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Dr. Elisa Renae Ashley,

Executive Director

Elisa is a life-long Jesus follower. That’s not to say her faith journey has been easy, but her life has always been better because of Jesus. She has felt both the pain of loss and the sustaining power of faith. She has a genuine message of hope and love to share with you. 
Elisa founded JPI in 2017 and has been serving in ministry since 2009. She started as an educator in 1996. She earned her Master’s of Divinity from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary and her Doctorate of Ministry in Leadership and Spiritual Formation from George Fox Portland Seminary.
For more details, you may view Elisa’s full CV, or chat with her at
803-810-7661 or request a Zoom meeting at



Volunteer Office Staff

All our staff and team leaders are volunteers. They are Jesus followers who have a heart for what God’s doing through JPI. They all serve from home, be that South Carolina or Nairobi, as we keep our overhead low. They are nurses, mothers, missionaries, etc., bringing various skills and experiences. They serve you and God out of love, so please thank them if you talk with them…that’s their pay for the day!


Volunteer Board of Directors

As a 501(c)3 incorporated non-profit, we operate with a board. Our’s is multi-ethnic and geographically diverse. It includes education ranges from high school diplomas to a doctorate. Some are deacons, pastors, teachers, entrepreneurs, and state or government workers. They share a belief that God is working through this ministry and give of their time to support it.