Adam grew up in Georgetown, Ohio, and became a Christian in high school. After graduating in 2004, Adam enrolled at Ohio State University and the following summer went on a short-term mission project to Haiti with his home church. God used the exposure to extreme poverty and the great need of His people to change the direction of Adam's life, which led him to Cincinnati Christian University (CCU). While at CCU, God planted in Adam a desire to do youth ministry outside of the USA. Adam found NMSI which offered an internship involving both missions and youth ministry and spent the summer of 2007 in India as an NMSI intern. Kristy grew up in Texas and graduated from Ozark Christian College with her Bachelors in Bible and Psychology in 2008. Through several short-term mission projects with her church and college, Kristy discovered her love for impoverished communities, youth and God's heart for those who have not heard the gospel.
Adam and Kristy affiliated with NMSI in 2008 and are currently working in Chiang Mai, Thailand with Prosperous Youth Foundation (PYF). The PYF team is networking youth homes and providing them with resources, equipping youth workers, and discipling youth (ages 12-20) living without their parents in the city of Chiang Mai. Many youth come from tribal families who live in mountain villages, hours from schools, so they move to the city for an education while their parents stay in the village to work their farms. There is great need for this kind of ministry—for the youth to have more adult interaction and to be guided and introduced to Christ. The potential outcomes are invaluable: decreased drug use, prostitution, poverty and high school drop-outs and a generation who knows Christ and has hope for the future!
Adam and Kristy met at NMSI and were married April 10, 2010. They have two sons, Aiden and Avery.
With NMSI since 2008