International Teams Coordinator[email protected]
My name is Joseph and I am blessed with an amazing wife, Cindy, and three awesome kids. My wife and I both grew up in a Pastor's home. We spent much of our adult life serving at the church in Nebraska, where I grew up. God led us to MMO through a crazy sequence of events and we are so grateful He did! He has always led our path and directed our steps in His perfect timing. We moved to Baltimore last January and have loved being a part of the MMO family. My passions include traveling, drinking coffee, and helping others...so this ministry was clearly the perfect fit for me!
To read more about my story and to find out how you can partner with me and my family, view our page.
Fun Facts About Me
My favorite trip location is the Philippines because we have some very special friends over there.
The best piece of advice I've ever been given is from my dad. Growing up he would often tell us kids, every person and place has assets and liabilities. Appreciate the good in everyone.
If I could invent a holiday, it would definitely involve coffee.
A piece of advice I would give a volunteer team member who wants to join one of our trips would be just do it! My worldview and heart for missions was drastically impacted by my first missions trip to Guatemala. You won't regret traveling with MMO.
Cats or dogs? Dogs. Easy choice.
My favorite word in the English language is debacle.
If I could snap my fingers and become an expert in something it would be speaking Spanish. I'm trying but my tongue is fighting me pretty badly!
To me the most inspiring part of my job is the staff of MMO. Also, serving alongside missionaries and team volunteers really makes me want to be a better person as I experience others who give of their own self for the furtherance of the Gospel.
The most important thing I learned before high school was how to work. I grew up in Nebraska and that meant milking cows at 4 AM and baling hay the rest of the day. Ok ok, there are other types of jobs in Nebraska that don't involve farming! But from all my various work experience, I did learn how to work and I'm thankful for that.
If I were a superhero, my superpower would be Flying. Then I could skip the plane ride when we travel.