Carmen was raised on the reserve by a single mother (Cheryl Jones). His life without a father was normal for him and he didn't know any difference. He was an angry child growing up. He naturally loved sports from a very young age. When he was in his 30s, he realized his need for healing in his life. Carmen discovered that God was looking for a personal relationship with him, not just religious attendance to church. As his heart began to receive healing his heart began to open up to God as a perfect Father. Carmen was able to see who the real God and the real Jesus really were. Today he works in many native communities, assisting other native youth with their passions for sports and wellness. http://www.nawash.ca/
Josie Dingler was raised in a Dutch family in Shallow Lake Ontario and moved to Nawash in her late 20’s. Nawash is her mother’s First Nation and Josie moved back to learn about her culture, language and community. Josie’s father was a member of Aamjwnaang First Nation in Sarnia and she is currently a member there. Josie lives in Nawash with her 3 children and works in the community as a single mom. Her heart is for First Nations people and to see them experiencing the love of God the way she does. Josie serves as the Early Childhood Coordinator of the Journey Together program, which through the “Calls to Action” was created to bring cultural and developmental programming to families in the Nawash with children 0-6 years of age. On the Nawash Team, Josie serves as the worship leader and one of the speakers.
Currently, Josie is working, doing ministry and completing her Bachelors in Ministry through Kingswood University in NB.