Jean lives in Harrisonburg, VA. He is a volunteer tutor of French, worker at the Gift and Thrift shop, and a fundraiser for an orphanage in Burundi. Jean continues to be an exile from his native Burundi where he worked as a civil engineer as director of public works and adjudicator in the Ministry of Finance. He is writing a book on his experiences.
Jean is an active member at Park View Mennonite Church, and he tithes a portion of his salary to CJP to aid students. Jean’s wife Spes has completed her education at EMU and is now employed as a nurse at the Virginia Mennonite Retirement Community. His four daughters are also in school.