Who is Ted? Ted Esler’s passion is to see believing communities of Jesus followers spring up among all cultures. He is particularly interested in church planting movements and the house church. Ted travels international about 4-5 times a year, most often observing spiritual movements and the dynamics behind them (of course… COVID has ended those trips for a while).
Background Originally from the suburbs of Minneapolis, Ted obtained an undergraduate degree in computers and speech communications, became a follower of Jesus and got married to the beautiful Annette. He worked in the tech industry until 1990 when he and his family moved to the Balkans where they lived in Zagreb, Croatia, and then Sarajevo, Bosnia. Their years in Sarajevo are chronicled in Ted’s book, Overwhelming Minority. Ted finished a Masters in Theological Studies and earned a PhD from Fuller’s School of Intercultural Studies. In 2015, Ted was appointed the president of Missio Nexus.
Interests Ted’s areas of interest include travel, church planting, bass, trombone, guitar, dulcimer, sailing, home brewing, weight lifting, and peaty Islay’s (if you don’t know what that is, no worries). Ted loves to read. He writes PHP code and continues to dabble in tech.