Staff

Staff

executive director

CHRIS REED

He grew up in South Pasadena, CA, but left a more recent home in Raleigh, NC to join CTI’s office staff in 2004 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 and daughter, drinking coffee, playing keys, and watching CTI team members grow in leadership and character.

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program director

PAUL VASILKO

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

BROOKE VASILKO

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, learning about natural health, and spending time with friends/family. Her husband, Paul, is also on staff with CTI serving as the Program Director.

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assistant program director

KASEY MANNING

Kasey participated in the 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 history in camp ministry and worship ministry.  She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology (with minors in Music and Bible) from the University of Northwestern in St. Paul, MN in 2013. She enjoys spending time back home in Iowa with family, crossfit, cooking, and good coffee.

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program coordinator

JENN REINHARDT

A native of Allentown, Pennsylvania, Jenn’s 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 two children), coffee, whitewater kayaking, proper grammar and general mischief.

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booking coordinator

SARAH BAIRD

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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logistics coordinator

DAVID ALBERS

David served on two Fulltime teams (1516 and 1617) in many roles: drummer, sound tech, bassist, and team leader. Serving in multiple roles is not new to him! Before joining Fulltime, David’s lines of work included agriculture, firefighting, and lifeguarding. When he’s not at work, he enjoys having a good burger with a tall glass of whole milk, competing in triathlons, rollerblading, and watching sports.

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recruiting assistant

KIRSTEN KENNEDY

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 is currently pursuing a Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. In her free time, you can catch Kirsten reading, playing with animals, thrifting, baking, and/or watching “The Walking Dead”.

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