Our Team

Our Staff

More Than A Job

Our ministry/organization has more than 50 Ethiopian national employees and volunteers working together in the various aspects of the ministry.

Most of our staff have remained with us for multiple years, and have become a vital part of the Ebenezer family. In that vein, there is a mutual understanding that each plays an integral part in caring for the children and others we are called to serve. Day in and day out, our staff loves and serves the children at each of our homes. From the practical duties of: ordering and preparing food to providing clean laundry; caring for sick kids to changing diapers; making sure the kids take naps to singing songs together… they demonstrate a willingness and care that is invaluable and selfless. This is more than job for any of us. By God’s grace, this has become a collective sub-culture of compassion.


Families Serving

Ayele Family

Argaw and Rachel Ayele are the founders of the local NGO, Ebenezer Supporting and Development Association (ESDA) and oversee the Ebenezer family of homes and ministries. Argaw is originally from southern Ethiopia. Rachel is from Indiana. They met at Calvary Chapel Bible College Europe (where they also met Shaun and Megan) in 2005. Shortly after their marriage, they moved to Ethiopia. They have five children: Adonijah, Elias, Genesis, Gracie, and Stella.

If you would like to make a tax-deductible contribution towards the Ayele Family, you can do so through their support ministry.

Havelaar Family

Shaun and Megan moved to Ethiopia in May 2013. Prior to that, they met, studied, and served in Hungary, at Calvary Chapel Bible College Europe. Their two oldest children, Jude and Sonya, were born in Hungary. Their two youngest children, Mia and Zeke, were born in Ethiopia. They seek to be a support for the Ayeles, and the children and families Ebenezer supports.

If you would like to make a tax-deductible contribution towards the Havelaar Family, you can do so through their support ministry.

ESMA is a 501c3 U.S. non-profit organization and your donation or sponorship is tax-deductible to the fullest extent the law allows.