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Brad and Joyce are affiliated with Ministry Essentials International. Please click on the link to be directed to their site.

We’ve discovered that in all our activity for God, it’s easy to lose sight of our lives in God. Over and over again, we’ve seen this simple truth played out in the lives of countless Christian leaders. Our Calling, as is every believer’s in Christ, is to know Him and reflect Him in our world. Our Creed declares the direction of our calling, while Our Values express the way we intend to live. These foundational truths fuel Our Passion: walking a God-ward life and cultivating worshiping communities. – See more at: http://meintl.org/about-us/ethos/#sthash.zQLbVesU.dpuf
We’ve discovered that in all our activity for God, it’s easy to lose sight of our lives in God. Over and over again, we’ve seen this simple truth played out in the lives of countless Christian leaders. Our Calling, as is every believer’s in Christ, is to know Him and reflect Him in our world. Our Creed declares the direction of our calling, while Our Values express the way we intend to live. These foundational truths fuel Our Passion: walking a God-ward life and cultivating worshiping communities. – See more at: http://meintl.org/about-us/ethos/#sthash.zQLbVesU.dpuf

We’ve discovered that in all our activity for God, it’s easy to lose sight of our lives in God. Over and over again, we’ve seen this simple truth played out in the lives of countless Christian leaders. Our Calling, as is every believer’s in Christ, is to know Him and reflect Him in our world. Our Creed declares the direction of our calling, while Our Values express the way we intend to live. These foundational truths fuel Our Passion: walking a God-ward life and cultivating worshiping communities.

Thus, Our Mission is to join Christian leaders in their journey of faith, challenge their assumptions about life and God, and inspire a fuller experience of Him. As a result, We Envision a paradigm shift in the way churches are planted, the Gospel is preached, and mission is viewed when leaders function out of an ever deepening passion for Christ.

– See more at: http://meintl.org/about-us/ethos/#sthash.zQLbVesU.dpuf

We’ve discovered that in all our activity for God, it’s easy to lose sight of our lives in God. Over and over again, we’ve seen this simple truth played out in the lives of countless Christian leaders. Our Calling, as is every believer’s in Christ, is to know Him and reflect Him in our world. Our Creed declares the direction of our calling, while Our Values express the way we intend to live. These foundational truths fuel Our Passion: walking a God-ward life and cultivating worshiping communities.

Thus, Our Mission is to join Christian leaders in their journey of faith, challenge their assumptions about life and God, and inspire a fuller experience of Him. As a result, We Envision a paradigm shift in the way churches are planted, the Gospel is preached, and mission is viewed when leaders function out of an ever deepening passion for Christ.

– See more at: http://meintl.org/about-us/ethos/#sthash.zQLbVesU.dpuf

We’ve discovered that in all our activity for God, it’s easy to lose sight of our lives in God. Over and over again, we’ve seen this simple truth played out in the lives of countless Christian leaders. Our Calling, as is every believer’s in Christ, is to know Him and reflect Him in our world. Our Creed declares the direction of our calling, while Our Values express the way we intend to live. These foundational truths fuel Our Passion: walking a God-ward life and cultivating worshiping communities.

Thus, Our Mission is to join Christian leaders in their journey of faith, challenge their assumptions about life and God, and inspire a fuller experience of Him. As a result, We Envision a paradigm shift in the way churches are planted, the Gospel is preached, and mission is viewed when leaders function out of an ever deepening passion for Christ.

– See more at: http://meintl.org/about-us/ethos/#sthash.zQLbVesU.dpuf

We’ve discovered that in all our activity for God, it’s easy to lose sight of our lives in God. Over and over again, we’ve seen this simple truth played out in the lives of countless Christian leaders. Our Calling, as is every believer’s in Christ, is to know Him and reflect Him in our world. Our Creed declares the direction of our calling, while Our Values express the way we intend to live. These foundational truths fuel Our Passion: walking a God-ward life and cultivating worshiping communities.

Thus, Our Mission is to join Christian leaders in their journey of faith, challenge their assumptions about life and God, and inspire a fuller experience of Him. As a result, We Envision a paradigm shift in the way churches are planted, the Gospel is preached, and mission is viewed when leaders function out of an ever deepening passion for Christ.

– See more at: http://meintl.org/about-us/ethos/#sthash.zQLbVesU.dpuf

We’ve discovered that in all our activity for God, it’s easy to lose sight of our lives in God. Over and over again, we’ve seen this simple truth played out in the lives of countless Christian leaders. Our Calling, as is every believer’s in Christ, is to know Him and reflect Him in our world. Our Creed declares the direction of our calling, while Our Values express the way we intend to live. These foundational truths fuel Our Passion: walking a God-ward life and cultivating worshiping communities.

Thus, Our Mission is to join Christian leaders in their journey of faith, challenge their assumptions about life and God, and inspire a fuller experience of Him. As a result, We Envision a paradigm shift in the way churches are planted, the Gospel is preached, and mission is viewed when leaders function out of an ever deepening passion for Christ.

– See more at: http://meintl.org/about-us/ethos/#sthash.zQLbVesU.dpuf

Brad

We’ve discovered that in all our activity for God, it’s easy to lose sight of our lives in God. Over and over again, we’ve seen this simple truth played out in the lives of countless Christian leaders. Our Calling, as is every believer’s in Christ, is to know Him and reflect Him in our world. Our Creed declares the direction of our calling, while Our Values express the way we intend to live. These foundational truths fuel Our Passion: walking a God-ward life and cultivating worshiping communities. – See more at: http://meintl.org/about-us/ethos/#sthash.zQLbVesU.dpuf
We’ve discovered that in all our activity for God, it’s easy to lose sight of our lives in God. Over and over again, we’ve seen this simple truth played out in the lives of countless Christian leaders. Our Calling, as is every believer’s in Christ, is to know Him and reflect Him in our world. Our Creed declares the direction of our calling, while Our Values express the way we intend to live. These foundational truths fuel Our Passion: walking a God-ward life and cultivating worshiping communities. – See more at: http://meintl.org/about-us/ethos/#sthash.zQLbVesU.dpuf

We’ve discovered that in all our activity for God, it’s easy to lose sight of our lives in God. Over and over again, we’ve seen this simple truth played out in the lives of countless Christian leaders. Our Calling, as is every believer’s in Christ, is to know Him and reflect Him in our world. Our Creed declares the direction of our calling, while Our Values express the way we intend to live. These foundational truths fuel Our Passion: walking a God-ward life and cultivating worshiping communities.

Thus, Our Mission is to join Christian leaders in their journey of faith, challenge their assumptions about life and God, and inspire a fuller experience of Him. As a result, We Envision a paradigm shift in the way churches are planted, the Gospel is preached, and mission is viewed when leaders function out of an ever deepening passion for Christ.

– See more at: http://meintl.org/about-us/ethos/#sthash.zQLbVesU.dpuf

We’ve discovered that in all our activity for God, it’s easy to lose sight of our lives in God. Over and over again, we’ve seen this simple truth played out in the lives of countless Christian leaders. Our Calling, as is every believer’s in Christ, is to know Him and reflect Him in our world. Our Creed declares the direction of our calling, while Our Values express the way we intend to live. These foundational truths fuel Our Passion: walking a God-ward life and cultivating worshiping communities.

Thus, Our Mission is to join Christian leaders in their journey of faith, challenge their assumptions about life and God, and inspire a fuller experience of Him. As a result, We Envision a paradigm shift in the way churches are planted, the Gospel is preached, and mission is viewed when leaders function out of an ever deepening passion for Christ.

– See more at: http://meintl.org/about-us/ethos/#sthash.zQLbVesU.dpuf

We’ve discovered that in all our activity for God, it’s easy to lose sight of our lives in God. Over and over again, we’ve seen this simple truth played out in the lives of countless Christian leaders. Our Calling, as is every believer’s in Christ, is to know Him and reflect Him in our world. Our Creed declares the direction of our calling, while Our Values express the way we intend to live. These foundational truths fuel Our Passion: walking a God-ward life and cultivating worshiping communities.

Thus, Our Mission is to join Christian leaders in their journey of faith, challenge their assumptions about life and God, and inspire a fuller experience of Him. As a result, We Envision a paradigm shift in the way churches are planted, the Gospel is preached, and mission is viewed when leaders function out of an ever deepening passion for Christ.

– See more at: http://meintl.org/about-us/ethos/#sthash.zQLbVesU.dpuf

We’ve discovered that in all our activity for God, it’s easy to lose sight of our lives in God. Over and over again, we’ve seen this simple truth played out in the lives of countless Christian leaders. Our Calling, as is every believer’s in Christ, is to know Him and reflect Him in our world. Our Creed declares the direction of our calling, while Our Values express the way we intend to live. These foundational truths fuel Our Passion: walking a God-ward life and cultivating worshiping communities.

Thus, Our Mission is to join Christian leaders in their journey of faith, challenge their assumptions about life and God, and inspire a fuller experience of Him. As a result, We Envision a paradigm shift in the way churches are planted, the Gospel is preached, and mission is viewed when leaders function out of an ever deepening passion for Christ.

– See more at: http://meintl.org/about-us/ethos/#sthash.zQLbVesU.dpuf

We’ve discovered that in all our activity for God, it’s easy to lose sight of our lives in God. Over and over again, we’ve seen this simple truth played out in the lives of countless Christian leaders. Our Calling, as is every believer’s in Christ, is to know Him and reflect Him in our world. Our Creed declares the direction of our calling, while Our Values express the way we intend to live. These foundational truths fuel Our Passion: walking a God-ward life and cultivating worshiping communities.

Thus, Our Mission is to join Christian leaders in their journey of faith, challenge their assumptions about life and God, and inspire a fuller experience of Him. As a result, We Envision a paradigm shift in the way churches are planted, the Gospel is preached, and mission is viewed when leaders function out of an ever deepening passion for Christ.

– See more at: http://meintl.org/about-us/ethos/#sthash.zQLbVesU.dpuf

Brad buying stones

I currently live in Budapest, Hungary with my wife Joyce and together we provide educational assessments to school students in Southeast Asia. Previously, I worked as a School Psychologist in a public High School with experience as a school district special education administrator. I received my Bachelors of Science degree from Grace College (Winona Lake, IN) in Behavioral Studies and a minor in Biblical studies in 1981. I attended Talbot Seminary and then Philadelphia College of Bible (now called Cairn University) with Joyce where we received our Masters degree in Christian Counseling together. I also attended Azusa Pacific University completing two thirds of my Doctorate in Psychology, but made a course change to Educational Psychology and never returned to the clinical program. It is my desire to use my experience and training in the area of educational psychology internationally to help families who have children that struggle to learn.

I have been married to Joyce for over 31 years and we have two adult children and one grandson. We currently reside and work in Budapest, Hungary and parts of Asia.

It is my desire to help global worker’s families by helping identify learning difficulties that their children may have. When a child has a learning problem parents are touched deeply and motivated to help them.

I believe that God has designed each of us with unique gifts that sometimes include what our culture would call a “disability”. However, if we can see a child’s uniqueness for what it has to offer in glorifying God then we may look at learning disabilities very differently. I love to see God’s design in action, I want to see Christ glorified in the way He has created them, I long to see God work. There is nothing more exciting than to see the incredible way in which Christ accomplishes His plan. I want to use my gift with children to be a part of this work.

Brad on Great Wall

Joyce

We’ve discovered that in all our activity for God, it’s easy to lose sight of our lives in God. Over and over again, we’ve seen this simple truth played out in the lives of countless Christian leaders. Our Calling, as is every believer’s in Christ, is to know Him and reflect Him in our world. Our Creed declares the direction of our calling, while Our Values express the way we intend to live. These foundational truths fuel Our Passion: walking a God-ward life and cultivating worshiping communities. – See more at: http://meintl.org/about-us/ethos/#sthash.zQLbVesU.dpuf
We’ve discovered that in all our activity for God, it’s easy to lose sight of our lives in God. Over and over again, we’ve seen this simple truth played out in the lives of countless Christian leaders. Our Calling, as is every believer’s in Christ, is to know Him and reflect Him in our world. Our Creed declares the direction of our calling, while Our Values express the way we intend to live. These foundational truths fuel Our Passion: walking a God-ward life and cultivating worshiping communities. – See more at: http://meintl.org/about-us/ethos/#sthash.zQLbVesU.dpuf

We’ve discovered that in all our activity for God, it’s easy to lose sight of our lives in God. Over and over again, we’ve seen this simple truth played out in the lives of countless Christian leaders. Our Calling, as is every believer’s in Christ, is to know Him and reflect Him in our world. Our Creed declares the direction of our calling, while Our Values express the way we intend to live. These foundational truths fuel Our Passion: walking a God-ward life and cultivating worshiping communities.

Thus, Our Mission is to join Christian leaders in their journey of faith, challenge their assumptions about life and God, and inspire a fuller experience of Him. As a result, We Envision a paradigm shift in the way churches are planted, the Gospel is preached, and mission is viewed when leaders function out of an ever deepening passion for Christ.

– See more at: http://meintl.org/about-us/ethos/#sthash.zQLbVesU.dpuf

We’ve discovered that in all our activity for God, it’s easy to lose sight of our lives in God. Over and over again, we’ve seen this simple truth played out in the lives of countless Christian leaders. Our Calling, as is every believer’s in Christ, is to know Him and reflect Him in our world. Our Creed declares the direction of our calling, while Our Values express the way we intend to live. These foundational truths fuel Our Passion: walking a God-ward life and cultivating worshiping communities.

Thus, Our Mission is to join Christian leaders in their journey of faith, challenge their assumptions about life and God, and inspire a fuller experience of Him. As a result, We Envision a paradigm shift in the way churches are planted, the Gospel is preached, and mission is viewed when leaders function out of an ever deepening passion for Christ.

– See more at: http://meintl.org/about-us/ethos/#sthash.zQLbVesU.dpuf

We’ve discovered that in all our activity for God, it’s easy to lose sight of our lives in God. Over and over again, we’ve seen this simple truth played out in the lives of countless Christian leaders. Our Calling, as is every believer’s in Christ, is to know Him and reflect Him in our world. Our Creed declares the direction of our calling, while Our Values express the way we intend to live. These foundational truths fuel Our Passion: walking a God-ward life and cultivating worshiping communities.

Thus, Our Mission is to join Christian leaders in their journey of faith, challenge their assumptions about life and God, and inspire a fuller experience of Him. As a result, We Envision a paradigm shift in the way churches are planted, the Gospel is preached, and mission is viewed when leaders function out of an ever deepening passion for Christ.

– See more at: http://meintl.org/about-us/ethos/#sthash.zQLbVesU.dpuf

We’ve discovered that in all our activity for God, it’s easy to lose sight of our lives in God. Over and over again, we’ve seen this simple truth played out in the lives of countless Christian leaders. Our Calling, as is every believer’s in Christ, is to know Him and reflect Him in our world. Our Creed declares the direction of our calling, while Our Values express the way we intend to live. These foundational truths fuel Our Passion: walking a God-ward life and cultivating worshiping communities.

Thus, Our Mission is to join Christian leaders in their journey of faith, challenge their assumptions about life and God, and inspire a fuller experience of Him. As a result, We Envision a paradigm shift in the way churches are planted, the Gospel is preached, and mission is viewed when leaders function out of an ever deepening passion for Christ.

– See more at: http://meintl.org/about-us/ethos/#sthash.zQLbVesU.dpuf

We’ve discovered that in all our activity for God, it’s easy to lose sight of our lives in God. Over and over again, we’ve seen this simple truth played out in the lives of countless Christian leaders. Our Calling, as is every believer’s in Christ, is to know Him and reflect Him in our world. Our Creed declares the direction of our calling, while Our Values express the way we intend to live. These foundational truths fuel Our Passion: walking a God-ward life and cultivating worshiping communities.

Thus, Our Mission is to join Christian leaders in their journey of faith, challenge their assumptions about life and God, and inspire a fuller experience of Him. As a result, We Envision a paradigm shift in the way churches are planted, the Gospel is preached, and mission is viewed when leaders function out of an ever deepening passion for Christ.

– See more at: http://meintl.org/about-us/ethos/#sthash.zQLbVesU.dpuf

My Job description

My activities are three fold. First I conduct psycho-educational assessments for children with suspected learning problems that are in a home school environment or in other near-by schools in Budapest, Hungary. Learning disabilities typically reach over 10% of all children.

Second, I travel other international schools in Europe and Asia where an educational psychologist is not available. Joyce and I often make these trips together to serve the school and children more effectively since we are both have credentials in School Psychology from California, USA.

Third, I assist various agencies in Europe and Asia during their conferences with assessment as well as parent and teacher training.

I currently serve as the School Psychologist for International Christian School of Budapest in Diósd, Hungary. I have been a School Psychologist for a number of years and a special/general education teacher prior to that. I have  experience in both Elementary and Middle Schools with students in a public school setting. I enjoy cooking but especially enjoy making desserts. I recently started a new hobby painting. I have been married to Brad for over 33 years and we have two adult children and one grandson.

I have a passion for helping others, while in the United States I loved volunteering at church nearly every week, and previously ran to raise support for water in Uganda through World Vision, I also love hiking, and much more.

Joyce Trottman

My perspective

I desire to help children see their strengths and even learn that their difficulty can give them a different perspective which makes them uniquely gifted to glorify God—to even see an opportunity rather than an impediment. My conclusions often start from the perspective that we all have something that is difficult and that difficulty can be an opportunity to develop strength and an awareness of how God wants to develop and use each of us.

Hebrews 12:1-3

“Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders . . . and let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us. Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith who for the joy set before him enduring the cross, scorning its shame and sat down at the right hand of God.”

Educationally speaking

God has given me a passion to support children with special needs and their families. I enjoy helping to solve the mystery of what is getting in their way to learning, relating to others or understanding their emotions.

In my years as a special education teacher and then as a school psychologist (about 27 years) I have especially developed knowledge in ADHD, autism, behavior and learning disabilities. My husband and I are licensed in California to help determine the presence of disabling conditions that may significantly impact a child’s education. My reports are based on eligibility standards and the information needed to guide educational plans in the US.

My job description in Hungary

I work as the school psychologist at International Christian School of Budapest. ICSB is a school of 200+ students in grades K – 12.

I  work with the staff of ICSB to observe and plan for adaptations or supports for children who are struggling in an area of school functioning. We will monitor these interventions and if the difficulties are continuing, I and the special education team may do a full psycho-educational assessment of the child’s needs. My part of the assessment will be of the child’s cognitive and reasoning strengths and weaknesses, processing patterns, language abilities and behavior or emotional trends. I will write reports for parents and school professionals which also can be taken to other countries. As a part of the educational team, we will make recommendations based on the assessments to determine what accommodations or supports the child may need. We will also then monitor this plan or the child’s progress and adjust as needed within the structure of ICSB.

I also serve the school in other capacities as needed within my role as school psychologist. I also travel with Brad to regional schools for similar services through Europe and Asia.