Marisa is from Columbus, Ohio, and a graduate from the Ohio State University with a BS in Social Work. She is a part of H2O Church Ohio State, where she has been involved with small groups for women and international students. She has been very active in local missions in Columbus and has been on mission trips to Haiti, Dominican Republic, and, most recently, Bolivia on two different occasions.
Marisa learned about SAM on her visit to Bolivia last fall when she met Rael Gore and the Tses. She will be serving at the Santa Cruz Christian Learning Center for the 2nd semester of 2017. During this time she will also be exploring ministry options where she could serve longer term as the Lord leads.
The Lord has given Marisa a heart for the brokenhearted and passion for evangelism and discipleship. These passions propel her to move to Bolivia and share the hope of Christ with those in bondage.