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Aug 2017 —Jun 2018

El Salvador Thailand

Join us on the adventure of a lifetime.
Route Completed
11 countries

Route Guides

Bill Swan
Program Exec
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I spent the first two decades of my Christian life afraid of disappointing God. I was trying to be a good servant and live a good life so God would be happy with me. During my own journey as a World Racer, God revealed how deeply He loves me, and that His desire is to actually partner with me in this life. This changed everything for me! I've spent the last nine years partnering with God through the World Race, to help others awaken to how much their Father loves them and the great adventure of living and loving like Jesus. I can't wait to see what God has in store for you on your World Race journey.
Bill Swan
Elder
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I spent the first two decades of my Christian life afraid of disappointing God. I was trying to be a good servant and live a good life so God would be happy with me. During my own journey as a World Racer, God revealed how deeply He loves me, and that His desire is to actually partner with me in this life. This changed everything for me! I've spent the last nine years partnering with God through the World Race, to help others awaken to how much their Father loves them and the great adventure of living and loving like Jesus. I can't wait to see what God has in store for you on your World Race journey.
Katie Swan
Elder
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Jeremy Cearbaugh
Squad Mentor
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Hey! My name is Jeremy! I am married to my high school sweetheart - her name is Kat, and she's the best human I know. We did the World Race together as a married couple in 2011. As we continue to say "yes" to God, He continues to blow our minds with the places we're going spiritually, relationally, emotionally and geographically!
Karen Christiansen
Coach
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Keith and Karen Christianson have been married 28 years, and have two sons: Trevor (24) and Casey (21). They live about 70 miles west of Chicago in Rockford, Illinois. Keith continues to lead a small graphic design business, which he helped start 20 years ago. Karen works part-time as a tutor for high school students and serves as a CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) for abused and neglected children. Since 2008, Keith and Karen have been leading short-term mission trips to the Dominican Republic, where their teams of high school and college students build homes and minister to the children in some of the poorest communities surrounding Santo Domingo. Keith and Karen believe their role as World Race coaches is the next step in a journey in which God has been teaching them to love more freely, depend on Him more fully, and work to further His kingdom.
Keith Christianson
Coach
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Keith and Karen Christianson have been married 28 years, and have two sons: Trevor (24) and Casey (21). They live about 70 miles west of Chicago in Rockford, Illinois. Keith continues to lead a small graphic design business, which he helped start 20 years ago. Karen works part-time as a tutor for high school students and serves as a CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) for abused and neglected children. Since 2008, Keith and Karen have been leading short-term mission trips to the Dominican Republic, where their teams of high school and college students build homes and minister to the children in some of the poorest communities surrounding Santo Domingo. Keith and Karen believe their role as World Race coaches is the next step in a journey in which God has been teaching them to love more freely, depend on Him more fully, and work to further His kingdom.
Allison Hultquist
Alum Squad Leader
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Bella Strafaci
Advisor
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Clay Holst
Squad Logistics
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Amber Pharazyn
Squad Leader
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Rachael Thearin
Squad Leader
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Where They Went - What They Did

Central America

El Salvador

Central America
El Salvador

El Salvador

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Central America

Guatemala

Central America
Guatemala

Guatemala

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Central America

Honduras

Central America
Honduras

Honduras

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Central America

Nicaragua

Central America
Nicaragua

Nicaragua

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Africa

Cote d’Ivoire

Africa
Cote d’Ivoire

Cote d’Ivoire

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Africa

Ghana

Africa
Ghana

Ghana

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Asia

Nepal

Asia
Nepal

Nepal

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Asia

South Asia

Asia
South Asia

South Asia

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Asia

Malaysia

Asia
Malaysia

Malaysia

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Asia

Indonesia

Asia
Indonesia

Indonesia

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Asia

Thailand

Asia
Thailand

Thailand

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*Routes may change if unforeseen issues arise.

Squad

Squad is the term we use at the World Race to describe the 30-45 people traveling with you on your route this year!

Squad

Team Name:Aussie

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LizzyBodkin
LizzyBodkin
Huntsville,AL
JuliaGlasgow
JuliaGlasgow
Birmingham,AL
RachelHargreaves
RachelHargreaves
Central Point,OR

Team Name:Hell, No!

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ChelseaBouknight
ChelseaBouknight
Gainesville,GA
JuliaRepaal
JuliaRepaal
Ashby,MA
TaylorStevens
TaylorStevens
Alexandria,VA
RyanTovias
RyanTovias
Amarillo,TX
DanielVrooman
DanielVrooman
Edgewood,NM

Team Name:Squad Leader

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AmberPharazyn
AmberPharazyn
Hilliard,Ohio
RachaelThearin
RachaelThearin
Hayward,WI

Team Name:Straight Outta Heaven 2

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EmmaDonahue
EmmaDonahue
Naperville,IL
CourtneyHoward
CourtneyHoward
Gainesville,GA
HannahKlassen
HannahKlassen
Foristell,MO
CalebLeppert
CalebLeppert
Rapid City,South Dakota
OriolyneLubin
OriolyneLubin
North Brunswick ,NJ
WillPatton
WillPatton
Troy,MI
TaylorWhite
TaylorWhite
Tuscola,TX

Team Name:Testify

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NikiAbles
NikiAbles
Soddy Daisy,TN
AbbyEades
AbbyEades
Lexington,KY
SaraGraham
SaraGraham
Stallings,NC
KelleyKruse
KelleyKruse
Newton,NC
McKenzieKuhn
McKenzieKuhn
Gainesville,FL
JennaVanderHaar
JennaVanderHaar
Zeeland,MI
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Stories From the Field

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