Ron Nelson

Ron Nelson is a licensed and ordained minister, is co-founder of Sowing Seeds of Joy, an organization founded in 2007 to connect the hearts of people to the heart of God. We do this by empowering church leaders and believers through discipleship and training. Our belief is that effective evangelism leads to community transformation. Ron holds a B.A. in Vocational Rehabilitation and Counseling, and is a former police officer, US federal agent, and mission director at Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship in Dallas, TX.; he now serves as a mission mobilizer, Perspectives Coordinator, and certified Evantell trainer. Ron’s travels and experience has taken him to Haiti, Belize, Brazil, Jamaica, Papa New Guinea, Austria, Dominican Republic, Cuba, Puerto Rico, Nigeria, Kenya, Philippines, South Africa, and countless regions and cities of the US.

Star Nelson

Star Nelson is co-founder of Sowing Seeds of Joy. She holds a B.A. in Criminology, minors in Government, Psychology, Accounting, Spanish, Former Tax Business owner, Star has 32-years of Government experience with Internal Revenue Services and the US Postal Service (now retired postmaster), and works as a very knowledgeable logistical trainer and mobilizer in cross-cultural missions for SSOJ. Along with husband, Ron, she too is a Perspectives Course Coordinator and certified Evantell Trainer. Star has logistically coordinated hundreds of mission teams since 1998 and has traveled extensively with her husband serving in global ministry. Star is an advocate of connecting the hearts of people to the heart of God by way of mission education, and mission exposure.

Lori Pearson

Lori Pearson is a native New Yorker who grew up in Harlem and Freeport, New York. Received her Bachelors of Science degree in Business with a concentration in Accounting from Skidmore College located in Saratoga Springs, New York.  Having worked in the Accounting profession at PBS Ch.13, Bankers Trust, and Goldman Sachs, Lori traded in her calculator and spreadsheets for a career with State Farm Insurance. She served in her community as a State Farm Agent for 13 years. As a Public Affairs Liaison for the State Farm Dallas Operations Center, she reviewed proposals from charitable organizations requesting financial support and interacted with the Executive Leadership regarding their decisions. Lori now serves as a Missions Coach with The Evangelical Alliance Mission (TEAM), coaching and discipling individuals who God is calling to move towards missionary service locally and globally. Possessing a strong interest in Human Trafficking, has ignited Lori to pursue a Master's Program at Liberty University in Addiction Counseling.  She desires to see the sexual exploitation of women and children ended in her lifetime.

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