Name: Brett
Role at OMF (U.S.):  Finance Manager
Length of service with OMF: 6 Years
What is your favorite:

Food: Cheeseburger
Movie: The Accountant
Band/song: “Time of your Life”
Book: The Cost of Discipleship by Dietrich Bonhoeffer
Way to relax: Watch TV with Jaci
Place: Home
Gift to receive: Chocolate
Part of your job: The people

What are three words someone might use to describe you? Reliable, caring and goofy.
Describe your family. 

Well Jaci and I have been married for almost 13 years. For a few reasons, we delayed having children. But now we have two daughters. Morley is 4 and was born in Thailand. Raya is 18 months and was born in Colorado. As a family, we like to go to the park and also go for walks on easy trails.

What is a hobby you enjoy?

Playings sports games on the Playstation. I saved money and bought a Nintendo 64 back in the early 2000s. I enjoy watching sports and I also enjoy playing them.

Briefly describe your current role. 

I handle the homeside budgeting and management of those funds for all of our missionaries. I also supervise our Donations Receipting Supervisor, Payroll Administrator and Operations Accountant.

What led you to serve overseas?

We became aware of the needs in East Asia and also a specific opportunity to serve that matched our current skills and abilities. So it didn’t take long for God to move on our hearts that he wanted us to go and had been preparing us to go.

What did that work look like?

Initially it was very accounting focused while the rest of the team worked on discipleship opportunities. Then our team went through some changes. After that our team focused heavily on training local believers on discipleship and church planting. Much of my work was administrative. My main activities were to coordinate for our short-term teams and handle our team finances from grants we received.

What was it like to come back to the U.S. to serve on the homeside team?

We do miss the people we worked with overseas. They are brothers and sisters that can’t be replaced. Thankfully we haven’t struggled with “Why did God lead us back?” We are grateful that God leads us each step and have great peace that he has us where he wants us to be.

What is one lesson God has taught you since your return to the U.S.?

People change slowly, myself included. God’s timing is perfect in it.

If you could have any superpower, what would it be? Flying – who doesn’t wish they could fly?

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