Meet the Team
The Joshua Nations team has over 14 decades of combined missions experience in more than 80 nations.
Rev. Jason Holland
Jason has ministered in over 70 nations in the past 26 years with a focus on discipleship, church planting, and strategic missions. Jason has a heart to bring hope to the hopeless, peace to the hurting, and encouragement to the body of Christ. He and his wife Anna are the proud parents of three wonderful sons, Marcus, Judah, and Amos. Jason has authored several training manuals focused on discipleship, church planting, and leadership.
Jason is a graduate of Christ for the Nations Institute and Jacksonville Theological Seminary with degrees in Theology and Psychology. Jason also holds a Master’s Degree in Business Management from Regent University and is currently pursuing a Doctorate of Theology.
Women of Valor
Director of Administration
Prior to Joshua Nations, Anna served as Executive Assistant to Dr. David Shibley at Global Advance for 10 years. She has traveled and ministered in over 30 nations in the past 20 years. Anna and her husband Jason are the proud parents of three wonderful sons, Marcus, Judah, and Amos.
Anna is a graduate of Christ for the Nations Institute in Texas, where she earned her degree in Theology.
Rev. Villy Böhmer
Villy’s passion is to partner with the worldwide Church to fulfill the Great Commission. He and his wife Lindy, have a heart for discipling and empowering leaders in developing nations, helping people realize their identity and authority in Christ, and bringing the Good News to unreached people groups. Prior to Joshua Nations, the Böhmers founded a Christian school in Mafikeng, South Africa, and served for 17 years as missionaries in Sub-Sahara Africa. Villy and Lindy are the proud parents of two sons, Jesse and Declan.
Villy is a graduate of Christ for the Nations Institute in Texas, where he earned a degree in Theology with an emphasis in Pastoral Ministry.
Lindy’s passion is to partner with the worldwide Church to fulfill the Great Commission. She and her husband, Villy, have a heart for discipling and empowering leaders in developing nations, helping people realize their identity and authority in Christ, and bringing the Good News to unreached people groups. Prior to Joshua Nations, the Böhmers founded a Christian school in Mafikeng, South Africa, and served for 17 years as missionaries in Sub-Sahara Africa. Villy and Lindy are the proud parents of two sons, Jesse and Declan.
Lindy is a graduate of Christ for the Nations Institute in Texas, where She earned a degree in Theology with an emphasis in Pastoral Ministry.
Rev. Shea Rouser
Shea’s ministry journey began in 2008 when he was named his church’s missions coordinator and became part of the preaching rotation. In this role, he grew more passionate about missions and saw the importance of the development and discipleship for leaders. Shea learned about Joshua Nations and started a Bible Training Center in his church – teaching for 3 years before joining the Joshua Nations staff. Today, he works to develop new initiatives, find new partner relations and refine the digital tools.
Shea, his wife Abby, and their daughter Sarah, currently live in Norfolk, Virginia.
Dr. James Chacko, PhD.
Director of Strategies & Initiatives
James was born in 1967 into one of the founding families of the Church movement in Kerala, South India. Sensing the call of God at a very young age, he began preaching at the age of 17 and spent 11 years in five Colleges and Universities both in India and Australia leading to degrees of Masters and Doctorate in Theology and Philosophy.
James is thankful to his spiritual mentor Late Dr. P. J. Titus, Founder of Christ for India, for his early years of ministry training and preparation. From 1993 to 2001 James served as the Principal of COTR Theological Seminary, Visakhapatnam, India. From 2001 to 2004 he served as the Administrator of CFI, and pioneered an urban church called CityLight in the city of Chandigarh, India.
In 2005 James founded the LifeBridge Ministries with the vision of igniting exponential Kingdom movements among the world’s largest unreached region of North India and South Asia through its multifaceted ministries. He also served with Global Advance SAARC Initiative as its Field Director from 2005-2022. He also completed his Ph.D. through the Centre for Religious Studies at Punjabi University, India in 2012. He has authored various academic and inspirational articles, published books including his work featured in “The Encyclopaedia of Christian Civilisation (Vol. 1:A-D) published by Wiley-Blackwell, U.K. ©2011. With excellent communication skills and depth of knowledge and experience James travels widely around the world as a visiting faculty and guest speaker at colleges, churches and mission conferences. As a family, they have pioneered a second growing urban church in the city of Chandigarh called LifeBridge since 2009. James and his wife Usha are blessed with two children, Dawn and David
Rev. Jonathan Livesay
Director of Technology
Jonathan is the Director of Technology at Joshua Nations. He has extensive knowledge in media, software development, and information technology. Jonathan’s role at Joshua Nations allows him to operate in ministry using his God-given technology skills that he is passionate about! Jonathan has known Jason Holland (President of Joshua Nations) since 1998 and considers him a close friend. In the last 20 years, they have taken mission trips together to India, the Philippines, Belarus, and Kenya.
Jonathan is a graduate of Christ for the Nations Institute and Dallas Baptist University.
Jonathan and his wife Amber reside in Texas with their dogs, Joey and Chandler.
Rev. Donato Parra
Director of Spanish Ministries
Rev. Donato Parra launched Joshua Nations in Cuba in 2006. To date over 30,000 people have studied through the Joshua Nations program in Cuba. In 2021 Donato relocated to the United States to join the Joshua Nations International leadership team. He now serves as the Spanish Director and provides leadership and oversight for all Spanish speaking activities.
Donato and his wife Liuba have been part of Joshua Nations in Cuba for the last 15 years. They have two children, Jonathan 20 and Jocelyn 10.
Rev. Sarfraz William
Director of Middle East and South Asia
Sarfraz William is passionate and called to reach unreached & unengaged tribal groups in Pakistan and the whole Arab world, In 2003 he founded Gawahi Missions Pakistan with the heartbeat to reach Pakistan and the whole Arab world with the good news of Jesus Christ from the biggest Islamic city in the world Karachi.
Blasphemy laws & discrimination against the Christians in Pakistan became a hindrance to sharing the gospel with 98% of the Muslim population of the country and in 2009 God gave the vision to start Gawahi TV a 24/7 Satellite TV to reach the whole Islamic world with the gospel, which has been bombed by Taliban but still reaching millions of lives every day in Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, United Arab and whole Islamic and Gulf countries through satellite.
In November 2021, Sarfraz & Shabana with their (4) four daughters, Jerusha (15) Calista (14), Vidonia (9), and Skyla (6) year old moved to the United States under serious security situation but Shabana & Sarfraz are committed to continue ministry until their last breath of life and keep going back to Pakistan & Islamic nations as Director of the Middle East and South Asia of Joshua Nations.
Sarfraz Holds a Bachelor of Theology degree and also graduated with a commerce degree from Karachi University and a member of the Karachi Chamber of Commerce & Industry since 2010.
Veronica was born and raised in Puerto Rico in a Christian family. Veronica connected with Joshua Nations through their Bible-U two-year bible study program. Veronica has a heart for the brokenhearted and those in need for the Word of God. Veronica has always worked in the private sector or with government agencies, but working with Joshua Nations is a calling from God where her work will have an eternal impact on the Kingdom of God.
Veronica moved to Colorado in 2015 where she married her husband, Michael Mize. Veronica is the proud mother of two boys Jaime and Alejandro and grandmother of Yeray and Ezeriah.
Board of Directors
In addition to our staff, Joshua Nations has a Board of Directors that is committed to stewarding the ministry well. This group is made up of seasoned leaders with a cross-section of professional experiences. Their aim is to see Joshua Nations flourish and grow in effectiveness, while continuing to stay healthy and accountable.
Our Global Team
The Joshua Nations US Commissioners and International Ambassadors are global leaders who oversee and facilitate the ministry and growth of our Bible Training Centers, Church Planting efforts, and other projects. They are our boots-on-the-ground, many of them living and working in regions of the world that are highly resistant to the Gospel. For security purposes, most of their names and ministry locations must remain undisclosed.