The members of the leadership team guide ICF to be a place where people encounter God and then bless others.
Jan was born and raised in Utrecht, but he lost his heart in another major city in The Netherlands; Rotterdam, where he pastored an international church. Together with his wife Tabitha – a medical doctor at the mission clinic Këru Yakaar – and children Maria & Simon he settled in Dakar in the spring of 2012. At ICF, he coordinates the efforts to be missional and to extend God’s blessing to the country of Senegal.
Stan and Gay married while in university and they have three daughters and two son-in-laws. Stan taught high school math and coached for 11 years before God called his family into full-time mission ministry. He has worked with the International Mission Board for the past 14 years, seven plus in Kenya and the rest of the time here in Dakar.
Ed moved to Senegal from Georgia with his wife, Julie, and son, JB. An electrical engineer by training, he has jumped into running the sound board enthusiastically. He enjoys drinking attaya and cafe touba and clear nights when he can use his telescope.
Sebastiaan is the country coordinator for CAMA services. He holds both a Dutch and US passport, but grew up in Burkina Faso and Cote d’Ivoire. His wife Jeana is on staff at ICF. They have three boys and are expecting a fourth child soon.
Jeana is a teacher and mom. After teaching kindergarten for five years in the U.S., she and her husband moved to Africa to work with a relief and development organization. She loves playing games and taking pictures.
Shinae arrived in Dakar at the end of 2011 with her family from Northern VA, USA. She and her husband have 2 daughters. Originally from Seoul, South Korea, she used to work at the British Embassy in Seoul and for a VA county public schools. She enjoys going to the local markets, taking pictures of the Senegalese scenery, and taxing kids to practices for swimming and surfing.
Kari is a media consultant and writer. After living in France for six years, she and her husband returned to Dakar in 2011. Between publication projects, chasing after their son as he crawls around and blogging about life in Senegal, she stays pretty busy. But no matter where she is, her coffee mug and camera are nearby.
Mike and Tracy