Favorite verse: II Corinthians 3:18

Justin Kauffman was born in central Georgia but doesn’t remember anything about it. His family moved to Alabama before his formative years, and then to Arkansas when he was eight years old. In between taking things apart and analyzing nearly everything and daydreaming, Justin attended school and home-schooled alternately as the educational opportunities presented themselves. After high school graduation, he spent two winters at Calvary Bible School and one at Faith Builders Winter Term. He worked at his family’s bakery and in the construction industry until 2015, when he volunteered for a year at FB in the maintenance department. He returned to Arkansas and continued his construction job. When he married Renita in 2017, he moved to her hometown in Burgettstown, Pennsylvania, where he worked in the office at a building material supplier for five years. In September 2022, the family relocated from Burgettstown to Guys Mills to join the FB team.

Renita (Zook) Kauffman was born in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, but moved with her family to an outreach in Burgettstown, Pennsylvania in 2001. Growing up in a small, close-knit community where the surrounding neighborhood knew little about Anabaptists was very formative for her. After graduating from high school, she worked in the local bulk food store and volunteered in her church school. She graduated from the Faith Builders teaching program in 2016 and taught middle school for one year before marrying Justin.

Renita enjoys anything to do with words, growing flowers and vegetables, spending time with friends, and dreaming about homesteading. Justin enjoys similar hobbies, with a couple divergent joys in scientific, mechanical, and athletic ventures. They love to spend quality time together with their one son, Jack, and are committed to building Christ’s kingdom where He has called them.