Stoddart Family

Moving on-site at the beginning of 2022, Jason and Cordelia (‘Dee’) are our newest staff members. They are the proud parents of three; energetic little boys, Leonidas and Zander, and the latest little handsome addition, Huxley.

Jason and Dee are former BMW students and have spent the last 6 years raising their family and completing an electrical apprenticeship (Jason), in Toowoomba QLD. God pressed upon their heart about a year ago to rejoin a ministry that has had such a deep impact on them in their late teens/early 20’s. They’re passionate about discipling young people and look forward to God using their skills and energy to impact the ministry of TMIA.


Mark and Lilian, along with their four children (George, Lia, Maeva and Simon), love God and desire to follow Him faithfully. This prompts them to move halfway around the world. They have witnessed firsthand the lives that have been transformed through TMIA’s summer team and BMW programs. After spending the last three years in Chicago, USA, where Mark has studied at Moody Bible Institute and Theological Seminary, they are excited to plant roots in Tewantin!

“Rejoice evermore.
Pray without ceasing.
In everything, give thanks.”



Elizabeth has been living and working as a missionary for God for over 50 years. She resides in her home country of New Zealand. God’s call came when she was 12 years old. After nursing training, Bible school in Tasmania, Australia and SIL with Wycliffe she was on her way to Venezuela – single! By the time her first furlough came five years later she had married a fellow-Kiwi husband, Robin, had two little boys and was expecting a third baby.

For seventeen years they worked in literature distribution in Venezuela and during those years, had four Teen Missions teams put up three buildings for the ministry.  In 1980 they joined the staff of Teen Missions and with four children, immigrated to Florida. Fifteen busy and fruitful years followed, until Robin became ill and they returned to live in New Zealand. He passed away in 1998 and Elizabeth continues to try to fill a very big pair of shoes!

All current staff are faith-supported missionaries. If you would like to partner with them in their work and ministry here at Teen Missions, please contact the office for more information about financial and prayer support: [email protected]