Theresa (Kallal) Thaete has been on staff with The Navigators since 1978. Initially she was on collegiate staff at the University of Illinois, Illinois State Univ and the Univ of Texas-Austin. In 1986 she was excited to follow God’s leading to serve Him in Africa. This followed several short-term trips overseas. She loved serving Him in Zimbabwe for 4 months and then in Zambia for over 4 ½ years. She would probably still be there, but God gave her the other desire of her heart in marrying Larry. This brought her to the Chicago area late in 1991, when she transitioned to Associate Staff. They currently serve in many leadership responsibilities in their local church. Theresa has mentored women in the Chicago area involved with The Navigators for several years. She also previously assisted in the training short-term missionaries, when held in Chicago. They have 2 adult sons.