meet our Missionaries

Jani Hedegaard – Youth With A Mission (YWAM)

Jani, who came from City Center, has been serving with YWAM in Chico, California since June of 2015.  After attending Discipleship Training School (DTS), God called Jani to start a preschool on the Chico base to serve the children of missionaries.  With her

background in teaching, she is now working with elementary age children in teaching the foundations of our faith in their Family DTS.

Over the past 7 years, Jani has been to Uganda eight times, as well as South Sudan, Greece and Spain where she has shared her “Preschool in a Suitcase” seminars that train others to share the gospel with children. She recently led a team to Uganda where they ministered intense to both children and adults.


Last summer she attended school called “Word by Heart” where she memorized about two-thirds of the gospel of Luke. 

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Evangelical Church in Plasa, Albania

The members of the Evangelical Church of Plasa in Albania are committed to following Jesus and sharing His Gospel with their Muslim village and beyond.  Under the leadership of City Center missionaries Luke and Lydia Valenti, Albanians came to know the Lord, be baptized, discipled and began reaching out to their own community. The Plasa church celebrated its first church service in 2016, and ministers to the village through children and youth ministries and Bible studies for all ages. 


The church is now under the direction of Xhentil, who came to know the Lord out of a Muslim background.   He, along with other local leaders, has an incredible heart for reaching Albanians with the Gospel of Christ. 

City Center sent a team of 5 to the Plasa Church to aid in leadership development in their various ministries and outreach to surrounding communities this past summer.

For a glimpse of some of the team’s activities click HERE. 



Sean & Vita Mason -Korce, Albania

Sean has spent roughly half his life in Albania and has dual citizenship there and in the United States.  He and his wife, Vita, are the lead pastors of Emanuel Foursquare Church in Korce.  In addition to pastoring, Sean is the vice-president of the National Foursquare Board in Albania.  He is responsible for assisting in the church planting process and training leaders to pastor Albanian churches. They have recently overseen the opening of a climbing gym as an outreach to the community.

Vita is a native Lithuanian who served on mission to both West Africa and Thailand before marrying Sean and serving the Albanian people. They have four children: Eva, Oliver, Eleanora and Zigmas.

For a recent update of their outreach, you can click on the following link of an email sent to Ken Marshall



Mike Silva- Mike Silva International

Mike and Crystal Silva are part of our City Center Church family.  Mike is an evangelist, 

who through the Mike Silva International mission organization is reaching the lost with

the Gospel in developing countries by having festivals in second and third tier cities

where other evangelists have not gone.

By leading teams who partner with the local churches, they are able to share the life

changing message of the Lord Jesus in the world’s most spiritually receptive places. 

Their purpose is to not only bring people to a relationship with Christ, but also to

strengthen local churches and equip future evangelists to effectively proclaim Christ.

The recent MSI outreach in Amarillo, Texas, saw over 5,000 people make a decision for Christ at the festival, via Enlace televisions and via Facebook.  Another campaign in the Dominican Republic is in the works for December 23, 2022  

For more on the tremendous impact of MSI ministries you can visit their website

Jason and Nikki Albelo- FMI Emissarries

Jason is the Foursquare Emissary to our South and Eastern Africa (SEA)Foursquare

churches. Their calling is to facilitate leadership development, church multiplication and

national church development in the 23 nations of this region. They also work globally

with Foursquare Disaster Relief (FDR) in this region to bring medical missions and

financial support to Foursquare pastors in greatly impoverished areas.

Jason and Nikki have two children, Ashley (21) and Jarrett (18) and live in Gresham, Oregon.  Jason also serves Foursquare as the North Pacific District Missions Representative. They

are part of East Hill Foursquare Church, where he was formally lead pastor for 12 years.

City Center Missions Support Team

If you would like to be a part of a team that gathers monthly to pray for our missionaries as well as actively supporting them, then you can contact our missions coordinator, Dan Elliott, at  The goal of our team is to engage the people of City Center in effectively carrying out the words of Jesus… 

“And you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth!” Acts 1:8 (NIV)