Thomas & Mary Palumbo
Tom and Mary Palumbo first became aware of Josiah Venture (JV) in 2016 when Dave Patty was teaching at Gull Lake Ministries in Michigan. In the course of his lesson and then a presentation of the Josiah Venture mission, they felt a prompting of the Holy Spirit to pray about being an active part in this movement.
The following year, Tom attended a JV Spring Conference in Malenovice, Czech, where he was able to spend valuable time with other JV Ambassadors and learn about their roles first-hand. In 2018, Tom and Mary traveled to Europe to visit the JV facilities and see country leadership/team members in Slovakia and Poland. This activity enabled them to better understand the work of the Lord through JV in Europe. In the spring of 2019, Tom and Mary started serving on JV’s Ambassador team (or A-team), which is a group of dedicated individuals who serve part-time from America to advance the JV vision through special projects.
Tom is both a business owner and sales executive for a Hudsonville-based manufacturer of products for the global law enforcement markets. Mary is a dedicated homemaker. They have been married for 32 years and have 5 children and 5 grandchildren. During their life together, they have both hosted and taught small care groups with an emphasis on marriage relationships. In addition, they have served their church and community in numerous other support and leadership functions.