Sam and Katy Barker
Sam and Katy were both significantly impacted by Campus Outreach during their time at university. During that time, God changed the trajectory of their lives and gave them a desire to serve the Lord wherever He would call. They have served on staff with CO since 2015, married in 2016, and will move overseas in 2019. They have one daughter, Lilias Joy.
Andrew and Jami Harris
I came to know Christ during my junior year of college through a Campus Outreach New Year’s conference. As I grew in my relationship with Him, I also grew in my understanding of the importance of global missions. In 2014 my family moved to Manila, Philippines along with a team of recent CO grads to pioneer a new ministry. As that ministry is now established and growing, we are excited to be starting a new Campus Outreach region in Birmingham, England! We believe England is a strategic place to impact university students who could then transform their city, culture and the U.K. for the Glory of God.
Hayley became a Christian in 2011 through Campus Outreach at Wingate University. She graduated in 2013 and has been walking with the Lord while working as a preschool teacher in Charlotte, NC. After attending the Campus Outreach New Years Conference in January 2019, she began feeling the call to live her life more radically than the “normal” one she had settled into. She is so excited to have accepted a position as CO LEAD staff and to become part of the team in Birmingham, UK.
My name is Jacob Miller Heckman, and I was born to Lee and Crickett Heckman in Nashville, Tennessee. I lived in Tennessee all of my life before attending the University of South Alabama in Mobile. At South, I was a communications major, and I was involved in Campus Outreach for all 4 years. I learned to walk with the Lord in college, and I am currently trying to offer myself up as a vessel in which the Lord may use me for his work!
Chris came to know the Lord at a young age and later attended college at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. He got involved with Campus Outreach and went on two summer projects and a CCP to South Africa. The Lord used the ministry of Campus Outreach to grow his desire to have a closer walk with Jesus and make Him known. As God grew his desire to take the gospel to the nations, Chris decided to join CO staff in Birmingham, England.
I was born and raised in a small town called Saginaw, TX. I grew up going to church most weekends and even partook in a majority of the youth activities growing up. It wasn’t until around my senior year of college that I surrendered my life to Christ and understood what it meant to call myself a Christian. I was impacted by staff within Campus Outreach at the University of Texas at Arlington. They helped establish me in my faith and equip me to pour my life out to others so that others may also come to know Jesus through my testimony. During that time the Lord has continued to press on my heart the need for labors within the world and it has ultimately lead me to CO LEAD and Birmingham, UK.
Jack grew up in St. Louis, Mo. He was raised in a Christian home but did not have a real relationship with Christ until college. He attended Southeast Missouri State University where he studied business and sports management. As an active participant and leader with Campus Outreach at SEMO, he learned what it means to be discipled and to disciple others. Jack has a heart for sharing God’s Grace with the lost. Beginning in 2021, he will spend two years ministering on college campuses in Birmingham, England. He is a sports fanatic and especially loves baseball, hockey, golf, and European football.
Amber was raised in a Christian home but came to know what it meant to have a relationship with God through Campus Outreach while attending Truman State University. She learned what it was meant to live all in with Christ and how to make disciples on campus while attending a Summer Leadership Project. The Lord drew her to ministry and LEAD through learning more about the lost nations during World Vision night while at the Summer Leadership Project. She is excited to serve the Lord abroad and raise up laborers on college campuses.
Alexis truly began walking with the Lord her sophomore year at Georgia Southern University. After attending Campus Outreach’s Fall retreat that year, she realized that she didn’t want to live any other way. Since that time, the Lord has continually used the body of Christ and this ministry to strengthen her walk with Him. During her first Summer Leadership Project, she heard about CO’s LEAD program and has since then pursued God’s calling to this opportunity to combine her two God-given passions: Jesus and people. She will be moving across the pond to Birmingham, England in hopes of prayerfully furthering God’s Kingdom.
I am from Rose Hill, KS, and just graduated from Kansas State University. I came to know the Lord during my freshman year of college through my campus organization, StuMo. After attending a summer project I learned about God’s heart for the world and how He desires for all people to hear the Good News and that I am commanded to share my faith with others. I am excited to be a part of what God is doing and will do in Birmingham, UK!