Jeff Austin first joined EMI back in 2001, as an EMI CM intern in Guatemala. He joined staff 10 years ago in the Uganda office, serving as the Engineering Manager, a project leader, construction administration (including for The Amazima Ministries Secondary School, EMI’s largest CM project to date), and was part of recruiting essential new staff for the office. After 7 years on staff, Jeff transitioned to working for EMI USA, where he has helped develop and pilot EMI’s Fellowship Programme and now serves as leader of the “People Team”, overseeing HR, the fellowship programme, the intern program, and staff recruiting.
Jeff has blessed both offices with leading worship and coordinating office discipleship activities. He is dedicated, hard-working, caring, enthusiastic, and has a deep understanding of Scripture and theology. His ability to implement new ideas has helped pioneer new efforts in the offices he's served in and EMI-wide.
Jeff and his wife, Jennifer, live in Colorado Springs with their 4 children: Mercy, Haven, Isaac, and Benja. Thank you for many years of service and enthusiasm, Austin family!