Michele is passionate about connecting students to Jesus, and love seeing Him transform them into lifelong, Christ-centered laborers. She serves on the Central Ohio Campuses team. Her husband Joe, who previously was with CRU has gone back to college. When Michele is not chasing after Lucy or Annabelle, Michele works at Columbus College of Art and Design also.
Bethany grew up an MK/missionary kid surrounded by international students. Being bitten by the international bug Bethany fell in love with people of other cultures and nations. Educated as a dietitian and lactation consultant she hoped to use her education in overseas mission work. God opened doors for her to join her father as campus staff at Purdue University in the spring of 2009. Since joining she has been able to assist international women with nutrition and lactation advice. Bethany joined ISI as a single woman, but Jesus has blessed her with a wonderful husband, Brent, and on August 30th, 2012, a beautiful son, Malachi. Bethany is excited to see how her ministry will be enhanced by Malachi as she reaches out to the spouses of students at Purdue University.
Jed and Renee Gourley
Jed and Renee have been involved in foreign missions for over 20 years. Jed and Renee serve in Tbilisi, Georgia along with their five children. They have started a church and teach English as an outreach.
Jason and Megan Harshbarger
Chi Alpha at ISU
Jason is the director of Chi Alpha Campus Ministries at Indiana State University. Chi Alpha is abbreviated for Christ's Ambassadors, as their ministry exists to see unchurched students and professors engaged with the Gospel and reconciled to God. Chi Alpha is focused on proclaiming the Gospel of Christ and making disciples who make disciples. Chi Alpha is also being planted on the Rose-Hulman, Ivy Tech and St. Mary of the Woods campuses in Terre Haute, Indiana. Jason and Megan have been blessed with four children and love spending time together as a family.
Tom and Valli Howard
Mission Aviation Fellowship
Tom and Valli Howard, missionaries with Mission Aviation Fellowship, serve out of MAF's home office, in Nampa, Idaho, in support of MAF's worldwide ministry. Since joining the Nampa team in 2006, Tom has taken on several roles, and currently, as Project Coordinator, is implementing the Remote Access Aviation System project. Tom shares, "My work with RAAS will allow our staff to better track required maintenance, mechanical problems, mechanic training requirements, and parts inventories, resulting in less down-time for our aircraft and safer operations. The bottom line will be better stewardship of parts inventory, aircraft, and staff time. The projected savings in aircraft down-time, as mechanics wait for parts, will be equivalent to adding three new planes to the fleet, and the additional safety will prevent accidents." Valli complements the Ministry Partnership Team as Administrative Assistant, where she has numerous opportunities to design and create tools for ministry, such as prayer cards, thank you notes, display boards, and brochures. God has also given her a venue for music as the “Congo drummer”, and oboist for both MAF our local church worship team.
Pastor Hung serves near Phnom Penh, Cambodia as a local pastor in a predominately Buddhist culture. He is glad that new believers are following Christ through his work. He has begun training up other church leaders in the neighborhood he serves so that he can begin church plants in nearby areas.
Jeff and Karyn Kamphausen
Grace International School
Jeff is the spiritual life director at Grace International School in Chang Mai, Thailand. Grace International School was created to provide a high quality Christian education for the children of international workers.
Tim and Patti Long
Patti and Tim Long began their mission service in Baja California, Mexico, in July 1996. Patti ministers as special education teacher and resource specialist at the Monte Horeb Baptist Grade School in Tijuana, a school that reaches out to the most vulnerable of the city's young population, its children with special needs. She also coordinates the STEP scholarship program for students at the school. Tim serves in leadership development through the Baja Baptist Seminary, teaching present and future church leaders, both at its Mexicali campus and extension centers located throughout Baja California. He also coordinates a scholarship program for seminary students.
Jake and Taneille Lowe
Jake and Taneille were married in July 2006, and started working toward their goal of obtaining the “American Dream.” Taneille graduated from St. Elizabeth School of Nursing/St Joseph’s College with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing in 2007. Jake received his paramedic license through IUPUI/Wishard Memorial Hospital in 2006. He currently attends Johnson University, studying ministry and leadership online. After the birth of their third child in September 2010, God placed a desire in their hearts to love and serve unreached people in Africa. He steadily continued to reveal His desire, more specifically, for them to serve in Ethiopia. They now realize the American Dream they were searching for was only an empty hole that could only be filled with Christ’s love and compassion. They have 5 children – Aubrey (2007), Logan (2009), Alivia (2010), Lydon (2013) and Ayla (2015).
Pete leads the Purdue University ISI team of culturally sensitive and concerned staff and volunteers, who are reaching out to the almost 9,000 international students at Purdue. The ISI team at Purdue offers friendship to any student, regardless of race, nationality, or religious preference. They offer English conversation, cultural events, and just plain fun as they seek to help international students feel welcome to life in W. Lafayette, Indiana. Some events include english conversation in groups and one-on-one, bible studies and Christian fellowship.
Fellowship of Christian Athletes
Crawfordsville, North Montgomery, and Southmont school corporations.
Other Supported Mission Programs
Ball State Campus Ministries, Purdue Campus Ministries, Deacon Fellowship/ Expenses, Back Packs for School, FISH, Golden Friendship Guild, Operation Christmas Child, Trinity Life Ministries, Women's Resource Ctr, Mary Ludwig Free Clinic, Habitat for Humanity, IN/KY Regional Ministries, Am Bap Women's Missions, Edna Martin Christian Ctr, IN Baptist Camps