J.P. Cima, along with his wife, Aimee, and two girls, Celeste and Bella, have lived happily in Vietnam since 2007. J.P. is an ordained pastor in the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod (LCMS). He serves as the Country Director for LCMS's humanitarian NGO in Vietnam, which has provided Christian humanitarian assistance to Vietnam for the past 20 years.
Originally from Richmond, Virginia, J.P. received an M.A. in theology from Lenoir-Rhyne University in North Carolina in 2004. Immediately after, he completed a Masters of Divinity at Concordia Seminary in St. Louis, Missouri. Vietnam is the Cima family's first post-seminary placement, and they are delighted to call Hanoi home. Their daughters were proudly a part of the inaugural class of Concordia Hanoi.