Emily was born in Guatemala where her parents served as Nazarene missionaries. During her adolescence they moved to Costa Rica where Emily received the calling to missions and began to serve in the local church as youth and worship leader. She also participated in several mission trips to Mexico, Guatemala and United States. She finished high school in Nashville Tennessee and Cosmetology school in Kansas City, Kansas.
Danilo grew up in Pasadena, California and accepted Christ at 15 years old. He received his calling into ministry the following year and began working with local youth as an NYI president and has been serving as youth leader ever since. He graduated with a BA in Philosophy from the University of LaVerne. To further prepare himself for a life in ministry, Danilo moved to Kansas City to attend Nazarene Theological Seminary where he graduated with a Masters in Theological Studies.
Danilo and Emily met in church in Kansas City and after four years of friendship they became a couple. Soon after getting married in May 2010 they moved to Chicago, Illinois to finish their studies. Emily graduated from Roosevelt University with a BA in Psychology. Danilo graduated from the University of Illinois in Chicago with a Master of Urban Planning and Policy. Danilo and Emily quickly became involved in youth ministry in the local church as well in the district as Danilo was elected JNI president for the Chicago Central District. They also initiated compassion ministries that address urban issues and needs. After losing their first born Giosue, hours after he was born, the Lord showed them that the greatest value in life comes from serving God, which led them to wholeheartedly pursue their calling to missions. Danilo and Emily welcomed their second child, Sohvi Selah, on April 13, 2014. And now they look forward to serve as a family in the Azores.
“Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world.” James 1:27
“The Spirit of the Lord is on me, because he has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners and recovery of sight for the blind, to set the oppressed free, to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor.” Luke 4:18-19
Born in United States
Born in GuatemalaChildren
Home District: Kansas City
Home Church: Kansas City First Spanish