Paul & Virginia Frey
- Our Local
- Our Reach
- Our Self
Paul and Virginia Frey serve in the Tomah and Sparta area school districts in Wisconsin. Much of the area is wooded, with swamps north of town and hilly “kettle moraine” south of town. The community is largely comprised of cranberry and dairy farms.
There is a large military presence in the community, and those who are not farmers or factory workers are often in some type of military career. The area has strong German and Norwegian roots, which commands a strong Catholic and Lutheran affiliation.
After seeing the need in their community, the Freys began serving the local churches and youth through a number of ministries. They meet weekly at different churches in the Tomah and Sparta areas, participating in special events focused on youth evangelism and discipleship. In the community, Paul and Virginia provide counseling and encouragement, speak, become additional staff when needed, and organize planned youth events.
Paul coordinates monthly fellowships for youth leaders and pastors from community churches. He collects youth ministry resources that are available for these churches and leaders to use, including canoes, camping equipment, and games. In addition to monthly fellowships, this group of leaders has become proactive in addressing community issues. The network has grown to include joint service projects and regular breakfast meetings for senior pastors.
The Freys have served as InFaith field staff since 2001.
Paul and Virginia have been married for twenty-eight years, and have six children. Paul has a youth ministry degree from Calvary Bible College, and more than fifteen years experience in camping ministries.