Meet the Staff

Patty

Role: Director of YWAM Wylie

She loves to see people mobilized to live their purpose. She and her husband, Bruce, have been in missions for 28 years. She is a fan of Mexican food, a good movie, and her granddaughter, AJ.

Bruce

Role: Training Director

He has a passion to see people get the truth of the gospel, and walk it out. He also loves Canadian Hockey and Ice cream. And he speaks Pennsylvania Dutch.

Kayla

Role: Leadership Team, Base Operations, and Accounting

She loves children, sharing love, and competition. She also has injured herself in almost any kind of sport imaginable including Ping Pong, Ultimate Frisbee, and more.

Erika

Role: Leadership Team, Worship Leader, and Internship Leader

She has a passion for Asia, children at risk, orphans, and Jesus Christ. She kills at softball and has an intense love for Gilmore Girls.

Ashley

Role: Leadership Team, Kitchen and Local Outreach Coordinator, and Accounting

Ashley has a heart to see transformation, restoration, and understanding take place as people draw closer to God. Beware of her obsession with jeeps.

Nick

Role: Leadership Team, Communications Staff, and heads up Tech

He has a passion for worship, discipleship, and ultimate frisbee. He can often be found listening to an audiobook or playing a board game.

Phil

Role: Leadership Team, Base Operations, and Construction Track Leader

He has a passion for building and is pioneering a mission building ministry called Nehemiah Project. Phil is always down to play spikeball, ultimate frisbee, and soccer.

Ernest

Role: Grounds Leader

He loves the children of Asia. Ernest prefers to spend his times in the mountains or driving around in his truck.

Chloe

Role: Hope’s Gate Staff

She is passionate about discipleship, music, and our Hope’s Gate project. Chloe produces her own Vitamin D and loves journaling and reading.

Jared

Role: Photography Track Leader and Communications Staff

He is on a journey to capture the beauty and culture of people around the world without masking their pain. He is a lover of the mountains and our on base mechanic.

Kinsey

Role: Base Operations and Base Director Assistant

Kinsey has a real passion for the Middle East. She loves healthy drinks (kombucha, smoothies, tea, etc.), games, and cerulean.

Olivia

Role: Grounds and Kitchen Staff

She has a heart for women and children who are at risk or have been rescued from human trafficking. Olivia loves ranch dressing and anything with a little kick to it.

Emily

Role: Children at Risk Track Leader and Local At Risk Tutoring Ministry Leader

She has a passion for Children, Jesus, and all the transformation He does in our lives. She has a severe peanut allergy, and we call her April for some reason.

Caitlyn

Role: Hospitality Leader and Gardener

Caitlyn has a heart to see others draw close to the Lord and experience Him on a deeper level. She loves plants and cows. She also has a goal to visit every state park in Texas.

Misti

Role: Communications and Kitchen Staff

She has a passion for the truth. She loves spontaneous dance parties, reading, and Oregon Chai. She is also currently going to college as well as staffing.

Emily

Role: Kitchen Manager

She has a passion for children who have come from broken families and at risk situations. Emily loves all things cats including but not limited to lights and children’s books.

Easton

Role: Coffee and Chai Track Leader, Intercession Leader, and Campus Barista

He has a passion for art, evangelism and has a love for North Africa. He is the biggest coffee nut here hands down.

Renee

Role: Campus Registrar and Communications Staff

Renee’s heart is to teach kids about God and impact the next generation of believers. She has a unique style that can only be described as nursing home meets nursery.

Katelyn

Role: Communications Team Leader

Katelyn has a heart to raise awareness for the voiceless around the world. She loves pickup trucks, barefeet, the smell of cow manure, and the mountains.

Alisha

Role: Hope’s Gate Staff

Alisha has a heart for India and the women and men impacted by Hope’s Gate. She loves Boba tea and walks.

Hannah

Role: Staff Intern

Hannah serves in a variety of ways, and she has a heart of gold. She loves all things purple and/or fuzzy.