In 1993, Jon & Jennie got married in Afton Virginia. Shortly thereafter they felt God's call to join "YWAM". So, in January 1995, they did their DTS in Kona Hawaii.
It was during this time that they felt a connection with the nations, as well as with the values of YWAM. So, in March 1998, they moved from Virginia to Colorado, to join the new YWAM work out of Weston CO.
During this time they were able to staff & lead DTS's, help staff Mission Adventures, and serve in various areas of logistics (IE: accounting, kitchen, driving bus...). It was also during this time that they led teams to Costa Rica, Kyrgystan, Uzbekistan, Nepal, and Mexico.
In 2005 they left Colorado to join the YWAM work in Lakeside Montana, wherein they were able to again serve in the DTS department, help pioneer DTS Equip (a staff training seminar), & Personnel. From here they led teams to Thailand & Cambodia - from where they fell in love with the culture and peoples of Asia. Jon was also able to (almost) finalize his Associates degree in Biblical studies from getting training in the SBS, Titus & Directed reading course.