Meet Michaela!

Michaela grew up in Walla Walla, Washington as the older sister of two younger brothers. Her whole life she has aspired to use health care as a means to build relationships with people in a physical way, as well as connecting with them in an emotional and spiritual way. She hopes to use this SPRINT trip to further her understanding of health care in an international setting. Her team is already very fond of the way that Michaela always cries when she laughs. Fun fact: Michaela loves breakfast food, especially pancakes (or waffles or french toast).


Meet Karley!

Karley is from Ocala, Florida, but lived in Boise, Idaho from junior high until moving to Seattle for college this last fall. She is a talented singer and piano player, and is majoring in Music Therapy here at SPU. She decided to do a SPRINT trip this summer because she is passionate about exploring other cultures and ways of life, and is looking forward to building relationships with locals in Indonesia. When Karley was only 17 years old she went by herself to Peru, where she worked in the orphanage Luz de Esperanza... Her teammates think she’s pretty much the coolest. Fun Fact: Karley’s favorite toothpaste is the orange aquafresh kind.

Meet Daniel!

You can call him “Tall Daniel”, because at 6 feet and 3 inches tall, he’s pretty hard to miss. Daniel is a sophomore at SPU studying Global Development, but before coming to Seattle, he grew up in San Clemente, California with his two siblings. He enjoys being outside playing soccer and basketball, rock climbing, and running, and he’s hoping to spend his life traveling around the world. He is excited to spend this summer experiencing a new culture and seeing how God chooses to work through our team. Fun Fact: Daniel is pretty good at hacky sack.

Meet Danny!

Danny grew up in San Diego, California as the youngest of six children, and is currently studying theology as a sophomore here at SPU.  He’s looking forward to the opportunity to grow in his faith by living outside of his comfort zone by serving in Indonesia. Danny loves reading, conversing, and learning as much as he can, and behind his intimidating ponytail is a big softy who deeply cares about people. Fun fact: His spirit animal, as decided by his team members, is a dolphin; he is tough, community-oriented, and adventurous.


Meet the team!

Here’s a team photo from this weekend’s SPRINT training retreat.

Give Online to Support this Team!

Thank you for making a tax-deductible donation toward your student’s SPRINT trip! Below you will find some instructions for making an online donation. If you have any questions about this process, feel free to call (206) 378-5403 or email

Thank you again for support SPRINT and its students as they learn & serve around the globe.

The John Perkins Center staff

1) Go to the SPU Home page (
2) On the dark grey header, scroll over “Give to SPU”
3) Click the “Give Now” tan button
4) Under Donation Information, fill in your gift amount (E.g. $5, $10, etc.)
5) In the Designation drop down, choose “Other”
6) Type “SPRINT” in the “Other” text box
7) Click the “Add Gift to Cart” button
8) Under “Additional Information”
a. In the “In Memory/Honor of” box, type the student name & country they are traveling to (E.g. Jane Doe – Guatemala SPRINT trip)
9) Fill in the Billing, Payment information sections
10) If your employer is matching the gift, fill in the Matching Gifts section
11) Click the “Give Now” tan button at the bottom of the page

Trip Description

SPRINT engages Seattle Pacific University students in short-term summer international missions and service trips in partnership with local community leaders around the globe. SPRINT’s pre-trip training and post-trip debriefing processes emphasize the importance of understanding culture, partnering alongside development instead of perpetuating colonialism, and the value of a life-long integration of faith, learning and service.

This summer SPRINT will send teams to 8 countries around the world. Learn more at

In Indonesia students will engage Muslim islanders in conversations as they visit islands, stay with host families in fishing villages and participate in community projects.


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