Meet our International Team
Mario E Mercier (US) is the Founder and President of Journey with Grace International Ministry, a Christian Apologist who has traveled extensively in Europe, Central Asia, Russia and the Middle East. He has studied the cultures and languages of many of these impoverished countries, and has become passionate about the needs of these children. His mission is to help improve the quality of their lives and to bring the Gospel of Jesus Christ to other nations.
Contact Mario at 1- 888-657-6444, or send an email.
Victoria Pozniak (UA) is our International Project Coordinator and Vice President.
Victoria lives in Kiev, Ukraine, and is raising a daughter. She is a trained middle school teacher. Her work experience includes a lengthy human resources manager in foreign companies term.
Contact Victoria by sending an email.
Aidaralieva Nargiza Sheishenbekovna (КG) is a qualified Montessori 3-6 teacher with 13 years of experience working with students and as a group curator.
She graduated from Moscow Montessori Pedagogy Institute, in Moscow, Russia, and with a Faculty of Information Technologies from Kyrgyz Technical University. She continues to be actively engaged in self-development and participates in various trainings.
Dzhumaeva Begayim Nishanovna (KG)
is married and has two children. Dzhumaeva’s education includes the specialty of “psychologist in special institutions.” While working as a speech therapist at the state preschool educational institution in Bishkek, she also supervised a project to help improve relations within the family. She actively helped establish the Altyn Bala Rehabilitation Center, which assists children with autism. Dzhumaeva has received invaluable experience when participating in the “Special Olympics” program, held annually for children with intellectual disabilities.
Her work experience also includes consulting with parents regarding communication with their children with disabilities. Dzhumaeva’s life mission is to help children with disabilities in both social and physical environments. Contact Dzhumaeva by sending an email.
Jessika Rodriguez (US) is a preschool teacher and Zumba instructor. In addition to Zumbini & Zumba Gold training, she has a Bachelors in Preschool Education from UPR Rio Piers Campus. Jessika teaches Zumbini, Zumba Kids and Zumba classes; incorporating art crafts and music into her classes. Jessika’s passion is to help others have better health by promoting a sense of whole body wellness, inspiring others to take care of their bodies and make physical activity a vital ingredient of daily life.
She encourages others to follow their dreams and to discover God’s purpose for them. She also has experience working with domestic violence victims, low income families, orphans, elderly people and as a Volunteer Nanny with YWAM ministry. Contact Jessika by sending an email.
Alexis Rodriguez & Maricely Robles Albarran (PR) parents of a six year old boy and husband & wife team teaching the Life Skills Program at Lucero De Amor in Dorado, Puerto Rico. Together, they have a passion of serving in the ministry of orphans.
Alexis studied at the University of Puerto Rico and has a degree in business administration with a concentration in Marketing. He is also a Padi diving instructor in Florida; an artist of watercolor, acrylic, and sculptures; an insurance agent; and network specialist in marketing. Maricely was born and raised in Puerto Rico, and has earned a Bachelor degree in communications and public relations from Sacred Heart University in Puerto Rico. Maricely also provides JWGIM with telecommunications and managing projects in Puerto Rico. Contact Alexis & Maricely by sending an email.
Joseph M Mercier (US) is the son of our ministry’s founder, Mario Mercier. He is an ordained minister and has a degree in Practical Christian Ministries from Evangeline Booth College in Atlanta, Georgia. Through his journey, he has served in multiple facets of ministry, including, but not limited to: overseas work, being a full-time pastor, social service work, and joining hands with those in need.
He loves riding his motorcycle, and enjoys being the co-pilot of his Dad’s plane.
Contact Joseph by sending an email.
Holly Bailey (US) is the daughter of our ministry’s founder, Mario Mercier. She is a USF alumni graduate with a degree in Marketing/Business. Her knowledge, skills, and experience will help our aviation division to bring sales and customer volume to our ministry.
She is the mother to two beautiful children, Alani and Ethan Bailey, who brighten her days as a mother.
Contact Holly by sending an email.