Financial Manager and
Director of Volunteer Development
(719) 633-2078 x. 111 voice
(719) 633-2970 fax
Colorado Springs, USA
Serving with EMI
I have helped serve EMI in many capacities from Project Leader to International Operations Manager and now as the Financial Manager and Director of Volunteer Development. I have a passion to empower people into ministry so they can use the talents which God has gifted them.
EMI Project Portfolio
Czech Republic (Dlohly) Conference and Retreat Center
Sierra Leone (Freetown) Orphanage
Honduras (Tegucigalpa) School for the Deaf
Honduras (Tegucigalpa) Orphanage and Church
Uganda (Kumi) Children's Center
Ethiopia (Gewada) Water Pipeline Design
Ethiopia (Sendafa) Child Development Training Ctr
Asia School, Church, Medical Ctr
India (Ongole) Village Church Project
East Asia Greenhouse, Phase 2
Kenya (Nyanza Province) Medical Clinic
Kenya (Kijabe) Kijabe Hospital
India (Subathu) Children's Home
Tanzania (Kigoma) Primary School
Jason- September 9, 1979
Jalina- November 26, 1979
I started at EMI: September 2002
Jalina and I got married on May 31, 2008. We first met at a small group that I was leading through New Life Church. Our first date was a hike to the Punchbowls at Glen Eyrie, CO. Two years later we got engaged at a private dinner in the castle at the same location. On May 10, 2011 our oldest son, Drew, was born prematurely only 8 days after I returned from an EMI trip from the Middle East. On September 1, 2013 Blake was born- luckily I learned my lesson and made sure I returned from my EMI trip to Tanzania and Uganda a few months early just in case.
My parents still live in NJ where I grew up. My sister lives in Connecticut, is married, and has four children: Gavin, Cosette, Audrey, and Thane.
Professional Training and Experience
BS degree in Mechanical Engineering from University of Delaware. Jalina is a Registered Nurse and has been able to travel with me on an EMI trip to Costa Rica and Kenya where I designed a Medical Center and she conducted medical training to the local women and midwives.
I have been to over 20 countries, half of those with EMI. My desire to serve internationally started in college during my study abroad trip to South Africa where I helped serve in an under-funded orphanage. Many of the children were orphaned because their parents' died because of AIDS...
which meant they were born HIV positive. It was on that trip that I found it more fulfilling to satisfy people's needs than to satisfy people's wants.
All of my international ministry experience has been with EMI. As I grow to understand the different parts of the body of Christ, my calling has become more clear: to serve the poor by fulfilling their physical and spiritual needs.
I am a licensed minister through New Life Church where I have served in many leadership capacities mostly in the small group system.
If God told me to live long term in a cross-cultural setting, the country I would chose...
Jalina and I have a heart for Africa, but we would have a hard time choosing one country specifically.
Verses to Live By
Your attitude should be the same as that of Christ Jesus: Who, being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be grasped, but made himself nothing, taking the very nature of a servant, being made in human likeness. And being found in appearance as a man, he humbled himself and became obedient to death- even death on a cross! Therefore God exalted him to the highest place and gave him the name that is above every name.
Seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.