WE ARE THE RILEYS





Leanne

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

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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Chris & Leanne started dating in October of 2015. Chris sparked up the conversation by asking Leanne if she’d ever be interested in joining Youth With a Mission in Perth, Western Australia. As Leanne prayed about it, she saw puzzle pieces of God’s promises for her future fitting together beautifully. But this sparked another question to Chris about why he wanted her there in the first place!

We are opposites in many ways that God has brought together to work as one alongside Him. 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. 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 to the outback of 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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