Important message about the COVID-19 Coronavirus

In an effort to care for all of our personnel, families, and mission around the world, EMI has been taking a number of steps in response to the progress of COVID-19.

Location-specific Crisis Management Teams remain in place to monitor COVID developments, inform, and care for EMI personnel. Decisions about official EMI travel (including project travel) domestically and internationally are being made on a case-by-case basis by Office Directors in locations concerned. EMI’s worldwide offices remain in varying states of closure with personnel working remotely or from home.

We continue to actively monitor the situation and will respond to new information affecting our worldwide ministry and teams. We view the COVID-19 Coronavirus as an opportunity to live out the gospel and our faith in Jesus through the ministry of EMI.

Gary MacPhee

Recruiting Director
Joined EMI: November 1996
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Professional Training & Experience

BS, Architecture, summa cum laude, University at Buffalo/SUNY, 1984

Licensed Architect in New York and Colorado

Gary worked part-time in design firms all through his years in college.  After graduating from the University at Buffalo in 1984, he worked in private practice for a short time before beginning his tenure  within the Office of Design and Construction back at the University.   Over the course of his 13 year career there, he earned his architecture license and moved from a project designer to a project manager in the architectural design group until he became the Director of Architectural Services.  At the same time, he incorporated his own private architecture consulting practice and gutted and rebuilt a few homes along the way.

Ministry Experience

Gary and his wife Judylynn were mentored in a local church since their college years. They grew as young leaders in many areas - youth ministry, leading worship, small groups, and preaching.  Before joining EMI, Gary studied with Elim Bible Institute and became a licensed minister with Elim Fellowship. 

Gary has seen EMI grow from the tiny staff of the mid-90's to the EMI world of today.  He has served in many capacities, leading over 50 teams in over 40 countries; for most of those years he was VP of Human Resources and Ministry Development, investing himself in raising up and preparing staff for new EMI offices worldwide.  Today, he directs Recruiting, with a vision toward the next generation!

As a speaker in churches and mission conferences, Gary's passion is to inspire people to find their fit in God's plan to reach the forgotten of the world with the message of His love and restoration.


Gary and Judylynn dated from the middle of high school and through college, and married shortly after graduation in 1984.   Their three children - Drew, Zac, and Hillary Rose - are all married and having families of their own now.  All of them live in Colorado and enjoy the life "out West" near the Rocky Mountains (but having grown up and lived for so many years along the Great Lakes and Niagara Falls, Gary and Judylynn's favorite getaways usually involve water and a coastline:).  They now have 5 grandchildren and love this new season of family life!