Jon & MaryAnna Casey

In: Alaska, SEND North
ID: 179952
Jon & MaryAnna

God has placed us in the community of Nulato. It is on the Yukon river about 300 air miles west of Fairbanks. We moved here in August of 2015.

Jon grew up in a strong Christian home and put his trust in Christ while very young. In 1994 he was baptized and committed to follow God with his life. His parents are missionaries and he was able to join them in ministry as God cultivated his heart for missions.

MaryAnna trusted Christ as her personal Savior at the age of five. As she grew up and faced challenges in life she went through a time of questioning God’s existence. It was through this season that her faith was tested and solidified. In 9th grade she rededicated her life to God and chose to follow Him with her life.

Our Children
We believe that we are called to the raising of our children. This is our first ministry and other forms of ministry pour out from our family to those around us. God has given us 5 children to raise. Andrew and Renee are twins born in October of 2005. Nathan was born in April of 2007. Todd was born in September of 2010. Jennifer was born in July of 2012.

Why Alaska?
While attending Alaska Bible College from 2002-2006, we became active in praying for the villages in Alaska and were made aware of many of the needs off the road system. We heard of the drugs, alcohol and suicide, and especially noticed the high number of villages with no Christian families living in the communities. It was through this time that our hearts were drawn towards western Alaska.

We love our neighbors and regularly see how special they are to God. We see tremendous potential both in Nulato and the other villages in our region. We long to see our community be a place known for loving God and loving others and that that would then be contagious to our region and the rest of the world.

Our hope is to live long term in western Alaska where we can reflect Christ to those around us and encourage our friends and neighbors as we serve God in Alaska.


  • Church Planters with SEND International serving in Alaska
  • Joined SEND in 2006
Start a Fundraiser
SEND International is recognized by the IRS as a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization. SEND's federal tax ID is 41-0713904. Tax deductible receipts will be issued for contributions received. Contributions are solicited with the understanding that SEND International has complete discretion and control over the use of all donated funds.