|Jonathan & Mandy Casurella|
|Serving in medical and counseling ministries in Madagascar|
Birthdays: Jonathan (1/20), Mandy (9/7)
Education: Jonathan: B.A. in biology, 1999, Seattle Pacific University; Medical Degree, 2003, Loma Linda University; residency, 2006, Alaska Family Medicine. Mandy: B.S. in psychology, 2001, Texas A&M University, College Station; M.A. in counseling, 2005, Mars Hill Graduate School, Seattle, Washington
Appointed: June 2007
Home Church: First Evangelical Covenant Church, Anchorage, Alaska
Anticipated Ministry Focus: Jonathan plans to partner with Malagasy people to provide and develop sustainable healthcare in remote communities. Mandy plans to use her skills as a counselor in a variety of contexts on a relational, spiritual and social level.
The People: The medically and socially disadvantaged people of Madagascar.
Ministry Experience: Jonathan has frequently volunteered care as a physician in a variety of international settings through both faith-based and governmental organizations. Mandy has been involved with youth leadership and mentoring for the past 10 years. She has led multiple groups on matters of faith and mental/emotional health.
Prayer Focus: Pray for Jonathan and Mandy to use their combined skills in physical and mental health to compliment spiritual healing and engagement in Madagascar.