Staff Biography
Dallmann family
John Dallmann with wife Gala and family (Jonathan, Luke, Josiah, Lissa and Ty)

Joined EMI: August 2012

Married to Gala. Son Jonathan born in 1987, son Luke born 1989, son Josiah born 1992, daughter Lissa born 1994, and son Ty born in 1999.

Professional Training and Experience
  • B.S. in Civil Engineering – University of Nebraska
  • M.S. in Civil Engineering – University of Colorado
  • M.A. in World Christianity – Denver Seminary
  • Course work at WEDC – Loughborough University, UK
Served as a missionary with the Baptist General Conference (BGC), now Converge Worldwide, for 16 years doing water projects and evangelism in Ethiopia; doing water development and planting a church among the Fulani in Cameroon; and leading the denominations' worldwide compassion ministries from Chicago.

Served with Samaritan's Purse for 4 ½ years first as Senior Water and Sanitation Advisor and then as Country Director in Niger.

Ministry Experience
My call to ministry came in 1984 after doing a short-term summer project with Campus Crusade for Christ in Kenya. God told me to "use my engineering skills to win people for Christ that would not be won otherwise." I've been doing that ever since—mostly in the WASH area.