Hi, I’m Jess! I am so incredibly excited to be on staff with Inca Link. I first went to Peru in 2009 on a short-term trip and immediately fell in love with the people and the ministry. I loved the way Inca Link partnered with the local people to spread Christ’s irresistible love. I was able to go back again in 2011 for another short-term trip, and then was able to intern in Peru during the summer of 2015. It’s safe to say Inca Link has been a huge part of my life!
Entering my adult life, I decided to attend Eckerd College and major in marine science with a minor in leadership studies. I have always had a passion and love for the ocean and people, so these two very different fields of study worked well for me! After graduating, I moved all the way to Seattle and became the director of a marine science summer camp for about three years.
From there, I moved to Arizona to help be a part of a church plant in 2020. This experience was one I will never forget as God showed me time and time again how present and faithful He is during hard times. The church unfortunately did not continue on into 2021, but God was already working in me about a change.
Through a year of waiting and simply sitting at the feet of Jesus, he led me back to Inca Link. I am so excited to come on the team as the Curriculum Coordinator and be able to be a part of all of our ministries’ development and improvement for years to come!