Meet The Team
Tom is a graduate of McCormick Theological Seminary. In the 1960s, he worked with Albert Schweitzer for 2 months in Africa, worked with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in voter registration drives, and spent time with Palestinian refugees in Jerusalem, and worked in a Kibbutz in Israel. In the 1970s, he developed and built low income housing projects in 10 southern Illinois towns. In 1985, he co-founded Marion Medical Mission with his wife, Jocelyn, and has been a driving force behind the organization’s success of providing over five million people with clean water.
Jocelyn lives in Marion, IL. From 1966-72 she was a teacher at Cabrini Green in Chicago. Since 1972 she has helped develop, build, and manage low-income housing in Southern Illinois. She is an elder at First Presbyterian Church, Marion. In 1985 she co-founded Marion Medical Mission. She has been on more than 20 mission trips where her major efforts included working to build schools in Malawi and installing wells. She plays a major role in coordinating the volunteers when they are in Africa.
Jamie grew up in Marion and joined Marion Medical Mission in 2018. She previously worked as Executive Secretary for Deaconess Hospital Religious Life Department in Evansville, IN. She and her husband Royce have been married for 21 years and have 4 dogs and 3 cats. They love all of God's creation and enjoy participating in animal rescue and pet population spay/neuter projects. "I am so grateful that God has allowed me the honor and privilege of working at MMM. It is my prayer that Jesus will be glorified as I serve Him and my brothers and sisters in Africa."