Chris & Jamie O’Dell have been serving with Envision Taiwan as Site Coordinators since 2008. Jamie came first, by accident. She was supposed to go to Turkey on a short-term missions trips in 2005, but the trip was canceled and then switched to Taiwan. She ended up leading the team and went back three summers out of the four she was in school at Crown College. Chris was on one of those teams, by accident. He was supposed to go to Thailand, but the leaders felt God was calling him to Taiwan, so he responded. Two months after the trip, Chris and Jamie started dating and got married one year later.
While praying for direction on next steps after graduation from Crown in 2008, they received a phone call from a former director of Envision, Matt Peace, who invited them to move to Taiwan two weeks after they graduated. They accepted, and have provided expert leadership and vision to the site ever since! They now serve with their two sons, Enoch and Noah.