Tory Ruark

Tory Ruark

Chief Operations Officer/Short-Term Mission Coach

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Phone: 360.356.3759
1400 NE 136th Ave. Suite 201 Vancouver, WA 98664

As Chief Operations Officer and a short-term mission coach, it is my privilege to provide organizational leadership to DELTA and to serve churches through short-term mission trip preparation and training. The Lord called me to this role through a love for the church and seeing His Body love Him and love others through action as well as words. My first mission trip was my freshman in college in 1998 when I went to Ensenada, Mexico over Thanksgiving weekend. To this day, I still cannot say what made me decide to go, but it certainly changed me forever.

I have served with short-term mission teams in Mexico, Honduras, El Salvador, Ecuador, Haiti, Zimbabwe, and Italy. However, the highlight of my mission involvement was having the opportunity to live in Ensenada with a pastor for a summer. I learned more about God, myself, and being a Christian in a country other than the United States during that one summer than all of my years combined! I thank God for all He has brought me through and I take joy in using my experiences and what God has taught me as a way of discipling missionaries in their journey towards Christ-likeness.


To mobilize means to put into movement. DELTA puts individuals, churches, schools and partners into movement to accomplish The Great Commission. This movement is from a home, pew, or seat to a field location around the world. Since 1979, DELTA has put 10,000 individuals and over 1,000 churches, schools and ministries into 100 countries and 30 US states.

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A coach is one who instructs or trains. DELTA provides churches, partner ministries, schools, team leaders, and host missionaries a personal coach that comes alongside to train and guide them on both general missions and short-term mission endeavors. A DELTA coach will meet face-to-face, by phone, video or email to equip for excellence.

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A resource is a source of supply or support. DELTA provides resources such as curriculum, webinars, tools, digital downloads, articles, blogs, referrals and more. All of these resources have been developed by experienced and skilled short-term and general mission practitioners.

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