Meet Our New Staff Members

Tara Owen- Finance Director

Tara Owen is a CPA and has her Masters and BBA in Accounting from Baylor University.  She performed audits with KPMG, served as an Analyst with LifeWay, performed and managed Accounting and Operations for organizations in real estate, health care and non-profit sectors, and developed a process for a wealth management company for delivering a new financial service.

Tara loves spending time with her family, volunteering in schools her two sons attend and serving her church in various roles including 10 years as a member of the finance team.  She has a passion for sharing the love of Jesus with people around the world, and is thrilled to be a part of the ministry God is doing through JMI.

Petru Antoceanu- Boys to Leaders House Leader, Moldova

Petru was born in Moldova and grew up in a Christian family where he met the Lord. He graduated from Balti State University Alecu Russo with the specialty of clothes designer. In May of 2017 he married Vera, who he met at Balti Church Emanuel. Petru and Vera are proud Moldovans who have big dreams for their country, and hope to serve the Lord there for a long time. Being a part of JMI is a dream come true for them.

Vavara Misenina- HR Specialist, Moldova

Varvara was born in Balti. She has spent all her life working with kids. Varvara’s parents worked in a school, so, at a young age Varvara was surrounded by their students. Then, as she got older, after graduating Balti State University Varvara became a teacher. While working as a teacher, it was a priority for Varvara to teach her students things like respect, loving your neighbor, and serving others. This is why Varvara is so happy to be a part of JMI and serve God through helping children.

Maria Erha- Sponsorship Coordinator, Moldova

Maria was born in the Ukraine. Growing up in a loving Christian family, she saw and learned how to serve people from an early age. In her youth, she was very involved in her church and worship team, where she learned that by serving people we serve God. Maria went on to study English and German at Moldova State University. Maria says she’s happy to be part of JMI, and together with a great team, hopes to change people’s lives for the better.

Would you like to join us in making justice personal for the poor, the orphaned and the forgotten? View our current job vacancy here.

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