Joel & Jessica Rinn
Ministry Area: Italy
Responsibilities: Church planting and translation
E-mail Address: jandjrinn [at] gmail [dot] com
Latest Newsletter (PDF): December 2018
Joel graduated from Covenant with an M.Div. in 2003 and is ordained in the International Presbyterian Church. He has been quite active in helping the IPC grow on the European continent. Jessica has a BA in Bible Theology and is a native Italian.
Joel and Jessica are living in Verona. Verona is a fairly large city in northern Italy best known as the hometown of Romeo and Juliet. Although there was historically a Protestant presence in the city, currently there is little in terms of Evangelical witness.
Joel worked for several years to plant an international church in Vicenza called Trinity Church Vicenza. Trinity recently called a full-time pastor, John Orlando, and it will soon become New Life Presbyterian Church. We are very pleased by the work God has done for the growth of the church.
Joel has directed his energies to starting a new church plant in Verona. He has been involved in theological education and, currently, he and Jessica are hosting a Bible study in their home. Joel is also working on setting the foundation for the new work. Besides taking care of their children and opening the home for ministry, Jessica does translating and editing work when possible. The Rinns are also involved in discipleship, counseling, and evangelism.
Joel and Jessica have 5 children: Nicolas (20), Emeline (18), Anaelle (15), Etienne (12) and Theodore (8).
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