Les Unruh started serving with SIM
in 1968, and as a couple, Les and
Verla began their missionary career
in Ethiopia. They served there for
eight years doing church planting and
After the Marxist take over, they were asked to transfer to Liberia, where they pioneered the Church Planting ministry for SIM. They served in Liberia for seven years reaching out to the Gola people with a church planting and community development ministry. They returned home in 1983 and served on SIM USA home staff in Charlotte, NC. Les was the Director of the Selection and Training process and the Director of the Ministries Network Department.
They are now retired but still ministering at the SIM retirement village in Sebring, Florida.