Joel and Kristin are Global Missionaries for the Church of the Nazarene, serving as the Field Finance Coordinators for the Eastern Mediterranean Field. They will be moving to Amman, Jordan in September 2020.
Joel and Kristin grew up in Medford, OR and have been married since 2006. Both attended Oregon State University where Joel received his B.S. in Chemistry and Kristin her B.A. in Sociology. After college, they lived and worked in Portland, OR, Seattle, WA and San Francisco, CA before moving back to their hometown of Medford in 2014 when their son Jackson was just 6 weeks old. Jackson is now 6 and just finished Kindergarten.
While living in San Francisco, both Joel and Kristin worked for Mercy Housing, a leading Non-profit in the affordable housing industry, and this is where they each developed a passion for serving marginalized populations. After moving back to Medford, Joel returned to school at Southern Oregon University and earned his MBA. Most recently, he was employed as a Marketing Coordinator for the local credit union. Kristin has been serving on staff at New Life Church of the Nazarene, working primarily in Local and Global Missions and Communications. She also just received her first District License in May 2020 and is pursuing ordination.
The Burchfiel family is so excited to have been called to participate in the work of the Nazarene Church throughout Jordan and the Middle East. As the Field Finance Coordinators, they will have the opportunity to facilitate crucial projects that will greatly impact the lives of many across the region.
Thank you for your ongoing prayer and support as they enter this exciting new chapter for their family. They greatly appreciate this opportunity to partner with you and advance God’s Kingdom in the Middle East.