Joel and Kristin are global missionaries with the Church of the Nazarene, serving the Eastern Mediterranean Field. They have been living in Amman, Jordan since November 2020.
Joel and Kristin grew up in Medford, OR and have been married since 2006. Both attended Oregon State University where Joel received his B.S. in Chemistry and Kristin her B.A. in Sociology. After college, they lived and worked in Portland, OR, Seattle, WA and San Francisco, CA before moving back to their hometown of Medford in 2014 when their son Jackson was just 6 weeks old. Jackson is now 7 and attending an International School in Amman.
While living in San Francisco, both Joel and Kristin worked for Mercy Housing, a leading Non-profit in the affordable housing industry, and this is where they each developed a passion for serving others. After moving back to Medford, Joel returned to school at Southern Oregon University and earned his MBA. Before relocating to Amman, he was employed as a Marketing Coordinator for the local credit union. Kristin had been serving on staff at New Life Church of the Nazarene, working primarily in Local and Global Missions and Communications. She also received her first District License in May 2020 and is pursuing ordination.
Joel and Kristin are so excited to have been called to participate in the work of the Nazarene Church throughout Jordan and the Middle East. As the Field Finance Coordinators, they will have the opportunity to facilitate crucial projects that will greatly impact the lives of many across the region.
Thank you for your ongoing prayer and support as they begin this exciting new chapter for their family!