Staff

Mary Katharine Hunt

Mary Katharine Hunt

Executive Director

Email: [email protected]

Mary Katharine Hunt is the Executive Director for Justice & Mercy International. Previously Mary Katharine spent 20 years investing in the ministry of LifeWay Christian Resources. Most recently she served as the Vice President of Marketing for B&H Publishing Group, a division of LifeWay.

Mary Katharine has a heart for missions and a passion for advancing the gospel of Jesus Christ around the world. Over the years, Mary Katharine has volunteered for and led dozens of mission trips to Mexico, Moldova and Brazil. She served on the inaugural Board of Directors for Justice and Mercy International in 2008.

Hunt, a native of Tennessee, is a graduate of The University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts in Communication. She also attended Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas.

Steve Davis

Steve Davis

Founding Director

Email: [email protected]

Steve received a Bachelor’s degree from Dallas Baptist College, a Master of Divinity from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, and a M.A. from St. Mary’s in Counseling. His passion for disadvantaged children began in 1989 working with abused children on a children’s home campus in San Antonio. That position morphed into an international ministry that took him to Russia, Romania and Moldova. Serving now with JMI allows him to continue a history in Moldova that dates back to 1999 and have the privilege of implementing programming in some of the most destitute countries in the world.

Sarah Rodrigues

Sarah Rodrigues

National Director, Justice & Mercy Amazon

Email: [email protected]

Sarah was born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. She is married to Magno Rodrigues and lives in Manaus, Amazon. At the age of seventeen, God called her to full-time ministry. Sarah received degrees from the South of Brazil Baptist Theological Seminary in Theology and the Baptist College of Florida in Missions. Sarah’s greatest joy is to be used in any shape, form, time or place by God. She feels God has blessed her with the privilege of serving Him among the people in the Amazon. Her desire is to bring the lost into a true understanding of Christ and what He has done for us and to mobilize and train God’s people to fulfill the Great Commission.

Rachel Trammell

Rachel Trammell

Sponsorship and Marketing Manager

Email: [email protected]

Originally from Fayetteville, Georgia, Rachel grew up in the Atlanta area and went on to earn a Journalism/Advertising degree from The University of Georgia. Prior to JMI, she served on the Student Ministry team at LifeWay Christian Resources in Nashville, and has worked with FUGE Camps in various capacities for 7 years.

There is nothing more exciting to Rachel than seeing Jesus move among people around the globe, and she finds great joy in taking the life-giving news of the Gospel to the Nations.  Rachel has participated in and led many mission trips around the world, including Zimbabwe, South Africa, Guatemala, Mexico, and more. Rachel is humbled to be joining the JMI team, and is excited to see how JMI will continue to join the beautiful work the Father is doing around the world.

Kari Bidwell

Kari Bidwell

Mobilization and Logistics Manager

Email: [email protected]

Kari originally hails from Arlington, Virginia, but did most of her growing up in Denver, Colorado.  She moved to Los Angeles to attend Azusa Pacific University, where she earned her degree in Youth Ministry and Business Administration and recently moved from San Diego to Nashville.

Growing up in a ministry family opened Kari’s eyes and heart to missions and other cultures.  She has led and participated in numerous mission trips, mostly leading young people to Europe and Israel with Royal Servants International and partnering with her parent’s ministry in several African countries. Kari has a heart for encouraging and empowering people around the world and is so excited to be working with JMI and sharing Christ’s unconditional love.

Gabrielle Rivard

Gabrielle Rivard

Marketing Coordinator

Email: [email protected]

Gabrielle grew up in the Tampa Bay area of Florida and recently graduated from Florida Southern College with a degree in Communications and Art.

Teaching art and music to the children in her home church grew her love for working with children. She is excited to be joining JMI with a heart to serve children from different parts of the world and to see the beauty that Christ makes from the broken things in this life.

Nanette O'Grady

Nanette O'Grady

Administrative Assistant

Email: [email protected]

Nanette was born and raised in South Africa and immigrated to the US with her family when she was 17 years old. She went on to earn a degree in Music Industry Studies and shortly thereafter, felt a call to ministry. This shifted her career path from the music business to the local church and ultimately, JMI.

She is passionate about sharing the love of Jesus Christ on a global level and is excited to be able to use her skills and even her heritage and mother tongue, Afrikaans, to assist in furthering the Kingdom-work that JMI does. Her husband and two young boys inspire this passion for reaching people for Christ every day.

Jason Smith

Jason Smith

Chief Financial Officer

Email: [email protected]

Jason has spent over 16 years in the financial and accounting industry serving both the For Profit and Non Profit sectors. These sectors include manufacturing, oil & gas, healthcare, publishing, banking, and recreational vehicles. He also currently serves as President of CFO Contract Consulting where he provides CFO guidance to a variety of clients.

Jason, a native of Tennessee, is a graduate of The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Administration with an emphasis in Accounting. He also attended the MBA program at same. 

Thalita Alencar

Thalita Alencar

Logistics Coordinator, Justice & Mercy Amazon

Email: [email protected]

Thalita was born in the city of Manaus, Amazon. She is a graduate in Tourism and now manages finances and logistics for Justice & Mercy Amazon. Thalita primarily focuses on taking care of our sponsored special needs children, partnering with jungle pastors and visiting the river communities in order to help families. She also helps with the logistics of all of JMA’s short-term mission trips.

Lucy Paculabo Mhondera

Lucy Paculabo Mhondera

UK Coordinator, Justice & Mercy Amazon

Email: [email protected]

Lucy has a desire to see hearts transformed and lives changed, with a passion for people to discover their full potential in Jesus. After her first mission trip to Mexico at age 18 Lucy was changed forever. When she traveled to the Amazon with her family in 2003 her eyes were opened to a new world in which she saw worship and justice working hand in hand. Lucy has taken many trips to the Amazon over the years and feels privileged to be able to serve the people of the Amazon through JMA. Lucy worked with Kingsway Communications for 7 years as Marketing Manager and currently coordinates the Mission Worship conference in the United Kingdom where she resides.

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