Pastor Jacob Bloemberg, together with his wife, Linda, and his family, have lived in Hanoi since 1997. Jacob is of Dutch origin while Linda is American. First working with a Christian NGO in orphanages and other projects, Jacob became the pastor of HIF in 2005. Jacob is a graduate of Elim Bible Institute in NY, USA, and has an MA in Organizational Leadership from Regent University, and a doctorate in Transformational Leadership: City Transformation from Bakke Graduate University. Applying his learning to HIF’s “Love Hanoi” campaign, Pastor Jacob has published his first book, Love [Your City]. Linda is the Upper School Counselor at Concordia International School. They have three children: Lianna is one of HIF’s GlobalPartners working with YWAM Perth, Josiah is Communications Coordinator at Concordia in Hanoi, and Mikayla a pre-med student at Gordon College, Boston.