Isaac and Jessica Shickel

Isaac and Jessica Shickel

Isaac and Jessica (also known as Ike and Jessie) met during their last year at James Madison University, were engaged the following year in April of 2015 and married in 2016. Ike and Jessie will be serving as apprentices in Bundibugyo, Uganda.

Jessie’s desire to work in international nutrition grew after witnessing the life changing benefits of feeding centers in Nicaragua during short term trips in high school and college. After becoming a registered dietitian, Jessie worked in clinical and outpatient nutrition in a local hospital in Harrisonburg, Virginia. She desires to work in the BundiNutrition program, in the local hospital treating severe acute malnutrition and through nutrition education for children and mothers.

Ike was born and raised a few miles south of Harrisonburg, Virginia. He was taught at a young age the benefit of learning a trade and was blessed to work for his family’s custom metal fabrication business. He learned metalworking and basic construction from his father and has experience in construction management and plans to use these skills while serving in Bundibugyo.

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