Rev. Jeanet Berruecos is originally from Tlaxcala, Mexico. Since she was a young girl, she was exposed to different ethnic realities. She traveled with her grandparents who were bakers, and knew the people in the villages who speak different dialects; she empathized with the people living in poor remote villages in Mexico. She learned that there is a big gap in life situations between affluence and life opportunities and poverty and lack of opportunities.
Having experienced this reality, her heart is with the people who are less fortunate and strives to sustain themselves and their families. She noted, “I can’t help as much as I would like, but, when I help the people learn that Christ is our strength, our salvation, and he cares for each one of us no matter where we are from, I feel much relieve.”
Jeanet served as interpreter for the Volunteer in Mission program in Mexico for a number of years. After finishing her International trade degrees, and living for some time in Germany, Jeanet moved to Washington DC to work on Master of Divinity and Arts at Wesley Theological Seminary. She later worked in the Holston Conference as the Latino Ministries director for the Knoxville District. In 2010, she and her husband, Koji, moved to Huntsville Alabama. Koji is a native of Japan and teaches at Alabama A&M University. They have a beautiful daughter whom they love. She was born in Huntsville.