• Kent & Jo Bailey

    Executive Director

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    Kent and Jo met as students at Samford and have been married since 1985. They have served with CO with CO-Birmingham (1986-1997), CO Belo Horizonte, Brazil (1997-2010), and CO SERVE since 2010. Kent’s focus is on developing, facilitating, and resourcing the next generations of healthy, global-minded, multiplying Kingdom leaders. They have 3 adult children, 2 sons-in-law, and 3 grandsons.

  • Gary & Robin Alward

    Indigenous Resourcing Coordinator

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    After 23 years in Thailand, Gary & Robin were asked to use those years of experience to help all of the CO global movements. The indigenous staff are the non-American staff serving around the world. This group of people is some of the most fruitful staff but they are often under resourced. Gary & Robin are looking to understand the experience of these 75+ staff and see what areas that they want help in. Gary & Robin have relocated to the US, Winston Salem, NC, for their children’s education and extended family needs. They will be working online in close connection with the indigenous staff and leadership around the world. Gary will be traveling to meet with CO ministries and indigenous churches that we partner with around the world to help our connection and understanding.

  • Jeff Anderson

    Chief Serving Officer

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    Jeff joined Campus Outreach SERVE in March of 2023 as the Chief Serving Officer. Prior to joining CO SERVE, Jeff served as the Assistant Special Agent in Charge of the U.S. Secret Service, Birmingham Field Office, with additional assignments in St. Louis, Dallas, Washington DC, London, and Toronto. He also spent 7 years at Regions Bank as the Assistant Director of Corporate Security.

    Originally from Brentwood, TN, Jeff became a believer while in high school. His faith deepened significantly during his time in Dallas at Park Cities Presbyterian Church, where he also met his wife, Lisa, with whom he has shared 28 years of marriage. They are proud parents to four daughters: Ashley, Bekah, Miller, and Hannah.

  • Phillip & Emily Avery

    IT Administrator

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    Phillip has been a member of the Campus Outreach staff for over a decade. He supports CO’s mission to build laborers on the campus for the lost world and the Church’s mandate to “go therefore and make disciples of all nations.” On a daily basis, Phillip fulfills his calling to support Campus Outreach’s mission by leveraging technology to empower others and enhance their effectiveness in building laborers on the campus for the lost world. Phillip is married to Emily, and they have a daughter named Audrey and a son named James.

  • Irene Bayne

    UK Network Coaching/Equipping Coordinator

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    Irene grew up in a loving Christian home in New Zealand. She grew significantly in faith during her university years and had friends come to faith during that time. These experiences, combined with the great need for ministry workers in her homeland, led her to work for 12 years with University Impact and Engage Otago (Campus Outreach) in Australia and New Zealand before moving to Edinburgh, Scotland to help minister to women in a local church plant. She returned to work part-time for CO in 2021, and in 2024, Irene took up a newly created role, which focused on strengthening and developing Campus Outreach teams in the Europe Network (London, Birmingham, Edinburgh, and Athens). This will involve collaborating with leaders in equipping, resourcing, and developing staff, particularly in cultural adaptation. She will also be involved in grassroots ministry at the University of Edinburgh with the new launch team there. She is eager to help Campus Outreach in its desire to resource and care for staff well. Strong staff will be a blessing to the students they minister to, the churches they are part of, and the communities in which they live.

  • Ben Birkholz

    Midwest Network Mobilization Coordinator

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    Ben had the privilege of growing up in a Christian home, where God used the godly example of his family to bring him to faith at age 25. After working in the small business world for 10 years, he and his family moved from the Minneapolis area to Louisville, KY in 2007. He spent four years serving as one of the directors at a local homeless mission and graduated from Southern Seminary before being called to Third Avenue Baptist Church in 2011 as Associate Pastor of Discipleship, Local, and Global Outreach. During that time, Ben experienced Campus Outreach to be a uniquely strategic and amazingly fruitful ministry of the church. After 10+ years of serving the church in a pastoral role, Ben joined CO SERVE with a passion and focus to see college graduates enter young adulthood with a vision for living on mission, whether in global missions, ministry stateside, or the marketplace. Ben married his wife, Stephanie, in 1999 and is father to three boys: Sam (2004), Jacob (2008), and Luke (2010).

  • Matt Bradner

    East Coast Associate Network Director

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    Originally from Tallahassee, Florida, Matt received a scholarship to play soccer at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. It was during his freshman year that Matt became a Christian and began a life of following Christ. For the last 23 years, Matt has worked with college students through the ministry of Campus Outreach.

    In 2006, the Bradners and seven others launched the ministry of Campus Outreach in Virginia. In 2019, after 13 years as the Regional Director of Campus Outreach Lynchburg, Matt transitioned into a staff development role as a member of the East Coast Network (ECN) Development Team.

    Matt’s primary focus is on promoting leader and team health. Matt’s passion for students and engaging speaking style have made him a popular conference, retreat, and staff training speaker. His desire as a communicator is to glorify God by being catalytic, positive, and helpful.

    Matt and his wife Julia currently live in Lynchburg, Virginia with their five children (Isaiah, Toby, Coleman, Eliana, and Benson). In addition to caring for the Bradner kids and partnering with Matt in ministry, Julia is currently in school to become a Certified Professional Midwife (CPM).

  • Jay & Allison Byrd


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    Jay was involved in CO as a student at Samford University and then served on staff six years with the CO Birmingham region. He left to work in the for-profit world for 15 years, ultimately leading a residential development and homebuilding corporation, all the while keeping his toes wet in non-profit finance by serving on the boards of 3 evangelical ministries. Jay returned to join the CO SERVE team in 2020 as Financial Controller, leading the business aspects of our ever-growing international organization. He is married to Allison, and they have three teenaged children.

  • Mary Kelly Cantrell

    Mobilization Specialist

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    Hey, I am Mary Kelly Cantrell! I am from Sylacauga, AL and graduated from Troy University in 2017. Upon graduation, I moved to Belo Horizonte, Brazil and was privileged to serve in the field as a campus staff for 5 years. This time has radically changed my life, my relationship with God, and my heart for the lost world. Starting this year, I am joining the Mobilization team in the CO SERVE office. I am so excited to meet with college students, share about the amazing opportunities to go overseas, and dream of how God would use them to change the world. I can’t wait to see what He does!

  • Demps & Kristy Dempsey

    Atlantic Network Coordinator

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    After 22 years as part of the Campus Outreach team in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, I am now serving as one of 4 International Network Coordinators. As a Network Coordinator I will be building leaders, church relationships, strategies, partnerships and resources for current, emerging, and future Campus Outreach teams in Europe and Latin America. We’re grateful for the opportunity to continue to use our abilities and international experience to see a new generation of leaders from the college campus mobilized as instruments of God’s grace to the world.

  • Chris Drinkard

    Church Partnerships

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    Chris and Cary Drinkard joined Campus Outreach staff in1998 and served in various roles in the Campus Outreach Augusta region for 16 years. In July of 2014, the Drinkards moved to Manila, Philippines where they helped launch a Campus Outreach ministry on two universities in the city in partnership with a local reformed Filipino church. Chris now serves as coordinator for the CO LEAD Initiative, a 2-year international ministry and development program for CO graduates. Their vision is to see hundreds of CO alumni serve and strengthen CO International ministries around the globe. Chris and Cary have three children: Susanna, Daniel, and Mary Beth.

  • Jon & Tathiana Elam

    Creative Content & Media Specialist, International Network Operations

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    My wife, Tathiana, and I served in Belo Horizonte, Brazil for 20+ years. Our bicultural family felt right at home in Brazil. I served in multiple roles, including Campus Staff, Campus Director, Resource Director, and Area Director. Tathiana worked alongside campus teams and served as our hub-church Childrens’ Director for years. In 2023, we relocated to Birmingham, Alabama and will use our experience, gifting, and wisdom gathered from the field to support even more CO regions and staff with Campus Outreach SERVE. Jon is engaging in media and communications for the ministry’s internal and external publics while also assisting Latin American regions with operations and resourcing.

  • Wendy Eunice

    Member Care and Women's Leader Development

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    After growing in love for God and others while at Georgia College, Wendy moved to Charlotte in 1998 to work with Campus Outreach. While serving in a shepherding role with staff women, she graduated from Gordon-Conwell’s counseling program in 2007. Wendy’s passion to serve international missionaries led her to the CO SERVE to develop Member Care. Wendy also loves helping develop women as leaders. Wendy is married to Dean, a commercial airline pilot.

  • Elizabeth Fagan

    Director of Development

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    Elizabeth was involved with a campus ministry (Cru) during her time at the University of Georgia and went on to serve on staff with them for four years in Salerno, Italy and at the University of Alabama. Following her time with Cru, she spent six years in fundraising for the United Way of Central Alabama, working with corporate partners to raise awareness and funds for local community needs and partner agencies. Elizabeth joined the CO SERVE team in 2021 as Director of Development, allowing her passion for people and the gospel to go forward to merge with her experience in fundraising. She enjoys sharing the story of God at work through the Campus Outreach movement! Elizabeth is married to Will, who is currently a seminary student at Beeson Divinity School.

  • Brian & Terri Firpo

    Asia Network Coordinator

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    Brian and Terri joined the CO Chiang Mai team in the summer of 2016. They are leading a two year LEAD team at Mae Jo University and are helping to coach the Chiang Mai long term staff as well. Brian has his personal ministry at both MJU and CMU and Terri is helping to disciple Thai believers at MJU through the LEAD staff.

  • Sara Lynn Hill

    Annual and Major Gifts Officer

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    Sara Lynn developed a passion for evangelism and discipleship on the college campus while she was a student at the University of Georgia. Upon graduating, she spent five years working for Cru (formerly Campus Crusade) on campuses in Athens, Georgia, Tuscaloosa, Alabama, and Northern Ireland. In 2020, Sara Lynn joined the development team at United Way of Central Alabama where she worked to build critical partnerships and secure resources to improve the health, education, and financial stability of the Birmingham community. Sara Lynn was thrilled to join the CO SERVE team in 2024 and is grateful for the chance to utilize her fundraising experience to help further the Kingdom by reaching college students with the Gospel. Sara Lynn lives in Birmingham with her husband, Jackson.

  • John & Melody Hunt

    SERVE Center Member Care

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    John & Melody served in Thailand since October 1990. In 1998 they were part of the expansion to KhonKaen and served there until 2015.  John served as the interim director of the Global Resource Center in Birmingham until October 2017. Currently, John & Melody serve as member care facilitators; helping our international staff be healthy laborers in order to have the most strategic impact possible.

  • Matt & Courtney Johnson

    IT Manager

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    Matt and Courtney both came to know the Lord as college students through the ministry of Campus Outreach and then after graduation came on staff. Courtney served with CO Birmingham (2013-2017) until they got married in 2017. Matt served with CO Memphis (2014-2019) until coming on staff with CO SERVE at their global headquarters in 2019. They have a son named Shepherd, who was born in January 2020. Matt leads the technology team and has a passion for creating systems that are scalable, transferable, and sustainable in order to reach the world for Christ.

  • Pete & Sheri Ketterman

    Africa Network Coordinator

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    Profoundly impacted by the gospel of Christ through discipleship in their college years, Pete and Sheri joined Campus Outreach staff in 1997.  After serving for five years in the CO Augusta region, Pete & Sheri married and moved to South Africa to help launch the ministry of Campus Outreach Johannesburg.  After fifteen years in Africa they are hoping to leverage their learning and experiences to help build Sustainable, Laborer-Producing, Indigenous, Multiplying (SLIM) Movements around the world.  Pete has recently joined the GRC as the Investigation and Recruiting Coordinator.  Pete and Sheri have three sons:  Rader, Levi, and Rhett.

  • Grant & Liz Linneman

    Tasman Network Coordinator

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    Grant’s time as a student with Uni Impact was key to his spiritual growth and development. Grant came on staff in 2006 and currently serves as the Tasman Network Coordinator, seeking to grow the movement and develop staff across the Tasman Network. His passion is to see people living out of their identity in Christ and using their gifts, talents, and experience to joyfully serve God in their work, church, and family.

  • Russell & Wendy Long

    International Student Ministry Coordinator

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    Originally from Powder Springs, GA, Russell studied Business Management and Finance at the University of West Georgia where he came to Christ at a CO conference during his sophomore year. In 1990, Russell married his college sweetheart, Wendy, and together they sensed God’s call to build Christ-like leaders on the campus for the lost world. Russell and Wendy labored on the college campus with Student Mobilization (1991-1994), then with CO Birmingham (1994-1997) and CO Belo Horizonte in Brazil (1997-2010). Since 2010, Russell has served with CO SERVE from Birmingham, AL where he seeks to serve, encourage, and resource CO regions and staff to help them faithfully and contextually engage college students that God might raise up Laborers on the Campus for the Lost World. Russell’s passion is to encourage, equip, and empower leaders to reach their full God-given potential for God’s glory and greater kingdom impact. Russell and Wendy have 4 beautiful children: Luke, Levi, John, and Emmi and one son-in-law, Connor.

  • Allison Luekens

    Assessment Coach

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    Allison grew up in Philadelphia and was discipled through Campus Outreach at Davidson College, where she played Field Hockey & Lacrosse. After graduation, Allison worked for Bank of America in Charlotte, NC for 10 years as a change manager and consultant. During this time, she began informally coaching and serving as a career mentor through her alma mater and local church. Sensing a call to serve God in the Northeast, Allison left the corporate world and joined the launch team of a new PCA church plant in Southern Connecticut called Christ Presbyterian Church Fairfield. For the past 7 years, she served the church as Resource Director and started her own consulting and coaching business. During this time, she obtained her evidence-based coaching certification through Fielding University. Allison is excited to join the Staff Development Team and utilize her unique work and coaching experience to help empower and develop leaders as they navigate career decisions. She is married to Craig, a pastor in New Haven, and is stepmom to Charlotte, Julian, and Eli.

  • Amy MacCaughelty

    Payroll & Benefits Specialist

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    Amy became a Christian through Campus Outreach as a college student at the University of Montevallo while studying for a degree in Mathematics. After college she came on staff, working with Curtis Tanner in what was known then as Campus Outreach Mobilization. She received a fax (!) a year or so later from Bob McNabb, the leader of the CO Thailand team in Bangkok, inviting her to join the team there. After 3 years in Thailand, Amy returned to the states for HMA and met a seminary student. Michael and Amy have been married almost 25 years, have 4 children (Mason, Caroline, Molly and Ethan) and attend Altadena Valley PCA church where Michael serves as Associate Pastor of Outreach and Mercy. Currently, Amy is serving as Payroll & Benefits Specialist with the CO Serve Ops team and in her spare time loves meeting with women and reading good books.

  • Mason MacCaughelty

    Content Development Specialist

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    Mason grew up in a Christian home and accepted Jesus as his Savior when he was 11 years old. He spent most of his childhood in Monroeville, Alabama and later moved to Birmingham during high school. He then attended college at Auburn University where he studied Technical and Professional Writing. It was in college, while being discipled by a CRU staff member, that he truly began to grow in his faith and understanding of God’s goodness and sovereignty and developed a heart for the lost. After graduation, Mason felt a calling to use his major and gifts to further God’s kingdom and is ecstatic to be a member of the Campus Outreach SERVE Center and the Advancement Team.

  • Elizabeth Martin

    Advancement Administrator

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    I became a Christian in college, so I know first hand the impact that seeing other people living out their faith alongside you can have. I am so thankful for the girls who shared their faith with me and simply invited me along to things and loved me well as their friend. I know that I have been given so much in Christ, and I want to continue the multiplication that was passed onto me by pouring truth into other girls and pushing them towards Christ. I want to do this in New Zealand because the laborers are so few there, which means the need is so high. Though the need is very confronting in New Zealand, there is always hope in ministering to students because the gospel isn’t empty. It’s a healing, shame erasing, totally redeeming, comforting, eternal promise that we can point students to and rest confidently in because God is Who He says He is and that will never change.

  • Bob & Courtney McGregor

    Director of Communication and Support Development

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    The McGregors work in Birmingham, AL with Campus Outreach SERVE where they empower both stateside and international teams. They served for 5 years with Campus Outreach Birmingham and 11 years in Thailand before transitioning to these roles.

    Since 2022, Bob has served the broader CO movement focusing on ministry advancement through developing CO’s global brand, as well as providing support raising resources for both stateside and international staff. At the same time, Courtney is able to use her administrative gifts to serve the Member Care team as they help international staff minister from a place of health.

    Bob came to Christ and matured as a believer through CO’s ministry at Berry College. Courtney came to Christ in high school and grew as a believer through her involvement with CO at Samford University. They’ve been married since 2009 and have three kids—Amelia, Maddie, and Molly.

  • Mike & Carrie Meisenheimer

    East Coast Development Team Resource Director

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    Mike was first introduced to Campus Outreach as a freshman at Furman University by friends who cared about Jesus and cared about others. After college, Mike joined staff and has served in a variety of roles mostly in operations and administration. Carrie went on the Summer Beach Project after her freshmen year of college through connections with friends in her dorm. It was a big step of faith for her. She then became an active part part of CO for the rest of her college years and ended up coming on staff. She left CO after a couple of years to minister to military families, but made her way back to the team after marrying Mike in 2009. Now Mike serves all 8 regions of the East Coast Network by developing, training, and consulting the administrative (resource) staff and administrative offices. Both he and Carrie minister locally to staff and students in the Clemson, SC area.

  • Tina & Tom Morse

    Financial Operations Manager

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    Tina became a believer while in high school in Panama City, FL. She was involved with Campus Outreach during her college years and attended two Summer Beach Projects and a CCP to Peru. After working in banking for several years, she shifted to work for Campus Outreach in the area of finances. She and her husband, Tom, moved away for a number of years and assisted with the planting of Trinity Presbyterian Church in Tuscaloosa, AL. They raised three children, Thomas, Matthew, and Maggie. Thomas and his wife, Angela, have a daughter named Lily. Tina is now back in the Campus Outreach office providing valuable assistance in the Financial Department.

  • Will & Lauren Mosteller

    Deployment Specialist

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    Will was involved in Campus Outreach as a student at Samford University until 2012 when he graduated and went to teach English to university students in China. He met his wife, Lauren, who was also serving as an English teacher, and they continued to work together in China after they got married in 2015. Though they planned to remain in China long-term, the Lord used the COVID pandemic to redirect them to the States, and they are excited to now be a part of the Great Commission work through CO SERVE in Birmingham. They have a heart not only for reaching the lost world but also for equipping young leaders to love the Lord and carry His gospel to the nations. Will and Lauren are parents to two boys, Jackson and Wyatt.

  • Joe Naramore

    East Coast Network Director

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    Joe grew up in Georgia and came to Christ his sophomore year of college 28 years ago. After graduating from the University of Georgia with a degree in Graphic Design, he moved to Charlotte, North Carolina where he worked with Campus Outreach Charlotte for the next 18 years making disciples and launching teams to South Africa, Virginia, and Washington, DC. Joe then worked as Asst. Pastor for Christ Church PCA in Jacksonville, FL while finishing seminary at Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary. He currently serves on the National Leadership Team and as the East Coast Network Director with Campus Outreach. Joe has been married to his wife, Carley, for 22 years this May and they have 2 boys, Jaxon (20) and Collin (18). They currently live in Jacksonville, FL, and they love boating, fishing, biking at the beach, and watching UGA football together.

  • Bradie Peeples

    SERVE Staff

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    Bradie grew up regularly attending church in Wichita, KS. However, it wasn’t until her first year at Kansas State University that she truly began to understand what it meant to have a relationship with God. After deciding to follow Christ, she learned about God’s heart for the world and developed a deep desire to love God, love people, and see the gospel go forth to transform the lives of people in all nations. Bradie served with Campus Outreach in Manila, Philippines for over two years, sharing the gospel and discipling college students. The Lord used that time to transform many lives and make a lasting impact on her life as well. She is now excited to join the CO SERVE team in order to use her gifts to equip, care for, and send out missionaries to the lost world.

  • Brian & Jennifer Phillips

    Director of Staff Development

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    Brian and Jennifer both came to Christ at an early age and met while they were studying at Samford. After graduation in 1999, they joined staff with CO and served in Montevallo (5 years), Birmingham (6 years) and Brisbane, AU (7 years). Brian is currently serving at Campus Outreach SERVE as the Director of Staff Development and is passionate about helping staff maximize their potential to impact eternity. They have four children: Josh, Andrew, Sarah Kate, and Lucy.

  • Paul & Samantha Poteat

    Midwest Network Director

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    Paul is the Midwest Network Director for Campus Outreach SERVE. He grew up in South Carolina and attended Presbyterian College, where he encountered Christ in a powerful way and decided to spend his life investing in college students. He served on staff with Campus Outreach at Presbyterian College for three years before moving to Minneapolis in in 2003 to help pioneer a Campus Outreach ministry there based out of Bethlehem Baptist Church. He ministered on that team until the Spring of 2020, when he began serving as the Midwest Network Director. In this role, he provides service to Regional Directors and their staff teams, coordinates for catalytic events, assists with trainings and assessments, and seeks to strengthen the ministry of those teams. In the summer of 2022, he moved to Cincinnati, OH to be better positioned for serving the Network. Paul married his wife, Samantha, in 2006 and they have two daughters, Maddux (2008) and Sophie (2010). They attend New City Presbyterian Church in Cincinnati. Paul loves working alongside Samm, as she is his favorite teammate.

  • Laura Power

    Operations and Events Manager

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    Laura grew up in a small town in South Carolina. She was reared as a Christian but didn’t know what it meant to have a true relationship with God until she was in college at NC State. After a long process of God revealing His love for all the nations of the world, she packed her bags for Kenya. She spent the next 3 years after graduation in Nairobi, sharing His name and making disciples with Campus Outreach. She now works in the SERVE Center in Birmingham, AL and is hoping to be able to help further the gospel reach to all the nations of the world. While at NC State, she studied Parks, Recreation, and Tourism Management and Outdoor Leadership. She loves baseball, hiking, and personality assessments.

  • Brandi Rawls

    Women's Development Director

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    Brandi attended the University of North Carolina at Charlotte where, in her Sophomore year, she became a Christian and got involved with Campus Outreach. God did a lot in her life during her time in college which motivated her to join the CO Staff team. Her 21 years of ministry experience includes on-campus ministry, training and shepherding CO staff women on the regional and network level, as well as a few years working in the women’s ministry at Christ Covenant Church in Matthews, NC while she completed a Masters in Biblical Studies at Reformed Theological Seminary. Brandi now works for the East Coast Network in Staff Development. She lives in Newport News, Virginia with her husband Jay and their son John Henry.

  • Daniel Rimmereid

    Mobilization Specialist

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    Daniel grew up in a loving Christian home. He went to Bethel University in St. Paul where the Lord used His church and Christian discipleship to deepen Daniel’s understanding of the gospel and his personal need for Jesus daily. During college, Daniel learned how to commune with the Lord, share his faith, study the bible and pray. Upon graduation, he worked in Minneapolis Public Schools for three years. During his final year, the Lord put on his heart a desire to pursue going overseas to see his gospel proclaimed to the ends of the earth. After two years in the Philippines, his heart grew for the need for many more laborers to go overseas. He now is working to send more laborers into the harvest by mobilizing the Midwest Network of Campus Outreach.

  • Samantha Roberts

    International Women’s Coordinator

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    Samantha was raised in Gary, IN, and came to know the Lord personally through a classmate she met on her first day of college. She had a great desire for others to know the abundant life that Christ had to offer, so she shared her faith faithfully on the campus and discipled other students. A year after graduating from college, God began stirring in her heart to serve Him in South Africa where she served for a decade. She now serves to develop women as leaders across the international movement as the International Women’s Coordinator. She loves sharing God’s Word with others through teaching and writing, in addition to developing women to faithfully serve where they’ve been called.

    Samantha Roberts
  • Melanie Rogers

    Leader Development & LEAD Program Director

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    Melanie grew up in New Orleans and became a Christian while studying at the University of South Alabama. Post graduation, Melanie worked with Campus Outreach for 10 years to help pioneer a new campus ministry work at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. She spent the following 10 years working with the CO ministry in Brazil, investing in areas such as: strategic ministry development, long-term ministry sustainability, staff training, new staff transition and adaptation, and evangelism and discipleship on the college campus.

    Melanie now works with CO SERVE using her gifts and abilities, as well as valuable ministry and life experiences on the mission field, to serve all of our international ministry teams in the area of leader development, by leading, developing and caring for emerging ministry leaders. She also oversees our LEAD program, a 2-year missions experience for recent US graduates to serve alongside our international ministry teams, as well as to help us launch to new international ministry locations. Her heartbeat is to be used by God to reach more of the world’s future leaders with the gospel, to bring young disciples of Jesus to spiritual maturity, and to equip spiritual leaders to multiply their lives and grow gospel movements in their spheres of influence.

  • Mel Scherbenske

    East Coast Network Special Project Coordinator

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    Mel was involved with Cru while an undergrad at Christopher Newport University in Virginia. During her time there, the Lord grew a passion for discipling women and mobilizing students. She served on staff with Cru at several campuses in the Hampton Roads area of VA for five years. She has since been working as a Project Administrator for an industrial contractor. She is excited to bring her experience in project management and her passion for discipleship and mobilization to help support the ECN. She lives in Newport News, Virginia with her husband, Daniel and their daughter, Corrie.

  • Phil & Ashley Sineath

    Director of Advancement and Partnerships

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    Ashley and Phil were both discipled through Campus Outreach at Davidson College where Ashley played women’s basketball and Phil played football. After graduation they served with CO Charlotte at Wingate University and now serve the broader Campus Outreach movement through CO SERVE in Birmingham. They believe today’s students are tomorrow’s leaders and are privileged to participate in what God is doing through Campus Outreach.

  • Bob Smart

    Pastoral Care and Equipping Specialist

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    Bob is from a small town along Lake Michigan, Ogden Dunes, where he loved being the youngest of six children – playing sports, campfires on the beach, sailing during sunsets, and hanging with friends. While attending Purdue University, life’s clouds grew darker, and his longings for God intensified. Bob fell on his knees in repentance and put his trust in Jesus Christ during his last year of college. Soon after, God provided a godly and beautiful wife, Karen, who shared a heart for loving Christ, raising a family, and serving in ministry. Sensing a profound call to cultivate Gospel transformation and pray for spiritual awakenings, Bob served on college campuses and entered a seminary that taught God’s grace and outreach to contemporary culture. Bob brings a wealth of experience to the Campus Outreach SERVE team. He has been the pastor of the Campus Outreach hub church in Illinois, and he’s earned a Ph.D. on Jonathan Edwards. He is gifted in appropriating the Gospel into life through spiritual formation, which keeps him active in speaking at conferences, mission trips, and seminaries. Bob and Karen have five children, and they have been further blessed with nineteen grandchildren.

  • Faith Taylor

    Donor Communications Staff

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    Faith became a believer at a young age. When she became involved in Campus Outreach at the University of West Georgia, she learned how to grow in her relationship with God and how to share with others. She went on staff at the University of West Georgia after graduation. She then met her husband Chris Taylor on Beach Project, who was on staff with Student Mobilization. They married in 1991, moved to Arkansas for a bit, and then moved back to Alabama. They came on staff with Campus Outreach at the University of Montevallo. Faith and Chris have three children: Will, Grace, and Zach.

  • Aaron & Fern Webb

    Deployment Coordinator

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    Aaron studied Psychology at Tennessee Tech University where he became a Christian and was involved with Campus Outreach as a student. After graduating, Aaron came on staff with Campus Outreach in Chiang Mai, Thailand. He learned the language, built relationships with Thai students, and shared the gospel. Aaron served at Chiang Mai University and Mae Jo University for 4 years.

    In March 2020, Aaron married Fern Phutthaset. Aaron and Fern were on staff together from 2016-2017 at Chiang Mai University. They came back to the United States to get married and came on staff with CO Serve, the headquarters for Campus Outreach International. Aaron and Fern live in Birmingham, Alabama where they serve college students all around the world.

  • East Coast Network Development Fund

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    The East Coast Network Development Fund provides financing for the equipping and growth of CO staff serving on the East Coast. To faithfully and fruitfully build laborers on the campus for the lost world, it will take mature, healthy, and experienced staff. To have those staff equipped and positioned to minister effectively and with longevity, we need intentional investment into these staff. Our vision is to strengthen men, women, minorities, resource staff, and other campus workers through retreats, assessments, coaching, and ongoing development while connecting them to one another.

  • Midwest Network Development Fund

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    The Midwest Network Development Fund provides financing for the equipping and growth of CO staff serving in the Midwest. To faithfully and fruitfully build laborers on the campus for the lost world, it will take mature, healthy, and experienced staff. To have those staff equipped and positioned to minister effectively and with longevity, we need intentional investment into these staff. Our vision is to strengthen men, women, minorities, resource staff, and other campus workers through retreats, assessments, coaching, and ongoing development while connecting them to one another.