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.

Serina Swanson

Joined EMI: January 2019

Professional Training & Experience

AS in Horticulture Science        Walnut, CA  2004

*Certified in: 

           Landscape Design       Nursery Management      Floral Design     Interior Landscape Design

Serina spent some time in the horticulture industry, dabbled some in floral design, then she found administrative/accounting positions more to her liking. She then spent several more years within a mission training environment.  It seemed to be a natural fit to come on board with EMI as the office Administrator. She joined EMI in January 2019.

Ministry Experience

Working with Mission Training International, in an administrative capacity, within the children's department was a huge blessing to Serina. While serving with MTI she learned quite a bit about missions and the challenges of working and living in different cultures. It is her desire to be of assistance to those who are facing some of those challenges. It is also a huge blessing to be part of reaching out to all corners of the world while serving the Lord.


Serina met her husband David 26 years ago. The Lord blessed them with the ablity to settle into life in Colorado. Currently, they both enjoy living in Colorado Springs with their two dogs, one parrot, and one fish named Gil.