Building Teams in Romania

By Gerry Blitz

Introducing team leaders in Galati: Eugen and Nicoleta Iordache

We are excited to announce a big leap forward in ministry operations in Romania. One of the priorities Jeremy and Keith Yoder had as they set out on the summer ministry trip to Romania was to identify the foundational building blocks of TMFC leadership teams in Galati and Cluj-Napoca. This is vital to our mission as we need teams throughout Romania which will minister and evangelize continuously, even when teams from the States aren’t on the ground.

We are pleased to share that Eugen and Nicoleta Iordache (pronounced “yor-DAH-kay”) have accepted the call to serve as Ten Million for Christ team leaders in Galati! Jeremy has had a long-standing relationship with Eugen as they first met at Christian student meetings in 1994, when Jeremy was on assignment in Galati. Currently, Eugen serves as the assistant pastor at Emanuel Church where he provides leadership through preaching, directing their evangelistically focused marriage and family ministries, overseeing the building project, and coordinating part of the small group ministry. In addition, Eugen is the regional team leader for Samaritan’s Purse in the Moldova region. Nicoleta serves as the church’s administrative assistant and co-leads the marriage and family ministries with Eugen. They have been married for 22 years and have two teenage boys, Nathaniel and Octavian. Their greatest passion is for marriage and family ministry with an evangelistic focus so that families are transformed and brought into the kingdom.

As the Galati team leaders, their primary duties will include: building the TMFC leadership team in Galati, broadening awareness of TMFC in the region, deepening partnerships with local churches, preparing itineraries for TMFC ministry trips, and planning TMFC evangelistic outreahes. They will be operating under Jeremy’s direction and will also work closely with TMFC staff members Gerry and Tiffany Blitz when US ministry teams visit Galati. Their ongoing efforts in the local community will allow TMFC to accomplish much more both in Romania and the US as Jeremy will be able to focus on a number of other activities that will propel TMFC forward.

Eugen (left) with Brother Stefanica (center), and Jeremy at the shipyards in Galati.

Please join the TMFC team in thanking the Lord for our first team leaders in Romania. Please pray for Eugen and Nicoleta as they build their leadership team and pray for increasing numbers of workers to gather the harvest in Romania. Pray too, for unity among the churches in Romania. If you would like to partner with TMFC further, please contact me, Gerry Blitz at to learn the ways you can get involved.