Jesse, whose father was a printer for a Washington, D.C., newspaper and later was a linotype operator for The Brethren Missionary Herald, has been the Director of Operations and Senior Editor at BMH Books and the Brethren Missionary Herald Company since 2003.
He previously taught English and French, and served as associate pastor or pastor of Grace Brethren churches in Waterloo, Iowa; Dallas Center, Iowa; Cleveland, Ohio; Dayton, Ohio; Whittier, California; and Lanham, Maryland.
He was Director of Church Relations for the Foreign Missionary Society of the Grace Brethren Church (now Grace Brethren International Missions), was Director of Administration for Grace Brethren Home Missions (now Grace Brethren North American Missions) and served as a field representative and Assistant to the President of Grace College and Theological Seminary.
He has also been moderator and vice-moderator of the FGBC, including chairing its constitution revision committee. He has been an overseer, teacher, and moderator at the Winona Lake Grace Brethren Church, where the Deloes are members. The Deloes have recently been active in founding and launching Grace in Action, a non-profit organization to assist churches with economic and community development.
Jesse and Gladys, who is a reflexologist and former piano and school music teacher, have two sons and three grandchildren. Christopher and his family live in Sylvania, Ohio; and Jonathan and his family live in Warsaw, Indiana. The Deloes’ children held a festive Open House in honor of their anniversary this past Saturday at Winona Lake Grace Brethren Church.