Jake Waid

Director of Bible Instruction


Jake was born in the Midwest and grew up in Iowa. While studying at John Brown University, Jake interned with For the Nations in the summer of 2012 and became passionate about engaging in the process of welcoming refugees and helping them flourish in the States. He graduated with a degree in Biblical and Theological Studies in 2013. In the spring of 2014 Jake and Sarah moved, newlywed, to Dallas and began to serve at For the Nations. Jake completed his MDiv in 2018.

At For the Nations, Jake oversees theological training and Bible instruction for children, youth, and adult programs. He enjoys a well written book, a competitive sporting match, and being outside with his family.



Sarah Waid

Director of Family Services


Sarah was born and raised in southeast Iowa. While attending Iowa State University, Sarah spent her summers as a camp counselor at East Iowa Bible Camp where she began working with refugees. Sarah graduated in 2014 with a degree in Child, Adult, and Family Services. After marrying Jake that same spring, the couple moved to Dallas. Sarah has a burden for families and is driven to help them thrive in their new home country. Sarah also enjoys puzzles, listening to Jim Croce, and searching the city for a place to hang her hammock.