A native Californian, Liz and her husband, Todd, call The Woodlands, Texas home. Married in 2002, the Cruseys previously lived in St. Louis, Missouri and Chattanooga, Tennessee. Liz served in recruitment at Covenant College, and as Director of International Student Services at Missouri Baptist University. In 2009, she met Nabil Costa at the CGE Annual Meeting, and began collaborating with MEBO in 2011. Liz and Todd cherish their relationships with friends from other ethnic and cultural backgrounds, and both have both spent time in Lebanon with the LSESD family. Liz is available to talk with you about arranging a personal or professional visit to Lebanon, exploring tailored partnership opportunities, and working cooperatively with foundations and grantors. The Cruseys welcomed their son, Finn, to the world in December 2016.
Linda began working with non-profits and various ministries in 2003 when the youngest of her five children was four years old. Her background in interior design provides a rich understanding of functionality and order which she relies on as our Programs Coordinator. Linda grew up in an ethnically diverse part of Southern California and loves meeting and interacting with people from other cultures. As an adult, New Brunswick, Canada as well as numerous states in the U.S. have been called home. Since 2012, Linda has made her home in Conroe, Texas, just north of Houston. Contact Linda with questions about current partnership opportunities for yourself or your church family, or with inquiries about your contributions to MEBO.
J. Dewayne Jeffries
Dewayne and his wife, Lesa, have been married for 39 years. Together they have three daughters and three grandchildren. God called Dewayne into ministry in 2005. Prior to that he worked in management level manufacturing positions. Since 2014, Dewayne has served as Executive Pastor at Sunnyvale First Baptist Church. At the recommendation of a close friend, Dewayne began learning about MEBO the following year, and in 2015, he joined MEBO’s Board of Trustees. He was elected Chairman of the board in 2016. Today Dewayne continues to serve on the board, and began his new role with MEBO in March 2017. He is passionate about the vision for service and unique opportunities MEBO offers the western church in partnership with Middle Eastern Christian leaders. Please connect with him to explore meaningful opportunities to visit Lebanon and learn about partnership opportunities. Dewayne and Lesa make their home in Fate, Texas, a small city in Rockwall County.