James and Rachel Krechnyak have been married for nearly twenty years!  They have three fab kids that they homeschool.  While James is from Michigan, USA, Rachel is a native of Laois, Ireland, having grown up on a dairy farm.  They met in Tyler, Texas, working together on a youth ministry team with YWAM (Youth With A Mission).  Being in Ireland since 1999, they have served in a variety of ministry positions, including serving as Circuit Evangelists with the Methodist Kilkenny/Carlow Circuit, founding pastors of Life Church Portlaoise and Life Church Carlow, which they handed over to local leadership in 2016, and are current directors of Grassroots Church Planting Ministries, a ministry focused on training leaders and supporting those in church planting endeavors.  James has written three books, and has co-authored a fourth book with Rachel.  They love Jesus and have a heart for the next generation to know God and make Him known.