Josh & Carissa Bialik Directors of PackYourBags

Josh & Carissa Bialik
Directors of PackYourBags

Hey Visitors!

My wife and I have led PackYourBags for two years. In that time, we have traveled thousands of miles with our students. It has been an incredible blessing to lead these students around the world and closer to Christ. 

Our heart is helping others find their potential in Christ. Part of this process is helping people realize what they are passionate about and trying to bring out the best in all those around us.

We both graduated with degrees in Biblical Studies and Intercultural 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.

As we travel, we try to give the students the opportunities they need to expand their worldview and gain the life skills needed to succeed.

We believe that traveling is the best education and one of the greatest ways to experience the amazing creation all around us.


Amanda Jost

Amanda is passionate about missions, other cultures, and seeing people grow in their God-given destiny. We are thankful to have her be apart of our leadership team as she comes with great experience not only in missions but in mentoring students. Amanda graduated with B.A. degrees in Intercultural Studies and Biblical Studies, and her heart for the nations is evident. Each of our students will learn from her passion and experience. She is excited for all the adventures that the team will have this year!



Kirsti is passionate about seeing young adults find their God given potential and to help them walk into the will of God more confidently. She graduated with B.A. degrees in Youth Ministry and Biblical Studies, and loves ministry, missions, and mentoring. PackYourBags has been on her heart for years and now she is a part of our PYB family! She is a great asset to the leadership team and has much wisdom to offer.