Our Team

Over the years, God has raised up many passionate individuals to join our team and aid in the work He is doing at In The Gap. Our team has been blessed to see Him work in incredible ways, and we look forward to what He will continue to do through us.

Chad and Alissa Christiansen

Chad and Alissa Christiansen

Founders of In The Gap, Inc.

Chad and Alissa have worked in Children’s Ministry for over 20 years across the United States and in several countries around the world. Through these experiences, they’ve gained a larger perspective on the how and why of training others for work in Children’s Ministry.

Julie Alspaugh - Our Team

Julie Alspaugh

Finance Manager

Lydia Martens

Executive Assistant

Chrysendrea Lee - Our Team

Chrysendrea Lee

Curriculum Developer

Isabella Lee - Our Team

Isabella Lee

Assistant Curriculum Developer

Lydia Kwon

Operation Impact Director

Sam Oliverio

Trainer and Content Creator

Luke Wenzel

Multimedia Specialist

Shanie Gettis

Communication Director

Emily Morgan

In The Gap Kids Coordinator

Laura Beasley

Director of Student Engagement

Bill Saunders

Campus Ministry Developer

Esmeralda Salinas

Jim Brown

Mission 4/14 Director

Janelle Shellem

Mission 4/14 Administrative Assistant

Samuel Waller

Mission 4/14 Assistant Director

There are so many needs in the world today. The causes are endless. Hunger, disease, hatred, war. However, the main reason is, and always will be, Spiritual Poverty. So many don’t know the love of God. So many have never experienced His presence or goodness. Many have never even heard His name.

Our team believes that God has called us to address this massive issue of Spiritual poverty. He has brought each one of us to this place at this time for a specific purpose. Each of our skills and giftings were meant to work together to accomplish what He’s called us to. We were meant to spread His love and light, and teach others to do the same. And by His grace, we will accomplish our mission. Working side by side with His body, we will give our lives to eradicate Spiritual Poverty—one precious soul at a time.

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