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Benjamin Cowell, Chair

Why YHM?

I went on YHM the summer after my sophomore year, and it was such a powerful experience. YHM is such a unique ministry in sending students all throughout Europe to broader their experience of culture and to minister to the traveling community.

Words to live by …

"This is the most true thing about you: You are loved by God. This is the first fact of your existence. Before anything else can be said about you, this must be said--God loves you, and that will never change."  --Clayton Keenon

Craziest thing I’ve done

Caught a shark deep sea fishing

I want to …… before I die

Travel Europe with my family

It bothers me when ….

I have to pay money to use the restroom


Melinda Faulk, Administrator

Why YHM?

YHM is a ministry that actively mobilizes students to share God's love.  I am very excited to encourage and support this year's participants.

Words to live by …

It's ok to eat dessert first.

Craziest thing I’ve done

Climbed a waterfall.

I want to …… before I die

ride an elephant.

It bothers me when ….

there's indecision.

 


Esther Song, Orientation Coordinator

Why YHM?

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Craziest thing I’ve done

 

I want to …… before I die

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Nadia Dervish, Travel Coordinator

Why YHM?

YHM has been my favorite Wheaton experience thus far.  Through it I've been able to see the world, create lifelong friendships, and come to appreciate just how beautiful the global church is.  YHM challenged my ideas and opened me up to new perspectives.  I saw the international body of Christ in a whole new way.  

Words to live by …

If you want something you've never had, then you've got to do something you've never done.

Craziest thing I’ve done

Hike down the wrong side of a mountain in Switzerland, which is 2 towns over and ended with us getting scolded by the Swiss police.  

I want to …… before I die

hike the Camino.

It bothers me when ….

I don't get the perfect watch/Chaco tan line combo.


Debbie Landeros, Travel Coordinator

Why YHM?

YHM gives people a unique opportunity to travel and evangelize, and I think that is one of the best ways to do both.

Words to live by …

"Un dia a la vez."  (one day at a time)

Craziest thing I’ve done

I got a tattoo my first year at Wheaton.  

I want to …… before I die

Visit Guatemala

It bothers me when ….

people are extreme pessimists.


Emily Trowbridge, Special Projects Coordinator

Why YHM?

YHM is a ministry that seeks to serve such a unique demographic--travelers who are searching and longing for something, even if they don't realize it.  YHM is a prayerful ministry that seeks to love people with the love of Jesus.  Plus, it's all in Europe, which is pretty rad.

Words to live by …

"Today you are you, that is truer than true.  There is no one alive that is youer than you."  --Dr. Seuss

Craziest thing I’ve done

Walk 300 miles on El Camino with just a backpack of stuff for two weeks.

I want to …… before I die

Learn at least 3 languages and go to all the countries that those languages are spoken in.

It bothers me when ….

people wear pajamas to Saga.  Real classy, friends.


Sam Beattie, Fundraising Coordinator

Why YHM?

 

 I love the opportunities that YHM provides. I had always dreamed of traveling in Europe YHM was a perfect fit just for that. Little did I know that I would take a lot more away from my summer than visiting new and exciting places.

 

 

 

 

 

Words to live by …

Do what you love and the rest will come. 

Craziest thing I’ve done

Well, this summer I jumped into a freezing cold fjord at high tide during a storm for my birthday.

I want to …… before I die

 travel to and stay in every continent.

It bothers me when ….

 It bothers me when Saga puts sweet potatoes in completely random foods that don't need sweet potatoes. No Saga, I'm sorry but my quesadillas do NOT taste better with sweet potatoes and hot peppers in them, just cheese would be wonderful. 


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