We are preparing to serve as the Expansion Projects Assistants at the Center for Missionary Formation on the Nazarene Seminary Campus in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.
We grew up attending Crossbridge Community Church of the Nazarene in North Central Illinois, where we met in youth group and were married in November of 2006. Sam has a Bachelor's Degree in Engineering, and Kristi is currently studying for her Bachelor’s degree in Religion - Global Studies.
Both of us feel a call to serve in missions and have served through various Work & Witness trips both domestically and internationally. Together we have taken teams to Antigua and the Dominican Republic. These experiences and the influence of the people who have been a part of these trips with us, have affirmed our desire to serve and our call to take the next step of becoming full time sponsored missionaries.
In 2018, our pastor asked us to oversee a new partnership between our church and missionaries in the Dominican Republic. We were excited at the thought of being able to continue to serve in missions through this role. At that time, we did not foresee what God was up to, but as the partnership progressed, God raised up an increasing desire within us, and we realized that He was calling us into missions full time. We had never considered becoming full time missionaries, but we were open to taking steps to learn more about it, even if it meant some tough, life-altering decisions.
God’s faithfulness is evident in this new season of our lives, and we are excited to share this journey with others!
As we continue to follow God’s call on our lives, we are so grateful and encouraged to know that we are serving with the support and prayers of our church family. Thank you for joining us in this mission as we serve in the Dominican Republic!
May God Bless You!