Renee has lived and served in C for almost 20 years, teaching English to university students there, and sharing the hope within her. Her work in C included university classroom teaching, leading women’s retreats, speaking engagements, small group Bible studies, and mentoring younger colleagues, as well as raising her 4 amazing boys with her husband, Tim. She loves to write, and regularly contributes to the missionary blog, Velvet Ashes. She graduated from Calvin College with a degree in English and secondary education, and is currently working on a master’s degree from Reformed Theological Seminary. In all that she does, her overarching passionate is to be part of bringing people closer to Jesus, wherever they are in their spiritual journey. She loves caring for global workers in their Barnabas work and feels tremendously privileged to get to serve His servants.