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.
Caroline was born and raised in Montreal, Canada. She and her husband JB have been in Senegal since January 2014. Gifted in communications, she is working for a media ministry. She loves to travel and to meet new people, learn about other cultures and customs.
Jonathan is an osteopath. The more he learns about the human body, the more he’s amazed by the Lord’s creativity and attention to minute detail. He has recently celebrated 11 years of marriage to Kari and they have two children. An espresso and attaya enthusiast, he can be found drinking ‘un petit noir’ nearly any time of day.
Ed moved to Senegal from Georgia with his wife, Julie, and son, JB. An electrical engineer by training, he has jumped into the role of treasurer enthusiastically. He enjoys drinking attaya and cafe touba and clear nights when he can use his telescope.
Ken hails from the state of North Carolina where he spent most of his growing up years. He is married to Debra and has four children and three grandchildren. He is a professional life and executive coach with over 25 years of experience living in West Africa.
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.
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, enjoying their two children and blogging about life in Senegal, she stays pretty busy. But no matter where she is, her coffee mug and camera are nearby.