I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I now live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God who loved me and gave Himself for me.
Drew is a 2022 graduate of Concordia University, Nebraska, with majors in Christian Education Leadership, Theology, and Psychology. His family lives in central Nebraska in a small town called Tilden where his father is the pastor of the local Lutheran church and his mother teaches and stays at home with his younger siblings.
Drew has felt the desire to do mission work since he was 12. During summers in college, he looked for opportunities to do different types of ministry. In 2019, Drew worked with a mission team in Pike County, KY serving local people through construction and building relationships. There, he gained a passion for team ministry. In 2020, Drew went on a summer Director of Christian Education internship in Aiea, HI. While there, he got to learn about Hawaiian culture and gained an appreciation for understanding the Gospel in the context of other cultures.
In 2022, Drew finished his year-long Director of Christian Education internship at St. Paul Lutheran Church and School in Lakeland, FL. He learned about parish education and working with a team in an American church setting, gathering experience in teaching classes, leading youth nights, and connecting with the Lakeland community.
Near the end of 2022, he joined an immersion team on a 3-month trip to the Holy Land, spending time in Bethlehem, the West Bank, Nazareth, Jerusalem, and Tel Aviv. There he learned about the historical context of the monotheistic faiths, the meaning of conflict, and the stories of people from all kinds of walks of life.
In December of 2022, Drew joined LightHouse Transformation Ministries in Costa Rica. He joined the team as Outreach Lead and helps plan and execute the Lunch Activities in the Parrita high school. He also helps with teaching English classes at the high school and is involved in helping lead worship at Pura Vida Church. He lives in Esterillos Oeste, where he is involved in Biblical Counseling training, learning how to surf, and learning Spanish.
Drew enjoys spending time with his friends and family, being outside, and playing games and sports of all kinds. He loves exploring new places and learning people’s stories. He is excited to see and be a part of God working in the local communities!
Any funds raised that exceed Mission Partner’s Total Cost of Missionary Service may be used to further support Mission Partner in missional activities, or Mission Partner may donate, after consultation with the Executive Director, any excess funds to one or more Mission Partners who are in good standing with MCN or to MCN’s General Fund. The purpose for this is that any funds raised are to support missional activities throughout the world.