Missionary In Residence

Every year, JBU has the opportunity to host a different missionary couple. These men and women take a year from their usual mission field and come serve right here on campus! Their primary purpose is to advocate missions at JBU. They assist with missions opportunities, such as World Awareness Week and also play a critical role helping Missionary Kids adapt to life in the US.

Missionary in Residence

Hans and Jane Koebele

Hans and Jane Koebele

Hans is originally from San Antonio, and Jane is from England. They met each other while serving with an Operation Mobilization team (based in Vienna, Austria) that ministered in the Communist countries of Eastern Europe. They have been serving with OM in Central and Eastern Europe for 26 years, the last 22 of which have been in the Czech Republic. Over the last 14 years they have been involved in church-planting ministry in South Bohemia, which is the most unreached area of the country. Hans and Jane have three children – Luke, Lydia, and Naomi all attend JBU.

The Koebeles are happy to be able to open their hearts and home to the JBU MK community, and provide encouragement and support to our Missionary kids. They will also provide a “mission’s awareness” for all of us here at JBU.