As teenagers Craig and Megan each felt called by God to spend their lives working with young people. While they were college students at Moody Bible Institute they volunteered with the youth ministry at Calvary Memorial Church in Oak Park, Illinois. In 1999 Craig began to work as an intern with Calvary’s middle school ministry and in 2001 he began serving as their Pastor of Student Ministries. Then in 2007 Craig and Megan left Calvary and moved to Salem, Oregon to work with Campus Ambassadors at Willamette University. In the fall of 2018 Craig and Megan were approached to partner with a local faith based non-profit, the Salem Leadership Foundation, to pilot a school chaplaincy program in their local schools. After lots of prayer and counsel they decided to accept the offer and have been working as school chaplains since the summer of 2019.
Craig was born and raised in the Midwest, growing up in both Iowa and Michigan. Being a pastor’s kid, Craig grew up being very familiar with Christianity and put his faith in Jesus at a young age. As he continued to grow in his faith he began to see that God could use him to help others in their faith journeys. During his teenage years he sensed God might be calling him to a life of ministry so he decided to pursue this by attending the Moody Bible Institute in Chicago.
Megan was born and raised near Portland, Oregon and like Craig her dad was a pastor. She also grew up being very familiar with the Gospel and came to trust Jesus as her Savior at an early age. Megan grew up being very involved in her dad’s youth ministry and during her teenage years she sensed God calling her to ministry. After finishing high school she came to the Moody Bible Institute where she studied youth ministry.
- Craig: B.A. in Bible from Moody Bible Institute
- Megan: B.A. in Youth Ministry from Moody Bible Institute
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In colorful communities and along scenic highways, diverse people and landscapes span coast to coast
Iconic American traditions include Thanksgiving dinner, jazz music and the Super Bowl. They meld with eclectic examples of multicultural heritage: numerous local Chinatowns, family-owned taquerias and even cowboy boots, which originated among the nomadic Huns of eastern Europe.
The nation's landscape shows just as many contrasts — sandy beaches and rocky coastlines, open plains and vast deserts, rugged mountains and winding canyons, and abundant rivers and lakes.
The ideals of life and liberty that founded the United States have made the country one of the world's most prosperous, though not without dark chapters and present troubles. Crime, discrimination and ethics violations make regular headlines, and many people live below the national poverty level.
Families view education as essential to the pursuit of happiness, if not also a path to wealth and power for the most ambitious. Yet Americans also demonstrate a charitable spirit of generosity toward neighbors and nations in need.
Freedom of religion grants opportunity for all faiths, but Christianity holds particular influence in country's history and daily life.
Your participation with Missions Door supports ministry in the United States among college students, including many international students, in collaboration local churches. It also enables social outreach, church planting and leadership development in a wide variety of communities — among Native Americans and other cultural groups, and in urban and suburban settings where growing and changing demographics create new opportunities for the Gospel.
Aside from the Native American, Native Hawaiian and Native Alaskan populations, nearly all Americans and their ancestors immigrated to the United States.
In a 2013 survey, 56% of Americans said that religion played a "very important role in their lives” — a larger number than any other wealthy nation.
Population: 320 million
Major Religions: 47% Protestant, 23% unaffiliated, 21% Catholic, 6% other
Languages: 82% English, 11% Spanish, various others
Ministry service area:
Oregon, United States