MEET OUR DIRECTORS
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!
Bobby & Mary Beth Morris
Bobby and Mary Beth are a married couple from Virginia clearly committed to following the Lord’s lead for their lives. Bobby has spent more than 15 years as an electrician, most recently as a supervisor for the Virginia region of Northwest Hardwoods. In 2019, he completed a BA degree in Christian Ministries. Mary Beth has served in a variety of administrative roles for both churches and public sector organizations and also has formal training as a dental assistant. Along with serving in a variety of volunteer roles over the years, both have been part of multiple short-term mission trips to Guatemala.
"We are just so happy to be out of quarantine, getting to know the children, and looking forward to what God has planned as we serve here with our new Robin's Nest Family. We are reminded of a quote by Pastor Gordon Smith, 'Some of the most important work that God accomplishes in the world is fulfilled by ordinary people doing ordinary work.' We are an ordinary couple who will be doing ordinary things at Robin's Nest Children's Home in Jamaica. But with your help, we can accomplish extraordinary things for these children and His Kingdom. Our cup runs over!"
"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.
"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."
"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."
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
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, Tonja Lesmeister, Lisa Lemieux, Paula Merkouris, Alex Theismann, Todd Breiholz, Ann Whitcomb, Elizabeth Lowe, and David Messer.