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Ministry Experience, Education, and Training

Ministry Experience, Education, and Training

jeff-elizabeth-b-w-200Jeff:
  • InterVarsity Christian Fellowship Small Group leader (inductive Bible studies) and Executive Committee member, Pacific Lutheran University, 1990-1993
  • West Side Church (Richland, WA) "Summer Trainee" program 6/1990-8/1990; worked with children's ministry, trained and discipled by older members and leaders in the church
  • Short-term mission to Yucatan, Mexico, with IVCF, 6/92-8/92; lived in rural Mexican villages and taught Vacation Bible Schools in Spanish
  • Tacoma Urban Project, Student leader, 6/93-8/93; inner city ministry immersion program
  • Hollywood Urban Project, "City Dweller" intern, 10/93-7/94; worked with children and youth while living in an inner city neighborhood
  • Christian Medical Dental Association, student leader, Tulane Medical School, 1994-1996
  • Irish Channel Christian Fellowship, New Orleans, LA, Sunday school teacher, secretary, mens' group leader, 1994-1999
  • In His IMAGE Family Practice Residency, Tulsa, OK, Domestic Missions Coordinator, 2000-2002
  • Medical Doctorate, Tulane Medical School, 1999
  • Master of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, Tulane School of Public Health, 1999
  • Medical Director of Valley-Wide Health Systems, Inc., Arkansas Valley Region, 2002-2009; did full-spectrum Family Medicine with operative obstetrics; restarted obstetrical practice in a community health center
  • Chair of Departments of Family Practice and OB/Perinatal, Arkansas Valley Regional Medical Center, intermittently 2003-2008
  • Senior Clinical Instructor, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center; served as a rural preceptor for 3rd year medical students and family medicine resident physicians
  • Emergency Room physician, Schumacher Group/Arkansas Valley Regional Medical Center, 2003-2011
  • Medical Director, His House of Hope - Bet Eman Hospital for Women & Children, Yei, South Sudan, 2007-present

 

Elizabeth:
  • InterVarsity Christian Fellowship Small Group leader (inductive Bible studies) and Executive Committee member, Occidental College, 1990-1993
  • Summer mission with Bayshore Christian Ministries, East Palo Alto, CA, 1991; working with children and youth while living in an inner city neighborhood south of San Francisco
  • Hollywood Urban Project, "City Dweller" intern, 10/93-7/94; worked with children and lived in an inner city neighborhood
  • Irish Channel Christian Fellowship, New Orleans, LA, Sunday school teacher, VBS coordinator for 100 inner city children for 2 years, 1996-1999
  • Family medical mission trip (with Jeff and 4 children) to Nuevo Laredo, Mexico; June 2004, In His IMAGE physician group
  • BA in Political Science, Occidental College, 1993
  • Emergency Medical Technician (EMT); worked in urgent care/workman's comp clinic and emergency room at Loma Linda University Medical Center, 1994-1996
  • Master in Health Education, Southeastern Louisiana University, 1999
  • Trained Lactation Educator
  • Experience as a public and private middle school Health/Science teacher in New Orleans, LA, 1997-1999
  • Homeschooling mother of nine children, 1999-present
Our Mission:

Share the gospel of Jesus Christ and strengthen His Church through medical care and education, discipleship, and loving the people of South Sudan as a family.

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Logan, Sophia, Eva & Lillie (in black hoods) during a drama presenting of the Gospel at an outreach of our home church— showing how God pursues us and never forsakes us
Jeff & Elizabeth, on Nov 2, 2016– 20 years (within a few hours!) after our wedding in the “Perry Chapel”!
Jeff & Elizabeth, on Nov 2, 2016– 20 years (within a few hours!) after our wedding in the “Perry Chapel”!
Christopher (Elizabeth’s brother), Logan, Orestes (Elizabeth’s dad) and Victor, our Cuban cousin playing Othello (family tournament forthcoming!)
The cousins, hanging out in Havana…(Christopher, Arlenys, Victor, Isabel, and Elizabeth)
Despite the instability, construction of the new lab / pharmacy / HIV counseling room has slowly progressed at His House of Hope— pray that it would be completed and we would be able to fully utilize it in 2017
Logan, Sophia, Eva & Lillie (in black hoods) during a drama presenting of the Gospel at an outreach of our home church— showing how God pursues us and never forsakes us
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