Meet Our Team


Jessie Davis

Wife & Mom | Author & Speaker | Founder, Co-Director Those Who Dream, Inc.

Jessie Davis along with her husband direct Those Who Dream, Inc. They have lived and worked throughout the world and were married in Mozambique, Africa six years ago.

Jess is a writer, blogger, and published author.
Her first book, For Love’s Sake was endorsed by amazing leaders: Rolland & Heidi Baker, Graham Cooke, John Arnott, and Randy Clark. She is currently working on her second book, Beauty Will Rise, their story of finding God’s presence in the midst of losing their two boys in 2014 and 2015.

She is a graduate of Campbellsville University and is ordained by Iris Ministries. Jess currently lives in Kampala, Uganda with her husband and children, Jolie and Tuck. Their little boys, Beau & Montgomery, are now whole and healed in Heaven.

The Davis Family and Those Who Dream, Inc. work personally in rescue and fostering efforts for exploited children.


Josh Davis

Husband & Dad | Real Estate Investor, Business Leader & Coach | |Missionary & Speaker |

Josh Davis Co-Directs Those Who Dream, Inc. and is a New Orleans native who has spent the last decade investing into the restoration of his hometown as a real estate investor and flipper. He has invested thousands of dollars back into the greater New Orleans areas.

His heart for restoration has also had a global impact. He has traveled the world supporting humanitarian organizations and is currently investing in efforts to rescue and restore exploited children in Uganda, Africa. Josh’s life message centers around family. He currently coaches entrepreneurs in launching into their businesses and how to do business supernaturally. Josh speaks on how your business can bring freedom and opportunity to live in the reality of your life’s dreams and goals for your family.

He currently lives in Kampala, Uganda with his wife, Jess and children, Jolie and Tuck. After losing their little boys, Beau & Montgomery, in 2014 and 2015, they work personally in rescue and fostering efforts for exploited children and to coach entrepreneurs while leading his business from abroad. He and his wife direct Those Who Dream, Inc., an organization that focuses on launching families into God-sized dreams.

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Kassie Balsamo

Intern & Little Dreamers Dance Team Coach

Kassie Balsamo is a senior student at Picayune High School. She lives in Picayune with her mom, dad, and two younger brothers. Her experience in dance spans nearly two decades both as a student and as a teacher now for the last 4 years. Her accomplishments are also remarkable. In 2015 she obtained the state championship title for Mississippi in dance. She was also invited to New York City to dance in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. And as striking as her accomplishments are, her heart for younger dancers is even more impressive. As a teacher, she has taught over 1,000 younger girls through dance camps.

Our Board of Directors


Uche & Sola Izuora

Board Members | Senior Advisors

Uche and Sola Izuora mobilize youth and young adults around the globe to discover, engage and fulfill their destinies. They serve as missionaries in South Sudan and surrounding regions.

Biological parents of two awesome boys and many spiritual children, Uche and Sola love to invest their experience, grace and giftings in the younger generation; utilizing inspired tools and strategies, as they dream and dare to make a difference in tomorrow’s leaders, today. They love to stir the heart of God’s people towards embracing the Great Commission and the Great Commandment, not only as the ways to be fully alive but also as the overriding priorities in all endeavors.


Edwin and Linda Chambers

Board Members

Edwin and Linda Chambers have recently moved from Thomasville, Georgia, to the Mississippi Gulf Coast where Linda grew up. Edwin is a graduate of North Georgia College and State University with an accounting degree, and is a retired businessman and healthcare professional. Linda graduated from Sweet Briar College with a BA in International Affairs and later became an RN. She was a 2006 graduate of Iris Ministries Holy Given school for missionaries. They served as missionaries in Zimbabwe, board members of the Beacon of Hope and Joy, a ministry to orphans and vulnerable children in 2006 and 2008.

Linda is still working as a psychiatric nurse and is on the board of directors of the Grady County Substance Abuse Awareness and Prevention group. They have five children and eight grandchildren here in the US plus two “adopted kids” in Zimbabwe and six grandchildren there. They love God and His children, especially the ones who don’t know He loves them!


Tim & Lynette Martin

Board Members

Lynette Martin grew up in the “Almost Heaven” state of West Virginia, committing her life to Jesus at age 14.

In 1979 she married her husband, Timothy. Together they have led home groups, worship and started three churches. They are ordained by Morningstar Ministries.

They have one daughter, Gabrielle (& Captain Jack).


Jarrod & Tennielle Ely

Board Members

Jarod and Tenneille Ely attended Holy Given Missions School through Iris Ministries in 2007/2008 in Mozambique, Africa where they met Jessica Davis. Since then, they have been living and raising their family of 6 in Illinois (and Uganda), where Jarod owns and operates his construction business. They have a heart and desire to see God heal and restore families to function in Gods wholeness. They adopted their middle son, Jonathan, in 2015 from Uganda and are currently in the process of adopting their daughter from the same orphanage in Uganda. Their vision as a family is simple: to love God and to love people.