Steve & Laura Spinella

We have a passion to care for people in international ministry. We want to help people in international ministry to stay, flourish, and contribute.

What we do

When we’re not traveling or hosting people from around the world, we work on counseling and care assignments from Colorado Springs. We also like to bike, to snorkel (when possible,) and to walk. Laura likes to exercise and play the piano. Steve likes to read and to network.

When we’re with internationals, we like to listen to your stories and reflect together on how our journeys have overlapped or diverged. We’re happy to walk alongside you whether you’re adventuring, running errands, caring for kids, or doing your work.

When we travel, we’re happy to bring things for people, willing to spend time on our own when needed, and try to accept whatever situations we encounter along the way.

Our Background

We are in our early sixties. Laura and I got married in 1980 and have lived in Texas, New Jersey, Colorado and Taiwan. We have 3 adult children including two who are married. Laura was a computer programmer before we had our boys (twins). She’s also been on an international school board.

Steve’s roles have included counseling, research and development, and training. He worked with Mission Training International for six years, then became the Director of the Center for Counseling and Growth in Taiwan (1996-2010.) He has a related doctorate and is a licensed marriage and family therapist and AAMFT-approved supervisor. Steve served with the International Counseling Office for TEAM.org from 2010-2016, joining Paraclete in July 2015. Presently Steve accepts assignments as a global caregiver and consultant through Paraclete for the international ministry community.

We’ve had some challenges along the way, too. Steve lost a job in NJ in 1985 and just a year later we lost twins who were stillborn. In 1993 we lost Steve’s parents, both to terminal illnesses. In 1999, we experienced a very large earthquake in Taiwan. In 2009 Steve went through a year-long restoration journey to address issues of arrogance and unteachability raised by some of his TEAM coworkers. Laura’s mom lives near us in CO and we are part of her care network.”
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Our Mission

To come alongside Christian leaders around the world.

Methodology

  • We serve as catalysts, without personal or institutional agendas.

  • We stay only as long as needed and welcome.

  • We view all our work as spiritual activity with eternal significance.

  • We promote effective and Godly stewardship of resources as a model for business and ministry.

  • We practice the accountability of planning and evaluating our work, and teach others to do the same.

Financial Information

Financial accountability is important to Paraclete.  We have been members of the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (ECFA) since 1998.  Our Financial Statements were audited for 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, and 2019 by Capin Crouse, LLP.  Paraclete is registered for charitable solicitation in all states that require it.

Financial Summary

Revenues
Cash Donations
$2,706,624
Other Revenue
$12,437
Total Revenue
$2,719,061
Expenses
Program
$1,953,878
Administrative
$315,736
Fund Raising
$200,265
Total Expenses
$2,469,879
Excess (or Deficit) for the Year
$249,182

Donor Privacy Policy

Paraclete Mission Group is committed to respecting the privacy of our donors. We provide this Donor Privacy Policy to inform you of the way we protect and use your information.

Information We Collect

  • Here are the types of donor information that we collect and maintain:
    Your contact information: name, organization/church, address, phone number, email address;
  • Your preference for which ministry your donation will be applied;
  • Your payment information: credit card and/or bank account information;
  • Information you choose to share with us: questions, comments, suggestions, how you learned of Paraclete, and;
  • Your communication preferences; e.g., to individuals who request it, we will send periodic mailings related to specific fund-raising appeals, prayer concerns, and newsletters.

How We Use Your Information

Paraclete Mission Group uses your information to help you complete a donation, communicate back to you, and update you on ministry activity and results. We use credit card numbers only for donation or payment processing.

How We Protect Your Information

We use industry standard safeguards to protect your information. We protect the security of credit card transactions using a number of measures such as encryption, access controls, network firewalls and physical security. Card numbers are never stored on our premises in any physical or electronic form. These measures make it extremely difficult for anyone to intercept the credit card information you send to us. When we work with other companies to process credit card transactions, those companies also use encryption and other security measures.

We Do Not Share Your Personal Information

Paraclete Mission Group will not sell, rent, trade or lease your personal information to other organizations. We hold the identity of donors confidentially. We will use your information only to further the ministry purposes of Paraclete Mission Group. We will not send you mailings on behalf of another organization.

YOUR RIGHTS – GDPR Specific

Personal Information

Where you have provided your consent to us processing your personal data, you may withdraw this consent at any time. In addition, the Global Data Protection Regulations gives you the right, under certain circumstances:

  • to request in writing and securely obtain copies of the personal information we hold about you;
  • to correct or update your personal information held by us;
  • to request us to stop using your personal information for marketing purposes or for any other purpose where there is no legal requirement for continued processing;
  •  to object to profiling activities based on our legitimate interest;
  •  to request to have all personal data deleted (in the EEA only). To exercise any of these rights please contact privacy@paraclete.net .

Please tell Paraclete Mission Group as soon as any of your contact details change so that records can be kept up to date.

We will take reasonable steps to correct any of your information, which is inaccurate, incomplete or out of date.

Removing Your Name From Our Mailing List

We will honor your desire not to receive mail from us if that is your preference. Please contact us if you wish to be removed from our mailing list. Donors with an online account with Paraclete Mission Group can establish and change their communication preferences, print receipts, make one-time donations and set up recurring automatic donations. If you choose not to have an online account you have the same degree of control when you call or write to tell us of your preferences.

Contacting Us

If you have comments or questions about our donor privacy policy, please send us an email at info@paraclete.net or call us at (719) 302-2500.