Chris Hardy is the director of programs and partnerships for Justice and Mercy International, where he has served for three and a half years. He is responsible for the oversight of international programming and staff, as well as the development of partnerships with organizations and churches around the world. Hardy is an ordained minister and, prior to joining JMI, he served for 30 years in a local church. He holds a B.A. in psychology from Berry College, an M.A. in counseling from the Church of God Theological Seminary, and an M.Div. and D.Min. from United Theological Seminary. He has been married for 29 years, and he and his wife have two adult children. His passion is to serve the most vulnerable around the world.
Justice and Mercy International is a faith-based, nonprofit established in 2008 whose mission is to make justice personal for the poor, the orphaned, and the forgotten. JMI works primarily in Moldova in Eastern Europe and in the Amazon region of Brazil. JMI’s missional strategy is to work through local national, indigenous leaders to accomplish goals, to work through the local church to minister to the needs of their villages and cities, to empower the people served, rather than enable them, and to make a deep, long-term commitment to each country or region where JMI works. JMI’s programs include vulnerable child, teen, and family development and care, training and equipping, missions mobilization, and crisis care.
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