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Rene & Lili Palacio
SIM Global - Charlotte, NC

René and Lilli serve the SIM global community in consulting, fostering, equipping boards in biblical governance exercise and good practices through scriptural principles of stewardship, accountability, and generosity. René presently serves as Managing Trustee of SIM Charitable Trust, as a member of the SIM USA Board and the Global Trust Partners board.

René and Lilli joined SIM USA in 1997. They served in Southern Africa until 2001 ministering in a variety of roles, including coordinating the merger of Africa Evangelical Fellowship into SIM. René served as Regional Treasurer and Lilli served as Regional Projects Coordinator for the Southern African cone countries. René and Lilli have served the global SIM community working with SIM International since 2001. From 2003 René served as Director of Finance for SIM International. From 2013 René served as SIM International Director of Governance. They now serve as leadership mentors for SIM ministries and leaders globally. board.

2024 Ministry Goals:

Support SIM’s global initiatives to fulfill Christ’s commission by proclaiming the Gospel amongst those who are living and dying without hearing the Good News. We seek to help foster this work by promoting good stewardship of the resources the Lord makes available for His work to the nations. We seek to promote good governance to enhance Gospel outreach.

Prayer Requests for 2023-24:

•Guide and give us wisdom, spiritual maturity, and gifting as we continue to mentor members of boards and councils in biblical principles for governance and stewardship.
•Give us greater knowledge of Himself, His presence, His wisdom.
•Gift us with deeper empathy and burden us for all people as we seek to aid God’s servants in humble service. Inspire greater generosity according to God’s biblical design for all to participate in mission endeavors.
•Move the SIM mission family to be ever more faithful in waiting, faithful in worshipping, and faithful in witnessing. May our experiences of waiting—for the second coming, for answers to our prayers, for relief in times of hardship—form us into faithful worshippers. And may our faithful worship shape us into faithful witnesses.


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