Amy serves in Cyprus working at Equip Bible School and developing a coffee training program called Tesifa Coffee
Growing up in Minnesota, Amy was raised attending church with her family. Between her church youth group experience and participating in a local youth theatre program, her passion for ministry took hold. In 2011, she began 10 years of overseas ministry with Youth for Christ International. First in Denmark, where she ran a band ministry that first introduced her to AJM. Most recently, she has been serving in Cyprus, running After Hours Youth Cafe in Limassol. Training teens in the world of coffee has opened up the door for the next chapter of ministry.
The next chapter begins with the opening of Tesifa Coffee School which is inspired by the Amharic phrase “Tesifa Sech’ī” meaning “Hope Giver.” With the coffee industry becoming a bigger platform for ministry, Tesifa’s purpose is to professionally train workers that have a “Hope Giving” mindset in their cafes. Amy has been certified with Specialty Coffee Association and will complete the training as an instructor (AST) this spring. This coffee training school is beginning in correlation with Amy’s role as Student Care Coordinator at Equip Bible School, a one year International School focused on empowering the next generation of Christian leaders and ministry workers. At Equip, she oversees the mentorship and discipleship sides of the students’ experience at school. These two schools together meet with Amy’s passion to empower others to pursue God’s calling for ministry in the same way she once empowered as a teen herself.