Amos Esh is originally from Pennsylvania. An early life call to missions and the US draft conscientious objector (CO) program made it possible in 1965 for Amos (and the following year his wife Verna) to join the mission efforts in Northwestern, Ontario, Canada. The first 7 years were with Northern Light Gospel Missions. Since 1972 they have served with Northern Youth Programs. Amos has a Masters Degree in Biblical Counseling. Even though currently semi-retired, he stays engaged in pastoral counseling, and teaching training workshops among the Cree and Ojibwa peoples of the region. One of the workshops is for healing and hope for those who have been sexually abused.