Encourage, Equip, Engage

The Challenge

Pastors and ministry leaders in many countries are laboring in their growing churches with limited resources and little help. This reality is what makes Shepherds’ Support so strategically important. Shepherds' Support works with multi-skilled teams to multiply the ministries of our majority world colleagues through spiritual encouragement, practical equipping and relational engagement.

Ministry leaders face demanding work and spiritual warfare with little time to invest in their marriages and families. We come alongside couples to provide Biblical truth, prayer support and refreshment so that they can faithfully finish the race set before them.


A solid, exegetical understanding of the Bible is at the center of leading a healthy life and fruitful ministry. We equip servant leaders through our teaching, life experiences, practical applications and modeling using a transparent and interactive teaching style.


Genuine relationships fuel mutual learning and provide an environment for ongoing growth. We engage in meaningful relationships and encourage the development of strategic networking so leaders can pass on what we learn to disciple-making disciples.

The Response

Shepherds' Support began in the fall of 2006 in response to a growing need internationally to encourage and equip ministry leaders and their spouses serving the local church. Over the past 11 years, God has allowed us to host 38 conferences in 21 nations impacting thousands of leaders and the people that they serve and send.


Meet Our Team

Our core team brings together years of cross-cultural ministry experience and practical life lessons. Our traveling teams are made up of pastors, teachers, ministry leaders and medical professionals. All are demonstrated servant-leaders.
Steve Troxel
Steve Troxel
Steve brings years of pastoral experience having served for 34 years as the senior pastor at Wayside Chapel. He has traveled extensively and brings a servant heart of encouragement wherever he serves.
Connie Troxel
Connie Troxel
Speaking Team
Connie has ministered alongside Steve from the start and shares a burden for the family and for ministry. She humbly shares from her heart and encourages others through her own trials.
Diana Lowe
Diana Lowe
Administrator and Speaking Team
Diana served as a church planting missionary in Latin America for 14 years and most recently as a Nurse Educator for the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio. She brings thoughtful insights and compassionate understanding to the team.
Rick Lowe
Rick Lowe
Rick served as a church planting missionary and a pastor for the past 29 years in Latin America, Chicago and San Antonio. He brings together cross-cultural insights and a servant leader’s heart to walk alongside and equip others in their faith adventure.


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