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Larissa Wach
Adult Discipleship

AGE: 25
HOMETOWN: Hayes Center, NE
DEGREE/COLLEGE: Agribusiness at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln
CALL TO MINISTRY: My call to ministry came through experiences in college through a campus ministry called Cru. Those experiences showed me my heart for lost people coming to know Jesus and revealed my desire to devote my full-time job to helping people see and experience the love of Christ.
FAVORITE FOOD: Homemade chocolate peanut butter shake  
FAVORITE STARBUCKS DRINK: I don't like Starbucks, but I love any flavor of Sparkling Ice

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Ethan Fritzler
MIDDLE SCHOOL Ministry

AGE: 23
HOMETOWN: Bennett, Colorado
DEGREE/COLLEGE: Next Generation Ministry at Nebraska Christian College
CALL TO MINISTRY: I volunteered to lead a middle school boys small group at my home church after graduating high school, and somewhere along the way I knew that youth ministry is what I am meant to do.
FAVORITE FOOD: Burgers, pizza, burritos, lasagna... I'm not picky!   
FAVORITE STARBUCKS DRINK: Black coffee

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CHELSEA BAILEY
Women’s Ministry

AGE: 32
HOMETOWN: Omaha, Nebraska
DEGREE/COLLEGE: B.S. Professional Writing at Missouri State University; M.A. Communication at University of Nebraska–Omaha
CALL TO MINISTRY: After months of feeling restless and praying for direction, I experienced a series of events that only God could orchestrate, leading me to CCC and saying yes to ministry.
FAVORITE FOOD: Fajitas
FAVORITE STARBUCKS DRINK: Iced Americano


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Jacob Bittner
Middle School Ministry

AGE: 24
HOMETOWN: Omaha, Nebraska
DEGREE/COLLEGE: Youth Ministry at Grace University
CALL TO MINISTRY: I don’t have one specific moment, but I grew up in camp and youth group and I am passionate about what they offer. I decided I want my life to be the same.
FAVORITE FOOD: Pizza… burgers are climbing the ladder though.
FAVORITE STARBUCKS DRINK: I like it all, but I’m weak so it just can’t be too hot.

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McKenzie Janzen
Adult Discipleship

AGE: 28
HOMETOWN: Wichita, Kansas
DEGREE/COLLEGE: Communications and Biblical & Religious Studies at Tabor College
CALL TO MINISTRY: Ever since I accepted Christ at a young age,
I dreamed of a day when I would do ministry. God has been developing this passion within me since the beginning.
FAVORITE FOOD: Breadsticks. Always.   
FAVORITE STARBUCKS DRINK: White Chocolate Mocha

Jake Peterson
College Ministry

AGE: 23
HOMETOWN: Blair, Nebraska
DEGREE/COLLEGE: General Liberal Studies at Crown College
CALL TO MINISTRY: I was encouraged to think about ministry when I was in middle school... and here I am!
FAVORITE FOOD: Pizza with all the toppings   
FAVORITE STARBUCKS DRINK: Black coffee or Caramel Mocha


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Reis Pieper
Church Planting Ministry

AGE: 22
HOMETOWN: Omaha, Nebraska
DEGREE/COLLEGE: Psychology at Grace University
CALL TO MINISTRY: I became confident that I had been called to ministry when I had an opportunity to lead a men’s ministry on Cru’s San Diego Summer Mission.
FAVORITE FOOD: Beef Stroganoff   
FAVORITE STARBUCKS DRINK: Americano with heavy cream

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Leah Pieper
Church Planting Ministry

AGE: 22
HOMETOWN: Omaha, Nebraska
DEGREE/COLLEGE: Exercise Science–Kinesiology at University of Nebraska–Omaha
CALL TO MINISTRY: I felt called to ministry on a Cru summer mission to San Diego where I had the opportunity to encourage and walk alongside other college girls in their walks with Jesus. God put a fire in my bones for loving his Church and seeking his Kingdom after that summer!
FAVORITE FOOD: Chips and salsa!
FAVORITE STARBUCKS DRINK: Iced Almond Milk Latte

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Thomas Totherow
Missions

AGE: 24
HOMETOWN: Dalton, Georgia
DEGREE/COLLEGE: Cross-Cultural Studies at Toccoa Falls College
CALL TO MINISTRY: When I was 19, God opened my eyes to how he had been working all things together in my life to give me a passion for discipleship and the unreached. I am eager to walk with men as we become more like Jesus.
FAVORITE FOOD: Anything ethnic. I love trying new things!   
FAVORITE STARBUCKS DRINK: Dirty chai with two pumps raspberry


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Carlos Ramirez
Worship Ministry

AGE: 23
HOMETOWN: Bayamón, Puerto Rico
DEGREE/COLLEGE: Music (Worship Arts) and Bible & Theology at Toccoa Falls College
CALL TO MINISTRY: I first felt the Lord call me into ministry at an Alliance Youth District Retreat in Florida.
FAVORITE FOOD: Steak and chicken tenders   
FAVORITE STARBUCKS DRINK: Tall Vanilla Latte (two Splendas, whipped cream, mocha drizzle)

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Dania Ramirez
Worship Ministry

AGE: 24
HOMETOWN: Quito, Ecuador
DEGREE/COLLEGE: Music (Worship Arts) at Toccoa Falls College
CALL TO MINISTRY: During moments of ministry in high school and college, I saw how special the Lord's presence was to me. He constantly did a lot of healing, encouraging, and guidance through moments of worship and I wanted to be a part of it forever.
FAVORITE FOOD: Rice and steak   
FAVORITE STARBUCKS DRINKS: Lime Lemonade Refresher and Vanilla Latte