PASTOR SIIMON HAAMER
PRESIDENT OF TAT
The school was established by Siimon's father Pastor Eenok Haamer in 1992. As the result of a vision from God, the inheritance of his father is being carried forward today by Eenok's youngest son, Pastor Siimon Haamer. One of the first graduates of TAT in 1998, Siimon continues to expand the work begun by his father.
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Siimon states, “I'm thankful to my parents and grandparents as they have been my spiritual companions on my faith journey. Their intercessory prayers are my biggest treasure.”
ASSISTANT TO THE PRESIDENT OF TAT
Mattias joined Tartu Academy of Theology staff in autumn of 2020. His tasks are primarily marketing and youth activities of Home of Hope. His affiliation with Tartu Academy and Home of Hope is historical. There have been three generations of Lutheran pastors from the Haamer family. This amazing family story is continuing. Mattias now represents the fourth generation.
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Mattias states, “At a very young age, I came to the startling realization that my peers were reacting negatively to my faith, without even knowing what this Christianity means. It started to look to me like there was some kind of brick wall actually stopping them from thinking about faith in their lives. It has been in my heart to break that brick wall in people’s heart.”
PASTOR EENOK & EHA HAAMER
FOUNDER OF TAT
Pastor Eenok grew up in a pastor family during the Soviet occupation, where he witnessed firsthand the suffering of the Estonian people at the hands of the Soviet Army. But even as the Soviets hunted Eenok and tried to wipe out Christianity in the nation, he began to have a vision for the future. God showed him that once their fervently prayed-for freedom would return, there would be a great need to educate Estonian men and women so that they would be able to carry on God’s work and clearly communicate the principles of the Bible.
Read more about Eenok from here.
The vision for a new school began to take shape and with initial financial help pledged by 8 pastors from the USA, TAT was founded in the fall of 1992.
PASTOR BOB & PATTI NORDVALL
AMBASSADORS IN U.S.A.
Bob and Patti serve through Spiritual Orphans Network (SON Network) in the USA as ambassadors for TAT and the Estonian Church. They also lead short term mission teams and partner with pastors and church workers in Estonia. Together Bob and Patti visit congregations in the USA bringing encouragement, inspiration, and support for missions while sharing Eenok Haamer's vision for TAT and the building up of the Estonian Church.
SON Network (formerly East European Missions Network) has worked in close partnership with TAT since our beginnings in 1992. Their support, together with the faith and vision of the leaders of TAT, has brought many others from the USA to assist in prayer, teaching, and finances.