Seven years overseas convinced founders, Jonathan and Rebecca Hallsted, of the power of healthcare ministry to carry the Gospel to closed nations, closed cultures, and closed hearts. Meeting medical needs in the spirit and name of Christ builds bridges for true Gospel impact, and transformation of people and communities. It’s what we are instructed to do. “Heal the sick in it and say to them, ‘the kingdom of God has come near to you.’” Luke 10:9
So, together with a few friends and some pocket change, they launched Healthbridge Global in 2011. Our model is to partner with local leaders to bring lasting medical impact, while allowing the Gospel and the hope of Christ to shape and flow through everything we do. We believe that nothing less than strategic, thoughtful, compassionate, and sustainable approaches should be employed. In this way we honor our Creator as we care for His creation in the form of other human beings. Our name communicates it well; we use healthcare to build bridges for the gospel to hearts around the globe.
Jon & Becca Hallsted
FOUNDERS & EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Read The Hallsted's Bio
Jon and Becca met in high-school but were drawn together in college via their mutual passion for mission work. Becca is an RN, and Jon studied business, eventually landing a career on the business side of healthcare. He has a combined 13 years running a Healthcare MSO (Management Services Organization), overseeing the business and operational side of private healthcare practices.
From 2006-2012, the Hallsteds had the privilege of spending 6 years in Eastern Europe working with doctors in a missional context. This is where their passion for combining spiritual issues with practical medical issues was really birthed, as well as their commitment to local leadership and financial viability in missional endeavors.
Jon has had the privilege of sitting on four non-profit boards, in addition to leading Healthbridge Global. Becca has devoted an enormous amount of time over the last 18 years homeschooling their 4 children in various forms.
Jon and Becca live in Northern California (just outside of Sacramento), and in their mutual free time enjoy bike rides, eating new food, and visiting new places.
Read Eric's Bio
Born and raised in Southern California , I now live in Olympia, WA with my beautiful wife and 4 amazing daughters. Our family has been involved with Healthbridge Global since the inception as board members. I enjoyed 13+ years at PepsiCo in various sales, operations and marketing roles, and currently run my own marketing agency, Tilladelse. While I enjoy my profession, my real passions have always been with my family and gospel centered activities. In the last twenty years God has allowed us to be involved internationally in various ways; support of several individual missionaries, mission based philanthropic organizations, as well as visits to Mexico, Romania, and Cambodia. As I look forward to the future, my hope/desire is that God will continue to open doors where Healthbridge Global can make a difference.
Read Jeremy's Bio
For over twenty years, my professional life revolved around treating patients as a clinical endodontist in the Sierra Foothills of California. While I served a broad range of patients, I sub-specialized in sedation and anesthesia and spent considerable time caring for developmentally disabled pediatric and phobic adult populations. Without a doubt, those twenty years gave me a front-row seat to the fear, anxiety, and vulnerability that many people bring to the doctor’s office. Yet I also witnessed great joy and relief once the procedure was complete and the pain was gone. Every day I saw people move from sorrow to delight. From worry to peace. From suffering to comfort. In a small way, this is a picture of the gospel of Jesus Christ! However, I am convinced that if we don’t help people see this connection, their physical disease may be cured while their spiritual ailment remains. That is why it was an easy decision to partner when I learned of Healthbridge Global’s vision of utilizing healthcare to build bridges for the gospel worldwide. My wife, Katie, and I are excited to see how God will use this ministry to bless both body and soul to the ends of the earth.
Read Jason's Bio
Born and raised in Anchorage, Alaska I spent my time playing soccer, fishing, cross country skiing, camping and working summers above the Arctic Circle. I knew from the time I was a freshman in high school that I wanted to be a Physical Therapist. After graduating high school, the next seven years were dedicated to just that. After graduating and meeting my amazing wife, Erin, who is also a physical therapist from Alaska... go figure... we moved from Oregon to Washington to work for a Catholic non-profit hospital system. It was this first career position that made me appreciate how Christ-centered healthcare can truly change a life. I also found how being a provider who has compassion and empathy for his patients can produce truly great results and change lives forever. With two young children, Erin and I have been dedicated to raising them to care for their world (local and global) with our family mission of "Leave the World a Better Place". Being a part of Healthbridge Global does that with unabashed attention. I am pleased to give and serve on this amazing board that I have no doubt will reach its goals and change the world.
Read Greg's Bio
My wife, Kristin, and I reside in the Sierra Nevada foothills of Northern California where we split our time between our family farm, a demanding career, our four kids, and serving God in a variety of ways, including in our local church. I've been working for Microsoft off and on for nearly 22 years. My current role is that of a Global Sr. Director. My career has included periodic breaks from Microsoft to help launch start-ups and spend time serving overseas. Our family has spent two very meaningful seasons abroad, starting with a number of years in France working for Microsoft, followed by 4 years in Rwanda where we were blessed to be a part of a team that launched successful missional business enterprises. We have a passion for the Gospel and for cross-cultural impact, and strive to make that evident in the way we spend our time and use our gifts.
Read Donna's Bio
From the time I was about 7 years old, I knew I wanted to be a nurse. Around that same time, I came to faith through vacation Bible school and wanted to use my desire to care for others, paired with my faith, to make an impact on a lost world. It’s been an amazing journey,, alongside my husband and our 3 kids, we served in South Asia for 20 years, where my little girl dream became a reality. We currently reside in Brentwood, Tennessee, where my husband, Brett, serves as the Minister of Missions at Brentwood Baptist Church. I continue to work part-time as an RN, travel with my husband and love on our 3 grandsons! We enjoy hiking, kayaking and playing games.
Read Christina's Bio
Christina and her husband Ryan have been longtime supporters of Healthbridge in many ways, but starting in 2022 she started offering her time, talent (and treasure) to help us do a better job partnering with foundations and grant opportunities. Her attention to detail, never-quit attitude and determination have been a tremendous blessing to us and our partners.
We're not Heroes, we simply want dignity and healthcare, and to see people transformed by the power of the Gospel. Our desire is that people receive the care they need, and in the process discover their value before God.
We come alongside people of vision who are already working and leading as catalysts of change for their own local communities. We support local people meeting local needs with local resources.
We are not institutional in style or approach, but rather we build long-term trust and relationships with like-minded local leaders in the areas we serve with medical missions.
We partner with organizations who either already are, or who have clear plans to be self-supportive in the on-going work they do. This leads to long-term impact.
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We partner with projects and organizations in developing nations, led by local leaders, that are addressing local concerns with local needs and resources. Our goal is to help them build capacity and take significant steps forward in their call to meet healthcare and gospel needs. For a more detailed version of these guidelines please feel free to contact us directly.
Healing Grove - Afghan Refugees
Healthbridge is partnering with missional doctors to build the first refugee specific health center primarily to serve the 25,000+ Afghan refugees in the Sacramento area.
Lower Egypt - Pediatrics
Healthbridge is partnering to build dedicated pediatric in-patient and out-patient clinics to elevate the compassionate care provided to children in this remote area of Egypt.
Ukraine - Refugee Care
Healthbridge Global is partnering with a consortium of leaders and organizations, on the ground in Ukraine to meet the immediate need for medical services, supplies, and basic humanitarian aid.
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Romania - Life Medical Center
Healthbridge Global is partnering to build the first life-affirming maternity hospital and women’s clinic in Romania.
Romania - ProVita
Healthbridge has partnered on a one of a kind multi-specialty clinic for women and children in Cluj-Napoca, Romania.
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I Care For India
Healthbridge has helped support a rural mobile clinic effort to remote villages in SE India, and is now planning on building a permanent clinical home-base.
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