STM Report: Key West Evangelism Training

Michele Sinacori


My name is Michele Sinacori and I’ve been blessed to be a part of Grace Presbyterian Church in Columbus, Ohio, for over 20 years. My husband’s name is Tom and we have been married for 3 years.

I am the parent of two teens, Nick (17) and Sarah (15) Rosato, and I have been trying to put together some activities for our church youth group over the past year or so. In the process of my search for a short-term mission trip within the U.S., I contacted Pastor Steve Igo from Hudsonville, Michigan. He connected me with the OPC Short Term Missions website and that is where I learned that Keys Evangelical Ministries (KEM) invites youth groups to come and stay and experience the “mission field” ministry at Mallory Square in Key West. Little did I know what a treat we would be in for!

After thinking things through, we determined the purpose of our trip would be fourfold:

  • To learn about evangelism and how to evangelize (from a reformed perspective).
  • To learn how to assist Pastor Bill Welzien in sharing the gospel at the Sunset Celebration in Mallory Square (put into practice what we had learned).
  • To minister to Keys Presbyterian Church by helping with any projects that needed to be done in and around the building.
  • To have fun – getting to know each other better, participating in fun water sports together, and fellowshiping with those we would meet in God’s good providence.


If any coordinators/youth group leaders are thinking about a future trip and would like help designing an itinerary, and/or if they have questions, I would be happy to help. Our itinerary worked out quite well, and included a lot of watersport activities. Keeping teens busy with a good balance of instruction, service, and fun activities is very important.

(Write to OPCShortTermMissions@opc.org if you'd like to get in touch with Michele.)

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