Meet the Team

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Pastor Bill Moberly,

Founder & Director

Rev. Bill Moberly is the Director of Awakening Lives to World Missions. He founded ALWM in 2007, while also serving as Director of East European Mission Network (EEMN). ALWM draws on his 25+ years of experience in helping churches across the US with their global mission outreach. He is the author of Igniting a Passion for Missions, a Guide for Church Leaders. He and his wife Sally have been married 46 years. They have seven grown children and seventeen grandchildren. Together they have traveled to more than 23 countries to share the gospel and equip leaders.


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Pastor Matt Shields, Director of Young Adult Missionary Internships

Rev. Matt Shields attended Trinity International University (BA in Biblical Studies – 2007) and Luther Theological Seminary (M Div. 2014). He Interned at Emmanuel Lutheran Church (LCMC) in Lodi, CA. Was ordained and served at Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church (LCMC, Augustana District) as Associate Pastor & Senior Pastor from 2014 – 2018. His global mission experience includes: He and Jacinda served 1 year with Young Adults in Global Missions (ELCA) in South Africa 2008-2009. He also served with Blessman Ministries in 2014. He currently serves on the Augustana District Board of World Missions and was part of the delegation to visit the AD partners of the Tabor congregation in the Ethiopian Evangelical Church Mekane Yesus (2018). Matt and his wife, Jacinda Shields, currently have three children and have been married 11 years. They reside in Pontiac, IL.