Jeremiah & Allison Rigueiro
Jeremiah grew up in Barcelona, Spain where his parents and grandparents were both missionaries. His family moved to Grand Rapids, Michigan when he was in high school. Allison grew up in Ada, Michigan. They met their senior year in high school. They both had a deep desire to serve the Lord through missions and married in 2004.
Jeremiah went to the School of Missionary Aviation and Technology in Lowell, Michigan. After graduating with his A & P in 2006, they moved to Elizabethton, Tennessee, where he gained aircraft maintenance experience and got his private and instrument flight certificates. In 2009, they moved to Port Alsworth, Alaska, to get a view of life off the road system, gain more maintenance experience, and see if Alaska was where God was calling them. Jeremiah also got his Inspection Authorization certificate during this time.
During their time in Port Alsworth they were able to work with and help missionaries. They saw the need missionaries in Alaska have for support and encouragement and how Jeremiah was able to help them with aircraft inspections and maintenance. After looking at various missions in Alaska, they knew the Lord was initially calling them to serve with Arctic Barnabas Ministries (ABM) in Kenai. Jeremiah served with ABM in several different areas including retreats, bush ministry trips, and aircraft maintenance. Allison was blessed to serve in woman's ministry. In 2015, they felt the Lord calling them to look at MARC so Jeremiah could use his talent of aircraft maintenance full-time.
Jeremiah and Allison have been on staff with MARC since August 2015. Jeremiah is thankful to be a part of team of mechanics and pilots serving God through aviation. Allison is blessed to stay at home with their three boys. She serves the MARC team through various support roles within the team.
Jeremiah and Allison have 3 boys: Jonah, Dominic, and Josiah.