teaching, and leading mission groups. He has frequently visited and provided on-site review of INCOR ministry sites in Asia.

Glen Eggebraaten

Glen is a member of Shoreline Community Church where he serves on their mission board and as their short term missions trip coordinator. Glenn has done mission work in Asia, Europe and Central America. 


Rev. Rob Jansons, D. Min.

Pastor Rob is the pastor of New Hope Fellowship in Monroe, WA. He and his church are involved in INCOR supported ministries in India and Thailand. Pastor Rob visits INCOR sites in Thailand and India annually, often bringing with him mission teams to work with indigenous missionaries. 

Elizabeth Peterson

Elizabeth has been involved with INCOR since 1988 and served as treasurer for several decades. She has visited projects in the Philippines, China, Cambodia, Nicaragua, Honduras, Thailand, and India.

Wayne Radford, M.Div

Wayne has taught Bible classes overseas and for many years at Shoreline Community Church. He has worked with a number of INCOR supported missionaries in India. He works as an electrical inspector for the City of Seattle. 

Mary Shaefer Strouss

Mary is the wife of Charles Strouss, INCOR founder. She is a retired music and English teacher who has visited INCOR representatives and projects in India, Thailand, and the Philippines. She has spent the past 15 years traveling to Ukraine and Siberia representing a Slavic mission.


Rev. Paul Zettersten

Pastor Paul has 50 years of pastoral ministry experience in Los Angeles and Seattle. He has been on the INCOR board for over 25 years and served as President during most of that time. He has visited INCOR ministry sites in Africa, Europe, and Asia.