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.

Leandie Dillavou

Joined EMI: August 2018

Professional Training & Experience

Leandie worked for an accounting firm in South Africa for over 5 years and has always loved numbers. She also studied accounting part time at the University of South Africa. Staying with finance, she has worked in Healthcare as well as overseas investements at a custodian bank.

Ministry Experience

In 2016, Leandie and her husband moved to Kansas City to help with a church plant where they did everything from set up and tear down, kids ministry, bookkeeping and leading small groups.

She has also been on short term mission trips to Africa and the middle east. Even though short term trips are great to experience, she is excited to come to EMI everyday and see the ministry make a difference and build long term relationships with their partners.


Leandie met her husband in South Africa in 2011 and they both have a love for travelling. They have a beautiful 18month old daughter and a boy on the way this summer. They love being back in Colorado with family and the mountains.