Jason and Casey joined FOTH in 2019 after moving to Blairsville from Okinawa, Japan. Jason assists with audio/visual support for church services and Casey helps with kid check-in and cleaning of the church.  Casey’s parents Mike and Yvonne Appell also attend and volunteer at FOTH.  Jason and Casey will be celebrating their 25th anniversary this year and have an 11 year old daughter named Sydney.

Jason retired from the Marine Corps after 21 years of service and worked for the government for three additional years.  He’s a certified Dave Ramsey Master Financial Coach and is also trained in Christian Financial Ministries.  He provides free financial counseling to help others reach their goals.

Casey authored a local guide book called “Eat Okinawa” to help foreigners find inexpensive food and save money while living in Japan.  She started a food ministry at FOTH organizing the ‘Meal Trains’ website which provides home cooked meals to those during challenging times.

They volunteer with Goodies from the Heart, Habitat for Humanity and the Beacon Mission Team.  Jason and Casey enjoy FOTH’s Wednesday Bible study and the marriage groups and spending time with their Church family.