During many years serving several U. S. churches in various ministry leadership capacities, J.S., along with his wife and children, led and served on numerous short term mission trips to Eastern Europe. He and his family have previously lived in Eastern Europe for over a year. Increasingly, the Lord put a strong call on their hearts to serve as full time missionaries in the areas they had visited. With the calling to the mission field confirmed by the Lord through their local church leaders and in many ways, they departed for Eastern Europe. J. S. is working to establish partnerships between churches there and churches in the U. S. As a Director of International Relations for an organization of numerous churches in Eastern Europe, J.S. Is working to help these churches accomplish discipleship, church planting and outreach goals. He and his family are also serving in a local church to build relationships, advance the gospel, and develop discipleship and outreach ministries. J.S. Studied Theology and Music at the Masters University in California and has ministered to youth, started a College ministry, led a choir team overseas and served as pastor of music for his local church.