Support Summer SpILgrimages

We are thrilled to be sending two teams out with our Summer Serve program this year. Learn more about Summer SpILgrimages. If you’d like to get involved in supporting our teams, here are some ways to do so:

  1. Commit to praying for our teams
  2. Sign up to get updates about our team and learn about what we are up to
  3. Give financially to our Summer SpILgrimage program

Video: 2013 Romania/Moldova Summer Serve Team

Ways to Give Financially

Donations made to George Fox University for our Summer SpILgrimages (Summer Serve) program are tax-deductible. After your gift is processed you will be sent a receipt to be used for your tax purposes. If you have questions specifically about donations, you can contact Emily Grace Cropper-Russel, gifts and data specialist, at 503-554-2111 or email her at

Secure Online Giving

To fill out the form properly: 
Fill out the “Information About You” and then proceed to “Gift or Pledge Payment.” In the “Designation” drop-down box, at the very bottom, click “Other” and in the box next to “Other” type Summer Serve. Indicate the amount of your gift directly below that. If a particular student contacted you, then note that student’s name by using the “I was prompted by:” drop-down box, select “Other” and note the student’s name in the box provided. Click “Continue” to proceed with your gift.

Debit or Credit Card 

Over the Phone:
To make a transaction with your debit/credit card, you may call Emily Grace Cropper-Russel, the gifts and data specialist, at 503-554-2111 to make a transaction with your debit/credit card. 

Through the Mail:
To make a transaction with your debit/credit card, please download the Summer Serve Response form, fill it out with your card’s information and mail it to us at:

George Fox University
Summer Serve Give
414 N. Meridian #6256
Newberg, OR 97132 


Download this response form and send it with a check in the mail. Do not write the student’s name in the memo line. Please mail the check and response form to:

George Fox University
Summer Serve Give
414 N. Meridian #6256
Newberg, OR 97132

2015 Summer SpILgrimages

Romania/Moldova with Word Made Flesh

Word Made Flesh Romania serves Jesus among the most vulnerable there: at-risk children, street youth and poor families. Christians from Romania and other nations come together from various local churches to seek the kingdom of God in community. Through ministry on the streets and educational programs at a community center, they strive for a transformed society in which the poor are redeemed and empowered.

Relief work in Meyotte, Haiti with Forward Edge International

On Jan. 12, 2010, a magnitude 7.0 earthquake struck Haiti. More than 230,000 people were killed and more than 1 million were displaced, making Haiti the largest refugee camp in the world. Meyotte is the main region on the hills above the capital of Port-Au-Prince. Over 100,000 people lost their lives in this region. Forward Edge partners with Pastor Jean Louighins of Eglise Baptiste Evangelique in Meyotte. His church was almost completely destroyed by the quake and many in his congregation still suffer from the disaster. These people are in desperate need of help, and you can answer their prayer. Support the vision of Pastor Jean by helping them rebuild their church and reaching out with love to this hurting community.

Kenya with Open Arms International

Join Open Arms International on a service trip to Open Arms Village in Eldoret, Kenya. The village is home to more than 100 children, most of whom have been orphaned, abandoned or removed from homes due to neglect or abuse. The village provides a Christ-centered environment for physical, emotional and spiritual healing and a quality education at the Open Arms Academy. Teams conduct medical clinics, outreach events and children's programs where you can serve these precious children. During the trips, Open Arms focuses on medical aid, feeding programs for needy children, construction, and work projects. Some trips may also include prison visits and training conferences.

Nicaragua with Association of Baptists for World Evangelism

This trip will be assisting local missionaries and pastors in the city of Managua, Nicaragua, and in surrounding areas. We will be focusing on health education and disease prevention as we visit communities and teach about germ theory, dispense hygiene kits, lead blood pressure clinics, and share about God's love. As a team, we will use case study examples to learn together about short term medical missions. This will be targeted toward nursing and pre-medical students, but anyone is welcome to come and encouraged to apply! We are seeking a well-rounded team.

Summer Serve Teams


David Morales Brooks
Hannah Spivey
Hannah Fajen
Jacquelen Flores
Jessica Giddings
Anna Lampman


Heather Towns
Kayla Hardie
Ethan Shafe
Erica Neely
Morgan Early
Sommer Kirk
Jonathan Arias
Grace Macneill
Emily Smith
Andrew Harris
Lindy Booth


Matt Tallman
Morgan Dent
Sarah Gibson
Katie Burks
Dominique Thibault
Kyle Webster
Azenay Tell
Sophia Dale
Emily Davenport
Tayler Main
Lene Ferrari
Lauren Timmons
Ellisa Barr
Aaron Molstad


Stephanie Fisher
Sarah MacKenzie
Molly Hearn
Sami Nero
Elise Stewart
Malia Rosenlund
Shawn Fisher
Victoria Patchin
Yesie Mata
Megan Roluffs
Emily Hylton
Melissa LaBounty
Megan Gilmore

Questions or Concerns

For questions about our Summer Serve programs or teams, contact Rusty St. Cyr, pastor of ministry and service, at or 503-554-2319.