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Student Ministry Partners

(left to right): Jon Zeldenrust, Lisa Moore, Leah Watson, Josh Andrasko, Bekah Sides, Shelby Patty

Ethan Harris, Chair

Why SMP?
I'm really just in it for the food... But actually, SMP is the most beautiful combination of learning and service. I love the stories of grace and fellowship with the global church that SMPers return with.

Words to live by...
Y.O.O.S.O - You're Only On SMP Once.

Craziest thing I've done:
Once upon a time, I petted a goose in Ghana.

I want to...before I die:
try the bacon shake at Denny's. It's my calling.

It bothers me when:
my feet get damp. And when I run out of peanut butter.


Bekah Sides, Administrator

Why SMP?
Partnership and global church put together! I love that SMP is about partnering with and supporting ministries that continue to exist, work, and serve in communities after we leave. It reminds me that I'm a little piece in a really big puzzle and that I'm partnering in God's work not my own.

Words to live by....
Be small, and 2 Corinthians 12:7-10

Craziest things I've done:
Lived in Philly for a summer (for the heck of it), relying on garbanzo beans and canned tomatoes for sustainance.

I want to...before I die:
skydive!

It bothers me when:
People chew with their mouth open.


Leah Watson, Orientation Coordinator

Why SMP?
SMP provides students with unique opportunities in cross-cultural settings where they can experience God's love in new ways. It is an opportunity to be challenged, ask questions, and grow into the young men and women God calls us to be. 

Words to live by...
Jump on the opportunities in front of you, you only live once.

Craziest thing I've done:
Shhhh... :)

I want to ..... before I die:
travel the world!

It bothers me when...
I wake up before my alarm...those are precious minutes!


Lisa Moore, Placement Coordinator

Why SMP?
I love SMP! SMP is a beautiful combination of food, ministry, travel, and people. It is a wonderful group of people who have a desire to follow God's calling, and to learn through travel and to serve the global church. What an awesome opportunity!

Words to live by...
Joshua 1:9

Craziest things I've done:
I went on a safari where our open truck got stuck next to six lions!

I want to .... before I die:
Ride a giraffe, travel the world, and be in a flash mob

It bothers me when:
People accuse me of being narcoleptic. I just consider myself a very good sleeper.


Jon Zeldenrust, Travel Coordinator

Why SMP?
I am going to participate in SMP this summer (2013) and know I will have an amazing time. Also the cabinet and people this year have made me love it and want to be a part of that this year (2013-2014).

Words to live by....
An inconvenience is only an adventure wrongly considered" - G. K. Chesterton

Craziest thing I've done...
Still under covenant. Can't disclose. (Joke. (sort of.))

I want to ..... before I die:
Scuba dive with sharks

It bothers me when....
People ask me what bothers me....


Josh Andrasko, Travel Coordinator

Why SMP?
Words to live by....

Craziest thing I've done...

I want to ..... before I die.

It bothers me when....


Shelby Patty, Fundraising Coordinator

Why SMP?
I love the idea of sending students to another country to see how the national church is doing ministry in that country. So encouraging to hear stories about God at work all over the world.

Words to live by...
"The secret is Christ in me not me in a different set of circumstances" - Elisabeth Elliot

Craziest thing I've done...
Dumpster diving behind Aldi and serving the food to guests

I want to .... before I die.
knit a sweater

It bothers me when...
People don't follow through on what they have said they will do.


Student Ministry Partners

(left to right): Jon Zeldenrust, Lisa Moore, Leah Watson, Josh Andrasko, Bekah Sides, Shelby Patty

Ethan Harris, Chair

Why SMP?
I'm really just in it for the food... But actually, SMP is the most beautiful combination of learning and service. I love the stories of grace and fellowship with the global church that SMPers return with.

Words to live by...
Y.O.O.S.O - You're Only On SMP Once.

Craziest thing I've done:
Once upon a time, I petted a goose in Ghana.

I want to...before I die:
try the bacon shake at Denny's. It's my calling.

It bothers me when:
my feet get damp. And when I run out of peanut butter.


Bekah Sides, Administrator

Why SMP?
Partnership and global church put together! I love that SMP is about partnering with and supporting ministries that continue to exist, work, and serve in communities after we leave. It reminds me that I'm a little piece in a really big puzzle and that I'm partnering in God's work not my own.

Words to live by....
Be small, and 2 Corinthians 12:7-10

Craziest things I've done:
Lived in Philly for a summer (for the heck of it), relying on garbanzo beans and canned tomatoes for sustainance.

I want to...before I die:
skydive!

It bothers me when:
People chew with their mouth open.


Leah Watson, Orientation Coordinator

Why SMP?
SMP provides students with unique opportunities in cross-cultural settings where they can experience God's love in new ways. It is an opportunity to be challenged, ask questions, and grow into the young men and women God calls us to be. 

Words to live by...
Jump on the opportunities in front of you, you only live once.

Craziest thing I've done:
Shhhh... :)

I want to ..... before I die:
travel the world!

It bothers me when...
I wake up before my alarm...those are precious minutes!


Lisa Moore, Placement Coordinator

Why SMP?
I love SMP! SMP is a beautiful combination of food, ministry, travel, and people. It is a wonderful group of people who have a desire to follow God's calling, and to learn through travel and to serve the global church. What an awesome opportunity!

Words to live by...
Joshua 1:9

Craziest things I've done:
I went on a safari where our open truck got stuck next to six lions!

I want to .... before I die:
Ride a giraffe, travel the world, and be in a flash mob

It bothers me when:
People accuse me of being narcoleptic. I just consider myself a very good sleeper.


Jon Zeldenrust, Travel Coordinator

Why SMP?
I am going to participate in SMP this summer (2013) and know I will have an amazing time. Also the cabinet and people this year have made me love it and want to be a part of that this year (2013-2014).

Words to live by....
An inconvenience is only an adventure wrongly considered" - G. K. Chesterton

Craziest thing I've done...
Still under covenant. Can't disclose. (Joke. (sort of.))

I want to ..... before I die:
Scuba dive with sharks

It bothers me when....
People ask me what bothers me....


Josh Andrasko, Travel Coordinator

Why SMP?
Words to live by....

Craziest thing I've done...

I want to ..... before I die.

It bothers me when....


Shelby Patty, Fundraising Coordinator

Why SMP?
I love the idea of sending students to another country to see how the national church is doing ministry in that country. So encouraging to hear stories about God at work all over the world.

Words to live by...
"The secret is Christ in me not me in a different set of circumstances" - Elisabeth Elliot

Craziest thing I've done...
Dumpster diving behind Aldi and serving the food to guests

I want to .... before I die.
knit a sweater

It bothers me when...
People don't follow through on what they have said they will do.