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MEET THE STAFF
Mike & Elissa Picconatto
Mike & Elissa Picconatto moved to Berlin in 2012 with their 3 children. During their time in Berlin, Mike and Elissa led an art gallery project, helped the Alliance begin reaching out to refugees in Berlin, led the Berlin Arab/German team, and helped launch Journey Berlin, a network of micro-churches ministering in former East Germany.
In 2021, Mike and Elissa launched Envision Berlin. Along with Stephen and Jennie Jones, the Picconatto’s will be helping Envision identify and develop missional leaders through short-term missions opportunities and innovative ministry strategies in Berlin, Germany.
Stephen & Jennie Jones
Stephen & Jennie Jones joined the C&MA Envision Berlin team in 2021. When Stephen and Jennie graduated from a Christian college in 2005, they had thought that they would head into international missions within a year or two. In college, they participated in a service-learning missions training program in Mexico for 10 weeks (Jennie) and 6 months (Stephen) and were looking for the Lord’s leading in what was next – little did they know it would take 16 years for His call overseas to materialize!
Along the way, the Lord built their family. After getting married in 2004, their kids Rosemarie, Owen, and William joined Jennie and Stephen in their journey of following Jesus. In Berlin, the Jones family will continue the work they have been doing with publishing and training. They are excited to involve interns in creating high-quality art and publications as they seek to live faithful lives of Gospel presence in Berlin.
WHAT IS ENVISION?
SPRIG: OUR CREATIVE BASE
Bring art and faith into living conversation
Produce podcasts that speak to the complex needs of Jesus-followers in the postmodern world
Dream up, design, develop, and deploy resources that can make a difference
Practice a deeper-life, Jesus-centered community that enacts “a fearful hope for society”
Provide meaningful support for the church-planting work of aXcess colleagues
Base of operations for interns, students, and teams coming to serve with Envision Berlin
A local Christ-centered presence a former East German neighborhood with few churches
Podcast Episodes to Learn More:
Sprig! Part 1 of 2 – Unterwegs, the En Route Podcast