Jamie and Jenny Groen have been familiar with Children of the Promise since its beginnings, as they grew up in the same community as the founders and their children. Jenny volunteered at COTP several times in its first few years. A trip to Haiti and COTP in 2008 inspired the Groens to leave their teaching jobs in CA and move to Haiti for a year. Once in Haiti, the Groens were hooked, they decided to adopt 3 beautiful children: Rosemika, Roselinda, and Alex. Soon after, they added a biological son, James and another son, Jack, in 2014. They decided to adopt another child and Angelina was brought home in 2018. They are currently living in Willmar, MN where Jamie serves as the Executive Director of COTP.