Our staff work in a variety of roles to see the vision of the The Traveling Team come together.


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Claude Hickman
Executive director

Claude is a graduate of Dallas Theological Seminary and the author of Live Life On Purpose.

About Claude


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Dr. Todd Ahrend
International Director & Founder

Todd has exposure in over sixty countries and is the author of In This Generation and The Abrahamic Revolution.

About Todd


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Sean & Meredith Cooper
MiniStry AdVancement

Sean and Meredith have spent the last six years traveling 49 states casting mission vision with Traveling Team.

About Sean


HUDSON & JESSIE
TEAM LEADERS

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Hudson and Jessie are another one of our couples that have spent 6+ years traveling and mobilizing with The Traveling Team.

TANNER
TRAVELER

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Tanner has experience in Central and South America, but his real passion is for the Arabic-speaking world. 

TY & CARRIE
TEAM LEADERS

Ty and Carrie joined staff from Ohio U in 2012 after God opened their eyes to his plan to reach the world.

RACHEL
TRAVELER

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At a summer project, Rachel heard The Traveling Team speak and gained a heart to not only for reaching the nations with the Gospel, but mobilizing other college students to do the same.

ANDREW
TEAM LEADER

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After his time with The Traveling Team, Andrew hopes to use his Agriculture and Engineering skills to work among an unreached people group.

REBECCA
TRAVELER

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During college, she took the Perspectives course and then attended two summer discipleship projects and gained a vision for missions and a heart for the unreached peoples of the world.

KOLBI
TRAVELER

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In 2012 at the IT Project, Kolbi learned about the importance of mobilizing students to reach the nations and the key role it has played throughout the course of history.

ZAC
TRAVELER

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Hearing The Traveling Team speak was a pivotal point in Zac’s life and he wants to be a part of seeing this happen in others.

JAKE
TRAVELER

Jake has been a leader at a stateside summer discipleship program, and spent the summer of 2014 in India. Jake wants to see all the nations reached in this generation.

ABBIE
TRAVELER

Abbie  traveled from 2010-2013 and then spent a year doing college ministry in Bosnia among an unreached people group before returning to staff in 2014.

BRYAN AND IVY
TRAVELERS

Bryan and Ivy are graduates of California Baptist University, recently married, and will be joining our teams until they launch overseas where they desire to work among the unreached within the next five years.

SARA
TRAVELER

Sara is a graduate of Kansas State University, and through her campus ministry gained a heart for the world. After hearing The Traveling Team speak she decided to help mobilize other college students and multiply her life into others.

SPENCER
TRAVELER

Spencer is a graduate of Kansas State University and attended the IT Summer Project the last two summers as a leader.  After graduating Spencer decided to commit three years to working with The Traveling Team and awaken other believers to God's global purpose.

NATALIE
TRAVELER

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Natalie graduated from the University of Central Oklahoma and attended the IT Project in 2014. This is when she realized she wanted to dedicate the rest of her life to seeing unreached people groups learn of God’s love for them. She is excited to mobilize students and one day work overseas herself. 

Kara
TRAVELER

During her time at Oklahoma State Kara attended two discipleship-training projects and learned about God’s heart for the world.   Later she spent a summer in India sharing the Gospel with Indian college students. Through both of these experiences I realized how big God really is and gained a vision to see God’s word and his truth taken to the ends of the Earth. 


SARAH
OFFICE STAFF

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It wasn’t until her trip to India for 8 weeks in 2011 that God really opened her eyes to the needs of the world, and Sarah would love eventually to return overseas to advance the gospel among the unreached.

EVAN
CFO

Evan is excited about the opportunity God has given him to use his degree to bring glory to God and serve the Traveling Team staff.

ALEKSANDRA
OFFICE STAFF

Aleksandra graduated from California Baptist University and dreams of using her skills overseas someday to reach at least one of the unengaged people groups.

HANNAH
OFFICE STAFF

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As a freshman Hannah befriended several international students from numerous countries and began to fall in love with the nations.


NO GREAT VISION HAPPENS ALONE

Behind every member of our staff, investing their lives into the vision of The Traveling Team, there are hundreds of supporters investing generously to fund them.