John and Wendy Gerhardt have been serving with Urban Impact Ministries (UIM) in Central City New Orleans since 1991. John grew up in Platteville, WI and Wendy in Cedar Rapids, IA. Over the years, some of their duties have included: pioneering UIM’s youth ministry, heading up short term missions, planting and pastoring Castle Rock Community Church, replanting the church and ministry after Hurricane Katrina, and overall leadership and vision for the ministry. The vision of UIM is to create a neighborhood where kids can ride their bikes to: schools of excellence, a safe place to gather, a church that cares, and a transformed household. John currently serves as the Executive Director of Urban Impact Ministries, having also served as the Pastor of Castle Rock Community Church from 1998 until January 2017. Wendy has served in various capacities such as Children’s Church Director, Summer Camp Medical Advisor, and Education Ministries Director. She currently is a midwife at a clinic and volunteers at the ministry. They have 4 children, Josiah (current Education Director at UIM), Anastasia (a missionary with Reach Global), Elijah (a senior in college studying Elementary Education), and Jeremiah (a sophomore in college). Give to their ministry.