Meet some Second Fiddles
Second Fiddle co-founders Gary and Peggy Nielsen have been blessed to know Moldovans who are on the front lines in the "Missio Dei"—the mission that God is undertaking in Moldova. With support, counsel and oversight from our Board of Directors, our objective is to be available to help where we can, to be attentive so we don't miss what God has to say, to be second fiddles in service to those on the front lines.
Gary and Peggy founded Second Fiddle in 2007, in response to a growing need to increase the support they had been providing to Moldovan Christ-followers who are engaged with university students/recent graduates and economic development.
Timothy, who has a Ph.D. in Materials Science from Northwestern University, has held several academic and ministry positions. With his wife Linette he spent two years with Global Scholars, teaching at a university in China. Currently he leads the InterVarsity Graduate and Faculty Ministry at The Ohio State University. Timothy and Linette have three children.
Mary has been committed to the work of Second Fiddle since its inception. Mary's insights and practical help have made significant contributions to the development of Second Fiddle efforts in Moldova.
Tom has been a Professor of Business at Hope College since 1993. He and his wife Cheryl, who live in Holland, Michigan, once lived in Romania and Tom has also worked with the Nielsens in Moldova. The Smiths, who have two daughters and four grandchildren, both love to travel and read.
Jona and Paul were active with CGSA (the InterVarsity fellowship of graduate students at Ohio State) and have effectively led events that increase awareness of, and provide financial support for, Christ-centered economic development in Moldova.
Meet a few of our front-line Moldovan friends...
Member of CSC board Eurasia Project Coordinator
IFES Global Impact
Dan and Alexei
Invest Credit staff
Ghena and Alina Russu
Ghena has led Invest Credit
since its beginning
Slavic and Zina
with InterVarsity's Bob Trube
at IFES 2015 World Assembly
Zina is Team Leader for CSC
in the city of Bălți (northern Moldova)
Slavic and Doina with sons Daniel and Samuel
Slavic is National Director of CSC,
Doina leads CSC work with graduates
Valeriu is a church leader and former member of Parliament
Valentin and Natalitza Metzger
Valentin, a successful IT entrepreneur,
has been a friend since 1995