Steve Davis

Steve Davis

Founding Director

Email: [email protected]

Steve received a Bachelor’s degree from Dallas Baptist College, a Master of Divinity from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, and a M.A. from St. Mary’s in Counseling. His passion for disadvantaged children began in 1989 working with abused children on a children’s home campus in San Antonio. That position morphed into an international ministry that took him to Russia, Romania and Moldova. Serving now with JMI allows him to continue a history in Moldova that dates back to 1999 and have the privilege of implementing programming in some of the most destitute countries in the world.

Mary Katharine Hunt

Mary Katharine Hunt

Executive Director

Email: [email protected]

Mary Katharine Hunt is the Executive Director for Justice & Mercy International. Previously Mary Katharine spent 20 years investing in the ministry of LifeWay Christian Resources. Most recently she served as the Vice President of Marketing for B&H Publishing Group, a division of LifeWay.

Mary Katharine has a heart for missions and a passion for advancing the gospel of Jesus Christ around the world. Over the years, Mary Katharine has volunteered for and led dozens of mission trips to Mexico, Moldova and Brazil. She served on the inaugural Board of Directors for Justice and Mercy International in 2008.

Hunt, a native of Tennessee, is a graduate of The University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts in Communication. She also attended Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas.

Rachel Trammell

Rachel Trammell

Sponsorship and Marketing Manager

Email: [email protected]

Originally from Fayetteville, Georgia, Rachel grew up in the Atlanta area and went on to earn a Journalism/Advertising degree from The University of Georgia. Prior to JMI, she served on the Student Ministry team at LifeWay Christian Resources in Nashville, and has worked with FUGE Camps in various capacities for 7 years.

There is nothing more exciting to Rachel than seeing Jesus move among people around the globe, and she finds great joy in taking the life-giving news of the Gospel to the Nations.  Rachel has participated in and led many mission trips around the world, including Zimbabwe, South Africa, Guatemala, Mexico, and more. Rachel is humbled to be joining the JMI team, and is excited to see how JMI will continue to join the beautiful work the Father is doing around the world.

Kari Bidwell

Kari Bidwell

Mobilization and Logistics Manager

Email: [email protected]

Kari originally hails from Arlington, Virginia, but did most of her growing up in Denver, Colorado.  She moved to Los Angeles to attend Azusa Pacific University, where she earned her degree in Youth Ministry and Business Administration and recently moved from San Diego to Nashville.

Growing up in a ministry family opened Kari’s eyes and heart to missions and other cultures.  She has led and participated in numerous mission trips, mostly leading young people to Europe and Israel with Royal Servants International and partnering with her parent’s ministry in several African countries. Kari has a heart for encouraging and empowering people around the world and is so excited to be working with JMI and sharing Christ’s unconditional love.

Gabrielle Rivard

Gabrielle Rivard

Marketing Coordinator

Email: [email protected]

Gabrielle grew up in the Tampa Bay area of Florida and recently graduated from Florida Southern College with a degree in Communications and Art.

Teaching art and music to the children in her home church grew her love for working with children. She is excited to be joining JMI with a heart to serve children from different parts of the world and to see the beauty that Christ makes from the broken things in this life.

Nanette O'Grady

Nanette O'Grady

Administrative Assistant

Email: [email protected]

Nanette was born and raised in South Africa and immigrated to the US with her family when she was 17 years old. She went on to earn a degree in Music Industry Studies and shortly thereafter, felt a call to ministry. This shifted her career path from the music business to the local church and ultimately, JMI.

She is passionate about sharing the love of Jesus Christ on a global level and is excited to be able to use her skills and even her heritage and mother tongue, Afrikaans, to assist in furthering the Kingdom-work that JMI does. Her husband and two young boys inspire this passion for reaching people for Christ every day.

Jason Smith

Jason Smith

Chief Financial Officer

Email: [email protected]

Jason has spent over 16 years in the financial and accounting industry serving both the For Profit and Non Profit sectors. These sectors include manufacturing, oil & gas, healthcare, publishing, banking, and recreational vehicles. He also currently serves as President of CFO Contract Consulting where he provides CFO guidance to a variety of clients.

Jason, a native of Tennessee, is a graduate of The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Administration with an emphasis in Accounting. He also attended the MBA program at same. 

Alina Magdaliuc

Alina Magdaliuc

National Director, Moldova

Email: [email protected]

Alina’s greatest desire has always been to work with children. She graduated from Belts State Teacher’s Training University with a teaching degree in English and French teacher. After working in school for 2 years and getting a master’s degree she started working with JMI. Her job with JMI allowed her to use her knowledge of foreign languages and child psychology in order to help abandoned and orphan children. Alina is blessed with a great family that supports her in this service to God and feels her family now includes all the kids in JMI’s Moldova programs who need her love and support.

Andrian Marandiuc

Andrian Marandiuc

Vocational Director

Email: [email protected]

My name is Andrian Marandiuc. I was born on December 10, 1987 in Chisinau Moldova. I grew up in a Christian home and am a member of Jesus the Savior church. In 2012 I graduated from Technical University of Moldova with a specialization in Advertising Design. I have traveled and worked abroad extensively in Europe and Russia. But God called me home to work for Him, through JMI, to help Moldovan children have a life and a better future and to know God. I’m glad to be part of the team that provides such love and support.

Igor Avram

Igor Avram

Transitional Living Boys Staff, Moldova

My name is Igor Avram. I was born on April 15, 1986 in Moldova. I graduated from State University, the faculty of Foreign Languages. Now I teach English at a Christian High School in Chisinau. I attend The Holy TrinityChurch in Chisinau. I’m glad to be part of JMI organization. A lot of people have invested in me during these years, and that is why I have always wanted to be a part of an organization that invests in people.

Viorica Chelban

Viorica Chelban

House Parent for Grace House / Nurse, Moldova

My name is Viorica Chelban. I have worked at Grace House since September 2013. I believe in Jesus Christ and attend Messianic Hebrews church. I am a nurse and I have worked in the field of medicine for 20 years. Currently I also work for the Christian clinic Emmanuel taking care of people at their homes. My work at Grace House is a great joy, honor, and at the same time a responsibility. God gives us the grace of influencing this younger generation with His word. My greatest desire is that this service to God would leave the mark of His love on the young people from this program because only Jesus Christ can give us future and hope.

Ecaterina (Katea) Tentiuc

Ecaterina (Katea) Tentiuc

Sponsorship Coordinator, South Moldova

My name is Ecaterina Tentiuc. I was born December 14, 1986 in Chisinau, Moldova. I graduated from Moldova State University, from the college of foreign languages with a degree in English and French education. I attend Bethel Church in Chisinau. I like to work with children and youth. I was a leader of our church youth group for five years. For many years I have worked as a Sunday school teacher in our church. I am glad to join JMI and to be useful for God here at Internat 2, Straseni, and Carpineni orphanages.

Cezara Condrat

Cezara Condrat

Sponsorship Coordinator, North Moldova

I am Cezara Condrat. I was born on July 21st. I am a student of Alecu Russo Balti State University in the Foreign Languages Department. I study English and German. I have a desire to know many languages and I adore children. So my work with JMI is a combination of my wishes.

My first work with JMI was unforgettable. It was the first time I met people with such big hearts (the sponsors) and saw so many difficult circumstances ( the children). I was impressed and it made me change my vision of life values. I am happy to be a part of JMI, as I have always wanted a big family.

Anatolii Bahilov

Anatolii Bahilov

Sponsorship Coordinator , North Moldova

My name is Anatolii Bahilov. I was born on November 5, 1988. I graduated from Alecu Russo Balti State University, the Faculty of Foreign Languages as an English teacher. I started working with kids living in poor families and orphanages since I was 14, volunteering for different missions and serving as a Sunday School teacher/assistant in my church. I came to know Christ being a child and now  I believe that He uses me in the same way – to help children know about Him and His love. For me it is a big privilege and honor to be a part of JMI’s mission work in Moldova.

Margareta Gavrilita

Margareta Gavrilita

Social Assistant, Moldova

I am Margareta Gavrilita, social assistant. I have been working with Justice & Mercy Moldova since February 2014. I started working with kids in 2002 at “Save the Kids” Organization. After this I worked with and continue to help the organization “AGAPEDIA”. I met Jesus Christ in 2002 when He became my Lord and Savior. At present I attend church at “Clovo Veri” in Chisinau. I am happy to be a part of Justice & Mercy Moldova and to have the chance to do ministry for the Lord and contribute to spreading His Kingdom.

Elena Scutaru

Elena Scutaru

Administrative Assistant, Moldova

My name is Elena Scutaru. I graduated from Balti State University with degree in German and French languages followed by Master’s degree in Public Administration. Previously, I worked as a secretary in my native village at the Mayor’s office.

 

Being married and having a little boy, I understand the value of family, love, and protection for every child and this is why the JMI vision and goals are very close to my heart. Helping needy and vulnerable children through JMI is a great privilege.

 

Jana Zelinschi

Jana Zelinschi

Psychologist, Moldova

My name is Jana Zelinschi. I was born on April 26, 1991. I graduated from State University from Psychology Faculty. I was baptized in 2012 and since then I have been member of Jesus Savior church in Chisinau. I have been working for JMI since November 2014. For me it is a blessing to work for JMI, a great privilege to serve the Lord through this program. God works in a miraculous way and has a great plan for each child from JMI programs.

Sarah Rodrigues

Sarah Rodrigues

National Director, Justice & Mercy Amazon

Email: [email protected]

Sarah was born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. She is married to Magno Rodrigues and lives in Manaus, Amazon. At the age of seventeen, God called her to full-time ministry. Sarah received degrees from the South of Brazil Baptist Theological Seminary in Theology and the Baptist College of Florida in Missions. Sarah’s greatest joy is to be used in any shape, form, time or place by God. She feels God has blessed her with the privilege of serving Him among the people in the Amazon. Her desire is to bring the lost into a true understanding of Christ and what He has done for us and to mobilize and train God’s people to fulfill the Great Commission.

Thalita Alencar

Thalita Alencar

Logistics Coordinator, Justice & Mercy Amazon

Thalita was born in the city of Manaus, Amazon. She is a graduate in Tourism and now manages finances and logistics for Justice & Mercy Amazon. Thalita primarily focuses on taking care of our sponsored special needs children, partnering with jungle pastors and visiting the river communities in order to help families. She also helps with the logistics of all of JMA’s short-term mission trips.

Lucy Paculabo Mhondera

Lucy Paculabo Mhondera

UK Coordinator, Justice & Mercy Amazon

Email: [email protected]

Lucy has a desire to see hearts transformed and lives changed, with a passion for people to discover their full potential in Jesus. After her first mission trip to Mexico at age 18 Lucy was changed forever. When she traveled to the Amazon with her family in 2003 her eyes were opened to a new world in which she saw worship and justice working hand in hand. Lucy has taken many trips to the Amazon over the years and feels privileged to be able to serve the people of the Amazon through JMA. Lucy worked with Kingsway Communications for 7 years as Marketing Manager and currently coordinates the Mission Worship conference in the United Kingdom where she resides.

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