About

Thanks so much for stopping by!

My wife (Elizabeth) and I served as missionaries in Cambodia from 2012 to 2020, when COVID-19 happened and we relocated to Joplin, Missouri, USA. We have four children ages nine to sixteen years old, and we’ve been married since 2000.

Before crossing the Pacific, I served as a youth pastor for ten years and worked as a trauma nurse for three. Before all that, I went to law school, passed the bar, and became a licensed (but not practicing) attorney. Before all that, I was a kid.

In Cambodia, I had the honor of provided marriage coaching, pre-marital prep, debriefing, transition and grief coaching, etc. My clients were cross-cultural Christian workers, NGO folks, Cambodians, diplomats, and basically people. Some were believers and some weren’t. Additionally, Elizabeth and I helped lead an international church with folks from about 30 countries.

My goal is to gently walk with people, whatever their nationality and background, towards Jesus and the healing and freedom he gives.

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I like to laugh a lot.

But I don’t mind crying. My mom died of cancer when I was a teenager, my dad died of cancer when I was in my mid-twenties, and my sister died of congenital abnormalities when I was a kid.

I enjoy writing about marriage and parenting and missions and cross-cultural survival and Jesus. I’d love to hear from you, so feel free to drop me a message or connect via Facebook or Twitter. Thanks again for stopping by!

all for ONE,

Jonathan T.

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I write monthly for A Life Overseas.

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