OUR TEAM

Our mission is about people and our work is for people. The most important resource to help us
succeed at our mission is the incredible people with whom we serve. We want to thank all our volunteers, staff, board, field partners, and donors for their dedication, tenacity, and selflessness in helping us in meeting needs and providing hope.

Yusuph Emmanuel

President & Founder

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 Daniel

Director of Field Ministry
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 Patterson

Director Of Ministry Development

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.

Katie Emmanuel

Director of Education
Katie oversees our schools in Tanzania and our sponsorship program. While completing a Master of Arts in Christian Education at Dallas Seminary, Katie developed a love for Christian education. Before joining Twelve21 Global, Katie taught at a private Christian school and worked in church ministry. Katie loves spending time at home with her two favorite little boys—Josiah and Luke. When not working or wrangling small children, you can find Katie at a coffee shop pretending to read but actually engaging strangers in meaningful conversation.

Fran Geiger Joslin

Director of Training
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.
Dr. Amy Howe

Dr. Amy Howe

Director of Healthcare
Dr. Amy oversees our medical mission trips and provides leadership for our healthcare initiatives. She completed her medical training at The University of Texas Medical School at Houston and went on to complete a fellowship in Neuromuscular Disease at the Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Amy now treats a variety of neurological conditions in her own private practice. She enjoys time with her husband Michael and their large blended family. You can frequently find her working out, cheering on the Houston Rockets, or kicking “tako” (Swahili) with her black belt in Tae Kwon Do.

Tiffany DeBoer

Communication and Marketing Director
Tiffany helps spread the word about God’s work through Twelve21 Global. She captures the essence of local communities and transformed lives by posting visual media—photography, videography, and graphic design—on various media platforms. Tiffany began working with media and marketing in 2015, teaching herself the trade through research and lots of YouTube videos. She recently graduated with her Masters in Geography. Freedom from writing papers gives her time for learning new hobbies and taking gorgeous photographs.

Beth Greer

Prayer Coordinator
Beth cultivates an atmosphere of intentional prayer at Twelve21. Beth encourages our staff through prayer, organizes prayer and fasting times, creates prayer calendars for mission trips, and prays for the mission of Twelve21 Global. Beth grew up eating whale meat in Brazil where her parents planted churches. She stays busy teaching preschool at a local church and teaching Bible through Life and Godliness Ministries. When she isn’t traveling, preaching the Word, or singing, Beth enjoys time with her husband Tom and their two adult daughters, Blakely Ann and Jordan.

Jeremiah Motomoto

Country Director – Tanzania
Jeremiah oversees all of our ministry on the ground in Tanzania, East Africa. He works tirelessly managing preparations for mission trips, building schools, caring for students, and beautifully representing Twelve21 Global in Tanzania. Jeremiah loves working with Twelve21 because “we reach the community the right way, God’s way, by providing for their spiritual and physical needs.” Jeremiah loves our education program because it eliminates poverty and raises up a new generation who knows God. Jeremiah firmly believes future God-fearing Tanzanian leaders will come from Twelve21 Global schools. Jeremiah also pastors a church in Bunda and enjoys spending time with his wife Lucy.

Board Members

Yusuph Emmanuel

President & Founder of Twelve21 Global
Dallas, Texas

Vic Henry

Board Chairman
Shareholder at H.O.A.F Law Firm
Dallas Texas

Katie Emmanuel

Board Secretary
Educator at Providence Christian School
Dallas, Texas

Lowell Cummings

Board Member
Owner of LCI Engineering Inc
Dallas, Texas

Sharon Parker

Board Member

Retired Educator

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