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
E4 Leader
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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
E4 Leader
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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
Lizzy Bodkin
Lizzy Bodkin
Huntsville, AL
Julia Glasgow
Julia Glasgow
Birmingham, AL
Rachel Hargreaves
Rachel Hargreaves
Central Point, OR
Chelsea Bouknight
Chelsea Bouknight
Gainesville, GA
Julia Repaal
Julia Repaal
Ashby, MA
Taylor Stevens
Taylor Stevens
Alexandria, VA
Ryan Tovias
Ryan Tovias
Amarillo, TX
Daniel Vrooman
Daniel Vrooman
Edgewood, NM
Amber Pharazyn
Amber Pharazyn
Hilliard, Ohio
Rachael Thearin
Rachael Thearin
Hayward, WI
Emma Donahue
Emma Donahue
Naperville, IL
Courtney Howard
Courtney Howard
Gainesville, GA
Hannah Klassen
Hannah Klassen
Foristell, MO
Caleb Leppert
Caleb Leppert
Rapid City, South Dakota
Oriolyne Lubin
Oriolyne Lubin
North Brunswick , NJ
Will Patton
Will Patton
Troy, MI
Taylor White
Taylor White
Tuscola, TX
Niki Ables
Niki Ables
Soddy Daisy, TN
Abby Eades
Abby Eades
Lexington, KY
Sara Graham
Sara Graham
Stallings, NC
Kelley Kruse
Kelley Kruse
Newton, NC
McKenzie Kuhn
McKenzie Kuhn
Gainesville, FL
Jenna VanderHaar
Jenna VanderHaar
Zeeland, MI

Stories From the Field

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