The Nehemiah Project was founded in 1999 by husband and wife Patrice Tsague and Gina Tsague in Washington D.C. Patrice and Gina both arrived in the United States in 1983, with Patrice coming from Cameroon, Central Africa and Gina from Haiti. During their high school years, they met at work and soon became friends. Patrice started his own business at the age of 18 and invited his best friend and chief encourager, Gina, to join him in his new venture. Through a series of events, this initial business idea evolved into the Nehemiah Project and Kingdom Business Coaching.
Patrice is a Christian business trainer, entrepreneur, international speaker, preacher, author, and business coach. Patrice specializes in helping families incorporate their faith into their business practices, ensuring that their businesses are able to exist beyond the third generation.
He has trained and coached over 15,000 individuals on how to start or expand their businesses using business training and coaching principles found in the Bible. Patrice is the author of several books and training curriculums. He also publishes a weekly e-devotional and podcast for entrepreneurs and business executives that are released to over 4,000 individuals globally. He also serves on the board of several organizations.
Gina Tsague is a woman of faith who has learned and still learning to walk in James 1:4: “My brethren, count it all joy when you fall into various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces patience. But let patience have its perfect work, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking nothing.” She enjoys working alongside her husband, Patrice Tsague to transform the marketplace with the gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ while serving couples in business. She has served on various boards including Eastside FourSquare Church and Portland Christian Schools.
Patrice and his wife, Gina, have two beautiful children, Gabrielle and Danielle Tsague. The Tsague family resides in Vancouver, Washington.