Neal and Darcey Alsbach have served with NAIM for over twenty-five years.
Neal grew up in the Detroit area in a Christian home that often entertained missionaries. He graduated with a Bachelor of Religious Education in Cross-Cultural and Ethnic Studies from William Tyndale College in 1986. Darcey grew up in Vancouver, and received her call to missions during her freshman year of college at Trinity Western University. She graduated with a Bachelor of Education from UBC. They met during their college years while ministering through NAIM’s Summer Missionary Institute (now called Summer Ministry Initiative) in 1985. They were married in 1987 and began ministry on Kinistin in the summer of 1989. Neal and Darcey have three adult children and one in grade 12.
Neal and Darcey Alsbach have been serving on Kinistin First Nation, a Saulteaux (pronounced “”soto””) reserve in rural Saskatchewan three hours north of Regina, for the past 28 years.They lived on the Kinistin reserve the first 8 years of their ministry, and presently live 10 kilometers (6 miles) east of the reserve.
The Alsbach’s primary focus has been friendship evangelism and discipleship among youth and adults, which includes Bible studies, weekly youth meetings, and being involved in the community in many ways. Kinistin is a very traditional reserve with the traditional animistic religion very dominant. Many teens and young adults have come to Christ though Mexico missions trips which Neal has been leading/co-leading annually for the past 17 years.
Neal is also a field director of Saskatchewan and Montana. His position involves supervising staff, as well as participating in leadership meetings at the head office near Vancouver BC.