My wife and I have led the PackYourBags Experience for the last two years. In that time, we have traveled thousands of miles with our students. It has been an incredible honor to not only lead these teams around the world but also watch them grow closer to Christ through the journey.
Our heart is helping others find their identity in Christ. Part of this process is helping people realize what they are passionate about and the areas God has already gifted them in. We desire to see them walk away from this year with a deeper relationship with Jesus, a love for a lost world, and tools in their belt to take on whatever God has called them too.
We believe that traveling is the best education and gives the students the opportunities they need to expand their worldview and gain the life skills needed to succeed.
*A little about us: We both graduated with degrees in Intercultural Studies & Biblical Studies and our heart is reaching the nations for Christ. We feel especially passionate about working with Unreached People Groups.We also love exploring National Parks, local coffee shops, and spending time with friends!
Zach & April crowe
Zach & April are gifted leaders who have a heart for the nations. They recently graduated with B.A. degrees in Intercultural Studies & Biblical Studies and spent this past summer working in Northern India. With an evident heart for the broken, they desire to help others experience the beautiful world around them. They are passionate about seeing God move in the lives of students through discipleship. We are thrilled to have this fun, passionate, and caring couple be a part of our leadership team!
"PackYourBags was the program that God's sovereignty used to show us both what our lives would one day be. We are so excited to be a part of what God is doing in the lives of so many young people through what PackYourBags has to offer them. We look forward to this opportunity to help lead others into truly knowing who they are as individuals by deepening their knowledge of Jesus Christ, experiencing the world around them, and creating friendships that will last a life-time. And what a joy it will be to have some fun and travel the world!"
*A little about us: April loves drawing, painting, visiting museums, reading, meeting new people, and going on adventures with friends. Zach loves hiking, roadtrips, Frisbee, weightlifting, reading, and coffee!
Kayla is a driven and resourceful leader. She recently graduated with B.A. degrees in Intercultural Studies & Biblical Studies and is passionate about helping students develop a deeper relationship with Christ through mentorship. She has a heart for the lost and seeing God's Kingdom expanded throughout the nations which is evident by her many mission travels. We are eager to have this witty, gifted, and wise woman of God a part of our leadership team!
"It is an honor to be part of the leadership team of a program that changed my life! I believe that this program draws out the potential in each of its students, all the while moving forth God's Kingdom around the world! I am looking forward to the many adventures and times of growth that are to come!"
*A little about myself: I love Jesus, traveling, photography, Asian food, and board games ;)