"This trip helped me to be more conscious of being thankful for what I've been provided in my life....as well as the necessity and importance of serving others. I am SO grateful for what God has blessed me with...health, family, home and friends and the opportunity to share that joy with others."
- Jasmine G., Mission Volunteer
"Our ministry provides financial support for travel to individuals wishing to serve others through missions."
Cairns (balanced stones) are placed along a trail to signify to fellow hikers they will have safe passage on their journey. They have also carried spiritual meaning across cultures for centuries...signifying patience, thankfulness, and encouragement for others.
The idea for this ministry started over 30 years ago with a desire to provide education, support, and encouragement to others through missions. In 2008, Jim was fortunate to serve on a medical mission trip to Peru and provide medical care to citizens of a remote, mountainous village. Since that time, our family has deepened in our faith and commitment to help others in this way. We've been so fortunate to travel to many parts of the world, and have experienced the challenges of poverty and lack of access to basic needs in these areas. We've also seen the dramatic and positive impact of what love, compassion, prayer, volunteerism, and gratitude can do to improve others' lives.
We are committed to share the blessings in our lives with others through this foundation. Launched in 2019, our Ministry exists to build an endowment to provide lasting financial support to individuals wishing to disciple through serving on short-term missions within organizations that foster sustainment in underserved communities here at home and abroad.
The Hauschildt Family
Kianna brings 25 years of healthcare, organizational, and community volunteer service to GEMF and leads the day to day operations of the ministry. James serves as board chair for this ministry, and has served on multiple medical and humanitarian missions globally. Lauren and Andrew provide guidance through consultative decision-making.
"Our family is blessed to be able to give back by providing opportunities to others so they may serve on a mission. We are grateful to be actively involved, as a family, in support of this ministry and in the planning & coordination of projects." - The Hauschildt's
The Governing Board of Directors is the decision-making body for GEMF. Directors who sit on the board are responsible for overseeing the organization’s activities and meet regularly to discuss and vote on the affairs of the organization.
Governing Board Directors:
James, Kianna, Lauren, and Andrew Hauschildt
The Advisory Board is the body that provides informal, strategic advice to the Board of GEMF. Members of the advisory board do not have the legal responsibility to vote on corporate matters nor do they bear fiduciary responsibility.