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.

Rex Barber

Project Leader / Staff Architect
Joined EMI: October 1999
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Professional Training & Experience

  • Bachelor of Architecture, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS, USA, 1979
  • An Architect with various design firms in Colorado, Kansas and Missouri, 1979-1996
  • Owner and founder of, No Place like Home architecture & design in Overland Park, KS, 1996-2001
  • voluteered with EMI 1994-1999
  • Serving with EMI USA, 2001- to present,  Architect & Project Leader

Rex comes to EMI with 20+ years’ experience, both commercial and residential design.  Before Rex's architecture experience, he grew up and worked on the family farm/ranch in central Kansas. 


Ministry Experience

His first mission trip as a believer was to China, in 1988 and has been involved with missions since that impacting first trip. Rex’s first missions' were locally in the Colorado Springs and Kansas City areas with Habitat for Humanity. In 1994 he “volunteered” with EMI, which was life changing experience to Zacapa, Guatemala. He continued on many short term mission trips back to that same project for many for years. Rex joined staff and started deputation with EMI in 1999. He is ordained as a Gospel Worker and has a calling to the nations for Christ.


Rex met Sally while working on a habitat home in the inner city of Kansas City, MO, in 1990. They were married in 1992 and have two adult daughters. Rex and Sally live in the North Gate area of Colorado  Springs.

Sara has her BSN from UCCS ( here in the Springs) and is working as a nurse in Kansas City.  Madeline, or Maddie graduated from Kansas State University with a Master in Education, she is living in Springs, and is working as a HS English teacher.