PADUA_FamPortraitJeff, Tia, Ameleah and Davis Brauer

Jeff was born in Denver, Colorado, raised in Benton, Arkansas and grew

up in the Mabelvale congregation. He has a B.B.A in Computer Information

Systems from Harding University and a B.Th. from Bear Valley Bible

Institute of Denver. Tia was born and raised in France where her

parents, Charles and Pamela White, were missionaries for 38 years. She

has a B.A. in International Studies and in Spanish from Harding

University and a Certificate of Ministry Studies from Bear Valley. Jeff

spent two years in full-time ministry in Padua, Italy under the

oversight of the Mabelvale church. He spent the next two years in

vocational ministry with the Padua church, supporting himself by working

in the information technology field and playing semi-pro basketball. Tia

also worked with the church in Padua for one year before she and Jeff

returned to the States to be married in 2000, making their home in

Denver. In 2006 they moved back to Padua, committing to a long-term

effort to reach the lost and strengthen the congregations in the area.

Their daughter, Ameleah, was born in Denver in September 2004, and their

son, Davis, was born in Lyon, France in July 2009.

Jeremy Korodaj

Jeremy Korodaj was born and raised in Denver, Colorado.He received a

Bachelor of Biblical Studies with honors from the Bear Valley Bible

Institute of Denver.He also graduated from the Durango Internship

Program, which provides eighteen months of practical training in Greek

studies, exegesis and expository preaching.He has taught and

participated in several campaigns in the U.S., Guatemala, Italy and

Germany.In 2008, he joined in the mission effort in Padua, Italy with

the Brauer family.