Tomasz & Miriam Chmiel

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Tomasz first visited Ukraine in summer 2004. After that, he got a burning desire to go back and invest in the youth of Ukraine. Tomasz and Miriam were married in 2005, Tomasz finished his seminary internship in 2006, and the Chmiels moved to Ukraine in 2007. Tomasz's passion is to disciple young men and also to encourage and equip young leaders in Central and Eastern Europe to be involved in missions. Tomasz and Miriam joined Josiah Venture in 2010. The Chmiels have an interesting multicultural background. Both Tomasz and Miriam come from the Czech Republic, where Tomasz grew up in a Polish family. The two of them met in Minnesota and were married in Wisconsin. While in Minnesota, Tomasz obtained his Master of Divinity degree from the Association Free Lutheran Seminary in Minneapolis. Tomasz and Miriam, along with their children, lived in Lviv, a city in western Ukraine. Tomasz mainly focuses on European camps and helps with EDGE Sports and other ministries in Ukraine. Currently, they are serving across the border involved in humanitarian aid and refugee assistance with JV and local European church partners.

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