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.

Randy Larsen

Ministry Partner Development & Recruiting
Joined EMI: April 2001
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Professional Training & Experience

  • BA in Physics from Whitworth University
  • BS Civil Engineering from Columbia University in New York City
  • EMI US Intern Spring 2001; Helped design a YWAM base in Barbados
  • Civil Engineer and Project Leader with EMI since 2001
  • Worked in EMI Offices in Colorado, Guatemala City, and served as the founding director of our Middle East office.
  • 45+ EMI projects world-wide

Ministry Experience

During a university semester in Central America, Randy had the opportunity to work with disabled children in empoverished communities in rural Nicaragua - an opportunity that resulted in a a changed heart and a career with EMI serving the poorest of the poor around the world.  Eight years in Central America helped prepare Randy for work in North Africa and the Middle East (MENA).  Randy helped start the MENA office and served as founding director for almost 6 years.  In 2015, he returned to the US and now training and mobilizes others to serve through EMI both short and long-term. 

Randy's passion is to see believers living out their faith by using their unquie gifts to advance God's Kingdom, and is working to mobilize missionaries around the world.


He was married to Tiffany on October 7, 2018 and they are raising their 6 children together.  Randy and Tiffany have an amazing love story; a fun and beautiful testimony to God's faithfulness and redemptive love.  Jesse (16 years old), Elie (14), Faith (13), Ady (11), Milo (9) and Lily (8).