Carina is planting a YWAM base in Southern Spain. She serves as a worship leader, in children's outreach, and in administration.
I was born and raised in a Christian home with both of my parents having huge roles in serving in the church. When I was 10 years old, my dad felt the call to be a pastor. We moved across the country to start his new job as lead pastor of a church. As a pastor’s kid, I got to see the good, the bad, and the ugly of the ministry. Through it all, I could also see the faithfulness of God in all aspects of our lives.
Being raised in the ministry, I got to be in roles of leadership most kids don’t experience. I’ve been a worship leader, children’s church leader, preschool teacher, outreach coordinator, and administrative assistant. I also have experience in pioneering ministries. At age 18, I was invited to be an intern at a large church in Georgia where I was able to express my giftings as well as learn from a different church model. Shortly after that, God called me to do a Discipleship Training School (DTS) with YWAM (Youth With A Mission), and I was excited to use my experiences in leadership to serve the team. While there, God called me to be in Spain full time as a missionary.
I am currently on a pioneering team, planting a YWAM base in southern Spain. When my DTS leader shared about his call to plant a base, I knew that God had been preparing me for this moment. My roles on the team are worship leader, administrative assistant, and children’s outreach team member. I also feel called to start an annual Christian music festival. With this event, my goal is to create a family-friendly environment where the community can come together and experience God’s love.