"I'm passionate about the behind-the-scenes of IMMERSION and seeing the worldview of young adults change over the span of 1-6 months. When I'm not planning details or talking your ear off, you can find me drinking a lot of coffee, hanging out with my YoungLife girls, or running the tech booth at my church."
"My first mission trip was as an intern leading trips with EM on the Navajo Reservation in 2013. Since that time I've worked as EM Summer Staff, led a 6-month Caribbean IMMERSION team, serviced our mission trip teams, and recruited for future summer interns. If I'm not coordinating mission trips I'm probably hiking with friends or playing with my cat!"
Director of Servicing
"I get the best of both worlds. I work with teams planning their trips and I also work on the field in the Appalachia region. Working behind the scenes to help teams put together life-changing experiences to serve and connect with the communities I love is such a joy for me. Serving and Missions impacted my world in such a life altering way when I was a teenager and I pray it will be the same for every group that serves with us."
"My faith for me has meaning in how I 'live my mission' each day. I am concerned most about the people in my life—those I have a connection and relationship with and the people I meet around the world. I am humbled with the very privileged life I live and my faith encourages me to care about everyone brought into my life. People matter to God and I strive to love and care for people better with each day I have the joy to live."
Design & Media Coordinator
"I absolutely love doing creative work that encourages people to serve on mission trips. To me, seeking out opportunities to serve and then learning what it truly means to 'live our mission' in the world is such an important part of our lives, and it's incredibly life-giving to help tell those stories."
Servicing Team Intern
"I began my journey with EM as an intern on the Navajo Reservation in 2015. I am excited to be returning to the EM team to help prepare teams to explore outside of their comfort zone and to see new perspectives in our partner communities. I love seeing people connect across cultures despite different lifestyles, languages, and beliefs. Building these relationships is key to having a deeper understanding of people that are different from us, and I am honored to be a small part of this process for teams that serve with us."
"I am passionate about seeing young adults step outside their routine and make the decision to GO! I love telling stories and seeing God show up in the most unlikely places. When I'm not behind-the-scenes with IMMERSION, you may find me in one of EM's urban mission trip communities."
"One of my greatest passions is for people. We are all on a journey and come from different places, but we can meet under the same covering and need for love. I enjoy getting to be a part of this process in a unique way at EM. Whether it's through relationships with community partners or mission trip team leaders, I love hearing their stories and seeing what God does in and through their experiences as they serve together."
Director of Operations
"As a college student I left the Indiana cornfields for a summer internship with EM in Jamaica and this lead me to my current role out of the Washington office. I frequently travel to our Caribbean or Navajo communities and one of my greatest passions is helping to provide opportunities for young people in developing countries. When I’m not working I enjoy running, hiking, backpacking, and exploring the Northwest."
"I’ve been a part of the EM family for years—raising my family with the attitude of service, compassion and dignity which is so modeled by the entire EM culture and staff. But now I actually have a new role behind the scenes, working on the Finance Team. Whether we are behind a desk or out in the field, at the end of the day, we are all here to glorify God, to be His hands and feet and to encourage others to do the same!"
Kids Club Coordinator
"I have the joy of pulling together many of my strengths and passions in my work. I love the creativity and logistical challenges involved in designing Kids Club lessons, games and crafts that can be enjoyed in vastly differing communities. Any chance to highlight the Imago Dei—humans created in the image and likeness of God—and our need for the Savior brings a thrill to my heart."
"I get so excited to see young adults grow and transform as they encounter God in people and places around the world through IMMERSION. I work with our team to put all of the pieces of the program together and love strategizing, thinking creatively, and cultivating passion in the face of challenges."
"My journey with EM began in July 2016 in Swaartboisdrift, Namibia, Africa on a 1-Month IMMERSION term. I learned so much about myself, the Lord, and a culture much different than my own! I am passionate about building relationships and seeing young adults' world views challenged through experiences like IMMERSION. I am super excited to be returning as an intern to help behind-the-scenes!"
"As an EM regional coordinator, I get to travel quite a bit. I enjoy traveling because it challenges my worldview, one experience at a time. I enjoy capturing my travels through photography. I also really enjoy fostering relationships with our communities partners and local EM teams in South Texas, Costa Rica, Belize, and Cuba."