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Meet our awesome interns & residents! These individuals give anywhere between three months to two years to support our ministry in a variety of ways including building homes for families, working in our Admin Department, serving in our field locations, and more.

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Click the link above to donate to one of our interns or residents. For interns, select “5120 Support: Intern Program” from the donation designation menu. Then type the intern’s name in the donation comments field. For residents, select their name from the donation designation menu.


Gus Bell

Resident in the Dominican Republic

Howdy! My name is Gus. While I was born in El Paso, I grew up in Opelika, in the great state of Alabama! I graduated with my Associate’s degree in Plastic Injection Molding from a community college. From there, I went to work full-time in manufacturing. I was able to go on two Casas trips in the spring of 2023, and through those trips, I could hear God speaking to me and continuously pointing me back to Casas. I eventually listened to what God was telling me and committed to a residency with Casas. My grandparents, dad, and uncles all founded Casas in 1993, and I’m excited to continue in this ministry in Juarez. I know God can use me in a massive way with Casas, and I can’t wait to experience everything He has in store for me.

Luke Campbell

Building Summer 2024

Hey Everyone! My name is Luke. I am from Naperville, Illinois. I’ve been lucky enough to grow up in a Christian household with parents who have taken me to church for as long as I can remember. I love doing mission work and am so grateful to have this opportunity to serve Christ in such an amazing way. I can’t wait to bring God’s goodness to people who may not know His glory! God is good, and I can not wait to do his work!

Ashlyn Clark

Building Summer 2024

Hello! I am Ashlyn. I grew up in Central Illinois but have been in St. Louis studying physical therapy for the past few years. My family believes it is important to serve others and made sure my brothers and I got a chance to serve with Casas por Cristo. I have witnessed the impact that sharing the love of Jesus has on a community, and I am so excited God can use me to contribute to serving and sharing His love.

Mitchell Clark Jr.

Building Summer 2024

Hey there! I’m Mitchell. I’m from Owasso, Oklahoma. I just finished my sophomore year at Ozark Christian College, studying General Ministry. Throughout high school, I went on four mission trips with my church to Acuña. On day one of my first trip with Casas, I fell completely in love with it. I knew God was working through Casas por Cristo, and I wanted to be a part of it. I can’t wait to see what God has in store for me this summer and how He’s going to work in and through me.

Garrett Couchenour

Resident in Juárez, México

Hey, y’all! I’m Garrett, and I’m from Vincennes, Indiana. I graduated from Liberty University with a B.E.D. in Health and PE. I love to work outside, fish, play sports, read, hang out with friends and family, exercise, and learn about our Lord. I served on a mission trip with Casas in Guatemala the summer after I graduated high school. Ever since then, I’ve had a desire and heart for missions. I’m excited about the opportunity to serve as a resident with the Casas team and look forward to bringing the light and love of Jesus to all we meet.

Dominic Esparza Casas por Cristo build intern

Dominic Esparza

Building in Acuña, México

Hey, I’m Dominic, I’m from Colorado and recently came back for my second internship with Casas por Cristo. My first internship was in our first location, Juárez, Mexico, and this time, I’m getting to serve in Acuna, Mexico. I love this ministry, and I feel like God put it on my heart to help others not just to receive a home but to receive Christ into their lives. That’s what Casas is all about.

Molly Hail

Resident in El Paso, TX

Hi everyone! My name is Molly, and I am from Colorado Springs, Colorado. I recently graduated from the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs with two bachelor’s degrees, one in sociology and the other in psychology. Growing up, the Casas por Cristo trip was the biggest event of the year at my church. My parents went on their first Casas trip when I was around seven years old. When they came back, my mom told me about the people who needed help and how God was using Casas por Cristo to meet their needs. I knew then that I wanted to serve with Casas one day. Now, twenty years later, I am proud to say that I have had the privilege of serving with Casas on two building internships, 2020 in Juarez and 2022 in Acuña, and now as a Team Coordinating Resident. I am excited to see what God has planned going forward.

Libby Huff

Building Summer 2024

I’m Libby! I am from Sapulpa, Oklahoma. I have a bachelor’s in Social Work from the University of Oklahoma, and I hope to go on to get my master’s in Social Work as well. I have done several builds with Casas por Cristo throughout my life, and each experience had such a big impact on me, my faith, and my love for the Lord and others. Service is a huge part of my heart, and I am so excited to serve God and His community in this way!

Ty Huff

Building Summer 2024

Hey! I’m Ty, and I am from Sapulpa, Oklahoma. I just graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a degree in Biomedical Engineering. I have been on several Casas trips in the past, and I feel a calling to serve with them in order to further God’s Kingdom. I am incredibly excited to get to love on His people and help other teams do the same!

Bridgette Klasinski

Resident in Juárez, México

Hi friends! My name is Bridgette. I am from the small town of Buffalo, Wyoming. I graduated with my bachelor’s degree in Education in November of 2022 but then felt God calling me to ministry. I took my first trip with Casas in the summer of 2022 to build a home for a family in Juárez. God did a lot of work on my heart that week and I knew I would return to Casas in some sort of capacity. I followed God’s will and served as a spring intern in January of 2023. This time at Casas was a major turning point in my life that really deepened my desire to serve God and build the Kingdom. I am excited to join the Casas team as a Resident and to see how God continues to move among all of His people. One of my favorite things about Casas is how God brings people from different nations, unites them as brothers and sisters of Christ, and shows God’s love for them in such tangible ways. There is nothing that I would rather do than serve God and share the gospel through this ministry. I feel very blessed to be a part of what God is doing through Casas and excited about what God is going to do in my time here.

Matthew Plunk

Admin Intern Starting Summer 2024

Howdy! I’m Matthew, and I love serving the Lord by helping His people wherever they find themselves. I grew up outside of Atlanta, Georgia, but I’ve seen my share of states and foreign countries, each one with its own unique needs and spaces in which to build God’s Kingdom. I cannot wait to move to El Paso/Juárez this summer and take another step closer to a career in service to all who need it!

Ashley Van Ravenswaay

Admin Intern in El Paso, TX

Hey y’all! My name is Ashley, and I am from Sioux Falls, South Dakota. In 2022, I graduated from Northwestern College with a degree in Music, but without a plan of what I was going to do moving forward. I had an opportunity in February of 2023 to go on my second build with Casas, and this opened my eyes to God’s calling to serve Him and His people. I am excited for this time with Casas to be able to share His love and light with more people through this internship.