Founder & CEO
Peter is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of JAM International. Peter began his career with his father in the family construction company, gaining invaluable knowledge in the business and expanding his expertise in different trades. He then purchased land in the Eastern Low-veld of South Africa in order to fulfill one of his dreams of farming tobacco. Within three years of operating, Peter won the Golden Leaf Award for the highest yield per hectare in that region. Peter’s involvement in Christian outreach crusades steered him to becoming involved in humanitarian aid work, which led him to the fateful experience in 1984 when he was left stranded at a relief and food distribution center for 10 days with no food and very little water. Being exposed to extreme hunger, poverty and death at a place that was supposed to provide relief, Peter and his wife, Ann, made the decision to dedicate their lives to alleviate the suffering of the poor, thus Joint Aid Management was established. Email: email@example.com Phone: +27 (0) 11 548 3900
Ann Pretorius co-founded Jesus Alive Gospel Outreach in 1983, a gospel outreach ministry. After 32 years of undertaking tent, mass open-air and rural village gospel outreaches JAGO has seen more than 11 million people surrender to Jesus since its establishment.
Ann Co-Founded Joint Aid Management (JAM) International in 1984. JAM is a South African-founded international, Christian, non-profit organization. Her husband Peter had a heart-breaking experience while visiting the war-torn and famine-stricken Mozambique where thousands of people were dying as a result of hunger and malnutrition. Peter and Ann resolved to do whatever they could do to alleviate the suffering of the people, and especially the children. This was the driving force to establish an organization focused on emergency relief and nutritional feeding.
Many describe Ann as “Mama JAM” due to her heart for the development of the people of Africa, but she describes herself as “a highly motivated, compassionate and emotional woman, passionate for the cause.” This mother of six, who now has 13 grandchildren, is a true family woman. Ann is gifted with great ability in Administration and Marketing and her contribution in these areas has brought JAM to where it is today. JAM has served more than 1.2 billion meals to its beneficiaries in the past 30 years.Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: +27 (0) 11 548 3900
JAM Canada Board Members
Rick Ciaramitaro has been the senior pastor of Windsor Christian Fellowship in Windsor Ontario for the past 35 years.
He is passionate about everything he does. He is very involved impacting the local community by helping the poor and providing resources to strengthen marriages and families. Rick, and his wife Cathy, travel extensively to encourage leadership teams with a message of hope. He has being the catalyst for many being involved with JAM and has a huge heart to make a difference. Rick and Cathy have six children and sixteen grandchildren.
Steve Fleming has served Koinonia since founding it in 1984, in the greater Kitchener area. Over the years, their faithfulness has brought constant and steady growth. His compassion to help others has led him to serve on the board of directors for JAM. Steve and his wife Beth have 3 grown children. Their influence reaches far beyond to many others throughout Canada.
Dave Koop spent his early years pursuing further education, careers and raising a young family. He spent many year in a successful career in the oil industry. After many years he pioneered a new church plant in the core of downtown Vancouver, Canada in 1994 with their young family.
His years of business and influence has being a value added key to JAM He and his wife are proud parents of 4 grown children, 3 in-laws and 3 beautiful grandsons.
Jeannie McGrew is a women of profound wisdom and God has given him a great ability to impart that wisdom to the people. She travels much throughout Canada teaching and helping other leaders. travels much throughout Canada ministering in the strong Apostolic gift that God has given to him. Jeannie and her husband live in Victoria, British Columbia.