Chuck Missler moved with his late wife, Nancy, from the United States to New Zealand in 2010, after many previous visits there.
Chuck, the founder of Koinonia House a ministry previously based in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, established a new home for himself and Nancy in Reporoa, a small town located in the Waikato region of the country.
The Misslers felt that both of them were led by God to their new home and “there would be a fantastic destiny ahead for New Zealand.” They saw it as the "L'Abri of the South Pacific." New Zealand had been on their hearts and minds since the late 90's.
The couple built their home on the grounds of the River Lodge, a well-known venue with a 30-year history to New Zealanders for weddings and corporate retreats. A series of ‘Study Retreats’ on selected weekends have been hosted at the River Lodge over the years since.
Also located on the premises is Lyonshead Media, a consolidation of advanced video and audio editing and publishing facilities which relocated from Idaho and Portsmouth, in the UK. The presence of these facilities permits visitors to carry away the DVDs of the subjects explored during conferences at the River Lodge.
Chuck originated all his new materials from the new headquarters at the River Lodge before his retirement in 2016.
Chuck was buried next to Nancy in a cemetery near the River Lodge in June 2018.
Bible teacher Chuck Missler and his wife moving to New Zealand by Dan Wooding