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 and his Family

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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 and his Family

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Sean + Meredith Cooper
MiniStry AdVancement

Sean and Meredith spent six years traveling 49 states casting mission vision with The Traveling Team and have now served over 10 years on our staff, speaking around the country and forming our strategic ministry partnerships.

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HUDSON + JESSIE
DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS 

Hudson and Jessie are another one of our couples that have spent 6+ years leading and mobilizing with The Traveling Team. Hudson now serves as our Director of Operations and Projects and continues to speak around the country, serving with TTT since 2009.

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Jake
CHURCH Partnerships

Jake has been a Team Leader and conference speaker for The Traveling Team since 2013. Jake has spent time in India and wants to work among Muslims in the future. Jake is growing our ministry and church partnerships across the US and expanding our IT summer project.

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TANNER + AMBER
TEAM LEADERs

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Tanner is a gifted speaker with a passion for the Arabic-speaking world. Amber graduated from Biola as one of the most influential mission leaders. Together Tanner and Amber hope to mobilize thousands of students to the world.

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SPENCER + SARA
TEAM LEADERS

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Spencer and Sara are both graduates of Kansas State University and attended IT Summer Project as leaders. Spencer and Sara have served with The Traveling Team for several years and personally connected hundreds of students with God's global purpose.

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WES + NATALIE
TEAM LEADERS

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Wes and Natalie have graduated from Illinois State Univ and Univ of Central Oklahoma. Together they desire to mobilize university students to mission and play a part in reaching the world.

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NATALIE
TRAVELER

Natalie is a recent graduate from OSU where she has been involved in a student ministry for the last four years. She is stoked to spend the next few years recruiting other college students to be a part of fulfilling the great commission with her, and her dream is to be overseas in the next four years!

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SETH
TRAVELER

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Seth studied at THE Illinois State University and spent the past year serving with Cru in East Asia. His desire is to mobilize the Church to go and send sacrificially until the fulfillment of the Great Commission. 

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TIMERA
TRAVELER

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Timera studied at Kansas State Univ. where she was a leader in her campus ministry, 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.

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Taylor
TRAVELER

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Taylor is an alumni of Kansas State Univ. and has experience in India along with previous work in campus ministry.  Taylor desires to continue working with students, mobilizing many to reach the nations.

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DYLAN
TRAVELER

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Dylan has a dynamic personality and a passion to see university students mobilized to the world.  Dylan has served as a leader at the IT Summer Project for several years and comes to us as a graduate of Illinois State

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LORYN
TRAVELER

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Loryn is a graduate from Kansas State University where she became established in discipleship, within her local church and student ministry. She has spent her summers both overseas and stateside invested in the great commission. She is passionate about mobilizing people to come with her to reach the nations long-term. 

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TREVOr+KAYLEE
TRAVELERS

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Trevor and Kaylee are recent graduates of Appalachian State U and the U of Kentucky. They have both served overseas in Central Asia and desire to mobilize college students to the unreached before heading back overseas themselves.

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AMBER S. TRAVELER

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Amber is a graduate of California Baptist University and will be joining our team for three years then desires to launch overseas and work among the unreached someday. 

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WILL TRAVELER

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Will is a recent graduate of the University of Arkansas. His passion is to see the next generation of World-Christian goers, and senders raised up to finish the Great Commission.

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EMILY TRAVELER

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Emily studied at Missouri State University and was a leader in her campus ministry throughout college. She spent a summer in the amazing culture of India. Emily is excited to continue working with college students and help them find their role in missions.

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CARRIE
OFFICE STAFF

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Carrie joined staff from Ohio U in 2012 after God opened her eyes to His plan to reach the world. She traveled from 2012-2015 and transitioned into office staff in 2016 and excels at all we give her to do.

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CAROLINE
OFFICE STAFF

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Caroline first discovered God's heart for the nations on a mission trip to Mozambique in 2010. She joined staff in 2017 and is passionate about connecting others to God's heart for all people. 

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CALLIE
CREATIVE 

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Callie is a graduate of Kansas State University, and through her campus ministry gained a heart for the world.  She will create and publish a catalogue of new resources in both video and print.

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Karly
INTERN

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Karly is our faithful intern. She recently graduated and will be returning to the University of Central AR for OT school. She has a heart for people and desires to connect them to God's heart for the world as she goes.

JORDAN
INTERN

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Jordan is one of our incredible interns and is a junior at the University of Central Arkansas. She has a passion for seeing the souls of people, building them up and equipping them to reach the nations! We are so thankful for Jordan!

Jamie
Office Staff

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Jamie is a graduate of the University of Central Arkansas where she was a leader in her student ministry. She is passionate about the Great Commission and mobilizing people to come with her to reach the nations. We are excited that she joined our office team in 2019.

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SAMANTHA
Office Staff

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Samantha is a recent student athlete graduate from the University of Central Arkansas and came on staff in August 2019. She joined The Traveling Team after God broke her heart for the lost at IT Week. She’s passionate about athletes, her high school small group, and missions.

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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.


 

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.