Joining the Team




By John Seale, new Director of Operations

Have you ever had one of those times when you felt like you were biting off more than you could chew?

I had one of those way back in the summer of 2006. I had an unpaid internship lined up when somebody invited me to take a trip to Kenya. Being unpaid, my boss couldn’t say no, but since¬†my internship would be very busy, I decided it would be too much.

John in Kenya in 2006

A spiritual mentor stepped in, however, and said “Never deny God the opportunity to stretch you.” Hesitantly¬†I joined the team, and almost 11 years later I’ve never looked back. That trip turned into seven, which turned into an invitation last year to join the Ndoto¬†team again as a staff member.

I’m so excited to meet all of you in the coming months. Getting to join God on this mission feels like a dream come true. I can’t thank Ashley Reed enough as she paved the way for me in this role. We all wish her the best in her future ministry.

John, Katie, and Daniel
photo ©Natalie Pitts Photography

Just a bit about me.¬†I’m a member at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church in Carrollton, Texas, and I’ve worked the last¬†8 years¬†at a local community development organization called LINC North Texas. I have a business degree from the University of Texas at Austin and a Masters in Global Leadership from Fuller Theological Seminary. I live¬†in Dallas with my wife Katie, who is a worship leader at Prince of Peace, and son Daniel, who is six months old.

Please feel free to contact me about anything and everything! My mission is to serve you, our partners, and supporters. Email me at

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