Dear ServLife Family,
Thank you so much for your steadfast prayers and continued generosity for the ministries and people whom we serve. Many of you have called or written with words of encouragement and genuine concern in the days following our last communication. The Indianapolis office staff and the Board of Directors have worked diligently to ensure the integrity of ServLife moving forward. And we write today with good news about the faithfulness of our God and the beautiful ways that he uses his people.
After a careful financial review, we are pleased to report that all projects were fully funded according to budget in 2010. We can also report that as a result of your continued generosity, we are, early in this year, on track to meet our budget in 2011.
We are also pleased to announce that as of March 1, Jeffrey P. Romack was appointed the new Executive Director of ServLife International. Jeff has served on the Board of Directors for the past 8 months and his wisdom has been invaluable in that role. We are confident that he will bring both stability and growth to ServLife as he serves in this new capacity.
For those of you who don’t know him, Jeff has been involved in various aspects of cross-cultural mission, including church planting, leadership training and community development since 1981. He and his wife, Donna, spent twenty years living, working and raising three children in the Micronesian islands of the Pacific, the mountains of Northern Luzon, Philippines, the urban high-rises of Singapore and the organized chaos of Phnom Penh, Cambodia.
Jeff has served as Indochina (Myanmar, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, and Vietnam) and Philippines Regional Director for YWAM and as a member of the Global Leadership Team. For the past several years he has divided his time between southeast Asia and the U.S. where he has been involved in planting a missional church among post-modern young adults in the Broad Ripple area of Indianapolis. Jeff has a passion for helping people to understand the radical good news of God’s grace and peace and to move them into action as God’s people for the sake of a broken world.
Jeff is a graduate of Purdue University, Asian Theological Seminary and the School of World Mission at Fuller Theological Seminary. Donna is the Director of Elementary Education at The Orchard School in Indianapolis. All three of their children and three grandchildren live in the Indy area. You will hear more from Jeff in the coming days as he shares his vision for the future of ServLife and the people it serves.
In closing, let us say that as a board, we have been heartened by God’s steadfast concern and care for the day-to-day operations of ServLife. He has met us in the details of our service in surprising and delightful ways. God has shown again and again that this work and these people are his!
Rich Klopp, President of the Board
Ramona Rice, Secretary
Jeff Romack, Executive Director