Mark & Sara Cary (Serge, Czech Republic)
Mark and Sarah have served in a variety of churches in the US. Beginning 1998 they have been developing relationships in the Czech Republic, both in short-term missions and by spending the year 2001 living in CZ as missionaries. In 2013 they were invited to be part of a Sonship week in Brno, Czech Republic, and today they are serving full time in Brno.
Nate & Sara Edwards(Rift Valley Academy, Kenya)
Nate and Sarah serve in Kenya at Rift Valley Academy, a large international boarding school for missionary kids and diplomat students. Nate is a therapist and works to help support the student's mental health and Sarah is a Nurse Practitioner and she works in the Student Health Clinic to provide for the students' physical needs. Nate and Sarah both grew up overseas (Nate in Kenya and Germany and Sarah in Japan) so they both understand the unique challenges that these students face and have a desire for them to know God's love and calling on their lives.
Jenna Everson (CCO @ Xavier)
CCO Associate Jenna Everson reaches out to students at Xavier University. Jenna earned her under-graduate degree from Miami University and a Master of Social Work in 2015, and she works as a consultant with foster care and adoption agencies and as an adjunct professor of human services at Gateway Community and Technical College in Covington, Kentucky. “I attended CCO Bible studies when I was in graduate school,” says Jenna. “I believe that every student should have the opportunity to explore Christianity in a safe and authentic environment, and that real mentorship and fellowship is essential to growing in faith during the college years!”
Mark & Susie Hammitt (Athletes in Action @ Xavier)
Mark and Susie have been serving the Lord through the ministry of Campus Crusade for Christ/Athletes in Action for the past 35 years. Mark is from Cincinnati and attended Miami University. Susie is from Oregon and attended the University of Arizona on a golf scholarship. They served with Cru Campus at the University of Arizona for 11 years and then went to live and serve internationally with Cru to South Africa 1992-2000. Currently we are in Cincinnati on the campus of Xavier University. Mark is also the Local Team Leader for the Cincinnati area including the University of Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky University. Susie is reaching college and amateur golfers all over the country through her ministry. By God's grace, and in the power of the Holy Spirit, we take the truth and love of Jesus Christ to college students. Our goal is that they would encounter Jesus in a personal way and fully understand how they can have a relationship with Him.
Danny & Emily Hindman (RUF, Madison)
Danny grew up all over the country (Indiana, Florida, North Carolina, Colorado), but home base for both sides of his family is Indianapolis, and he is a midwesterner at heart. He went to Wheaton College for undergrad, graduated in 2010, and spent the next two years working in the corporate world in Cincinnati, OH. In 2012, he moved to St. Louis to attend Covenant Theological Seminary, and in 2016 graduated with an MDiv. That summer he was called to Madison to begin a new RUF campus work. Danny met his wife Emily at Covenant, where she earned a Master of Arts in Counseling, and they were married in November of 2016. Emily is a certified postpartum doula, and loves to read, cook, and read cookbooks. Danny loves reading, playing sports, listening to music, exploring cities, and in seminary managed to pick up all of the predictable millennial proclivities for local/artisanal/free-range whatever. Danny and Emily welcomed their first two children, twins Scout and Ruthie, in January 2018.
Bill & April Henrichs (Cru)
While in college, Bill and April were confronted with the reality that apart from Jesus people are lost and have no hope. Their heart is to see lives changed as people experience God’s love and forgiveness through a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. They are excited to be a part of a team that provides digital tools to people all around the globe so that everyone has a chance to hear about Jesus. April is on the building end, helping to design those tools and Bill is involved in crucial leadership development with our team. Outside of ministry they enjoy the warm Florida winters, playing with their kids, and traveling to visit friends & family! William is 12 and loves playing basketball, baseball and running. Sam is 10 and gets lost for hours doing origami or brain puzzles. Macy is 6 and can pretend with the best of them. They feel blessed to be serving the Lord with them in Orlando, FL.
Tekiuh Hutton (Campus Outreach UC)
Coming from the last few years of high school and going into college at Northern Kentucky University, I was used to serving God through Christian activities. I failed to see that since accepting Christ I had equated my love for God and validated my relationship with Him by the teams, organizations and leadership I was a part of. Toward the end of my sophomore year, after being challenged to trust God with some financial issues, I realized that I had accepted Jesus as my Lord and Savior but did not openly and willing sacrifice control over many areas of my adult life. I knew I wanted to start trusting Him, but how? In the fall of my junior year Campus Outreach came to NKU and many of the staff began spending time with the Gospel Choir I was on executive board for. Through CO I was introduced to a group of believers who were willing to reach out, love on me, and nurture my spiritual growth.
Michael Kingsolver(Cincinnati Cru)
Michael works for Cru at the University of Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky University. He is originally from Cincinnati and went to college to study finance at Ohio University. While there, he encountered a community of college students that would challenge him and help him grow in his walk with the Lord. He developed a heart for the nations and believes that throughout history that God has used college aged students in significant ways to advance the Kingdom. After graduating in 2017 Michael married his wife, Aly, and they spent a year overseas working with Cru in Slovenia. After coming back to the states, Aly took a job teaching at Symmes elementary and Michael began to work with Cru in Cincinnati. Michael is passionate about seeing students won for the gospel, raised up in their faith, and sent out for a life of fruitful ministry.
Jon & Sarah Pfeil (Mission to the World, Japan)
Jon came to faith in a Christian home in Cincinnati, Ohio. After graduating with a degree in chemical engineering, Jon was led to serve with MTW in Japan, for two months and later returned for two years. Sarah came to faith in a Christian home in Richmond, Indiana. God developed in her a heart for missions through several trips with her church. She attended nursing school and is a registered nurse. Jon and Sarah were married on August 24, 2002, and continued serving with MTW through an international ministry internship in Atlanta, Georgia. Jon had the opportunity to help lead several international ministries, to become an ordained PCA elder, and to begin systematic biblical studies. Sarah was active in leadership with a young moms ministry, in leading a discipleship group, and in supporting these international ministries. The Pfeils are working with the MTW Tokyo/Chiba Church-Planting Team in the strategic area of college ministry. They are partnering with the Japanese Presbyterian Church as well as serving the growing church-planting movement in Japan by reaching and discipling young Japanese to be future leaders in the Church.
Stephanie Powers(Back2Back Cincinnati)
Stephanie Powers has served as a Care Coordinator with Back2Back Cincinnati since May 2019. In her role as a Care Coordinator, Stephanie’s main goal is to empower teenagers to pursue dependence on Jesus, interdependence in their community, and economic independence and sustainability. Care Coordination utilizes Social Work Modalities and Trauma Competent Care Principles to provide a deep, holistic investment that empowers youth towards developing a lifestyle of setting goals, overcoming challenges, and embracing hope for their future. Stephanie loves getting to walk alongside teenagers as they find their voice and are empowered to pursue a life of purpose. Since 2017, Back2Back Cincinnati has been partnering with like-minded organizations, in the city, to provide tutoring, coaching, care coordination, and other programming for children, teens, and families. Back2Back Cincinnati also partners with organizations and churches throughout the city to provide trauma informed care training for staff and volunteers.
Barry & Amy Schutter (Serge, London)
Barry and Amy began working in London for World Harvest Mission in January, 2005. Barry grew up in Cleveland, Ohio, while Amy comes from central New Jersey. Barry moved to New Jersey after university for work, and the two met at Amy’s home church. They were married in 2000, and in February of 2006 and March of 2008, they welcomed Nicholas and Quinn into their family. The Schutters live in a multi-cultural community of London, made up of diverse people coming from Asia and Africa. Barry serves as a team leader and in the church as one of the pastors. Amy serves the church as a leader of the Parent & Toddler fellowship and outreach. Both Amy and Barry sensed a call into full time cross-cultural work during their high school years. In preparation for church planting work, Amy studied International Business at Messiah College. Barry prepared for ministry by serving as both an elder and deacon in their New Jersey church and through his Masters degree in Biblical Studies from Philadelphia Biblical University and Doctor of Ministry from Covenant Theological Seminary
Abby came to know the Lord as a high school student through the ministry of Young Life in Cincinnati. After attending undergrad and graduate school at Eastern Kentucky University she became an occupational therapist. Through interactions in her job and the greater disability community the Lord placed a burden on her heart to share the Gospel with people whose lives are affected by disability. She was introduced to Young Life Capernaum in 2013 when she was invited to go on a Capernaum camp trip to be a buddy/caretaker for a camper. It was during that camp trip Abby realized that the ministry of Capernaum was an amazing fit for the skills she has as an occupational therapist and her heart for the disability community. The mission of Young Life Capernaum is to introduce adolescents with disabilities to Jesus Christ and to help them grow in their faith. Abby became a volunteer leader with Capernaum in 2014 and was offered a staff position for Capernaum in 2016. She currently works 20 hours a week with Young Life Capernaum in Eastern Cincinnati and continues to work as an occupational therapist part time as well.
Gabriel & Kelly Velasco(Back 2 Back)
Gabriel and Kelly Velasco moved from Monterrey to Mazatlan, Mexico with their three children, to serve as directors of a new ministry site with Back2Back Ministries. Their ministry focus there is to care for those orphans and children in three children’s homes and a newly inaugurated Hope Program. The Hope Program cares for orphaned children that have aged-out of the children's home, and is geared towards the child that desires to further their education in high school and college and live together with others in a family unit. Gabriel and Kelly, along with their staff team, are a consistent presence at the three homes in Mazatlan. Their heart’s desire is to see each child experience complete restoration to a life of purpose in which they can become fulfilled and mature Christian adults. Another area they are dedicating time to is with local partnerships. Engaging and equipping local churches and government officials to have best practices as they help care for vulnerable and orphaned children in Mexico.
Walter Wood (Europe City Partners)
Walter Wood is the pastor emeritus of North Cincinnati Community Church and now serves with Europe City Partners as a catalyst for church planting in Southern and Eastern Europe. Walter grew up in Alabama, served on the staff of Campus Crusade for Christ, and worked at Perimeter Church in Atlanta. He came to Cincinnati in 1994 with a vision to plant a church that would make a difference in the community through biblical worship, discipleship, and outreach. Walter received his Master of Divinity and Doctor of Ministry degrees from Reformed Theological Seminary in Jackson, MS. Walter and his wife Becky have two grown children, Walter III and Elisabeth.