Don was born to missionary parents in what was then known as Rhodesia, and prior to joining The Tide in 2001 served as a missionary teaching at a Bible School in Zimbabwe, Africa. In addition to lecturing in the classroom at Ekuphileni Bible Institute Don served as Academic Dean, Director of Student Ministries, and also developed and implemented a manual skills training program to enable rural pastors to minister bi-vocationally. Through twenty eight years living in Zimbabwe, and numerous visits to Africa, Eastern Europe and India as a ministry administrator and resource person for church conferences and leadership training events, Don has acquired a wealth of international, cross cultural ministry experience. As the world becomes more and more of a global village, Don’s greatest passion is to reach people for Jesus Christ and to bring them into the Church.
Director of Development
Mark grew up in rural Maine as the son of a protestant church pastor and as a child came to know Christ as his personal Savior. Mark brings to The Tide ministry both educational qualifications and valuable experience. He first received theological training with a BS degree from Lancaster Bible College and then went on to receive nonprofit training with an MS degree from Eastern University. Mark has been working in the nonprofit sector for over 25 years during which time he has led fundraising efforts for a Christian Conference Center, Habitat for Humanity, and the Franklin County Public Libraries. Perhaps most importantly, Mark’s heart resonates with the purpose and mission of The Tide ministry, having served along with his wife as missionaries in Tanzania through Africa Inland Mission. In 1996 Mark married Jill (McKee) who teaches 5th grade at Shalom Christian Academy. Together they have two daughters. Moriah graduated from Greencastle Antrim HS and will be studying communications at Lancaster Bible College. Lydia is president of her sophomore class at Shalom Christian Academy. The Story family currently resides in Greencastle, PA and are members of Cornerstone Bible Church in Greencastle. Mark’s hobbies and interests include camping, riding an antique motorcycle, backyard gardening, and processing firewood.
Becky was born in Mechanicsburg, PA to Gerald and Anna Mae Wenger. Prior to joining The Tide in Dec. 2001 she served as a missionary in Zimbabwe, Africa with her husband Don Shenk. While living at Ekhuphileni Bible Institute she taught typing and crocheting. Since joining The Tide she has had the privilege of traveling with her husband to numerous places in Africa and India. She has a heart for sharing the Good News of Jesus Christ around the world. She loves being able to connect with other women in other parts of the world and sharing her heart for her family and her Lord. Becky and Don have three children and seven grandchildren.
Sarah was born in Chambersburg, PA to Dave and Leslie McKee. Prior to joining The Tide in May 2017, she was a student at Trevecca Nazarene University, where she met her husband, Jacob. Since joining The Tide she has had the opportunity to channel her creative side and utilize her schooling. She has a heart for sharing Jesus’s love with everyone she meets, in any way possible. Sarah and Jacob reside in Nashville, TN, where Jacob is pursuing a film major.
The Tide international radio ministry is governed by a self-perpetuating Board of Directors that meets regularly throughout the year to cast vision, monitor and evaluate ministry progress, consider new initiatives, and to give oversight to the Director and staff.