grew up in Cerritos, CA and went north to Stanford, where he studied
Industrial Engineering and Public Policy, with a focus on education.
He worked at Intel Corp for 6 years while serving a Spanish-speaking
ministry to Mexican immigrants in East Palo Alto, CA. He married
Ming in May, 1999 and left the Golden State for Boston, MA. He
then worked for two startup companies trying to bring technology and
jobs to inner city communities. Since 1999, Mako, Ming, and their
two children John and Zoe have lived among friends in a Christian
intentional community house in a mostly black neighborhood in Dorchester.
They enjoy their current church, Rescued Church Boston, and do urban
community gardening. Mako co-authored the
Lazarus at the Gate
economic discipleship curriculum
with Dr. Gary VanderPol. He is currently working on
Christian Restorative Justice curricula
focusing on our use of
political power, and combining it with being engaging to non-Christians, beginning with
Restoring the Captives: A Christian Study and
Action Guide to Michelle Alexander's New Jim Crow. He contributed to the
Study Bible as a commentator on Ezekiel. Mako has done
campus ministry since 2001 and founded NHI in 2014. In addition to
Christian ethics, theology, biblical studies, and early church history,
Mako enjoys food, tea, and stories from around the world. He
misses the Pacific Ocean.
Somerville & Medford, MA
Cara grew up in Lynn, MA and went to Tufts
University. An avid piano and flute player, played both in her
senior recital which she called That I Am. She graduated in 2014
with a degree in Music and hopes to one day combine music therapy and
ministry. Before joining NHI, Cara worked for Camp Cedarbrook in
Maine doing youth ministry and managing operations. She is working towards an M.Div. degree at Grace Seminary,
with Grace Communion International, where she especially enjoys biblical
studies. She is also a pastoral intern
at her church, Grace Christian Church in Waltham, MA. Cara likes
to sing, sip tea, read Harry Potter, and hang out with her dog and two kittens.
Eddie grew up in Marlborough, MA and went to Tufts
University. He studied Biology and Spanish, and particularly
enjoyed studying abroad in Peru and translating a book by theologian C.
Baxter Kruger from English to Spanish. Before Eddie graduated from
Tufts in 2015, he cut his hair, became a commissioned officer in ROTC, and mastered Crossfit workouts. He is working towards an M.Div. degree at
Princeton Seminary. He hopes to become an ordained minister in
Grace Communion International and a chaplain in the U.S. Army. His
favorite theological authors are Karl Barth and T.F. Torrance, and he loves
talking about his own Irish roots.
Raleigh & Durham, NC
Sang grew up in Staten Island, NY. He
arrived at Boston College as an aspiring Pre-Med, and graduated in 2014
with a degree in Theology. Sang enjoyed ministry and theology so
much as an undergrad, he went to Duke Divinity School to meet scholars
like Stanley Hauerwas, Douglas Campbell, and J. Kameron Carter.
(And N.T. Wright when he visits.) Along
the way, he may pick up a Ph.D.
focused on philosophical theology. Sang enjoys talking about
Thomas Aquinas, Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings, the examples of
restorative justice that he saw in post-civil war northern Uganda, and issues of race
& Tiffany Catchim
Tim and his wife Tiffany are currently planting a
church called OneLife in Nashville TN, and are super excited about being
a part of NHIís team. Tim and Tiffany value leading together as a team
and, since getting married in 2003, are still learning new ways to
synergize around each otherís unique gifts.
Tim was raised in the Washington D.C. metropolitan
area. He enjoys hiking, playing basketball, reading, and a good sci-fi
movie. He graduated from Faulkner University in 1997 with a B.A. in
Biblical Studies, and as someone with a pioneering spirit, he has
consistently focused his entrepreneurial skills and sensibilities toward
starting new kingdom ventures. Tim is passionate about the medical
substitution model of the atonement and how it shapes our approach to
discipleship, community, and mission.
Tiffany grew up in Montgomery, AL where she was
actively involved in mentoring teenagers and adults in under-resourced
urban neighborhoods. After receiving her degree in social work, she
began focusing her experience and training around empowering women in
their callings for ministry. Tiffany is passionate about efforts related
to social justice and sustainability, and enjoys outdoor activities,
music, and photography.