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CEO Edition – June 2022
A Journey of Faith
Baptism at the GEM Foundation

CEO John Dallmann on the state of EMI around the world

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EMI is a Christian non-profit made up of architects, engineers, surveyors, and construction managers who value Design, Discipleship, and Diversity.

“People restored by God and the world restored through design.”

Since 1982, our worldwide mission is to develop people, design structures, and construct facilities which serve communities and the Church—facilities like hospitals, schools, water systems, and more.

Together, we are designing a world of hope.

From the CEO

John Dallmann John Dallmann

CEO & President of EMI

Forty years ago a structural engineer used his technical gifting on a missions trip to the Pacific, bringing engineering and mission together in a new way.

From humble beginnings, EMI has grown into 11 countries with over 200 staff and interns. God’s hand of direction and provision has sustained us and we are extremely grateful.

He has enabled us to expand and adapt to a swiftly changing world, yet the basic EMI concept—using technical skills to advance the Gospel—has remained foundational.

We are influencing the shape of missions around the world, and our 40-year journey of faith continues today.

John Dallmann

West Africa Projects

Please pray with us for wisdom as we respond to many project requests from West Africa. Many of these countries have experienced recent military coups or unrest, and all but essential travel is advised.

Back to Haiti

Travel to Haiti has been difficult the last few years with disasters, uncertainties, and instability. In March, EMI USA was finally able to meet in-person with local partners and continue the disaster mitigation work.

Are you on the map in the EMI Network?

Team at Malawi

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A Journey of Faith, Lead — John Dallmann, P.E. has been the CEO of EMI since 2012. God has used John's background in Civil Engineering consulting, his work in the Christian non-profit development sector, and his over 15 years of missionary experience in Africa to lead and to bless EMI. John and his wife Gala live in Monument, CO, USA.

EMI in Numbers 2021 — Graphics & Animations by Anna Seeley, EMI Cambodia. Personnel data organised by EMI Global HR team. Projects data per internal review and as published in Inside EMI December, 2021. Financial data organised by Jason Reinhardt, Finance Director, EMI Global.

Editor: Matthew J. Coffey, EMI Global

Web Design: Shalom Lazarus, EMI Global

Videography: Jenni Keiter, EMI Global | Avodah Images

Portrait Art: Ivy Ng-Coffey, EMI Global | Ivywild Studio

Issue Cover: M.B., EMI India

Inside EMI is a 100% in-house production. This magazine is from the people who are living and being EMI around the world.

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