Jay and Suzanne are the founders of Here I Am Orphan Ministries, and Suzanne is currently serving as President. They are the parents of three birth children, Jacob, Joshua and Gabriella. They have adopted twenty-three children, Elizabeth, Rebekah, Andrew, Naomi, Abigail, Phoebe, Julia, Samuel, Hannah, Sarah, Nathaniel, Tabitha, Lydia, Joseph, Rachel, Olivia, Miriam Grace, Joy, Jonah, Sophia, Caleb, Bethany, and Jayson. Their adopted children are from India, Russia, China, Kazakhstan, Colombia, Ethiopia and the United States. They have one foster child, Lillian. The Faskes live in Burton, Texas and are members of Brenham’s First Baptist Church.
The Faske's first considered adoption after watching a documentary on orphanages in China. It was then that the Lord spoke to their hearts and both realized they had a desire to adopt. From that point on, adoption became a part of their lives. It is the Faskes desire that every child know the love of a family and their Heavenly Father.
In 2002, after much prayer and discussion with Paul Pennington of Hope for Orphans, the Faskes accepted the challenge to start an orphan ministry in their current church and community. They began with forming Forever Families, an adoption support group. After the 2003 Kazakhstan summer program, the Faskes felt led to start a more comprehensive orphan ministry that served children through missions, adoption advocacy, and orphan care. It was then that Here I Am Orphan Ministries was established.
Randi and her husband, Jason, are members of Northside Christian Church in Spring, Texas. They have 4 boys, Draven, Blake, Robin, and Chayton, and are currently adopting their 11-year old son from the Philippines. Randi has a heart and passion for orphan ministry and adoption and enjoys spending her time and energy helping to bring joy and love to a child without a family. She is proud to be a part of a ministry that truly focuses on ministering to and loving orphans. Randi has an MBA with a background in business management and taxation and works as a tax accountant.
Brid and Yulih live in Katy, Texas, and have served as pastors at Iglesia Betel Katy for 9 years. Brid also works as a special education instructor with the International Leadership of Texas. Their passion for serving God and others and their love for children are the reasons they became involved with HIAOM. They have 3 children, Nickolas, Keren, and Yuliana.