A movement of God among the youth of Central and Eastern Europe that finds it's home in the local church and transforms society.

Grace Church sent out Dave & Connie Patty to the Czech Republic in 1993 to help churches establish strong youth ministries.  Dave is now the Founder and Executive Director of Josiah Venture, a ministry that is flourishing in 14 countries in Central and Eastern Europe.  We have been involved in the raising up and sending of workers and short-term teams to various countries to join in the work that God is doing through Josiah Venture since that time.


Josiah Venture Team Members from Grace Church of DuPage


Theresa Kerns

We are blessed to have Theresa Kerns serving with us from the states as she supports the work God is doing through Josiah Venture from their home office in Wheaton, IL.  Theresa began serving full-time with Josiah Venture as Human Resource Director in 2002. Theresa builds relationships with all the global outreach workers by providing admin assistance to those on the field and by preparing new workers for the field. She also spends time visiting the JV women overseas, encouraging and helping the women better serve the Lord, their families, and the nationals.

In addition to her work in Eastern Europe, Theresa has also conducted women’s seminars in Israel in conjunction with the Kashtan Family.


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