The Nest is truly blessed to have so many wonderful people give of their time and talents to care for the hurting kids in Jamaica!  Each director/ support staff not only commits an extended time period to serve at the Nest but also raises their own support before arriving.  Take some time and get to know these incredible servants we call family!

Kevin & Janet Krusmark


The Krusmarks have been on-site directors at Robin's Nest since September 2016. They lived in lake country in northern Minnesota before moving to Jamaica. Kevin's background is in management; Janet's is nursing. They are blessed with a daughter, son-in-law and four grandchildren, all who have visited and love the Nest!


"It has been a privilege to serve as on-site directors and to be a part of the Robin's Nest Family, caring for these precious little ones. We have seen God at work in so many ways. The Lord's goodness is evident in the love, commitment and dedication of the staff and in the joy and laughter of the children."


Whoever loses their life for Me will find it. Matthew 16:25



Merva Wolfe


"The past 16 years that I have been working at Robin's Nest have been such a blessing to me. The transition in my job has been marvelous - nursing, teaching and interacting with the children, staff and directors is great. I would never do anything else! I thank the Lord for giving me strength to comfort these little ones in their time of need."


The Nest hires local men and women to help run the Nest . . . from POD moms to staff who handle construction and mechanics; from those who oversee our garden and chickens to those who cook three meals a day for over 40 people; from laundry and cleaning to our two managers who manage the staff and help oversee the well-being of each child.  Although our staff is paid for their work, we see  the time and care of them as an extension of our ministry to serve the community.  

Shawna Gordon


"I have worked at the Nest since 2001. During those years I have had the privilege of seeing children's lives being transformed. I feel really blessed to be part of this ministry and to continue to follow God's direction."


Glaston Thayne


"I have worked at Robin's Nest going on 16 years. I enjoy the new challenges this job offers every day. I like showing love to the children by repairing and maintaining everything at Robin's Nest. I especially like working with my hands crafting artistic ironwork, things that will live on beyond my time here."



Robin's Nest is overseen by a board of individuals from five different states.  The group encompasses all walks of life, ages, and skill sets . . . but all have a same passion and heart for the  ministry.

Current Board Members:​​  Mike Rygh, Luke Longlet, Victoria Wint-Malone, Lisa Baltes, Tonja Lesmeister, Lisa Lemieux, Paula Merkouris, Alex Hein, Todd Breiholz & Ann Whitcomb.

Email / Snail Mail us:


PO Box 122 .  Lake Elmo  .  MN  .  55042-0122

TIN: 41-2011846

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