Novo Staff

Roger & Julie Hederstedt

Roger co-leads Empowering Leaders, a division of Novo with 70 missionaries serving in a dozen countries on four continents — it exists to multiply disciples of Christ, leaders, churches and movements of the Gospel. To accomplish this, Roger seeks to keep staff focused on being Christ-centered, curious (about what God is up in us, others and the world), connected (community) and collaborative (creative & strategic).

Roger & Julie served as missionaries in Japan from 1982-2007, and Roger was Asia Director from 2007-2022. They have two sons and two young grandchildren.


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