executive director


He grew up in South Pasadena, CA, but left a more recent home in Raleigh, NC to join CTI’s office staff after spending two years as part of our fulltime program.  Chris worked previously in broadcast engineering, live event production, and sound system design/installation.  He enjoys spending time with his wife, drinking coffee, playing and recording music, and watching CTI team members grow in leadership and character.

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program director


He transplanted to the Willmar area from his hometown of Jacksonville, IL.  Paul traveled with CTI as a fulltime team leader from 2005-2007.  He graduated from Illinois College with a B.A. in Political Science (which seems fitting for working in ministry, right?).  He loves to drink coffee, read, spend time with his family, travel and play the drums. His wife, Brooke, is also on staff with CTI in the Business/Finance department.

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office manager


She has been a part of CTI since 2004 traveling with many teams around the world as a vocalist. She graduated from Augustana College in Sioux Falls, SD with a vocal music education degree. She enjoys traveling, music, and spending time with friends/family.

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program coordinator


A recent transplant from Allentown, Pennsylvania.  Her experience with CTI includes three overseas tours, one year-long stateside tour, two kitchen teams, a Booking Internship and summer training logistics support.  Her experiences outside of CTI include earning a Music Composition degree, teaching in various capacities, pharmaceuticals manufacturing and working as an HR representative for Target.  She enjoys time with her adventure (especially with her husband and newborn son), coffee, whitewater kayaking, proper grammar and general mischief.

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booking coordinator


She moved to Willmar from Midwest City, Oklahoma, where she served as the Youth Director for her church.  Sarah’s first experience with CTI was as a vocalist on our 2008 Guatemala team.  She served on a second summer team in 2009 and as a keyboardist in our 2011-2012 Fulltime program.  Sarah is a graduate of Central Christian College of Kansas where she majored in Worship Arts.  She enjoys hanging out with family and friends, playing board games, singing, watching movies, being crafty, and the occasional Netflix binge watch.

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recruiting coordinator


Kasey participated in our 2014 – 2015 Fulltime Program as a drummer and then brushed up her bass chops before leading our Summer 2015 team to Colombia.  Kasey has a long history as a camp counselor and loves working with youth.  She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology (with minors in Music and Bible) from Northwestern University in St. Paul, MN in 2013.

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recruiting staff


He moved to Willmar just over two years ago from his hometown of Cambridge, MN to work with West Central MN Youth for Christ as their music director. While there, he directed a music team of high school students, and led them on overseas mission trips to Northern Ireland, Colombia and England. He graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Music (with minors in Education and History) from Luther College in Decorah, IA in 2013. Trevor loves to drink good coffee, watch and play sports, travel and spending time with his wife, Ellie (who did a summer with CTI in 2011).

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recruiting intern


Originally from Carbondale, IL, Kirsten lived in Chicago before doing two full-time years with CTI as a vocalist (2014-2016). In 2013, she graduated with a degree in Human Development and Psychological Services from Northwestern University in Evanston, IL.  She hopes to get a professional degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling or Marriage & Family Therapy, but in the meantime thoroughly enjoys psychoanalyzing her willing peers. In her free time, you can catch Kirsten reading, playing with animals, thrifting, baking, and/or watching “The Walking Dead”.

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