A team committed to Jesus.

Our leaders come from various backgrounds, experiences, and denominations … But are completely united in their sold out devotion to Jesus.


Dr. Sammy Wanyonyi
Founder/Chief Communicator

Born in a small rural Western Kenya village, he met Jesus Christ at an early age. At eight years old, He experienced the power of the Holy Spirit and a subsequent call to global evangelism ministry. He moved to Minnesota, USA, in the winter of 1998, for missionary preparation studies at Bethany Global University in Minneapolis, earning a BA in Cross-Cultural studies and in Theology. He then proceeded to Bethel University and Seminary in St. Paul from where he earned both the Doctorate in global and contextual leadership and the Master of Divinity degrees.

In 2005, while a student at Bethel, Sammy launched the global evangelism and leadership mission, SHINE. It exists as a vehicle to proclaim Jesus Christ to all lost peoples around the world, to mobilize and resource the local church in it’s passion to fulfill the Great Commission, and to equip the present and next generation of leaders in their spiritual quest and service to God and society.

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Peter schuett
Mission Director

Phone: (763) 350-2432

Email: peterschuett@shineintheworld.org

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Danny yang
church relations

Phone: (952) 529-0092

Email: dannyyang@shineintheworld.org

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Alice wafula

Phone: (952) 529-5295

Email: alice.wafula@shineintheworld.org

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elizabeth gazelka
church relations

Email: elizabeth@mergetwincities.org