Meet the Team

The Mobilization Team

Christy studied elementary education at Houghton College and has been involved in education ever since!  She has had a variety of experiences from middle school science to language learning, and has lived in four countries on four different continents! Christy joined TeachBeyond in 2013, and now serves as teacher trainer and US Associate Director of Mobilization. She enjoys being active and getting outside, being creative, and exploring new places with her husband, Mike.

Christy BiscochoPhiladelphia, PA

After graduating from Grove City College in 2010, Heather began serving with TeachBeyond as a teacher at Black Forest Academy in Germany. When she relocated to Pittsburgh in 2015, she joined the mobilization team and now serves as Director of Mobilization for the US and Canada. Heather loves hosting people in her home, attending local events, and trying new coffee shops.

Heather BrownPittsburgh, PA

From the age of 8, when asked what she wanted to be when she grew up, Katie said “missionary.” She grew up loving all things music, kids, missions, and cultures. After graduating from University of Northwestern – St. Paul with a degree in music education, she taught music for 2 1/2 years at a community center in Southeast Asia. Now, she is back in her native Midwest with a new understanding of what it feels like to be a foreigner and a better understanding of different cultures, including her own. She is excited now to help others through the process of going, and to be part of global transformational education in mobilization.

Katie DaughertyTwin Cities, Minnesota

Juli graduated from Providence Theological Seminary with a Master’s in Christian Education. She has many years of international experience, having lived in Germany, India, England, and Russia, and having traveled to many other parts of the world. Juli enjoys the outdoors, traveling, gardening, time with her family, and coffee with friends.  She is also passionate about helping adoptive families thrive.

Juli HauptKalispell, MT

Cindy graduated from Northwestern College in Orange City, Iowa, and then taught at Sahel Academy in Niamey, Niger from 2009-2013. She joined the mobilization team in 2014. Cindy lives on a farm in South Dakota with her husband, Doug, and two step-children.

Cindy LucasPlatte, SD

Elva and her husband, Les, served with TeachBeyond at Black Forest Academy in Germany for 14 years before returning to Canada to serve at Souls Harbour Rescue Mission in Halifax, Nova Scotia. In 2017, she joined the mobilization team. In the past, Elva has served with TeachBeyond as a music teacher, dorm parent, English Camp coordinator, and member care. As Associate Director of Mobilization for Canada, she enjoys connecting people with ministry opportunities and hearing how God is directing their lives.

Elva PorterSalmon Arm, BC

Pete taught for 22 years in Istanbul, Turkey, before returning to the US and starting to work with TeachBeyond in 2011. His wife, Pam, works in TeachBeyond’s Global Communications Department, and they have one adult daughter. Pete enjoys floorball, running, reading, and fixing things that are broken.

Pete SanderlinBuena Vista, CO

After Kim graduated from Eastern University in 2007, she moved to Washington, D.C. to work for the Department of Defense for seven years.  She and her husband lived in Germany for several years, and Kim became Short-Term Coordinator when they returned to the United States in summer 2019.  Kim enjoys exploring new places, reading, having impromptu home dance parties, and eating cookies.

Kimberly SmithFrederick, Maryland

Jordan studied Early Childhood Education and Linguistics at Gordon College. She is passionate about language, culture, and learning! Fresh off the press as a recent college graduate, Jordan joined TeachBeyond in 2019. Jordan serves as the Recruitment Coordinator for the Mobilization Team. She enjoys writing, reading, and a good cup of coffee with great company.

Jordan SchanBoston, Massachusetts

Recruiting Events

April 1: Minneapolis Convention Center, Minneapolis, MN

May 4: Colorado Christian University, Lakewood, CO

We also partner with the Traveling Team. Check out their recruiting schedule to see if they’ll be visiting a campus near you.

Most of our spring recruiting events have been cancelled. Please join us for a virtual event on March 25!  Click here to join.

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