Hi there! As we are on this journey to Haiti, one of the things we want to do is truly get to know each of our partners and pray for them as much as we can. We look forward to doing that in the coming months and years. We thought it would be fun to share a little bit about our family as well so you, our partners, can know a little bit about us too.

We’ll keep it short so we don’t bore you all 😉 Our story starts 17 years ago! We met at church and started dating when we were just 15 years old. We dated all throughout high school and on July 4th 2004 Jim asked April to marry him, while we were surrounded by fireworks! 10 months later, in the church we met, April’s dad married us. We were 20 so it was kind of funny when we went on our honeymoon and couldn’t even rent a car at the time! 😉 During our first 5 years of married life God grew us in more ways than we could have imagined. Most of it was through loss. We went through years of infertility and loss and we now have 6 precious children waiting for us in heaven. 5 through first trimester miscarriage and 1 beautiful daughter named Annabelle, whom we lost through stillbirth. Through those years though, we had some of the sweetest, most raw & intimate times of worship with God. Through those years, He changed us in so many ways and for that, we are forever thankful.

Well I bet you are wondering, how those three adorable little boys got into those pictures above, since we had all those losses right? Well, God is good, He is faithful and He knew the whole story He was writing for us long before we even saw the first page. June 20th of 2010, we were filled with joy to bring home our firstborn son Isaac through the beautiful gift of adoption. March 11th 2013, we gave birth to our second son, Micaiah. Then on December 31st 2016 we were able to bring home our third son, Ezekiel, through the beautiful gift of adoption as well. God definitely did more than we could have ever asked or imagined! We are so thankful.


Jim is a youth leader for their church’s youth group. Jim loves The Ohio State University football team.  He is quite the cook and can make the best eggs benedict! Favorite food is fajitas. He has been a welder for many years now! He is one of the sound guys for their church and also one of the game guys for their children’s program. He loves to read and listen to books on tape! His favorite TV show is Psych and his favorite book is Forgotten God.
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April’s passion is singing. She is also learning to play the guitar currently and loves to help with leading the worship at their church. Her favorite food is barbeque! She works at home as a Senior Executive Leader with a children’s publishing company called Usborne Books & More. Her favorite color is purple! Her favorite TV show is Heartland. She helps with teaching bible in the children’s program at church as well. She loves homeschooling their boys currently.
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Isaac is in the 2nd grade. He is full of energy and loves to serve people! He REALLY loves Legos! He loves building new creations with them. He plays soccer and loves to swim at his aunt & uncle’s house. His favorite person in the whole world is his 18 year old cousin Sarah. His favorite food is Shrimp & Chipotle. He loves sea creatures, especially Humpback Whales, Octopus & Squid. His favorite movie is Despicable Me 3. He wants to be a chef, waiter and master builder when he grows up.
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Micaiah (Kiah) is in preschool. He is quite the storyteller and loves to make up his own songs. His favorite color is red. He loves superheroes, especially Batman and Flash. His favorite food is Guacamole & Chips. His favorite movie is Despicable Me. He loves all things transportation and he loves to dig and play in the dirt and rocks. He plays soccer and loves to swim at his aunt & uncles house too. His favorite animal is a Zebra! He wants to be a house builder when he grows up.
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Ezekiel (Zeke) isn’t in school yet 😉 He is one of the happiest babies ever! He LOVES his big brothers and loves when they play with him and hold him. He is such a joy and we are so thankful for him. He already loves to dance and it’s so adorable watching him do it. He loves any food we give him and loves any toy he can put in his mouth. 😉