Carissa joined our team in the spring of 2018 as a co-coordinator of our Special Journeys ministry—a ministry to those in our church family with special needs. As she joins the team, she brings life experience as the mother of a special needs child, which allows her to empathize with families on another level. Her favorite part of being involved in Special Journeys is watching the kids grow physically, mentally, and—most importantly—spiritually. When she isn’t at the church building she loves to spend time with her husband, Duc, and their four children. She also loves to go running, have coffee with friends, and dabble in photography.