Matt & Jacinda Basinger

Believing that “the place God calls you to is where your deep gladness and the world’s deep hunger meet (Frederick Buechner, 1993),” Jacinda counts it a privilege to work with a talented team of national teachers to provide discipleship-based education to the future leaders of Papua, Indonesia. As she serves in areas of counseling and administration, she gets a front-row seat to see how hope is growing in her corner of the world! Jacinda is a third generation missionary kid. Born and raised in Indonesia, she loved the sense of adventure and purpose that she experienced growing up. She is grateful for the way her parents taught her about the Bible and modeled what it looks like to serve God with heart, soul, mind, and strength. She realized her need for God and began pursuing a relationship with Christ when she was seven years old. After graduating from high school in Indonesia, she went to Bible School with Youth With A Mission in Hawaii and South Asia. During this time, she continued to grow in her faith as she faced the pain, brokenness, and poverty in the world around her. After Bible School, Jacinda graduated from Seattle Pacific University with a B.A. in Theatre and Theology as well as a certification in Elementary Education. She then went on to get her M.A in Counseling from Nyack College, Alliance Theological Seminary. Matt grew up in Idaho and went to college in Seattle where he received a B.S. in engineering with a global and urban ministries minor, and a music minor. After working a few years in the semiconductor industry he completed a masters, doctorate, and post-doc in earth and environmental engineering at Columbia University in New York City, carrying out a variety of field research and technology development projects across both east and west Africa in the areas of biofuels, solar power, and water management for remote, resource limited communities. After grad-school Matt co-founded and lead an engineering firm that grew into a solar-PV off-grid electric company in South East Asia. He currently directs Papua Hope Language Institute in Papua Indonesia. Matt and Jacinda met during their undergraduate years at Seattle Pacific University. They fell in love amidst the cubicles of the Office of Campus Ministries (Matt was the chapel worship leader and Jacinda lead the short-term mission program). In 2003 they got married. They worked in Seattle for two years before moving to New York City to pursue their graduate degrees. In 2012, the Basinger’s moved to Papua, Indonesia with their two young sons, Zephaniah and Ezra.

Our Mission

To come alongside Christian leaders around the world.


  • We operate in alignment with our vision and values.
  • We serve as catalysts, without personal or institutional agendas.
  • We stay only as long as needed and welcome.
  • We view all our work as spiritual activity with eternal significance.
  • We promote effective and Godly stewardship of resources as a model for business and ministry.
  • We practice the accountability of planning and evaluating our work, and teach others to do the same.

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Statement of Faith

We believe the Bible to be the only infallible, authoritative Word of God.

We believe that there is one God, eternally existent in three Persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

We believe in the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His vicarious and atoning death through His shed blood, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and His personal return in power and glory.

We believe that for the salvation of lost and sinful man regeneration by the Holy Spirit is absolutely essential.

We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a godly life.

We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost, they that are saved unto the resurrection of life, and they that are lost unto the resurrection of damnation.

We believe in the spiritual unity of believers in our Lord Jesus Christ.

equal opportunity employment

It is the policy of Paraclete Mission Group not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability in admission and access to, or treatment or employment in its program or activities. As a religious institution, Paraclete is permitted and reserves the right to prefer employees or prospective employees on the basis of religion.