Mission Trips & Marketing Intern
“Through leading mission trips in NYC, Caribbean IMMERSION, and now supporting short-term trips from the home office, I have found a passion for compassion and feel so blessed to help others engage in experiences that allow them to grow in compassion for others. I absolutely love connecting with church and team leaders and helping to share the mission of EM through marketing initiatives.”
"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."
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 that I have the joy to live.
Director of Marketing
"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."
"My journey with EM started in 2015 as a team member on a 6-month Caribbean IMMERSION trip. Since my time as a team member, I have led two more 6-month Caribbean trips, and one 3-month Costa Rica team! Having the opportunity to spend so much time in these communities, I’m privileged to call many local people friends and even family! IMMERSION has humbled me, challenged me, and changed me forever. It’s my passion to serve, my mission to love well, and to help others get just as much out of this experience as I have!"
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 Iâ€™m not working I enjoy running, hiking, backpacking, and exploring the Northwest."
"My first experience with EM was leading a trip through the college ministry I worked for to Haiti. I was blown away by the passion for Jesus and care for our team and the local community that each staff member had. I have always had a passion for getting others excited about loving God and loving others- and what better way than working in missions!"
"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 love working with EM; whether it be behind the scenes or serving with them in communities. It is so amazing to see people walk out this journey and learn what it means to 'live their mission.' I am also continually grateful that I get to serve alongside our incredible community partners and continue the relationships we started during my first IMMERSION in 2013."
"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."
As a 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, & Cuba.