About

Phillip Parker
Phil's home church is Morrison City Christian Church in Kingsport, Tennessee. Phil began his studies at the
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga majoring in Computer Science. Feeling a call to mission work and ministry, 
Phil transferred and attended Johnson University in Knoxville, Tennessee. He met Michelle and they were married 
on August 3, 1996. Phil graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Theology and a specialty in Teaching English as a Second 
Language. Then he graduated from Carson Newman College in Jefferson City, Tennessee with a Master's degree in 
Teaching English as a Second Language.  For a short time he taught mostly Hispanic children in Morristown, Tennessee. 
 Then his family moved to Chiang Mai, Thailand where they have served the Lord for thirteen years. Phil enjoys cycling, 
hiking, xbox gaming, and all things technology.

Michelle Parker
Michelle's home church is Community Christian Church in Newbern, Virginia. Michelle attended and graduated 
from Johnson University in Knoxville, Tennessee with a Bachelor's degree in Bible and a specialty in both 
Missions and Teaching English as a Second Language. She taught English on a 10 month internship in Kashiwizaki, 
Japan with Jerry and Laura Mort. After her return to America, Michelle met Phil and they were married on 
August 3, 1996. Then, she attended and graduated from Carson Newman College in Jefferson City, Tennessee 
with a Master's degree in Teaching English as a Second Language. Michelle enjoys sunsets, photography, and 
watching the Amazing Race.



Nathanael Parker
Nathanael was born in Knoxville, Tennessee on October 30, 2001. He loves pizza, plain hamburgers, and playing 
xbox games. Nathanael attends Grace International School in Chiang Mai.  He has both foreign and Thai friends.  
He is in the 9th Grade.  His favorite movie is Dumb and Dumber.

Hannah Parker
Hannah was born in Chiang Mai, Thailand on September 25, 2005. She loves pizza, plain cheeseburgers, and playing 
Minecraft.  Hannah is famously known for her white, blond hair which has the Thais giving a lot of looks and asking how 
and why her hair is so white. She loves to watch Youtube videos, Ice Age 2 and desperately wants the squirrel to get its nut.  
She takes care of two small, Pomeranian dogs, Digger and Mali.  She is in the 5th grade.