Travis Torblaa

Mission & Ministry Director

I am passionate about Jesus' commission to go and make disciples of all nations. My wife and I served as missionaries in Japan for seven years. We love to travel outside the United States sampling authentic local cuisine, conversing with new people and gaining an appreciation for different cultures.

We regularly gather with international students, helping them transition to student life in St. Louis. We participate in adult and children tutoring programs for immigrants and refugees.

When I am not participating in international activities or serving the community, you can find me reading, playing chess or following my favorite sports team.

What trend do you hope makes a comeback?

Parachute pants. The trend only lasted long enough to own one pair!

Who would play you in a movie about your life?

Anthony Edwards. In the late 90s, I was repeatedly told I look like Dr. Mark Greene from the television series ER.

What's the top destination on your must-visit list?

Sarajevo! Sarajevo's historical context and its religious and cultural diversity make it a must-visit destination - plus thick and dark coffee served with Turkish delights!

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