Yusuph provides leadership and oversight to all Twelve21 Global’s ministry endeavors. He desires to give his life for the cause of Christ. He hopes to spark joy in every encounter, showing each person God loves them more than they can grasp. When he takes a break from casting vision for the ministry, Yusuph studies online (the College at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary), plays with his two young sons, or watches “Survivor” with his wife Katie, whom he married in 2014. Yusuph comes from a Tanzanian “meat-eating” tribe. Where he comes from, “it’s not right to just eat leaves (salad) and go to bed”.
Wade oversees all of the ministry outside of the United States, including our church planting, education, and healthcare ministries. He also leads mission trips to Tanzania. He creates custom cabinetry and woodworking, a skill he began honing at age 12. You might also find Wade watching sports (go Georgia Bulldogs) with his middle-school-sweetheart-turned-wife, Brittani, and their two dogs.
Emma oversees the U.S. operations team. This includes communication, prayer ministries, and global training. Emma also leads mission trips to Tanzania. In addition, Emma works toward completing her Masters of Intercultural Studies from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. When she isn’t packing for a trip, responding to e-mails, or writing papers, Emma can be found reading, leading Bible studies, or eating tacos…possibly all at the same time.
Fran makes sure the evangelism teams and pastors on the field receive the training they need to accomplish their jobs well. This includes not only stateside mission trip trainings, but also writing and producing bite-sized training books, organizing pastors’ conferences, and developing curriculum for a one-year pastoral training program. God began preparing Fran as a child for a career in missions. She grew up as a missionary kid in Papua, Indonesia and then studied Bible and Missions in college. Fran enjoys handyman tasks, entertaining, hanging out with her husband Howard, and keeping up with their combined seven children plus one granddaughter.
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