The members of the leadership team guide ICF to be a place where people encounter God and then bless others.
Jerry and Lois joined ICF as the pastor couple in 2018. They have a passion for prayer and long to see more people come to know and love Jesus, and have lived this out now on three continents. Their first experience working together internationally was in the early 90s in rural East Africa where they served at a hospital and orphanage project, combining Lois’s nursing and administration skills with Jerry’s theological training and aptitude for repairing things. In 1997, they moved with their young son to South East Asia, where they lived and worked for over 12 years. As an expression of Christ’s love, they came to Dakar to help pastor people of all walks of life through our church.
Caroline was born and raised in Montreal, Canada. She and her husband JB have been in Senegal since January 2014. She is a seminary student and the author of her own blog. Besides serving on the leadership team, she is in charge of Small Groups and ICF’s Women’s Ministry. She loves to travel and meet new people, and speak about her favorite person in the world, Jesus!
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.
Fabio is the owner of Simone Café in Mermoz. He and his wife, Simone, are both from Brazil and have been in Senegal since 2010. They have two sons, who are part of ICF’s children’s program.
Andrew came to Dakar to be a full-time stay at home father when his wife’s job moved them to Senegal from their home country of Uganda. He became a follower of Christ at a young age and is passionate about is singing and music. He plays the guitar and drums – and tennis too.
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.