FMI International Board of Reference

Nelson Malwitz and wife Merge


Nelson Malwitz, founded Finishers Project-a ministry that provides information challenges and pathways for people to enter missions from any point in their careers. Finishers provide a web matching service along with frequent conferences. Nelson is a church planter and was a Sealed Air’s commercial development Manager before founding Finishers Project.


Nelson helped t establish New England church. He continues to serve with finisher’s Project as Chief innovation Officer of Missionnext, Inc. a ministry of Finisher’s Project. Nelson projects himself as the generic Evangelical baby-boomer. Born in 1946, he was raised in New Jersey in a Christian family. He holds an MS degree in Chemical Engineering and served in positions of research and development in American industry for 33 years. Nelson is an inventor with about 15 US Patents and has formal training in methods of Creative Problem Solving.

In 1976 he was city co-chairman of the Here's Life America Campaign in Connecticut. He was a founding elder at Walnut Hill Community Church (WHCC) in Bethel, CT in 1982. He has served in many capacities in the church including as an adult Sunday School teacher and Elder of what is now one of the largest Evangelical churches in New England. In 1998 Nelson founded Finishers Project as a national ministry of WHCC.  Soon after a web presence was created as a connecting tool. Finishers Project is now one ministry under the new corporate umbrella, MissionNext, along with MissionXplore, Mission:TEACH, and BAMmatch.

Nelson is now working with leaders in other nations to expand the reach of the MissionNext movement internationally.