Since inception, Jennifer has been active in FMI leadership. She holds a Masters in theology, communication & culture with a focus in the arts from Western Seminary. Her background of years in Italy, work with Fedefilm and Ken Anderson Films, director of higher ed digital media programs, and operations director for hi-tech media companies help Jennifer to keep FMI projects timely, relevant, engaging and ministry focused.
Initially, FMI loaned Owen as cinematographer to the Luis Palau "Livin' It" production featuring Stephen Baldwin. Owen is a 30 year Hollywood veteran cinematographer, having worked on major motion pictures such as Bodyguard, Crocodile Dundee and Superman, and known for his lighting expertise. He has had a number of companies and is an award winning inventor and engineer. He holds 5 utility patents, 4 in television and motion picture lighting and 1 for his utility clip, Crocjaw. He currently oversees all technical aspects of FMI studio and productions.
The late missionary, pastor, visionary filmmaker, Dr. William Portis, leaves FMI a rich legacy and an understanding of the powerful use of the media in conveying the good news of the Gospel. As an early pioneer and visionary in the use of the media, Dr. Portis inspired others through his example and training workshops. A memorial on his life and vision is being developed. FMI hopes to establish a media ministry center to further his vision.
To view his life story, visit: Dr. Portis obituary
FMI works with a broad network of secular and Christian faith based professionals and companies. FMI's Board of Directors includes evangelists, business owners, educators and architects.