Bryon and Tiffany Applegate
Directors at James Project of Latin America
Bryon and Tiffany Applegate and their three daughters (Jaqui, Sierra, Aramie) have been involved with JPLA for years leading trips/teams, volunteering, and providing child sponsorships. They moved to Guatemala in October 2013, and are now serving full-time as Co-Directors of JPLA.
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Matt and Mandy Wilson
The Wilson family has participated in mission work in Guatemala since 2009. After observing many needs during their short term and long term stays, they got involved with improving educational programs, creating and administering proper hygiene protocol, aiding with financial management and various other projects to improve the functionality of the all girls home in rural Jalapa. Currently, Matt and Mandy are serving as Team Coordinators and living in Monjas with their 4 children, Max, Gabe, Mercedes, and Lily.
Steve and Bev Hebert
Various Duties and English Teacher
Steve went on a one-week mission trip to JPLA with his church in 2007. During that week of serving, he felt the Lord calling him to change his vision, from working with hurting families in the United States to working with hurting children in Guatemala. In 2008 he returned on a second mission trip with his church and this time his wife Bev was with him. Steve and Bev joined the missionaries at James Project of Latin America in 2013. Bev is the Sponsorship Coordinator and Steve serves in maintenance and with work teams.
Nate and Kelsey Roy
Directors of Pre-Transition Program, Sponsorship Assistant, Grounds Work
Nate and Kelsey Roy first came to James Project of Latin America in June 2016 on a missions trip, with an open heart of possibly moving to Guatemala. Before getting married, they both had a desire to serve overseas. While in Guatemala, they fell in love with the people in the community, the beautiful landscape of the country, but most importantly the orphans living at Shadow. During their time at the project, their main role will be to develop and implement a Pre-Transition program. Through this they will teach the kids ministry, trades, and life skills to take and help them be community changers.