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!
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.
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, my name is Mackenzie! I am from Winston Salem, NC and currently attending the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. I am majoring in Accounting, so I wanted to be an intern in the Finance Department for Casas. I have been on two builds with my church in the past year and wanted to see what it would be like to work behind the scenes at Casas. I’ve prayed long and hard about this opportunity, and I’m so excited to see what the Lord has planned for me!
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, 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.
Hi, my name is Dominic. I’m from Lamar, Colorado where there isn’t too much around. I just finished welding school and am excited for the next chapter in my life, I believe that this internship is a great first step in that new chapter.
Hello, I’m Victoria! I grew up in a suburb of Cleveland, Ohio, and have been living in Michigan for the last 11 years. I am an airline pilot but taking the summer to serve in Guatemala while I am in a transition between airlines. After serving on previous builds, I fell in love with the opportunity to build homes for families while sharing about our eternal home. Growing up, I always loved mission projects and I am so excited that God has led me to be an intern with Casas por Cristo during this season. I am looking forward to building and getting to be a part of serving as the hands and feet of Jesus. In my free time, I enjoy the outdoors, being active, traveling, spending time with people, and any other fun-filled adventure!
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.
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.
Hey, I’m Clay! I’m a Freshman at Kansas State University Salina, but originally from Northwest Arkansas. I enjoy playing sports, flying drones, and flying planes. After going on four different trips with Casas, I saw what God can do through my work and decided to apply for this internship! I hope God will use me to make a difference in many people’s lives and in the local community. I’m very grateful for this opportunity and super excited to see what God will do this summer!
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.
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.
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.
Hey everyone, I’m Nathan. I am from St. Louis, MO, and I am currently a senior at Wheaton College studying Christian Formation and Ministry. Ministry has always been where I have felt called. I have participated in that work ever since my freshman year of high school – leading small groups, teaching, planning events, and leading worship. I don’t know what God has planned for me in the future, but I believe that my internship with Casas is the next step on this life-long journey of becoming more Christ-like and serving His people. I am excited to be working with Casas this summer and for all the ways that I will get to serve during my time there.
Hi there! My name is Marissa, and I am from Crown Point, Indiana. I surrendered my life to Christ in August 2021, and I have been faithfully serving the Lord ever since. In February 2023, I went on my first mission trip to Guatemala with Casas, and to say the least, I really fell in love with the people and the community. During my time there, I learned about the internship that Casas offers, and I felt like God was calling me to do it. I am really excited to see how He moves during this season, and I look forward to not only meeting new people and growing in my faith but watching how God provides and cares for people in places so far away from me. Some quick things about me are that I am going to school for Education, and I love traveling and experiencing new things. I enjoy being active and doing anything daring (I even tried skydiving, which was super fun). I also really enjoy reading. I am blessed for this opportunity to work with Casas and show people the love of our Heavenly Father!
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.
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!