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.
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.
Kiersten & Spencer DeLong
Assistant to the Executive Director, Finance Coordinator
915.778.0046 ext. 26
Hello there! We are the DeLongs and had our first child, Brantley, in June 2018! 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 15 years old, and while it was not a Casas trip, it was the first time I had heard about Casas. Spencer was 16 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 passions together in a pretty perfect way. We are excited to see what is to come in the years ahead.
México 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 to serving as the Acuña Field Director, and after five years, I am now the Director of México, overseeing both our Acuña and Juárez locations. There is nothing my family would rather do than to 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
Nicaragua Field Manager & Certified Management Accountant
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 Manager in our Nicaragua 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. Hello! I'm Katherine and I am a Certified Management Accountant working remotely from Nicaragua. Serving others, accounting, and tennis are my passions. I lived in Guatemala for two years and seven months before moving to Nicaragua on August 5, 2019.
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 16. 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. Afterward, 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 Site Coordinator
915.778.0046 ext. 70
My name is Argenis (Henny) Disla, and I am a Site Coordinator in the Dominican Republic. I was born and raised in the Dominican, so it is a huge blessing for me to serve families in my own country. My wife, Rachel, and I have been married since 2018. I have a passion for doing God’s will and building His Kingdom, and it has been a dream of mine for a long time to serve those in need. In 2015, I volunteered at a build near where I lived. I fell in love with the ministry and its mission to share the gospel with families I was already in touch with. I began working with Casas por Cristo in 2016 and officially joined the staff in 2017. We are thankful to work with a Kingdom-centered ministry!
Central America 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 moved to Guatemala to serve as the Field Director there. I am now the Director of Central America, overseeing our Guatemala and Nicaragua locations. 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.
Dominican Field Coordinator
915.778.0046 ext. 70
Hey, my name is Ian Dugger. I am from Daytona Beach, Florida and attended Johnson University Florida where I majored in Intercultural Studies. My Casas story starts at the International Conference on Missions where I was first introduced to this ministry. That led me to an internship in Juárez in the summer of 2016 and in Acuña the following year. I am excited about this opportunity to serve God and the families of the Dominican Republic!
Hey. I'm David Griffith, and I 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 freshman 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. Two months later, my wife and I made the move to El Paso! We are loving it here and are so excited to see the ways that God works through this ministry!
Dominican Field Coordinator
915.778.0046 ext. 70
Hello! My name is Nan Hammel, and I’m originally from northern Indiana. I graduated from Purdue University and worked in soil and water conservation and as a high school track and cross country coach for eight years. I first got involved with Casas por Cristo in 2015 taking trips to Guatemala with Bachelor Creek, my hometown church of Wabash, Indiana. In 2019, I joined a Team Casas build in Guatemala and God spoke to my heart. He was not only using this ministry to spread the gospel to people through the local church with the blessing of a home but also using it to build and equip his people, the church, to seek His kingdom wherever they live and serve (Ephesians 2:19-22). Over the summer of 2019, I worked as an intern in Juárez. I have been so blessed by all the people I have come to know through this ministry - pastors, families, groups, staff, and fellow interns. They are truly family to me. I felt God’s call to apply as a Field Coordinator with Casas por Cristo and am excited to serve as a part of the team in the Dominican Republic!
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 four Casas trips before moving to Colorado to finish school. I completed my degree in Nonprofit Management from Metropolitan State University of Denver. After graduating, I worked as a Volunteer Coordinator and Grant Writer for a nonprofit in downtown Denver. I worked there for almost two years until I felt God had been telling me that something new was on the horizon. Through an eye-opening, unexpected 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 Creative Writer. It is so incredible 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
Development Director, Team Coordinator
915.778.0046 ext. 19
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. After spending 2014 to 2018 launching our Dominican Republic location, we are now back in El Paso, TX serving in our main office. We look forward to our continued service and ministry to our teams and the families we minister to!
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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.
Guatemala Site Coordinator
915.778.0046 ext. 60
Hello. I'm Herbert, and I grew up in San Raymundo, Guatemala. I began working for the ministry in 2011 when they expanded into Guatemala. I handle all of the material orders and deliveries for Casas here in Guatemala. I have a degree in Exercise Science and enjoy spending my time in the gym helping others achieve their goals.
Acuña Site 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. 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.
Hi! I am Keturah, and I work as a Development Coordinator here at CpC. I went on my first Casas trip in 2004 when I was just 14 years old to help build a home in Juárez. This trip is where I really fell in love with missions and ultimately led me to study Missions and TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages). Since then, I have been able to serve the Lord by loving international students in universities, teaching ESL, and working with churches in the US and abroad. I am so excited that my journey in following and serving Christ has come full circle and that I get the opportunity to work full-time with this ministry that was so instrumental in my faith walk at such an early age. I look forward to recruiting other people and allowing them the opportunity to be a part of bringing Christ's love to the nations as well!
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.
Jason & Janette Roth
Finance Manager, Team Coordinator
915.778.0046 ext. 13
Hi, we’re the Roths - Jason, Janette, and our twin boys, Caleb and Thomas. We both 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 came and interned with CpC in the summers of ‘01 and ‘02 before joining staff in 2005. We were married in 2009 when she served as the Intern and Volunteer Manager. However, she left staff once we found out we had two on the way! A few years back, she started a cottage bakery from our home, and now that the boys are in grade school, she has come back on staff at CpC to work part-time as one of our Team Coordinators. I (Jason) went on my first Casas por Cristo trip in 2003 with a crew from our college ministry. Our Casas leader for that build happened to be a certain former intern named Janette Miller! 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. A couple of years later, I figured out who I needed to be with, too! 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.
Juárez Site Coordinator
Hello, I'm Gaspar. I am originally from Juárez and live with my wife and two daughters. My first build was in 2014 when I received a home from Casas. After receiving my home, I volunteered on as many builds as I could until I came on staff full-time in 2019. I serve as a Site Coordinator in Juárez. I deliver materials to the worksites, cook food for teams, and help to maintain the SHOC. This ministry changed my life, and I am so glad to be a part of it.
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 Operations Manager 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.
Kyle St. Amand
Guatemala Field Coordinator
915.778.0046 ext. 60
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. I have been working for Casas since October of 2017 and have been in the Guatemala location since January 2018. I married my beautiful wife, Hannah, in May of 2019 and she moved down to join me in Guatemala the day after our wedding. We have been enjoying this experience that God has put us on and look forward to what he will provide in the future. God is doing great things through this ministry, and we are happy to be a small part of it.
Guatemala Field Coordinator
915.778.0046 ext. 60
Hello friends, I am Luke. Before serving with CpC, I worked at a small construction company based in Fayetteville, GA. My first Casas trip was in the summer of 2017 with Southwest Christian Church. I enjoyed it so much that I signed up for another trip in February 2018. That trip led me to sign up for a summer internship in both 2018 and 2019. If I could go back in time ten years and ask my old self, “How would you like to go to a third world country and build homes for the poor in the name of Jesus?”, my response would have been, “You’ve definitely got the wrong guy!” However, in Christ, I became a new creature. God filled my heart with the desire to serve Him by helping others. God’s intervention completely rearranged my life’s priorities. Now, what matters most is living out His will for my life. Casas offered me a full-time staff position as a Guatemala Field Coordinator, and I gladly accepted this position with inspiration from Proverbs 16:9. I’m excited about what the future will bring and am excited to grow with this wonderful ministry!
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.
Chris & Becky Summerlot
Juárez Field Coordinators
Hi! We are Chris & Becky Summerlot. I (Chris) am a carpenter from Indianapolis, Indiana. During my first trip with Casas por Cristo in 2008, I fell in love with it immediately and applied for an internship in 2009. Instead of the internship, God had other plans for me like growing spiritually and starting a family with my beautiful bride, Becky, and our two sons, Matthew and Jonathan. In 2019, after going on multiple builds in Juárez, Acuña, and San Raymundo, organizing three Casas trips for my home church, and leading two builds as a Casas volunteer, God finally opened the door for us to work full-time at Casas. I love Casas because it mirrors the Gospel message by giving the free gift of a home, just like the free gift of salvation through Jesus Christ. We are excited to use our God-given gifts to further His Kingdom with Casas por Cristo.
Juárez Field Coordinator
Hi, my name is Michael Vo. I am a small-town boy from West Point, Georgia, and I went on my first Casas trip when I was a sophomore in high school! Although it didn’t hook me right away, it definitely caught my eye. I came back the following year, and on that build, I felt attached to the people of Mexico as well as to working in ministry. I did a summer internship as soon as I could and loved it! Fast forward a couple of years, and I found myself doing another internship, but this time it was with the intent to someday work for Casas full time! I am very excited to be a helping hand in expanding God's kingdom here in Júarez!
Acuña Field Manager
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.