Saji Oommen was born in Dallas, grew up in California and moved to Philadelphia to complete his MBA at Eastern University. He worked in inner-city Philly for three years, where he met his wife, Bindu. They relocated to California in 1997 to work with Southeast Asian refugees and attended Butler MB Church. They were called to New Delhi, India, with MB Mission (now Multiply) in 2005 where they started Red Moon Bakery. In 2010, Multiply invited them to Turkey where they worked for seven years and started Building Leaders 4 Peace (www.bl4p.com). He is currently on the leadership team with Multiply as the director of Global Catalysts. The Oommens live in Lynden, Washington, where they host a house church and are involved in Good News Fellowship in Ferndale. The couple has four children and a golden retriever named Cleo.
The Christian Leader, published bimonthly by the U.S. Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches (USMB), connects the USMB family, celebrates our Lord Jesus Christ and cultivates discipleship as understood in the evangelical/Anabaptist tradition.