Lisa Berry-Dirks

Lisa Berry-Dirks
Iowa Office Manager

What is your church home? 
Lutheran Church of the Cross in Altoona, Iowa 

When did you join Blessman International?  
September 2020

What inspired you to work at Blessman International?
I’ve been traveling with Jim and Beth since 2001 doing mission work. I was a missionary with them in South Africa from 2009 to 2013, before I returned home to marry my husband, Scott. I believe in the ministry and the work they do in South Africa. I’m a “long-termer” with Blessman International.

What do you hope Blessman International accomplishes in the next 12 months?  
I’d love to see teams traveling to South Africa and working with children in the upcoming year. Our friends in South Africa have missed having teams from the United States interacting with the kids. And I know that our United States-based team members have missed going to South Africa to interact with the kids.

What do you wish people knew about Blessman International?
We have a very dedicated team of people in the United States and South Africa who work to carry out our mission. This team works very well together, and we absolutely love planning for teams to visit South Africa.

Tell us one fun fact most people don’t know about you.  
Before working at Blessman International, I was a psychiatric nurse, which I loved!

Is there anything else we should know about you?
I am a grandma and how could you not ask me about my grandchildren?!