serving God together



Leanne grew up in Oregon, but also considers Idaho home. She is known for asking deep questions, taking lots of photographs, and a really distinct laugh. She feels called to sharing stories through many different forms and advocating for those without voices.


Chris was born in New Jersey but grew up in Idaho. He is known for his love for cars, being a great listener, and making really good coffee. He feels called to simple, practical service and seeing people experience God in nature.


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Serving God together

Chris & Leanne are serving God together at Youth With a Mission in Perth, Western Australia. This is where God has called us individually and as a couple. Being with YWAM means we are able to serve in so many different areas: from discipling students, to serving practically on base, to going on short-term trips to other nations.

Currently, Leanne is serving the Media team by taking photographs, creating social media posts, and working on print projects like catalogues and manuals. Chris is part of a ministry called Appropriate Technology, using his background in engineering to innovate simple but life-changing technology for people in the developing world. He is also helping to bring the gardens surrounding the base back to life, creating an inviting and lively atmosphere for staff, students and visitors. Together, we are using this year to prepare for Chris to lead a Discipleship Training School in January of 2018. For the first three months of the school, this will involve scheduling lectures, meeting one-on-one with students, and setting up fun events. For the three following months, we will be leading a team on a short-term outreach within Australia and then to another nation.

We don’t know where God will lead us next, but we are so excited to see where He takes us, and we are so grateful to have you on this journey with us!

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