Happy Wednesday Everyone! Hope your week is going well. This week we have two more spotlights for our 2018 eSwatini 2018 Fall Mission Team. This week week we will be spotlighting John and Steph.
Without further adu, ladies first!
Steph is originally from Ohio and moved to Utah three years ago for grad school (but mostly to live in the mountains). She has a Bachelor’s in Middle Childhood Education from Miami University of Ohio and a Master’s in Instructional Technology and Learning Sciences from Utah State University. Salt Lake City has been her home for a year now. Finding her church family at Capital, especially working with the youth, is one of the biggest reasons why she loves it so much here. She’s currently living out her dream job of being a STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, math) Educator at the Leonardo Museum downtown.
Steph has three furchildren – two cats named Pancake and Jorie Waffles and a dog named Lovely Rita. She’s an avid lover of board games and puns. In winter, her favorite season, you can find her snowboarding at Brighton or on a snowy hike with her pup. When she’s not outside, you can find her playing old N64 games or watching Psych.
John grew up in rural Ohio with an older brother and younger sister. His family is still active in his home church where he attended numerous national youth gatherings growing up. In college he was involved with Intervarsity Christian Fellowship and participated in a spring break Habitat for Humanity trip as well as a summer mission trip to Russia. He graduated with a degree in Mechanical Engineering from Purdue University and skipped the ceremony to ski in Whistler, BC. He promptly moved to SLC and after a year left to study at a seminary in Pennsylvania. Gone for only a few months he returned to Utah and has been at Capital ever since. John earned an MBA from the University of Utah and applies his business and technical background to companies producing medical devices here in Utah. He is married and has two children that he has started to share his passion of adventures with. They regularly camp, bike, hike, and explore what they can of Utah.
We look forward to seeing you here next week with two more of our wonderful team members! Excitement is definitely building as we get closer to our Fall 2018 trip!
Salani kahle! (Stay well, in SiSwati)