Meet our awesome interns! These individuals give anywhere between three to six months to support our ministry in a variety of ways including building homes for families, working in our Creative 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!
Hi, my name is Rachel, and I am beyond excited to be serving as a Creative Intern this summer! I grew up as part of a military family and have gotten to live in 11 states over my lifetime. I initially felt called to missions on my first build with Casas por Cristo at the age of fifteen. My heart for global missions is stronger after three trips to Juárez and other incredible ministry opportunities in places like Colorado, Virginia, and Arkansas. I am currently studying Media Communication and Worship Arts at John Brown University with the intent to go into full-time nonprofit ministry after school. The Lord is moving in amazing ways in El Paso and Juárez, and I look forward to being a part of that this summer.
Hey, my name is Tess Borders. I’m from the St. Louis area. In the fall, I will be a senior at Georgetown College, where I am a part of the lacrosse team and an FCA leader. I am an art major and psych minor. I have been lucky enough to be a part of six builds in the Dominican Republic. I have felt a calling for missions ever since my first mission trip to Panama during my freshman year of high school. I am ecstatic to be able to intern this summer in Mexico and see what God has in store for not only me but every person I encounter.
Hi, my name is Alex Brown, and I’m really excited to get to work with Casas this summer! I am entering my sophomore year at Moberly Area Community College in Columbia, Missouri, where I am pursuing an Associate of Arts before beginning film school. Film has always been something that has fascinated me, and I hope to continue creating amazing stories through video. I was able to go on my first build during my sophomore year of high school, and it was an eye-opening experience. I went back after I graduated and knew I had to get involved somehow. Now, I will be using my passion for video production to help further this ministry and the kingdom of God.
Hi everyone! My name is Cayla Davis. I am a Senior at the University of Missouri – Columbia, where I am working towards my Bachelor of Science in Business Administration – Management, Minor in Leadership and Public Service, and Multicultural Certificate. I love photography, spending time outdoors, and hanging out with my family. I was able to go on my first mission trip with Casas por Cristo during the summer of 2018. Soon after, I applied and became an intern in the Juárez location during the summer of 2019, and I now have the opportunity to return and serve as an intern in the Finance Department. I cannot wait to share my love and passion for the Lord by serving in God’s Kingdom with Casas por Cristo another summer!
My name is Molly Hail, and I’m from Colorado Springs, Colorado. I enjoy watching movies and playing board games with my friends, cooking, and being outdoors! I am currently going to school to become a Marriage and Family Counselor. I first learned about Casas por Cristo when I was seven years old when my mom told me about her first trip. She told me about the families in need, and I knew I had to help. I held on to that desire and was finally able to go on my first trip when I was 18. That was one of the hardest weeks I’ve ever had because I spent it on crutches! But I will never forget it. I was on the trip I had been waiting for over a decade to go on, and I felt useless. It was not until the end of a stressful, frustrating week that I learned why I was meant to be there. On dedication day, the pastor of the sponsoring church stopped during his message and talked directly to me. He said, “to know that there are people who care about those who feel like they have been forgotten gave him hope”. He thanked me for having the courage to come to Juárez, despite my injury, and that I was an example of the love that Jesus has for the people of Juarez. That whole week, I believed that I was not making a difference. But God taught me if you are willing, all you have to do is show up, and He will do amazing things through you. Since then, I have gone on four more trips, and I am excited for many more as a 2020 summer intern.
Hi, my name is Brett. I am from Indiana and studying Criminal Justice at Ball State University. I am active with the campus CRU (Campus Crusades) club and a member of the Cardinal bowling team. God has been at work in my life in a few ways, including community service. Ever since I was a child, I have wanted to help others and show them God’s love. I have served with Casas por Cristo on two builds – one in Guatemala and another in the Dominican Republic. After those trips, I really felt led to do more. I want to be able to help make a difference and lead others to do the same.
Hey. My name is Garrett Hoffpauir, and I’m from Viola, Illinois. I attend Calvary Church of the Quad Cities and can proudly say that it is my home church. I have been on three trips with Casas and have loved every one that I have gotten to be a part of. It truly is an amazing organization led by people who have a true calling on their lives to serve. I have wanted to intern since the summer of 2018, but I was too young then. I recently graduated high school in May of 2019, and I decided that college wasn’t for me. I am currently starting an electrician apprenticeship and am hoping that some of my skills learned this summer will transfer over to this apprenticeship. A few years ago, I could’ve never seen myself interning for three months in a different country, but I know God works in mysterious and wonderful ways, and I’m so thankful that He put me in this position. I can’t wait to serve God surrounded by other Christ-followers this summer, and I am extremely excited to see what God has in store for me and others around me.
Hey friends, I’m Robert! God has shown me lately that He is the only way, not like He hasn’t been there the whole time, but He has seemed much more present in my life lately. The reason I feel like He felt so distant was that there was a part of my life that I just didn’t want to let go of and give to Him for the longest time. Once I finally surrendered that part of my life to Him, the amount of opportunity He gave me was almost one hundredfold! I started my adventure with Casas by attempting to get a summer job. Every step of the way with that job, I had an uneasy feeling about it. Eventually, I felt like God was leading me away from that position. Almost immediately, I received a postcard in the mail talking about an internship with Casas. I felt uncomfortable at first, but the more I thought about it, the more I felt led to go. I was trying to think of different excuses to not go, but God broke down every obstacle that stood in my way! Now, I’m well on my way to being the hands and feet of Jesus Christ, and I look forward to what He has in store!
Hi, my name is Emery Johnson, and I’m currently in my second year at Louisiana Tech University studying Architecture. I went on my first Casas trip when I was nine years old with some college students and my parents. Over the years, I went on several more trips, all to Acuña, México. Each of those builds had a profound impact on my life, and they helped lay a foundation for serving others. Getting to build homes for those in need is such an incredible opportunity, but the relationships with Christ and with others that are built along the way have a much deeper impact. I look forward to building things that last forever while serving as an intern for the summer of 2020!
Hi. My name is Dan Kennedy, and I am from a suburb of Detroit, MI, called Macomb. I’ve been going on mission trips with Casas through my local church since 2012, and God has blessed me on every trip in ways I could have never imagined. From meeting the amazing staff to seeing God’s love poured out at every dedication, every trip has inspired me in ways that seem to disappear when I return home. After a lot of prayer, I’ve decided to serve at the place near and dear to my heart, knowing that God is with me always, even to the very end of the age.
My name is Christian Marble, and I am from St. Louis, MO. I am attending the University of Missouri and pursuing a degree in Business and Marketing. I went on my first Casas build with Gateway Christian Church last summer and fell in love with the ministry and serving those in need. I am excited to continue serving with Casas this summer!
Hello! My name is Matt Miller, and I am a junior at Wichita State University (Go Shocks!) in Wichita, Kansas. I am working towards a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry, a Bachelor of Arts in
Secondary Education, and a minor in Mathematics. I love reading, cooking, enjoying nature, drinking tea/coffee, and spending time with my housemates. I went on my first trip with Casas por Cristo when I was a junior in high school, and although I didn’t see it at first, God was using it to lay the groundwork of my faith. I’m thrilled to spend this summer sharing the Gospel, working with people, and building houses, and I can’t wait to see what God does around me, through me, and in me!
Hey, I’m Sid! I’m a student at the University of San Diego and am pursuing a major in International Relations with a minor in German. When I’m not working on school stuff, I enjoy photography, reading anything written by C.S. Lewis, playing frisbee, and hanging out in coffee shops. Edmond, Oklahoma is home to me, and during high school, I began attending The Well Church, which is how I was first introduced to Casas. The Well builds in Acuña every spring break. By the end of my second trip, I was on fire for the ministry, and there wasn’t much else I wanted to do with my life. During the summer after my senior year, I was able to do Team Casas in Juárez. After returning home, I felt God pulling me to apply for the internship. So, here I am, and I’m stoked to be able to spend my summer working with this team of individuals and serving some incredible families!
Hi! My name is Stacy, and I’m so excited to be interning with Casas this summer! I’ve been on previous mission trips to Guatemala and have absolutely fallen in love with building house and ministering to people. While I was in Guatemala, I got to build houses for families whose homes were either destroyed from the volcanic eruption or who had never had a home. I love that with the building of a home comes memories that will last a lifetime, that this house will be filled with laughter, love, family dinners, worship, and so much more! I’m so excited for this summer in Juárez as I cultivate relationships, share the gospel, and build houses!
Hey. My name is Ethan Sisk, and I’m very excited to intern with Casas por Cristo. Currently, I am a Computer Science student at Georgia Tech. I am a part of the campus ministry at my college, Christian Campus Fellowship, and it has exposed me to faith and the Holy Spirit in a new way. Attending several Casas builds over spring break with CCF piqued my interest in serving God through this ministry. After prayer and personal reflection, I decided working with Casas would benefit the Kingdom of God, those whom I serve, and myself. Again, I am looking forward to my internship and appreciate your prayer and support!
My name is Estefania Soto, and I attend the University of Texas at El Paso. I graduated in May 2020 with my Bachelor’s in Civil Engineering, and I love construction. After my first internship with Casas in 2017, I received the opportunity to help manage the construction of a 1.1 billion dollar hospital for the past three years. This year, I’m so thrilled to be able to return to Casas por Cristo and be the hands and feet of Jesus. This season has been a whole new lesson of faith. I will be graduating, going to Juárez, and then moving to California quickly after I return. There is a lot of planning and trust as I enter a new season, slowly stripped away from my comforts. However, I know the Lord will be with me through it all, and I will learn so much about Him which brings me great excitement.
Hi. My name is Chris Stephens, and I am excited to serve God this summer through Casas por Cristo. I am currently working towards an associate’s degree in Business Administration at Ivy Tech. Over the past year, I have been looking for a way to get out of my comfort zone and serve Christ in a different way. Through some prayer and patience, I was told about Casas por Cristo, and I knew that this is where I was meant to go this summer. I look forward to serving and sharing Jesus this summer with Casas.
Hi! I’m Madi. I am so blessed and excited to be working for Casas as an intern for another summer. I’m a student at Oklahoma State University majoring in Global Studies with a minor in Spanish. I have been building since I was in the 6th grade, and the opportunity to serve others never gets old!
Hi, my name is Chloe Unruh. I graduated in 2019 from Manitou Springs High School in Manitou Springs, CO. I love being in the mountains every chance I get. My parents recently moved back to Odessa, TX, and I followed them there. I have been on five mission trips with Casas por Cristo and have been very interested in an internship since I was a junior in high school. I am super excited to see what God has in store for me these next three months, and I am looking forward to spreading the love of God to not only the people we are building the house for, but also the groups we are leading.