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Meet the Team

The Mobilization Team

Heather BrownHeather Brown
Pittsburgh, PA
Heather began serving with TeachBeyond in 2010, right after graduating from Grove City College.  She taught at Black Forest Academy in Germany for five years. When she returned to the US, Heather joined the mobilization team and now serves as Director of Mobilization for the US and Canada. Heather loves having people in her home, trying new coffee shops, and co-hosting the Transformed & Transformational podcast.

ChristyChristy Biscocho
Wiesbaden, Germany
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 Associate Director of Mobilization. She enjoys being active and getting outside, being creative, and exploring new places with her husband, Mike.

Cindy LucasCindy Lucas
Platte, SD
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.

Jacob Palmer
North Pole, AK
Jacob received his Bachelors in teaching and Masters in Administration from Missouri Baptist University, and his Educational Specialist Degree from Lindenwood University.  He taught for 12 years in Missouri, after serving overseas in Mauritius through TeachBeyond, he joined the Mobilization Team in 2021.  He enjoys studying apologetics and spending time with his wife and three children hiking, camping, and traveling.

Miriam Marsh
Lake Oswego, OR
Miriam graduated from George Fox University with a Bachelor's in Social Work, allowing her to gain experience working with diverse people groups including refugees resettling in Oregon and folks experiencing homelessness in the Portland area. From 2019-2021, she served with TeachBeyond in Hungary, Romania, and Moldova. Now based in Oregon, Miriam is a Mobilization Coach and Recruiting Coordinator. Miriam has a heart for community-building and supporting Christians exploring their callings to serve, and feels honored to be a part of the process as they consider partnering with TeachBeyond.

 

Katie DaughertyKatie Daugherty
Fort Worth, Texas
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. She is excited to help others through the process of going, and to be part of global transformational education in mobilization.

Kimberly SmithKimberly Smith
Frederick, Maryland
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.

Morgan WalkerMorgan Walker
Idaho Falls, ID
Morgan attended Ecola Bible School and Corban University, where she graduated with a degree in Interdisciplinary Studies in Music and English. She and her husband moved overseas to serve with TeachBeyond in Central Asia for three years. Morgan loves playing music with her husband, visiting the Oregon coast, and hearing God at work in people’s lives over a good cup of joe.

Pete SanderlinPete Sanderlin
Buena Vista, CO
Pete taught for 22 years in Istanbul, Turkey, before returning to the US and starting to work with TeachBeyond in 2011. He and his wife, Pam, have one adult daughter. Pete enjoys floorball, running, reading, and fixing things that are broken.

Rachel Schmitt
Akron, OH
Rachel studied elementary education at Moody Bible Institute (’08) and has been involved with TeachBeyond ever since! She taught middle school math and science for ten years at Black Forest Academy in Germany and for one year at Evangelical Christian Academy in Spain. Rachel returned to the United States in 2021 to get married and is now serving as a Mobilization Coach. She has a heart for supporting missionary families on the field and is excited to continue providing transformational education through recruiting and sending new members.

Recruiting Events

Our mobilization team would love to meet you at one of our in-person or virtual events!

March 16: Cedarville University Education Career Fair – Virtual

March 16-17: Prairie College Global Connections Conference, Three Hills, AB

March 17: Gordon College Non-Profit, Ministries, and Camps Career Fair – Virtual

March 17: Olivet Nazarene University Education Career Fair, Boubonnais, IL

March 21: Biola University K-12 Educator Fair – Virtual

March 22: Liberty University Education Career Fair, Lynchburg, VA

April 12: Minnesota Education Job Fair, Minneapolis, MN

April 29-May 1: MissionFest Manitoba, Church of the Rock, Winnipeg, MB