Jay & Holly Eastman - Germany: Jay is from
Portland Oregon; Holly spent most of her childhood years in Indiana. They both
became Christians and met while students at Ohio State University. They joined
Northwest Presbyterian Church in 1993. Jay graduated with an M.A. in English
education, taught high school in El Salvador and Ohio, and has coached
volleyball for boys and girls. Holly earned a B.A. in International Studies.
After a year of post-graduate study in Potsdam, Germany, she worked as a
teacher and computer consultant. Holly has also done further study in biblical
Holly joined MTW’s church-planting work in East Germany in 2001. In this
post-communist, atheistic context, their ministry emphasizes connecting to
those who have never heard about Christ and building bridges between them and
the church. Focusing on evangelism and reaching out into the community, they
supported the work of two MTW church plants now under national leadership.
Since 2005, Jay has been the team leader for MTW’s venture in southeastern