PO BOX 1907

SEDALIA,  MO  65302 

660 281 6551

ABOUT OUR TEAM


OUR EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR




Cara Harrington  loves all things missions.   Serving as an elementary teacher helped prepare her for 13 years as a Minister of Missions and Children.  That in turn has led to her obeying when God said, “Just Jump!”   She desires to help others discover their part in God's plan and  to connect people together for Kingdom work.  In addition to serving locally, she has missions experience in California, Florida, Illinois, Texas, Wyoming, Canada, Ecuador, Ethiopia, France, India, Italy, Mexico, South Africa, and Thailand.  She has found herself falling in love with God's people (especially the children) everywhere she has traveled.  She graduated from Missouri Western State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education.  She earned a Master's degree in Ministry Leadership and graduated from Rockbridge Seminary in 2011.  Cara is excited to see how God is going to write this next adventure.



OUR BOARD


Amy Tilley’s gifts lie in the area of worship and discernment.   She has served in several roles, including that of worship leader, about which she is most passionate. She has been very involved in planning and leading Global Mission Celebration Services.   Amy has traveled to Ukraine, Quebec, Illinois, and Texas for short term mission experiences.  Amy is anticipating greatly what God is going to do with and through Just Jump Ministries.   


Cindy Decker is no stranger to missions.  She lives it, breathes it, and teaches it every day.  She is a gifted teacher uniquely talented in the inspiration of preschoolers and college students.  (though some might say both groups have very similar characteristics)  Cindy’s incredible gift of hospitality has enabled her to minister to many people, and especially those called to full-time ministry.  She is a devoted prayer warrior, compassionate giver, and has responded repeatedly to the call to “go” share the Good News.    She and her husband Bill have served in many local missions settings and traveled on short-term mission trips to Texas and Ecuador.


Jeff Tilley brings many gifts to the team.  His knowledge is in management and accounting gained through many years in first Public Accounting and currently in Management at Inter-State Studio helps Just Jump with the business side of the organization.  Additionally, Jeff has found great joy in serving.  Some of his favorite formal mission opportunities have included 16+ years of coaching, refereeing , and directing Upward Basketball and Cheerleading.  He has enjoyed short-term mission trips to East St. Louis, IL, Arlington, TX, and Montreal, Quebec. He is excited to see how God is going to use him in this adventure and is indeed ready to JUMP!   


Shirley Morley’s love of people is evident in all that she does.  She is always being “the hands and feet of Christ.”   She is often sitting with someone who is suffering, lending a hand to someone in need,  or responding immediately to the call to “give” in whatever way He asks.  Unless you’ve been the recipient of her kindness, however, you might never know as she usually prefers to serve behind the scenes.   Shirley has traveled to Haiti several times on mission trips and loves Haiti and Africa.


David Lake brings both technical and leadership insights gained from 30 years in management positions in private industry, and he also brings more than 20 years of combined non-for-profit board leadership to our team through his service to Bothwell Regional Health Center, Boys & Girls Clubs, and our local United Way.  He and his wife, Amy, are gifted in equipping others for ministry and have spent years serving in the areas of Sunday School leadership, home-based bible studies, outreach, Church visionary teams and have participated in multiple mission opportunities both local and abroad, including Texas, South Africa, and Belarus.