Meet The R's


Serving God in Thailand...

Rick and Renita Rhodes, along with their eight children, live in Chiang Mai, Thailand, serving with the Institute for Global Opportunities (IGo).  The Rhodes Family moved to Thailand in October of 2006 to assist in commencing the work of IGo.

Rick serves on the IGo administration team and is a fulltime instructor at the institute.  IGo is an Anabaptist missions training school located in Chiang Mai, Thailand, in South-East Asia.  The purpose of IGo is to provide students with a cross-cultural setting in which mission work, biblical teaching, and personal discipleship can take place simultaneously.  For more information on IGo, you can visit their website at:

Before moving to Thailand, the Rhodes family served as missionaries in Grenada, West Indies from 2001-2005 with Olive Branch Mennonite Missions.

Besides working with IGo, the Rhodes Family enjoys traveling and ministering together as a family. 

Rick is an ordained minister and author, and has served as a missionary pastor, evangelist, Christian school administrator and teacher.  Rick has a heart for youth and enjoys spending time investing in them and motivating them to be all they can be for God. 

Renita is a homemaker, keeping the house of 10 (with 7 growing boys) clean and supplied with food and clean clothes is a full time job.  Renita also serves as a mentor in the mentoring/discipleship program at IGo, as well as a personal friend and encourager to numerous ladies on staff.

R Family Ministries is commitment to proclaiming the good news of the Gospel of Jesus Christ and producing resources that enable and equip believers to live passionately for the Lord Jesus Christ.