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Team Leaders • click to see bios

josh mcbride

My name is Josh McBride. I am the pastoral resident working in student ministry. My main role is to help your sons and daughters grow in their relationships with Christ as they serve the people of Belize. I'm so excited!

My name is Josh McBride. I am the pastoral resident working in student ministry. My main role is to help your sons and daughters grow in their relationships with Christ as they serve the people of Belize. I'm so excited!

steve + joy brien

As Global Missions Pastor at Southeast, I've had the privilege of leading short term mission trips all over the world. My wife and I are thrilled to help the student ministry experience Christ in a new culture. My role is to equip the other leaders and handle the crucial details with travel and safety.

As Global Missions Pastor at Southeast, I've had the privilege of leading short term mission trips all over the world. My wife and I are thrilled to help the student ministry experience Christ in a new culture. My role is to equip the other leaders and handle the crucial details with travel and safety.

YESENIA FOLINGSTAD

My name is Yesenia and I had the privilege of going on this trip last year as a student. Now as one of the leaders I get the unique privilege of helping students experience what changed my life so much!

My name is Yesenia and I had the privilege of going on this trip last year as a student. Now as one of the leaders I get the unique privilege of helping students experience what changed my life so much!

Student Team • click to see bios

Mikaela Anthony

I'm 15 years old and I'm a sophomore at Chaparral High School. The reason I have wanted to go to Belize is I want return to strengthen the relationships I made on the Belize mission trip in 2015. I love working with the kids, listening to others testimonies, and spread the word of our Lord. I'm excited with the opportunity the Lord has presented and can't wait to see what the future holds.

I'm 15 years old and I'm a sophomore at Chaparral High School. The reason I have wanted to go to Belize is I want return to strengthen the relationships I made on the Belize mission trip in 2015. I love working with the kids, listening to others testimonies, and spread the word of our Lord. I'm excited with the opportunity the Lord has presented and can't wait to see what the future holds.

Caleb McBride

I have a passion for younger students because I understand the trouble that they have to face coming up and want to be able to walk with them through that. I want to go to Belize for an opportunity to help younger students in efforts to bring a little hope to there lives and also to grow my own faith. I have felt a calling to step out of my comfort zone to do something for God because I think that's when God does his greatest work and I think this is the perfect opportunity to do that. I am so excited for what this trip has in store for me and I hope God teaches me in amazing ways.

I have a passion for younger students because I understand the trouble that they have to face coming up and want to be able to walk with them through that. I want to go to Belize for an opportunity to help younger students in efforts to bring a little hope to there lives and also to grow my own faith. I have felt a calling to step out of my comfort zone to do something for God because I think that's when God does his greatest work and I think this is the perfect opportunity to do that. I am so excited for what this trip has in store for me and I hope God teaches me in amazing ways.

Bethany Casali

Hi! My name is Bethany Casali, I'm 17 years old and I'm a Senior at Cherokee Trail High School. I have been attending Southeast Christian Church for 6 years and I was a part of the mission trip to Haiti in 2014 and got a chance to also last year be apart of Royal Family Kids Camp. I am very excited and blessed to be a part of this mission to Belize this year. I'm attending this mission trip because I have a huge heart for service and I love to meet new people and explore what the world has to offer me through Christ and can't wait for what's to come!

Hi! My name is Bethany Casali, I'm 17 years old and I'm a Senior at Cherokee Trail High School. I have been attending Southeast Christian Church for 6 years and I was a part of the mission trip to Haiti in 2014 and got a chance to also last year be apart of Royal Family Kids Camp. I am very excited and blessed to be a part of this mission to Belize this year. I'm attending this mission trip because I have a huge heart for service and I love to meet new people and explore what the world has to offer me through Christ and can't wait for what's to come!

Conner Rovig

My name is Yesenia. I'm a senior at Legend High School. I was born into a military family and I have traveled all over the world, but always felt called to serve the Lord around the world. I am beyond excited to pursue Christ in Belize, and throughout my life.

Ryley Frederickson

Hi my name is Ryley. I am a senior at Chaparral High School.  I am going to Belize because I was called to go. I have always wanted to go on a mission trip to help people less fortunate than me, but to also share the good news of Jesus. I hope to build strong relationships with the people I already know, and those who I don't I am so excited about this trip! I can't wait to see what the Lord does.

Hi my name is Ryley. I am a senior at Chaparral High School.  I am going to Belize because I was called to go. I have always wanted to go on a mission trip to help people less fortunate than me, but to also share the good news of Jesus. I hope to build strong relationships with the people I already know, and those who I don't I am so excited about this trip! I can't wait to see what the Lord does.

Meagan Janes

I go to highlands ranch high school I'm on the Poms team and i dance and I love to listen to music and hang out with friends and I also love writing. I am going to Belize because I went last year and it changed my life in amazing ways and I love working with the kids there and I'm so excited to be going.  

I go to highlands ranch high school I'm on the Poms team and i dance and I love to listen to music and hang out with friends and I also love writing.

I am going to Belize because I went last year and it changed my life in amazing ways and I love working with the kids there and I'm so excited to be going.

 

Ethan Jenness

Hi, my name is Ethan Jenness and I am a sophomore attending Legend High School. I am 16 years old and this spring I will be heading to Belize on a mission trip. The thing I look forward to the most is being involved in another culture as well as God’s presence. I will be involved in children’s ministry, VBS, as well as sports ministry. Some hobbies I am involved in are sports, working out, hiking, and being in the mountains. Once again, I am Ethan Jenness and I can’t wait to go on this mission trip.

Hi, my name is Ethan Jenness and I am a sophomore attending Legend High School. I am 16 years old and this spring I will be heading to Belize on a mission trip. The thing I look forward to the most is being involved in another culture as well as God’s presence. I will be involved in children’s ministry, VBS, as well as sports ministry. Some hobbies I am involved in are sports, working out, hiking, and being in the mountains. Once again, I am Ethan Jenness and I can’t wait to go on this mission trip.

Chantal Webb

Megan Mondragon

Sonoma Olson

Hello! My name is Sonoma Olson. I am a sophomore at Cherokee Trail High school. I am a part of the International Baccalaureate program at my school. I play softball year round and hope to eventually play in college. I've been attending southeast for 3 years and volunteer in the nursery and have a strong passion for children. I went on a missions trip to Haiti last year and it has been in my heart to do more. I am excited to venture to Belize and serve the people who live there.

Hello! My name is Sonoma Olson. I am a sophomore at Cherokee Trail High school. I am a part of the International Baccalaureate program at my school. I play softball year round and hope to eventually play in college. I've been attending southeast for 3 years and volunteer in the nursery and have a strong passion for children. I went on a missions trip to Haiti last year and it has been in my heart to do more. I am excited to venture to Belize and serve the people who live there.

Alyssa Hurt

Hi, my names Alyssa Hurt. I go to Colorado Early Colleges and I'm a sophomore. I love to play soccer and volleyball. I also love going to the mountains. I want to go to Belize because I want to serve my Lord and get to know different aspects of our world. I want to share the gospel and share my God with others. Matthew 5:16 says "In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven."

Hi, my names Alyssa Hurt. I go to Colorado Early Colleges and I'm a sophomore. I love to play soccer and volleyball. I also love going to the mountains. I want to go to Belize because I want to serve my Lord and get to know different aspects of our world. I want to share the gospel and share my God with others. Matthew 5:16 says "In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven."

Chase Griffin

Hello.  My name is Jacob Spille and I'm 16 years old. I go to Cherokee Trail High School and I'm in 10th grade.  I love sports and I love to play baseball. I serve at my church in the tech area in my youth group and I'm a small group leader for the middle school age.  I also get to officiate different sports through our church's Upward Program.  I went to Haiti last year on a mission's trip with my youth group and I am excited to be able to serve God and the people in Belize this year.

Carson Tolley

My name is Carson Tolley, I am a 16 year old sophomore at Elizabeth High School. I will be going on a mission trip to Belize. I am going on this trip to help serve the local community by ministries such as VBS and sports ministries. I hope to connect with others through my athletic background. The impact I hope to make is to show God's love and hope to the local children. I hope to bring back a new courage and bravery in which I can go into my own community and share the gospel with out fear of judgement.

My name is Carson Tolley, I am a 16 year old sophomore at Elizabeth High School. I will be going on a mission trip to Belize. I am going on this trip to help serve the local community by ministries such as VBS and sports ministries. I hope to connect with others through my athletic background. The impact I hope to make is to show God's love and hope to the local children. I hope to bring back a new courage and bravery in which I can go into my own community and share the gospel with out fear of judgement.

Brayley Payne

I'm going to Belize because I really want to be apart of something big that can effect someone's life. in my life all I really want to do is change the world in a positive way - and in my opinion by effecting one person in a positive way I'm already doing that. I want to spread the love of Jesus as far as I can outside of just Parker or Elizabeth. I'm so blessed to be apart of this trip!

I'm going to Belize because I really want to be apart of something big that can effect someone's life. in my life all I really want to do is change the world in a positive way - and in my opinion by effecting one person in a positive way I'm already doing that. I want to spread the love of Jesus as far as I can outside of just Parker or Elizabeth. I'm so blessed to be apart of this trip!

Clare McElligat

Hi! My name is Clare McElligatt. I am a junior at Ponderosa high school. Ever since I heard about this mission trip, I have been extremely exited about it. I knew it was something I needed to do. I felt like God called me to participate in this. I can't wait to spread his word and watch his spirit work in people. I can't wait to see the Lord change their lives as he did mine.

Hi! My name is Clare McElligatt. I am a junior at Ponderosa high school. Ever since I heard about this mission trip, I have been extremely exited about it. I knew it was something I needed to do. I felt like God called me to participate in this. I can't wait to spread his word and watch his spirit work in people. I can't wait to see the Lord change their lives as he did mine.