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Introducing Jiska

My name is Jiska Chin-A-Teh – Schuurmans. I’m 36 years old and I live in The Netherlands in a little village called Moordrecht, together with my husband Curly and our 8-year-old son Jayden. In 1989, at the age of 6, I moved with my family to Surinam (South America) as the daughter of missionaries Marco and Marjolein Schuurmans, where I lived for eleven years until our return in 2000. After my return I experienced what it’s like to return from the mission field as a Third Culture Kid. Having to ground again in an environment everyone speaks of as home, but which no longer felt to me like home.

After my Bachelor in Business Administration I started working as a project & account manager for a Dutch IT-company. Even though I enjoyed my job I was always looking for more satisfaction in work and life and ways to contribute to God’s kingdom. Since 2013, I’m involved in the Mission & Evangelism team within our Church. In addition, I am a member of the support teams of two missionary couples (working in Brazil and Suriname). I have a passion and heart for mission, in other words I guess you could say, mission is part of my DNA.

Since February 2020 I started working for MissieNederland (the Dutch EMA) as Relations manager Church & Global missions. In addition, I was appointed as Coordinator for MemberCare Netherlands and therefore joined the Board of MemberCare Europe. For me it’s a real privilege being able to call my passion my work and I look forward working together with other MemberCare professionals in the care for our missionary workers!


Across the Bridge – UK

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Across the Bridge was launched in 2009 by Chas and Nicola Woods to “advance the Kingdom of God by supporting and encouraging Christian leaders and churches overseas, through prayer, pastoral support and prophetic ministry.”

Around the World
Across the Bridge supports ministries in cross-cultural pioneering situations through sending short-term teams offering prayer, teaching, prophetic ministry and pastoral support.

In the UK
They network with other UK ministries, introducing world-wide ministries to wider connections. ‘Across the Bridge’ also welcomes and partners with overseas ministries to encourage and stimulate cross-cultural outreach in the UK.


Dr Debbie Hawker and Dr David Hawker offer services to help mission personnel and humanitarian workers become resilient.   Arrest is derived from the French arrȇt, meaning stop.  Resilient expatriates know when to take a rest.  They offer mission and humanitarian workers a chance to stop and reflect, during assessments, reviews &  debriefing, retreats, education & training, supervision & mentoring, and therapy

Check your toolbox and sharpen your tools before working, and your work will be more effective!

Association Pierres Vivantes, Entrepierres – FR

Comme lieu de repos et d’accompagnement pour les personnes dans le ministère, le vieux village d’Entrepierres, près de Sisteron dans la Haute Provence (France), est un endroit paisible dans un cadre exceptionnel.  Notre équipe se fera le plaisir de vous y accueillir, soit pour un temps de repos, soit pour un temps d’accompagnement (débriefing ou autre).

Composée d’une équipe de permanents et d’associés expérimentés dans l’accueil, le débriefing et l’accompagnement spirituel et psychologique, notre association a pour but d’apporter aux personnes dans le ministère une aide ponctuelle et ciblée.  Nos services sont réservés exclusivement aux personnes engagées dans un travail missionnaire dans le monde francophone.


Barnabas Zentrum Singles & Couples Retreats – AT/HR

Barnabas Zentrum (Centre) is especially designed to strengthen the lives of Christian workers who are serving in Eastern & Western Europe, Central & South America, Africa, Asia and the Middle East.  BZ serves as an interdenominational personal and marital counseling retreat center for pastors, missionaries and others in church and Para church staff positions.  The relaxed atmosphere of Barnabas Zentrum provides a place of solitude and confidentiality in which such issues as marital crisis, stress, burnout, staff/team relations, interpersonal or vocational conflicts and/or changes, debriefing and transitioning challenges may be worked through.  Retreats are held in the beautiful towns of Millstadt (Austria), Samabor (Croatia) and Grand Junction CO (USA).

Creative Results Management

Since 2005, Creative Results Management has equipped Christian leaders to multiply their impact through coaching. As one of the largest Christian training organizations focused on coaching, each year they train thousands of Christian leaders around the world to use practical coaching skills through experiential training programs. The President, Dr. Keith Webb, developed The COACH Model®.

Their training incorporates the best of adult learning practices. Moving from instructor-focused instructional practices, they incorporate self-directed, communal, and experiential learning. Lecture is kept at a minimum, while discussion, practice, and application are maximized. The results are people who can actually coach through their various leadership roles.

Eirene Counselling and Coaching – BG

Eirene Counselling and Coaching based in Sofia provided healthcare services designed for the different expatriate English speaking communities that exist in most European countries. Missionaries and other expats have to deal with the challenges and stresses involved with moving to new places such as Eastern Europe and then merging into a different culture.  Stress, transition and communication in relationships are many of the issues that affect all of our work.  Qualified counsellors offer personal Skype counselling and coaching for those that cannot get to Sofia.

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