About Us

Two adventurers sharing life as an American family living in Paris and as church planters in Europe.  

To combine the unlikely (Indonesia + Netherlands + Vietnamese-Italian ancestry with Mississippi + France + Australia + Scots-Irish ancestry) is to find chemistry.  We crossed paths in Cambridge, Massachusetts.  Our backgrounds seem mismatched, but we are united in one desire:  challenge seekers in all of life:  spiritual-emotional-social-physical.

When challenges have come unannounced – bi-cultural differences, special needs child, financial misalignment, rigors of pastoral ministry, marriage struggles – we are not satisfied with anything less than excellence. 

We have misstepped, but never stopped growing.  

Follow our travels, deep dive into arts and culture in Paris & Europe, glean parenting tips, learn from our marriage struggles, stay up-to-date with devotions & personal favorites, but don’t miss out on us thriving and exploring Paris along with much of Europe.

Count on us being transparent.   Count on us being curious.  Count on the gospel being the glue to our relationships and life.   Count on us being undaunted.

-John Hugh and Linda