On their twenty-fifth wedding anniversary, Robert and Joanne traveled to Spain and unexpectedly fell in love with the people and the culture. Over the next five years, the need of the church there and the spiritual darkness of the culture impressed itself upon them until God’s call could no longer be set aside. God has equipped the Tanzies through decades of ministry in multicultural congregations in Philadelphia, New York, New Jersey, and Boston.
Joanne comes to the team with a degree in biblical studies and a master’s in early childhood education with which she has taught special needs children. Having completed a major in European history from Geneva College, Robert graduated from Westminster Seminary with an emphasis in apologetics. With their Team Madrid companions, the Tanzies have been assisting in church planting, leadership training, and evangelism.
Robert and Joanne have two grown children, Kristen and Nathan, who live in New York City and Beverly, MA, respectively. Please pray for the Tanzies that the Lord of the Church will use them and the Madrid Team to bring the good news of Jesus’ grace to the people of Spain.