Greetings from Orlando! We have our hands in a lot of projects and relationships here but there is one that I’ve been really excited about recently. When we first moved to Orlando, I got an email from Jeff, a guy in leadership with FCA (Fellowship of Christian Athletes). FCA also works with teenagers on high [...]

A trip to California

  Happy New Year from Orlando! Christmas is different here in Orlando. Christmas lights on palm trees are just going to take some getting used to. In my role on the national team, I need to get to know what is going on in other parts of the country, so last weekend Jake and I [...]

Dawn’s Training Conference

Dear Friends, In my (Dawn) new role as training coordinator I had the pleasure in leading 15 of our new staff (including Molly) in a training conference in Cincinnati last month. As a part of the week, we helped launch some new campuses. Some students from the University of Cincinnati have a heart to do [...]

Ice Cream and Celebrations!

Howdy from Orlando!, It’s been a great month of life and ministry! I (Mark) have the privilege of helping lead our Cru ministry at Gabe and Jake’s school - Avalon Middle School. We’ve got a rag-tag group of about 15 students that come each week to grow in their faith in God. Last week we [...]

New Routines

This time last year I was writing about our first Cru meeting and we were spending a lot of our time leading our students, volunteers, and following up new interested students. This year is very different! We’ve spent our month settling our family into a new city, beginning to learn how our new roles work, [...]

Orlando Days 2018

Our first week on the job was a baptism by fire. We spent the first week of August in all day meetings with our national team and about 20 of our field staff. The goal was to address many of the challenges in our ministry that are causing some of our staff to feel stretched [...]


  It was morning in late July and we had 5 days left of support raising before we left Fishers for good. A few weeks before, we had moved all of our belongings into our new Orlando home and after a week of moving in, we returned to Fishers to attempt to complete our financial [...]

Our New Role Video

This video will walk you through why we are moving to Orlando and what we will be doing there.    


While I’m writing this letter, I just got an alert that Noblesville Middle School (just North of Fishers)has a school shooting today. I don’t have much information about the situation yet but it is a sobering reminder of the needs of the students in our public schools. This one is very close to home. I [...]

2 Weeks to Go!

It’s actually 1 1/2 weeks!!! I can’t believe that we are about to leave Fishers and move this whole clan 15 hours south to hot, humid, sunny Orlando. The past few weeks have been spent saying goodbye to a lot of great friends, enjoying a number of “lasts” and wrestling with packing and getting rid [...]