Love God. Love People.
For over a decade, Alex and Shunna Jones-Moreno, Reach Up Reach Out’s Founders, have endeavored to do both. This dynamic couple has worked in full time ministry and done extensive missions work around the globe. Alex and Shunna are ordained ministers, trained in Grief Recovery and have a heart to see people encounter Jesus and live the abundant life they were purposed to live. In addition to his passion to serve the poor, Alex, our organization’s Co-Founder and President , is also gifted in the area of Pastoral Care, having counseled hundreds of people throughout his time in full time ministry. Alex is a graduate of the University of Southern California, with a Masters in Social Work.
In addition to overseeing the day-to-day operations of Reach Up Reach Out, Shunna is also a Church Operations Consultant and Worship Pastor and loves ushering people into the presence of God. She believes that it’s in His presence that freedom and revelation take place. Shunna graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles. Despite their rivalry over college ball, Shunna and Alex have been married for 18 years and use their powerful story to help other couples in need.
The Jones-Morenos recognize the need in our world can be overwhelming, but if we are willing to engage with the need, it can also be life changing. Alex, Shunna and their daughter, Layla, moved to Uganda for 7 months while going through the adoption process for their son Caleb. After living abroad, it wasn’t enough to merely see the enormous need at the orphanage where Caleb lived. They wanted to be part of the solution in meeting the needs of the 500 other orphans. And so the dream to launch Reach Up Reach Out officially began…
The Jones-Morenos wholeheartedly believe as Christ followers, we have a mandate to share the gospel of Jesus throughout the world and to bring justice, hope, dignity and care to the orphans and widows. Reach Up Reach Out is committed to bringing both spiritual and physical assistance to the vulnerable, one child, one widow, and one community at a time.