I serve as the Executive Assistant to Brian Heerwagen. I was first introduced to DELTA Ministries when I was ten years old back in 1998. My family went to Italy with DELTA in 1998, 2000, and 2002. In 2004 I had the opportunity to go with DELTA to Fiji on another short term trip. After graduating high school in 2006 I didn’t know what I ‘wanted to do with my life’ and I knew that my walk with God needed a major make over. That following winter 2007 I participated in a 5 month long program called a Discipleship Training School (DTS) with Youth With A Mission (YWAM) inSalem, Oregon. This was where my already 12 year old relationship with God took root in my life. I discovered more about God than I knew was possible and began to discover the person that God made me to be.
After three months of classes in my DTS, I headed to Thailand and Cambodia for an 8 week outreach. There my heart broke forCambodia while I watched this nation still try to recover from the horrific events that took place in the 70s. While there we ministered with girls who had been rescued out of the sex industry, orphans, local churches, and other mission organizations. Out of the 13 nations I’ve been to, Cambodia is the nearest to my heart and hopefully, one of these, I will return.
After returning home from my DTS I completed a leadership course called the Galilee Project with YWAM and came back as a staff member where I served for 3 years. I first joined the Mobilization Department due to the passion that I have to see churches in my own country and abroad involved in missions. During that year I did many trips in the Northwest, Germany, Switzerland and Mexico, mobilizing churches and my own generation into mission. Winter of 2009 I had the opportunity to staff a DTS which I also was blessed to take to Colombia. There we worked with local churches, refugees, and the YWAM ministries there. After my return in June of 2009 I was handed the responsibility of running our Registrar and Reception offices as well as helping in the Personnel Department. I served in these areas for 6 months after deciding again to staff yet another DTS winter 2010. My three short years with YWAM taught me so much about God and myself and the world of missions. During this time I had amazing opportunities around the world: planting churches, holding orphans, promoting sanitation, teaching, evangelism, intercession, and brining hope. I also had some other forms of fun along the way: climbing waterfalls, riding elephants, eating mysterious foods, navigating huge markets, and bartering.
After a series of events I had to leave YWAM and was offered a position with DELTA. It was only then that I was reminded that long ago, back in my DTS three years ago, I had told a friend that I wanted to work with DELTA someday. I attribute my passion for missions to DELTA, for the early exposure to the needs of the world. I am honored to work with them and to serve them with the gifts and talents of administration that I believe God has blessed me with.