Petra International Ministries

Jared and Tanya Cox

Missionaries, Director of Petra International Ministries (Jared Cox)

Jared Cox is the founding pastor of the Petra churches in Nicaragua, Petra International Ministries, and is currently the lead pastor of Petra Bible Church, Bozeman. Jared was born in Alton, IL and raised in Phoenix, AZ. He received Jesus as his Lord and Savior at age seven. After losing his dad to a massive heart attack at age ten, the Lord used the tragedy and many trials to call him to be a missionary. After finishing his degree from Moody Bible Institute, he married Tanya. The Lord called them to be missionaries in Nicaragua, where they spent fifteen years making disciples and planting churches. In 2016, the Lord called their family back to the States to start Petra International Ministries and Petra Bible Church, Bozeman. In 2018, Jared finished his M. Div. from Western Seminary. Jared and Tanya have four kids: Josiah (22), Isaiah (20), Gaby (18), and Jeremiah (16). Both Josiah and Isaiah are preparing to serve the Lord full time in ministry.

Amber Lundskog

Missionary, Administration, Church Planting Logistics

Amber completed her undergrad and M. Ed. from Vanderbilt University and later a M.A. in Global Studies from Liberty University. She was originally sent to Bozeman from a church in Nashville to serve in 2012. She began praying with the Cox family in April 2017 about the Petra Bozeman church plant and was called to serve full time as a Petra missionary in January 2021. Amber serves as the ministry coordinator at Petra Bozeman as well as in administration and assisting with church planting logistics for Petra International Ministries.

Josiah Cox

Missionary / Internship 2024-2025

Josiah spent the first fifteen years of his life on the mission field in Nicaragua. After returning to the states with his family once the churches were handed to national leadership, God has continued to grow Josiah's heart for the nations. He graduated from Grand Canyon University with a degree in Global Ministry. Josiah has been faithfully serving at the Petra Bozeman church plant, helping lead worship and serving in the young adult ministry. After a trip to visit Petra Colombia in February 2024, God moved Josiah's heart seeing the city of 11 million people in Bogota and the need for laborers in the harvest field. Josiah is headed in September 2024 to help the Petra Bogota church in evangelism, worship and youth ministry, while also providing a bridge back to the stateside home base.

"In his hand are the depths of the earth; the heights of the mountains are his also."
-Psalm 95:4