Elizabeth invites Friends of Jesus to come alongside Muslims and Christians in the Middle
East, finding ways to offer friendship, practical help, and an exchange of learning. Her
experience shows that neighboring brings us closer to the heart of God. That changes how we
think, pray, and serve.
With a Masters degree in Adult Education, Elizabeth has taught in colleges and adult learning
centers in the U.S., Central Africa, Central Asia, and the Middle East. She’s seen adults reach
personal and professional goals that prepare them to serve in challenged communities.
Through Step International (based in Jerusalem), Elizabeth designs classes, teaches, and
coordinates the online conversation partner program. These experiences are created to give
authentic, high level conversation training, equipping learners to pursue graduate work or
international work assignments. Learning happens, in part, through weekly video-chat
conversations with American partners invested in their success.
Elizabeth draws from her 25 years experience teaching, learning, and volunteering to assist
Christian training programs abroad. As she finds ways to improve teacher and volunteer
satisfaction, retention, and performance, a program is better positioned to pursue its purpose.
Elizabeth was born and raised in western Oregon where she developed a love for large trees
and a high tolerance for rain. She enjoys kayaking, reading, and learning something new.