Bojan and Rachel Ruvarac
Bojan and Rachel met in Ukraine in 2011, where Rachel was serving with Mission Eurasia (then known as Russian Ministries) and Bojan had come to speak at a conference. They were married in 2013 and have lived and served since in Serbia, Bojan's native country. They have two young children. Bojan grew up outside of Belgrade, Serbia, and has been involved in student ministry, through the International Fellowship of Evangelical Students (IFES) for 20 years, first as a high school student, then a university student, volunteer, intern, part-time staff, and then full-time staff member. He graduated with a degree in Business in Tourism from the University of Belgrade. Bojan's passion is investing in young people and helping them come to know God.
Rachel is an American who grew up with her missionary parents in Central Asia. She graduated from Princeton University with a degree in Slavic Languages and Literatures in 2008 and moved to Ukraine to help facilitate communication between a ministry training and equipping young Christian leaders throughout Eurasia, and partners and supporters around the world. Since moving to Serbia she has also served in student ministry with IFES, equipping students to reach their peers with the gospel, and organizing evangelistic events to bring the gospel to those who have not yet heard.
In 2019, Bojan and Rachel are transitioning to work with Renewing Our Minds (ROM), a program that Bojan has been involved with since 2001, and Rachel since moving to Serbia. ROM’s mission is to develop leaders of integrity who are committed to reconciliation and peace-building in the Balkans and throughout the world. ROM’s leadership development conferences are held every summer in Croatia and participants come from the Balkans, the Middle East, as well as other parts of the world from a variety of backgrounds, including Muslims, Orthodox, atheists, and secularists. The conferences equip these young leaders to transform their constituencies, communities and countries through the model of servant leadership they learn by studying the character, life and teachings of Jesus. It is amazing to see the transformation that takes place in these leaders as they encounter the person of Jesus and learn from his life and teachings.
Bojan and Rachel will be focused on developing follow-up events and programs taking place throughout the Balkans throughout the year to continue investing in and encouraging these young leaders as they seek to live by Jesus' principles.
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