“CSM blends a passion for the inner-city with a heart for the youth and families who come to serve. It’s mission and service at it best.”
I LOVE the concept of the ministry, and the opportunities to engage the individual folks on the street and hear their stories were priceless!
I know our kids will be impacted for a long time to come:)
Thank you for a wonderful experience and for my students. I know that they not only enjoyed themselves, but has left them with some wonderful memories. Detroit is a wonderful city and is in need of more help! Thank you again for your organization and for making a difference to the people of Detroit.
My hopes and prayers for my College group were met. I believe, by God’s grace, each of us had a life-changing experience by serving together in each of the Ministry sites. It was a joy to come along-side the work God is doing in the Churches and Ministries in Nashville. Thank you again for your wisdom and friendship.
Thank you for making this a memorable trip for me. I have done a few student mission trips in the past, but none as well organized and thought out as this.
I love CSM’s philosophy of ministry and mission. That’s why I brought a new church to you guys this past summer. I look forward to doing other trips in the future with CSM
Thank you for being a part of our ministry and for helping our students get some perspective on serving and helping those living in poverty. I appreciated the fact that the students were given the opportunity to make and impact and to be impacted.
Thank you for having a great organization where people are given the opportunity to learn and serve those in need. Thank you for treating our group with respect and having a great host to share our experience with. God bless you all.
“Here at the Cartel, we think it’s cool that they have year-round, long-term relationships with their ministry partners within the cities they work in. In other words their strategy is like ours…we develop long-term collaborative ministry partners within an ecosystem we call “the Cartel” and CSM does the same type of thing within the short-term missions world, developing long-term collaborative mission partnerships.
I can confidently say that the CSM is doing short term mission trips as well as they can be done. The work of CSM is thoughtful, wise, symbiotic, and generative… and CSM is doing a brilliant job furthering the Kingdom of God. I am delighted to call them a partner in the revolution.
If Christians are to make an impact for the Kingdom in the 21st century, they must live out the call to be Jesus’ hands and feet to the poor and needy. CSM gives young people and adults the opportunity to do just that in North America’s inner–cities.
Associate City Director
Emily is originally from the “Small Wonder” state called Delaware. She graduated from Liberty University (in Virginia) in May of 2011 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology. After graduating, she moved to Chicago to host groups at CSM throughout the Fall of 2011 and Spring of 2012. When the opportunity to work for CSM Chicago as an associate city director arose in May of 2014, she gladly took the opportunity to grow and be challenged in a new way on the mission field. In her spare moments, she loves to spend time with family and friends, play ultimate Frisbee, go running, set up her hammock outside, marvel at the beauty of Chicago, and daydream of one day owning the cutest puppy in the world.
Chicago City Director
Sarah is originally from Granada Hills, CA in Los Angeles County. She graduated in 2012 from Whitworth University with a BA in Peace Studies and a concentration in African Studies, having spent a year abroad in East and West Africa. She absolutely loves traveling and experiencing different cultures, languages, dances and foods. Sarah served as a CSM Chicago city host in fall 2013 and spring 2014, followed by a summer interning with one of CSM’s ministry partners, Jesus People USA, assisting caseworkers at a local shelter, training as a barista, and tutoring refugees in English. She is excited to be challenged and grown through learning more about the leadership and administrative sides of urban ministry in the city she has grown to love.