Our keynote speaker is Duane Ostrem, a missionary leader and strategist serving with the International Mission Board in Southeast Asia. His telling of God’s work internationally will enthuse you. He is globally renowned for his leadership and story-telling abilities


Born: 1953 in Rugby, North Dakota to Norwegian immigrants.

Married to Jeanne Neufeld Ostrem since 1974.
We have three children, eight grandchildren. Our youngest son and his wife work with NAMB in Toronto.

Residence:  Bangkok, Thailand.

Current role: IMB Regional Leader (AGL) for Southeast Asian peoples (SEAP).

Work History:

  1. P. American Manufacturing and Marketing Company 1983-1988.
  2. Founder and CEO of OTC Manufacturing, Inc. Military and commercial aerospace manufacturing 1989-2003.
  3. Bi-vocational pastor 1976-1988.

Missions History:

  1. Journeyman with NTM 1972-1974 in Bolivia, SA.
  2. IMB Strategy Coordinator for the WA in Myanmar 2003-2006.
  3. IMB Strategy Associate for the Buddy Block (Myanmar, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam, Malaysia, Singapore) 2007-2008.
  4. IMB Cluster strategy leader for Northern Rim Cluster (Myanmar, Southern China, Vietnam, Diaspora in Thailand and Malaysia) 2009-2012.
  5. IMB Regional leader (AGL) for Southeast Asia peoples 2012 to present