PLI is devoted to empowering leaders for wider influence for the sake of the gospel in their communities and effective leadership in their ministries. Learn more about our vision and process here.


Life is better connected. Connect with others to experience life-giving community and build authentic relationships. We have several learning communities. Find the best fit for you.


We provide a number of resources and materials to educate both our participants and the general public on effective leadership principles.


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International Learning Communities

PLI seeks to create vibrant communities of faith around the world by providing pastors, spouses, and church leaders with training and investing in missional leadership, allowing them to form deeper connections with non believers that result in wider influence with the Gospel in their communities and cultures.

We inspire church leaders  to create indigenous models of leadership development for the purpose of multiplying missional leaders, churches, and missional movements within their countries. Our international office is located in Hong Kong.

Hanyee Building
19-21 Hankow Rd
Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong


PLI is currently training in

Hong Kong
Learn about our International Impact

Our Team

Rony and Anica Marquardt

Latin America Regional Development Leader

Rev. Marquardt is an alumnus of PLI national. For the past six years he and Anica have led PLI in Brazil. The program in Brazil is flourishing under their leadership, and God has provided the Marquardts with strong connections and relationships throughout this region.

Scott F. Rische

International Leader

Scott and Lori Ann have been married for 33 years. They have four children and a growing number of grandchildren. They’re building frequent flyer miles as they live in the United States a portion of the year, in Shenzhen, China, a portion of the year, and travel around the world with PLI’s international learning communities.

Prior to his calling to serve at PLI, Scott served as a church planter, lead pastor and director of a church planting ministry. Scott’s passion in life is to see people come into a faith relationship with Christ, and to encourage believers to live fully in and live out their relationship with Jesus. Scott’s calling is to encourage, develop, and mentor leaders for Christ’s Church. He’s also not afraid of heights…Scott has his private pilot license and enjoys being up in the air.


Lori A. Rische

International Women’s Leader

Lori enjoys encouraging and blessing women as they partner with their husbands and faithfully lead. She passes on her passion and love of learning from a 30 plus year education career to those she works with. Seeing families and children grow in knowledge is the real joy of the job! Apart from her job Lori says she has three loves: to be with her children and grandchildren, being outdoors with Scott and getting crafty.

Artis Eglitis

European Development Leader

Artis and his wife Helena reside in Latvia. Under their leadership the learning community in Latvia has thrived. As the European Development Director for PLI, Artis provides leadership throughout northern Europe, the Baltics, Russia, and Scandinavia. Artis also serves as pastor in a local congregation, is part of the leadership of Luther Academy in Riga and is active in his local city of Cesis, leading the River Bend Ministry Center. In the past he has served as the administrative leader of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Latvia.

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