OUR INTERNS & RESIDENTS
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.
Click here to support the interns.
After clicking the link above please select the program area “5120 Support: Internship Program” to donate to the general intern fund. To donate to a specific person please select that same program area then proceed to tell us the name of the intern you would like to support in the “Comments” section. Thank you!
Hey! I’m Gabriel. I love to write, whether it be from short stories to board games to songs, and I love using the gifts God has given me to serve Him. I have been on several Casas builds in Guatemala over the years, and it always feels like home whenever I go. I felt the Lord calling me to intern as my next step, and I am thrilled to be able to serve God in this way!
Hi! I am Sarah, and I am a senior at The University of Tennessee. I am originally from Wheaton, IL, a suburb outside of Chicago. I love living down in the south, especially because I am close to the Smokey Mountains which I absolutely love. I am a very outgoing, energetic, and adventurous person who just loves to be outside and explore God’s creation. I decided to be an intern this summer because the opportunity to spend the summer serving the Lord by building and leading teams is one that I did not want to miss. I am so excited to see the way God is going to work and grow His kingdom this summer.
Hey there! My name is Elise Burch. I was born and raised in Monroe, Louisiana. In grade school, I was the kid always being moved because I was talking too much, but now I get to talk for a living! I am going to seminary in the fall of 2023 to become a deacon focusing on missions and community outreach in the United Methodist Church. I decided to be an intern because I love mission work and Jesus. I am so excited to be working with Casas this summer. I cannot wait to do the Lord’s work, building homes and sharing the Gospel with all people!
Hey! My name is Sanderson. I’m originally from a small town in BC, Canada. I love to travel and get outside of my comfort zone. My first build with Casas was in Juarez, Mexico, 17 years ago, during a highschool trip. That experience had a big impact on my life and played an important role in making me into who I am today. It’s always been in the back of my mind to return, and now that it’s happening, I’m super excited to see what God has planned.
Hello, my name is Audrey! I am currently a freshman at Oklahoma Wesleyan University. In my spare time, I enjoy being outdoors, playing sports, and spending time with my family. I grew up in Mitchell, South Dakota with my parents and four sisters. When I was in high school, I went on three mission trips with Casas por Cristo, and I loved every one of them. I soon felt God calling me to serve as an intern in order to spend even more time serving through this ministry. Over the years, I have looked for opportunities that will allow me to make an impact on the kingdom of God. I am very excited to serve God through building houses and showing others the love of Jesus.
Hi! I’m Liam. I love Jesus with all my heart, and I’m striving to be more like Him. I grew up all over place since we moved a lot, but I spent the majority of my time in Austin, Texas. Growing up on the move gave me a taste for adventure at an early age, and that has only grown as I matured. I had a life-changing encounter with Jesus when I was 19, and since then, I’ve been running toward whatever He has in store for me! I am immensely excited to take this leap of faith and move forward in living my life according to His great commission: “And he said to them, “Go into all the world and proclaim the gospel to the whole creation.” – Mark 16:15. I’m extremely blessed to have the opportunity to serve God and His people through working with Casas por Cristo and building homes! “Until the whole world knows!”
My name is Thomas Hudson, and I grew up in Centralia, Missouri. I decided to be an intern because I love the Lord, love helping people, and am trying to figure out what the Lord’s calling on my life is. I go to school at MACC, and I like to read and play video games.
Hello! I’m Jessiah. I grew up in Danville, Virginia, and I decided to do this internship because I saw it as an opportunity to grow in my relationship with God. I graduated from high school last year, and I figured that this would push me out of my comfort zone. After I complete the internship, my current plan is to go to school for engineering. Also, one of my hobbies is playing Dungeons and Dragons.
Hello! My name is Bridgette, and I am from Buffalo, Wyoming and have called Buffalo my home for my entire life! I have been busy attending Western Governor’s University to obtain my bachelor’s in Elementary and Special Education. In June of 2022, I decided to take a break from school and go on my very first Casas trip. After being introduced to the ministry, I fell in love with it, and I was blessed that the Lord opened up this opportunity to serve as an intern. I am looking forward to sharing the gospel and building a relationship centered around the love of Christ with all the different families and individuals. I can not think of a better way to spend this time than spreading love and being the hands and feet of Jesus.
Hello! I’m James from Statesville, NC and a recent graduate of High Point University. I am super stoked for the opportunity I have to work as a creative intern for Casas por Cristo this summer. I have been on three previous builds with Casas where I fell in love with the the people, the culture, and the mission of spreading the love of Christ through the tangible act of building homes. As a religion and communication double major, I hope that I am able to leverage the skillsets I have learned during my time with Casas. I am beyond blessed by all the individuals who will encourage, pray, and give to make this internship a reality. There is no doubt in my mind that God will move in big ways; I am excited to see how it all unfolds.
Hola! My name is Cecilia, and I’m from the great state of Nebraska. I’ve done four years of missionary work prior to COVID and am excited to get back out and serve with Casas. I found Casas online somehow back in 2017 but chose a different mission in Guatemala. God has called me back to serve there, and with Casas this time around. I am excited to return to Guatemala and continue serving the people there. I am grateful God has put a deep love in my heart for this people. I wouldn’t be here without my faith. My faith has led to me to travel to many places. I am always up for adventure. I know God will challenge and stretch me like he has done in each of my previous missions. I am excited to see how He will this time. Please pray for me and this mission that we may serve the Lord in whatever ways He is asking of us. Muchas gracias.
Hi, I’m Aaron. I am from Gilbert, Arizona and currently studying manufacturing engineering at Arizona State University. I love working on projects such as woodworking 3D printing and tinkering with my go-cart. God has given me a heart for missions, and I believe that this is another step on that journey. I’m so excited that God has given me this opportunity to serve at Casas por Cristo, and I’m looking forward to how he will use me to serve him and spread the gospel to others.
Hi! I am Ryan, and I am a sophomore at Baylor University studying Mechanical Engineering. I am from Aurora, IL outside Chicago, but my family recently moved to the Phoenix area. I’m very excited to follow the plan God has for me and serve others this summer. I’m so grateful for this opportunity to work with everyone at Casas and see God work!
Hi, I am Isabelle! I am from Saint Johns, Michigan. My dream job is to be a nurse in the mission field. I am doing this internship for a couple of reasons. First, I really love helping people and being active. Second, I am testing and challenging myself to do a longer mission trip than I have in the past. A little about me is that by the summer, I will have graduated from a local community college and will be starting at the University of Michigan-Flint in the fall. I love working out, running, being outside, and spending time with people.
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I am here in El Paso, building houses for families in Juarez with Casas por Cristo simply because I love it. Nothing compares to the feeling that you get after working all week, knowing that God has blessed a family through your words, efforts, and motivation. There is no other way I would like to spend my summer other than building houses because of Christ, while having and impact on families and being able to show them God’s love through these houses. This whole experience has impacted me greatly, making me realize that all I want to do is to fulfill my purpose which is to spread and share the love of Jesus Christ.
Hi y’all! My name is Rebecca Thompson, and I am originally from Macon, Georgia. I called Fort Worth, Texas, home for four years while I earned my Bachelor’s degree from TCU, which is where I was first introduced to Casas por Cristo. After my first mission trip with Casas in March of 2020, I knew that God was calling me to serve here for a longer period of time. Flash forward to now and I’m taking a gap year to serve this ministry as a Team Coordinating resident before pursuing a Master’s in Divinity to become a campus minister. I’m so blessed to be able to serve Casas, and I can’t wait to see how God continues to move through this ministry!
Hi, My name is Hamlin, and I am from the small town of Buffalo, Wyoming. I graduated from high school in 2022, and I have spent my time working as a carpenter apprentice gaining knowledge and skill to help fuel my passion for building. Tie that with my love for the Lord, and being an intern for Casas was the best decision I’ve ever made. I have been on several Casas trips in the past, with each one drawing me closer to the Lord and His mission for my life. I am so excited to be working with Casas this summer, and I can’t wait to see how God continues to move through Casas, building homes and spreading his love!