Who We Are

Our Mission

We are passionate about supporting missionary families by focusing on offering resources, promoting family unity, and providing programs such as discipleship, mentoring, and education on TCK topics to their children. We do this to promote the health and wholeness of our MKs and their families, so the work of Bible Translation can continue.

Our Core Values

Create a Safe Place for MKs

We will love, listen, encourage, disciple, and mentor them.

Celebrate Missionary and TCK Cultures

We will encourage healthy transitions through seminars, debriefing, and/or consultation, valuing different cultures around the world, and including new arrivals.

Promote Family Unity

We will recognize and augment the God-given responsibility parents have in raising their kids as well as provide opportunities to include the entire family in activities.

Contribute to MKs’ Spiritual Development

We will provide opportunities to study the Word, engage in prayer, worship together, and serve others.

Provide Leadership Opportunities

We will provide opportunities for students to be discipled and mentored in leadership roles to serve others and share the love of Jesus.

Assist Parents and MKs

We will strive to provide resources and opportunities to learn more about MKs/TCKs and their unique challenges and giftings.

Our Staff


Becca Segers

Girls Discipleship Coordinator

Becca serves our team at JAARS as the Girls Discipleship Coordinator. She supports the middle school and high school aged MKs through discipleship and mentoring. In addition she is involved in supporting the Refuge 139 program which runs a high quality VBS type program for MKs living overseas.

Becca grew up as an MK in a sensitive part of East Asia where her family served. After graduating from Indiana Wesleyan in 2012, she followed God’s call to serve and train the next generation of MKs. Becca joined Global Partners in 2013 to help establish their MK program, and has also worked with Cru, Interaction International, and the International Mission Board to care for their MKs. In June 2017, God opened the door for her to serve a larger group of MKs through the ministries at JAARS.


Scott Baldwin

Guys Discipleship Coordinator

Scott is serving as the Guys’ Discipleship Coordinator for the JAARS Youth Group which includes building relationships with our male students through one-on-ones and coordinating Bible Studies for the guys to learn and grow in their relationships with one another and with Christ.  In addition to this role, Scott serves at High School Youth Group each week.

He has been a long time supporter of youth and children’s ministry having been serving in the JAARS youth group for 28 years since his daughter was in high school.  He joined the Youth Department in this larger role after retiring from his role as cafeteria manager in the Union County Public Schools.  In addition, he attends Weddington Methodist Church where he has been involved in the youth and children’s ministry for 32 years.






Elizabeth Bohlman

Elizabeth is serving at JAARS as the  Young Adult Ministry Coordinator. This includes mentoring young adults as they transition from high school into their next stage of life. Elizabeth maintains this through discipleship and Bible studies as she walks alongside them, building relationships and encouraging their growth of the love for Christ.

As a native New Yorker, Elizabeth is an Army veteran serving as a German linguist at the end of the Vietnam war in the Panama Canal. Being part of various universities and programs such as Campus Crusade and Young Life, Elizabeth was also a Fraternity Mom at The Ohio State University – living at the Fraternity House mentoring college students. Elizabeth has traveled to Indonesia, Japan, much of Europe, Turkey and Mexico. Trained as Precept Bible instructor, Elizabeth has taught Bible studies for over 20 years.
Presently, Elizabeth and her husband live in Wesley Chapel