Rolland and Jessica Trempert are staff missionaries at MAF headquarters in Nampa, Idaho. Along with their children, Heidi, Craig, Amanda, and Joshua, they served in Colombia and Venezuela for eleven years as a pilot/mechanic family and in program management.
In 1993 Rolland accepted a position in the safety department at MAF headquarters. As the manager of safety, he traveled all over the MAF world doing proficiency checks and safety surveys. In 2001 he assumed management of the Aviation Services Department in preparing aircraft for the field, the maintenance of training aircraft, the 7 distribution of technical information, and the shipping and receiving of aircraft parts. In 2008 he returned to the Safety Department as manager. What a joy to see the effect of several initiatives that helped to reduce the accident rate by more than 50%! In 2014 Rolland transitioned into the role of Director of the Safety/Quality Division, which cares for the improvement and safety of the service MAF provides to so many around the world.
Rolland and Jessica spent the summer of 2012 in Lesotho as an operational pilot/mechanic. These twelve weeks reenergized their understanding of field operations. In the spring of 2019, they started another short-term overseas assignment, this time in Mozambique, which will continue in 2020.
By clearly understanding the difficulties in remote field operations, Rolland guides the standards establishment process in a field-sensitive way. They desire to see the lost reached, so they work hard to conserve the precious resources God has entrusted to them.
Jessica serves as MAF’s travel coordinator. Being very detail-oriented, she makes sure each travelling missionary has the tickets, ground transportation, and visas necessary to get to and from the field. She handles the limited resources MAF has for travel expenses with utmost care.
Rolland and Jessica desire to bring God the glory each and every day. This may be through their interactions with others locally or around the world through the phone or e-mail communications. They view every part of their lives as giving them the ability to worship God at that particular moment.
Romans 12:1-2 from The Message best describes their outlook: “So here’s what I want you to do, God helping you: Take your everyday, ordinary life…and place it before God as an offering…fix your attention on God. You’ll be changed from the inside out. Readily recognize what he wants from you, and quickly respond to it.”
God calls the men and women of MAF to serve Him in unique ways. He may also be calling you to a special role in Rolland and Jessica’s ministry. Please prayerfully consider becoming a ministry partner with them through prayer and/or financial support.
The U.S. offices of MAF serve as a hub for MAF services worldwide. A day in the life here includes specialized flight training, staff mobilization and counseling, purchasing and shipping of aircraft parts, finance and accounting, administration of an Internet gateway for worldwide email, fund raising, printing and mailing of various materials, and many, many more activities. Some staff serve around the country; training future pilots and mobilizing potential candidates to serve with MAF.
MAF missionaries raise support for a pooled fund out of which MAF covers salary, housing, benefits, and staff-related ministry expenses. MAF exercises discretion over the use of missionary support in the exercise of its mission and care of its staff.