Gustavo is married and has 2 children. As a family, they run another ministry called the Mwangani Project, with more than 800 children.
Gustavo has a Computer Science and a Theology Bachelors degree and is working on a Masters in Islamic Studies at CIU. He speaks English, Portuguese, and can survive using his little bit of Spanish.
More info about his family ministry can be found at: https://www.hellwig.com
–Collaborator, Taylor Center for Missions Computing (TCMC): Helped lead student trips to England, Hong Kong, Thailand, and Ecuador where students developed software in partnership with a missions organization.
–Adjunct Instructor, Computer Science and Engineering: Taught “Computing and Culture” to around 1000 students.
–Trainer, Taylor Spencer Centre for Global Engagement: Provided intercultural competence training for faculty and students, recently earned her Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI) Qualified Administrator credentials.
–Tutor Coordinator Taylor Academic Enrichment Center: Recruited, trained, and managed over 800 student tutors to support peers in academic success; especially focused on mentoring international students for success; is certified in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL).
Prior to his 12 years at Taylor, Tom worked for 30 years in the software industry as an engineer and engineering manager. He holds a BS in electrical engineering (Michigan Tech), an MA in theological studies (Bethel Seminary), and an MS and PhD in computer science (Minnesota). Tom and Darci live in Upland, Indiana, have been married for 36 years, and have three adult children.