Missionary In Residence

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Every year, JBU has the opportunity to host a different missionary couple. These men and women take a year from their usual mission field and come serve right here on campus! Their primary purpose is to advocate missions at JBU. They assist with missions opportunities, such as World Awareness Week and also play a critical role helping Missionary Kids adapt to life in the US.

Missionary in Residence

Joel and Susan Bolthouse


JBU is pleased to welcome Joel and Susan Boathouse for the 2015-16 academic year.  Joel and Susan have served for the last 25 years with Flying Mission in Botswana and Zambia, supporting missions and churches working in remote areas.  Joel works as an aviation mechanic and Susan as a teacher.  They have to sons, Caleb and Ethan, who are both studying at JBU. 

This year the Bolthouses are happy to open their hearts and home to the JBU MK community, and provide encouragement and support to our missionary kids. They will also provide a “missions awareness” for all of us here at JBU.

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