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Meet International Director Brent McHugh


Brent and Kim McHugh

As International Director of Christar, Brent McHugh provides spiritual, visionary, executive and developmental leadership. His charge is to serve God, Christar workers and the least-reached by shepherding the ministries of Christar, in order to cultivate Christ-honoring transformation in least-reached communities.

Brent and his wife, Kim, became believers after they were married while Brent was pursuing a career at Walgreens. After serving in their home church and attending a “Perspectives on the World Christian Movement” course, they felt called to work among the least-reached and attended Columbia International University (CIU) to become better equipped for ministry. There, Brent and Kim became acquainted with Christar and eventually sensed a call to work among refugees in the Middle East.

They served in the Middle East for nearly 10 years, focusing on church planting, leadership development and theological education. Brent also served in a leadership role for workers in the region; Kim briefly served as a regional Women’s Ministry Coordinator before Brent accepted the role of International Director of Christar.

Brent’s vision as International Director is to mobilize “from anywhere to everywhere”

Brent’s vision as International Director is to mobilize “from anywhere to everywhere”: to partner with churches to send workers from many nations to people groups with the greatest need for the gospel.

Brent and Kim have been married since 1985, and their first grandchild was born in 2013. In his free time, Brent loves surf fishing, and recently took up kayaking. He’s also a big baseball fan and enjoys cheering on the Red Sox, as well as the Celtics and the New England Patriots in the off season.