Jaime was born in Willmar, MN, into a family with a missions heritage. His grandfather is martyr Nate Saint, a jungle missionary pilot who was speared to death in the Amazon Rainforest of Ecuador, South America in 1956 by the Waodani tribe. With his dad Steve Saint remaining involved with missions, Jaime grew up participating in missions in Ecuador and Mali, West Africa, in-between businesses that took their family from Minnesota to Texas and eventually to central Florida where I-TEC is headquartered.
After graduating from high school in 1995, Jaime stayed with his family for a summer in the the Amazon Rainforest to help the Waodani tribe learn to do for themselves what outsiders had been doing for them. Their goal was to help the Waodani reach their own people with the Gospel.
After returning from the jungle, Jaime attended the University of Florida, where he graduated with a degree in Marketing. After his second year of college, Jaime married Jessica Shea, a girl he met just before leaving for the jungle. Jaime and Jessica have been married for over 20 years and have six beautiful daughters.
After four and a half years in the business world, Jaime took a year and a half to help promote the movie, End of the Spear, and to challenge people of all ages to let God write their life stories. After four more years in the business world, Jaime was led by the Lord to join the Indigenous People’s Technology and Education Center (I-TEC) in 2010. Jaime has since helped to continue the work of training and equipping indigenous Christ-followers with the tools that show the love of Christ, at the organization that was started by his father Steve Saint. As a graduate of his church’s 4-year bible school, Chief Men School of Ministry, Jaime has a passion to take the practical life principles laid out in God’s Word to help invest into others. Jaime has not only helped empower churches overseas but also churches in local communities around the United States, challenging them to live out the Great Commission.
"Jaime was asked to speak at our annual team leaders training conference in Bristol, TN. Our new director has a vision for teaching and training, and ITEC has several tools and materials fully developed that we may be able to use on our medical and dental outreaches around the world. Jaime told the Saint family story and origin of ITEC and used the 300' tape measure to emphasize the importance of discipleship and multiplication in support of local partners (indigenous believers). He was given an hour and a half and did an excellent job. He is very warm and encouraging and yet challenging and motivates individuals and organizations to consider how they are operating and if their method is effective."
Mike Ikeler, MD - GHO team leader, CMDA member