Todd and Connie were raised in rural Southern Oregon where they have been life-long friends. Missions has been their passion and the focus of their hearts since childhood. Married in 1988, at Medford First Church of the Nazarene, they had the opportunity to participate in a Work and witness trip to Dwarsloop, South Africa in 1989, where their call to missions was solidified.
Their first mission assignment was to Micronesia in 1991, with Pacific Missionary Aviation, where they served as a Pilot/Wife Mission team. In 1995, upon completion of their assignment in Micronesia, Todd and Connie returned to the U.S. where Todd assumed the position of Chief Pilot in charge of flight operations for a regional airline. During this time he completed his airframe and powerplant technician and Airline Transport Pilot certificates while they awaited final assignment with Nazarene Mission Aviation in Western Africa. In 1999, Todd and Connie were appointed as Global Missionaries for the Church of the Nazarene and assigned to the Ivory Coast (Côte d’Ivoire). Todd and Connie established the Nazarene Mission Aviation base of Operations. As a pilot traveling throughout the 17 countries of West Africa, Todd filmed and captured the story for Nazarene Communications Network. Connie operated the aviation radio base and a mission guest house. Together they worked in further developing the Dr. Ron C. Farris Centre d’Evangélisation clinic in Abidjan.
After the closure of Nazarene Mission Aviation, the Aebischers returned to the states where Todd pursued graduate medical education from the University of Washington School of Medicine, and Connie worked for the local county development services division.
In 2012, Todd and Connie were recruited to return to the field and joined the Asia-Pacific Team in April of 2013, once again as Global Missionaries where they are serving as Regional Communications Coordinators (RCC), facilitating communications throughout the region. They are based at the World Mission Communications Asia-Pacific Headquarters, which is located on the Asia-Pacific Nazarene Theological Seminary Campus (APNTS) in Manila, Philippines. In addition to RCC, Todd serves as Regional Work and Witness and Partnerships Coordinator, while Connie serves as the Editor for the Region’s weekly email magazine, Around The Region News (you can subscribe at www.asiapacificnazarene.org).
At General Assembly 2013, Todd and Connie spent multiple hours in the Asia-Pacific Region Booth, asking many NMI Presidents and others about communications and what the region/missionaries were doing well and what could be done better. Over and over again people responded, "Help us tell the story of missions with up-to-date stories of what is happening!"
In response to those requests, each month World Mission Communications Asia-Pacific is producing up-to-date, engaging, short, video messages in multiple languages, designed to help you share the story of missions and motivate your churches to be part of missions. These videos can be viewed on the World Mission Communications You-Tube Channel at http://www.youtube.com/user/wmcnewschannel/videos
Other communications resources available include: Asia-Pacific Regional website www.asiapacificnazarene.org and facebook at https://www.facebook.com/AsiaPacificNazarene and https://www.facebook.com/wmcasiapacific
Todd and Connie have 4 children, David and Dwayne, adopted twins from Micronesia who live and work in the Nampa, Idaho area, Jessica, who lives and works in Boise, Idaho, and Courtney, who is a student at Northwest Nazarene University.
Todd and Connie are members of the Karcher Church of the Nazarene in Nampa, Idaho. Todd is a third generation missionary whose great grandfather, Rev. Cecil Troxel, was a founding missionary for World Gospel Mission in Shandong Province, Eastern China (1910). “We are excited to be returning to the region of our first missionary assignment and to an area of our family’s Christian heritage!”
Born in United States
Born in United States
Home District: Intermountain
Home Church: Nampa KarcherHome Assignment Dates:
Jun 19, 2017 - Jun 30, 2017Service History: