Pacific Travel Team Leaders

Tim Lansing, Administrative Leader

EDUCATION BACKGROUND: BA from Azusa Pacific University, Computer Information Systems

HOMETOWN & HOME CHURCH: Norwalk, CA; Grace Norwalk

FAMILY: Janine(wife),  Kids(Wesley(14), Tyler(12), Rylee(10), Hannah(8)

CURRENT JOB: Urban Center LA Director & Travel Teams Director with Momentum AND Student Ministries Director @ Grace Norwalk

TRAVEL TEAM EXPERIENCE: Student in 1996, Leader in 2002 & 2003

A FEW FAVORITE THINGS: My favorites involve: 1) serving Jesus even when it isn’t comfortable 2) outings/vacations with my family of 6 and  3) watching our USA men’s & women national soccer teams

Kohltin Hoeppner, Pacific Team Leader

HOMETOWN: Born and raised in Columbia City, Indiana. Now happily living in Bellefontaine, Ohio. 

EDUCATION BACKGROUND: Graduate of Grace College (Biblical Studies and Biblical Languages) and Grace Theological Seminary (Local Church Ministry).

CURRENT JOB: Pastoral Resident at Bellefontaine Grace Church. 

A FEW FAVORITE THINGS: Lover of all kinds of music, smoothies, visor hats, beaches, playing Spikeball with good friends, and THE Ohio State Buckeyes!

Margaret (Maggie) Olmedo, Support Leader

HOMETOWN & HOME CHURCH: Downey, CA; Grace Norwalk. She has worn many hats but is currently co-leading the church’s worship team with her husband, Max. 

FAMILY: Max, her husband of 21 years and definitely the stylist one, has also being involved in Ministry Teams and teaches high school Spanish. Maggie loves to spend time with her 4 grandchildren, and roots for UCLA where her youngest of four children attends.

CURRENT JOB: During the year, she works as a kindergarten teacher in Downey, CA, mentors future teachers at Cerritos College, and trains teachers across the state of California. 

TRAVEL TEAM EXPERIENCE: This will be her 8th time as a Travel Team leader! She has also led City Life Teams, assisted with the Training Center in Norwalk, and worked as youth worker, staff and volunteer at Momentum Youth Conference. Maggie currently serves on the board of Momentum Ministry Partners. She admits that she may be slightly over the hill, but working with youth keeps her feeling young!

FAVORITE THINGS: When she finds a spare moment, she enjoys the Disneyland Resort or one of her many British, crime, mystery, or Hallmark shows.

Elizabeth Brady, Support Leader

EDUCATION BACKGROUND: Bachelor’s Degree in American Sign Language Interpreting at Liberty University 

HOMETOWN: Grew up in Winchester, VA and then moved to Frederick, MD in 2018

HOME CHURCH: Grace Community Church in Frederick, MD

FAMILY: Single, family lives in VA- I have a twin brother (fun fact)

CURRENT JOB: ASL Interpreter in the school system, part-time job as a caretaker for young women with special needs

TRAVEL TEAM EXPERIENCE: Leader in 2021 on Atlantic Team

FAVORITE THINGS: watercolor painting, cheesy Netflix movies, cold brew coffee, and spending time with other people.

Alex Nicol, Leader Intern

EDUCATION BACKGROUND: Student at Grace College, majoring in Biblical Studies and a Resident Assistant

HOMETOWN & HOME CHURCH: Columbus, Ohio; Grace Polaris

FAMILY: My Mom and Dad, my Sister, and my dog

TRAVEL TEAM EXPERIENCE: Student in 2018, Student leader in 2020

A FEW FAVORITE THINGS: Snowboarding, Volleyball, Music, Ohio State

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