Juárez Field Director
915.778.0046 ext. 21
Hey, I'm Seth Brooks. I am married to my beautiful wife, Traci, and we have two children, Scarlett Faith and Robert Haddon. I came on my first Casas build in 2013 and was immediately hooked. Traci and I both graduated from Truett-McConnell College in Cleveland, Georgia where we met. After graduation we were married, and one year later we moved to El Paso to serve with Casas por Cristo. I love serving God by both sharing the story of His love for His children and being able to give them a physical manifestation of His love for them through a home.
915.778.0046 ext. 18
Hi. My name is Zach Bryan, and I am from the mountains of Hendersonville, NC. I went on my first Casas trip to Juárez in 2012, and it changed my life. I knew I had to return to this city. Over the next 5 years, I was able to be a part of more than 10 builds in the city of Juárez. I graduated from Full Sail University in 2014 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Show Production and Concert Touring. I am excited about allowing God to use my videography skills to bring others closer to Christ and to spread the gospel to the world.
Juárez Field Coordinator
915.778.0046 ext. 12
Hey, I'm Mary Cadarette, and I am from northern Michigan. I was introduced to Casas through my campus ministry, His House Christian Fellowship, during spring break of my freshman year of college. After doing my first trip, I did two summer internships with the ministry in our Juárez location. Throughout both of my internships, the Lord developed in me a love for this ministry, the city of Juárez, and the families we get to build for. During my second internship, it became obvious to me that there was a need in the ministry for more full time employees. I put in my application, and ever since I did, God has been opening doors and has helped make it possible for me to be here. I intend to serve here as long as God keeps opening those doors. I am thankful and honored to be a part of what God is doing through Casas, and I intend to make the most of this incredible opportunity.
Juárez Field Coordinator
915.778.0046 ext. 11
Hi, I’m Dusty Cockerell, and I am from Fairfield, Texas. I am married to my lovely wife, Cristian, and we have three beautiful girls, Kynlee, Kyla, and Ellie Kate. I went on my first Casas build in December of 2016 and immediately became hooked on what God was doing through Casas por Cristo. We moved to El Paso in October, 2017 to begin serving with Casas. I love helping people, and what better way than serving with Casas? I am serving as a Juárez Field Coordinator. I am honored to be a part of this team and am grateful to have such great Christian coworkers.
Joshua & Allie Crabbs
Dominican Field Director & Dominican Field Coordinator
915.778.0046 ext. 70
Hello! I’m Josh. I first worked with Casas por Cristo when I was 16 years old on a trip to Juárez. In 2006, I packed all my belongings and moved from Akron, Ohio to El Paso, Texas to work with Casas as a summer intern. In 2007, I was officially brought on staff as a Juárez Field Coordinator. I married my beautiful wife in 2014, and in 2015 we moved to the Dominican Republic where we served together as Dominican Field Coordinators until our son, James, was born. In 2017, I took on a new level of responsibility as the Dominican Field Director. It has been quite an adventure learning and living in the Dominican, and we are honored to play a role in the incredible work God is doing here. My name is Allie, and I first heard about Casas por Cristo in 2012 while interning at Colegio Cristiano Mañana Gloriosa. God captivated my heart for missions when I was 16 years old while working with an orphanage, ironically, in Juárez. After that, I spent the majority of my summers working with different organizations outside the U.S. In 2013, I graduated from Dallas Christian College, then worked for Colegio Cristiano Mañana Gloriosa until I met Josh and followed him to the Dominican Republic.
Ryan De la Peña
915.778.0046 ext. 16
I was first introduced to Casas por Cristo in 2001 when I came on a trip with my home church from Colorado Springs to build a home for a family in Juárez, México. After experiencing firsthand the poverty of México and seeing the need for the gospel, I followed God’s call on my life by becoming an intern. After completing 3 internships, I felt God leading me to come on staff full time in 2003. I met Leanne at Casas, and we married in August of 2003. Leanne continued to serve as a Team Coordinator until the birth of our first child. Currently my wife and I have eight children, Aurora (13), Ethan (12), Silas (10), Eli (9), Landon (7), Elliana (5), Israel (4), and Ezequiel (1). My current responsibilities include building with teams in Juárez and Acuña, México and San Raymundo, Guatemala, as well as printing shirts and managing the Casas store. Leanne stays busy caring for our growing family and homeschooling our children. We are excited and thankful for the opportunity to use our lives to serve God in México and Guatemala.
Kiersten & Spencer DeLong
Assistant to the Executive Director, Finance Coordinator
Hello there! We are the DeLongs and will be welcoming our first child to our family come June! We both came to love missions, and ministry in general, from a young age. I (Kiersten) went on my first mission trip when I was fifteen years old, and while it was not a Casas trip, it was the first time I had heard about Casas. Spencer was sixteen when he went on his first build with Casas in Juárez. A few years later, Spencer and I found ourselves studying ministry at Lincoln Christian University where we graduated with degrees in youth/preaching and missions. Since then, we have served in youth ministry in Illinois and were able to lead a trip to Juárez in 2014. Most recently we’ve been working for Lincoln Christian University and got to lead a group of college students to Guatemala in 2018. Thus, when we received the opportunity to join the Casas team full- time, we could not say no. We are always excited to see the way that God is moving among His people. To be a part of the Casas team and partner with both the local and global Church to create more opportunities for the Gospel to be shared is something that seems to bring our experiences, callings, and loves together in a pretty perfect way. We are excited to see what is to come in the years ahead.
Acuña Field Director
915.778.0046 ext. 50
Hello. I am Scott DeWitt. My wife, Jonna, and I have been serving in full time ministry for all of our adult lives. We have had a calling to serve God and His people since we were young. Our relationship with Casas por Cristo started in 1999 when I was serving as a youth minister in Illinois. We discovered a love for missions after leading several youth trips with Casas. I then served a short time on the Board of Trustees at Casas. In 2006 God took our love and passion for missions and my position on the Board of Trustees, and turned them into a full time ministry at Casas. I was given the opportunity to move from a ministry serving youth to a ministry serving the poor in México. For the first seven and a half years on staff, I served as the Director of Spiritual Outreach. At the beginning of 2014, I transitioned into my current role as the Acuña Field Director. There is nothing my family would rather do than serve God through this ministry. We feel blessed to be part of what God is doing through Casas and all who partner with us.
Wayland & Katherine Dietrich
Guatemala Field Coordinator & Finance Coordinator
Hello my name is Wayland Dietrich. In 2013, I hit a fork in the road of life and realized it was time for a major life change. I randomly came across the Casas por Cristo website and applied for an internship. Three months in México building homes and serving God seems like a big enough life change, right? Little did I know that internship was going to be the first step into a great journey I have been led down. I am currently a Field Coordinator in our Guatemala location. I can't even begin to explain how excited I am and how every day I am learning to put my trust in God. Hi! My name is Katherine and I am passionate about serving others. I am a missionary and Finance Coordinator at Casas por Cristo, serving alongside my husband in Guatemala. My desire to serve was fueled by travelling abroad in college (Ecuador, Honduras, Guatemala, Costa Rica, the Dominican Republic, Spain, Brazil, and México). I earned my Bachelor of Science Degree with a dual concentration in Accounting and International Business and a Spanish minor at Indiana University Southeast. In 2015, I decided it was time that I participate in a mission trip for the ministry where Wayland was serving by joining Team Casas in Juárez, México. In 2016, I built my second Casas home, which Wayland led in Guatemala. I spent three months in El Paso, TX as an apprentice in the Finance Department, and I moved to Guatemala to serve next to my husband on January 4, 2017. I am extremely excited to see the plans God has in store for this ministry.
Hi, my name is Brigham. My beautiful wife, Jamie, and I have two fantastic little girls: Caris and Calla. I’m originally from Illinois and took my first trip with Casas at age sixteen. A few summers later I came back as an intern. That summer was a major turning point in my life that deepened my desire to serve God. Afterwards, He opened up the opportunity for me to work in youth ministry for nine years. I joined Casas’ staff in the fall of 2016 to serve as the Intern Manager. I have the privilege of working for a ministry that has impacted and shaped my life in a tremendous way. We have been blessed by Casas, and now we want to be a blessing through Casas. We are excited about what God is going to bring about in our time here.
Dominican Field Coordinator
915.778.0046 ext. 70
My name is Argenis Disla (Henny). I’m Dominican, and I work in the Dominican Republic. It is a huge blessing for me to serve families from my own country. I have a heart and passion for doing God's will and helping build His Kingdom here on earth. Therefore, it has been a dream of mine for a long time to help serve those in need. I went on my first build in 2015 as a volunteer, and I definitely fell in love with the way Casas helped and shared the gospel with the families I was already in touch with. I started working with Casas por Cristo in 2016, but it wasn’t until February 1, 2017 that I became officially a part of the Casas staff. I am thankful to work with a Kingdom minded ministry.
Guatemala Field Director
915.778.0046 ext. 60
Hi, I am Pete. I have been on staff at Casas por Cristo since September of 2001, with my wife Abby joining in the summer of 2005. I also served as a summer intern for three summers prior to coming on staff. After serving several years as the Juárez Field Director, I am now the Guatemala Field Director. I am privileged to be a part of leading and helping set the vision and direction of the ministry. Abby and I have five children: Eden, Charlotte, Ezra, Samuel, and Solomon.
Juárez Field Coordinator
Hola, me llamo Miguel. I have worked at Casas por Cristo in Juárez for 20 years. I will most likely see you while you are building in Juárez because that is my home. I am also a pastor in the community where I live. I have been married for 24 years and have four kids and a grand daughter.
Hey, I'm David Griffith, and I just joined staff in February of 2018. I’m originally from Monroe, Louisiana, where I also attended college and studied construction management. I came on my first trip with Casas my freshmen year of college with my campus ministry. After going on a couple of trips I felt that God was calling me to do an internship. I spent the summer building houses in Juárez and it changed my life! That is where I met my beautiful wife, Victoria, and first felt that God was calling me into full time ministry. A year after I graduated from college I applied to come on staff with Casas, and two months later my wife and I made the move to El Paso! We are loving it here and are so exited to see the ways that God works through this ministry!
915.778.0046 ext. 14
Hi, I'm Lindsay. I grew up in Evansville, IN and first served with Casas in 2007 with a group from the church I attended growing up. I was able to attend 4 Casas trips before moving to Colorado to finish school. I completed my degree in Nonprofit Studies from Metropolitan State University of Denver. After graduating, I worked as a Volunteer Coordinator and Grant Writer for a nonprofit in Denver that primarily serves homeless and low-income individuals and families. I felt God had been telling me that something new was on the horizon, and through a series of events He had very specifically been laying Casas on my heart. One thing led to another and I was so excited to join the team as the Creative Writer. It's so cool to see how God works in each of our lives to bring glory to His name and I look forward to what He has in store through the ministry of Casas.
Justin & Julie Kirklin
Director of Development
915.778.0046 ext. 70
Greetings! I'm Justin Kirklin. I have a beautiful wife named Julie, and three kids, Eli, Emily, and Ethan. Julie and I met in our home state of Michigan and attended Ferris State University together. We were both introduced to Casas por Cristo through our campus ministry and fell in love with Casas. We married in 2008. In 2009, we accepted a position with the ministry and moved to El Paso to start our wonderful ministry together with the rest of the Casas staff. In 2014, we were honored with the opportunity to go to the Dominican Republic to plant Casas in a new country. We feel so blessed to be a part of the ministry in the Dominican. Seeing families come to Christ and receive homes make any of the trials along the way well worth it. Please pray for our family as we continue to serve the people in the Dominican Republic.
Director of Operations
915.778.0046 ext. 22
My first trip with Casas was in the summer of 1998 with my home church from Fayetteville, Georgia. The following summer I started this full time journey with my first internship as a Junior in college. Every day since 1999 this ministry has been a part of who I am in Christ. I have been blessed to marry my wife, Amy, and have her support in our work at Casas. Our three boys, Jonas, Kash, and Titus were born here and have been raised watching and serving the people of México. There is no place I would rather be in this world than right here on the mission field working at Casas por Cristo and serving Jesus Christ.
Dominican Field Coordinator
915.778.0046 ext. 14
Hi, My name is Weston Lott. I grew up in Berea, Ohio, and I attended The University of Akron in Akron, Ohio, where I lived for ten years. After college I worked in the corporate world as a graphic designer for eight years. I first came to know the ministry of Casas por Cristo when I went on a mission trip in December, 2014 to Ciudad Juárez, México. After taking part in my second mission trip with Casas in the Dominican Republic, I was hooked on serving the Lord in this way. I applied and was accepted as a summer intern for Casas in the DR shortly after. That summer changed my life! I am extremely excited to take the gifts that God has given me in design and construction to serve His kingdom with Casas por Cristo.
Juárez Field Coordinator
915.778.0046 ext. 20
Hi! I'm Brendan Noerper, and I am from Millstadt, Illinois. My first mission trip was in 2015 when my youth group and I came to Acuña, México to build two homes with Casas. That trip opened my eyes to missions and the impact it has on the world. A year and a half later, I joined a team from a church in Illinois who was building a home in the Dominican Republic over the New Year. During that trip, I decided that I was ready to apply to be an intern for Casas. I had the privilege of interning for Casas in Acuña during the summer of 2017. It changed my life, and I cannot begin to describe the work God has done. Upon returning home, I decided to apply to be full time staff in El Paso/Juárez, and I got hired! There's no doubt God is using me for his glory. This journey is amazing, and God is doing great things.
Acuña Field Coordinator
915.778.0046 ext. 50
Hello, my name is David Quiñones. I have been working with Casas por Cristo for fifteen years. I was born and raised in Juárez, México. I am married to Delia Alvarez, and we have two beautiful sons, David Jr. and Irvin. David Jr. is 21 years old and is now in college. Irvin is 15 years old and is in high school. I began my work with Casas in February 2004 in Juárez. Due to the violence that occurred there, we decided in March 2009 to continue serving the Lord full time with Casas in Acuña, México. It has been a big challenge for our family because this is the first time we have ever moved away from Juárez. Through his grace, God has taught me to serve others. It is my privilege to serve God at Casas. Being a missionary allows me to work with my hands and teach others as we build homes. It is my responsibility to make preparations for our volunteer groups, to be attentive to their needs while they are here, to visit families before and after construction, to host the monthly pastors meetings, and to keep the central warehouse and its tools in order.
915.778.0046 ext. 25
I know no other life outside of the ministry. My parents served as missionaries with Colegio Biblico in Eagle Pass, TX / Piedras Negras, MX for 37 years. I studied Youth and Pastoral Ministry at Dallas Christian College and New Testament Preaching at Johnson Bible College. I have served on staff at the Christian Church of Midland, TX, First Christian Church in Weslaco, TX, and Raintree Christian Church in Lubbock, TX. Somewhere along the way, I met, fell in love with, and married my wife of over 20 years, Rio, and witnessed the birth of our beautiful daughter, Taylor. After serving on the board at Casas por Cristo for a couple of years, I came on staff as the Executive Director in 2005. I have never felt more at home than I do here. This is what God has been preparing me for my entire life. I love being able to present the gospel to people in a real and tangible way. I love being able to connect regular church folks with regular families in foreign countries and let them see that they are both children of the King. If I'm not here doing something with Casas or remodeling something at my house, you'll find me at some camp ground. Our family loves to camp. Any time I can string a couple of days together you'll find my wife and I pulling our trailer to some state or national park and getting away from it all. The staff here insists that in my retirement I am going to be a tour guide at some park.
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Hi, I’m Jason! I have a wife named Janette and twin boys named Caleb and Thomas. Janette and I grew up in Indiana and first met at Ball State University, although we never dated until after we both wound up on staff here at Casas por Cristo. Janette was the Intern and Volunteer Manager, but after we had the boys, she became a stay-at-home mom. I went on my first Casas por Cristo trip in 2003 with a crew from my college ministry. I had no construction experience at all going in, but I wound up having one of the best weeks of my life! I loved the tangibility of what we were doing; it was one of the most powerful ways to love with actions that I had ever seen. After two more trips, I applied to intern in 2006, and after two internships, I felt that this was where I needed to be. When I joined staff in 2007, my office job was as a site coordinator, making maps and working in the database. However, in 2011, I switched roles to fill a void we had in financial bookkeeping. So when I’m not working with a team building a home, I get to crunch the numbers and reconcile accounts! It’s not glamorous, but it’s very necessary to facilitate the work that we all love.
Roberta & Travis Sanders
915.778.0046 ext. 10
Salutations! We're the Sanders Family, and we are originally from the Mt. Carmel, Illinois area. I (Roberta) serve as a team coordinator while Travis (my husband) leads builds. We have two adorable kids, Violet and Harvey. We fell in love with the ministry of Casas in high school and college while on mission trips to Juárez. God moved our hearts to serve as interns with Casas in 2005 and 2006, and the rest is history. We love how building homes for families in need tangibly shows God's love. One of our favorite things about Casas is how the ministry builds relationships between families and local pastors and churches as a way to meet their spiritual needs.
915.778.0046 ext. 27
Hello. I am Andrew. I came on trips with Casas for three years, which led to a summer internship before I graduated with a degree in graphic design. Later I moved to El Paso to work with Casas full time. I grew up going on trips to México with my home church, which is where I gained my passion for mission work. I serve as a senior designer at Casas. I love this job because I get to use what I learned in school to help the ministry grow, and I get to work with my hands as well as with people, which is also a passion of mine. I married my beautiful wife Lacy and moved her to El Paso in May 2014. She is an administrative assistant at our church and is studying to become a nurse.
Kyle St. Amand
915.778.0046 ext. 24
Hey, my name is Kyle St. Amand, and I am from Hartselle, Alabama. I first served with Casas while my home church was doing their first build in Acuña in 2011. After returning each year with my church and doing a Team Casas build myself, I decided to apply for a 2017 summer internship with Casas. I was placed in the Guatemala location and loved the entire summer. After returning home, I decided to apply for a full time position with Casas and accepted a job as a Team Coordinator. This was a huge decision for me as I had a full time career as a Firefighter/EMT at the time and had quit my job in order to do the internship. It took a lot of faith to trust that God would provide for me and that I was making the decision He wanted me to make. I believe God has put me exactly where I need to be in order to have the most impact in His kingdom. I look forward to the years of service ahead!
Hello, I’m Donnie. The Lord has blessed me with the opportunity to serve youth and adults throughout the Midwest and Latin America for more than 20 years. God began my journey in Missouri when He led me to be the Director of Student Ministry from 1996 to 2004 at St. John Lutheran Church in Ellisville, MO. My very first youth team to serve with Casas por Cristo in Juárez, México came shortly after in 1997. The next door that God guided me and my family through was to serve the youth in Aurora, IL, as the Director of Student Ministry at Crossroads Community Church. I continued to take youth, college students, and adults to serve in Juárez, as well as in Belize and Guatemala via short term missions. From 2006 to 2009 I held a position on the Casas por Cristo Board. The love of my life, Leslie, continuously supports the plans that God has for our lives. We are the proud parents to Chelsea, Josh, and Nick, and we have six beautiful grandchildren.
Juárez Field Coordinator
My name is Jake White, and I’m originally from Akron, Ohio. I decided to follow the Lord after my freshman year of college. I was attending a college ministry called Campus Focus and came with them on my first Casas trip during spring break in 2011. It was such an impactful week in my life, and I couldn’t just walk away. I signed up and did my first internship down in San Raymundo, Guatemala. I found myself coming back every chance I could. I was hooked. I did my next internship and then an apprenticeship in Juárez, México, as well. In December 2015, I joined staff as a Field Coordinator in Juárez! I am so excited for the opportunity to serve in this capacity. God has been so good to me!
Acuña Field Coordinator
My name is Nick Wille. I am from St. Louis, Missouri. My first and only trip was back in 2007 when I was a freshman in high school. It was my first time out of the country for a mission trip, and it was an amazing and eye opening experience for me. I've since graduated with a degree in Industrial Technology from Ranken Technical college in St. Louis. I love to work with my hands and build things. I also volunteered a lot with my home church youth group and loved working with the students. I've completed two internships with Casas por Cristo during the summers of 2014 and 2015. They were awesome opportunities. I met great new friends and just fell in love with the ministry. I am now working in Acuña Mexico. I love getting to be the hands and feet of Christ, and I'm so excited to see what God has for me and Acuña.