Full-time Staff

Seth Heydinger


Seth is from Michigan and started his relationship with the Lord at a young age. He went to the Bible Institute in New York after graduating from high school. While there, God began to open Seth’s eyes to the needs around the world. He began to pray for Poland and moved there in 2010. Dina grew up in Ukraine and went to the Bible Institute there, then served as a missionary for several years there. God brought them together and they were married in September 2016. In April 2018 Eddie joined their family. Seth is leading the English4Life ministry.

Ben Powell

Assistant Director

I am originally from the state of North Carolina. When I was young, I accepted Christ as my Savior and dedicated my life to him at 18. When I attended the Word of Life Bible institute, God showed me how He had a wonderful plan for my life that was not like the plan I had made for myself. I met my wonderful wife during our first year at WOL. We later returned to study a second year in 2016 as a married couple. God placed it on our hearts to be involved in missions in Europe, and during that year, we learned of the ministry in Poland. We have now been serving in Poland since 2017 through the Cross Cultural Internship, and we plan to stay full-time. We have three children: Adelie, Gracie, and Hudson. My role in the school is website/promotion design and volunteer care.

Lydia Duncan

Dean of English

I am from the state of North Carolina. I was saved at the age of 6, and when I was 15, I started to sense that God was calling me to become a missionary. After high school, I studied for two years at the Word of Life Bible Institute in N.Y. I came to Poland during my second year as a student, and God captured my heart for Poland. After two years, God continued to remind me of the great need in Poland, so I came as a missionary intern for two years. Since being in Poland, I’ve been involved in teaching English in many settings: camp, public school, private tutoring, and small-group lessons. English is currently a huge evangelism tool here! I have now been serving with Word of Life in Poland since 2017, and I plan on returning full-time, Lord-willing by the beginning of English4Life this Fall. My role in the school is teacher support and evaluating/monitoring students’ educational needs.