Johnny + Natalie Condrey
President and Founder
Johnny Condrey, President of Global Year a gap year program, and Natalie Balltzglier, his wife and ministry partner, were married in 1981. They have seven wonderful children and nineteen grandchildren and counting. Four of their children serve the Lord in vocational ministries and all seven serve the Lord faithfully in their daily lives. Johnny has served the Lord for almost 30 years in student ministry. His passion is to involve young adults in life changing experiences with Christ.
Doug + Babs Stone
Director of Mobilization
Doug and Babs Stone have been working with students most of their adult lives. They have four children and ten grandchildren. Doug left his vocation in the banking industry to invest in eternity, by equipping and mobilizing students to the nations with Global Year. We are blessed to have them serving as the Directors of Mobilization.
Taylor + Emily Condrey
Field Director Honduras
Taylor Condrey is the son of Johnny Condrey. After attending his Global Year in Costa Rica, Taylor felt the Lord calling him into full-time ministry. Since graduating from North Greenville University, he has been serving with Global Year. He and his wife Emily have been incredibly blessed with four wonderful children.
Caleb + Eva Earle
Field Directors / Italy
Caleb went on his first mission trip to Italy in 2012 to help with a summer camp in Torre Pellice. Since then, he has returned every summer for months at a time as he became more involved and was learning Italian. At the beginning of 2019, Caleb joined the Global Year team to lead our program full-time in Italy. Eva has also been involved with international ministry and is passionate about leading young adults. After they got married in 2021, Eva joined Caleb on Global Year staff and are both serving as field directors for our program in Italy.
Stephen + Caroline Owings
Discipleship & Mobilization
Stephen is married to Caroline and together they have one son Ezra. Stephen and Caroline were set up by their best friends while living in New York City in 2017. They got married two years later in 2019. Stephen has felt called to be in full-time ministry since a young age and followed that call into Newspring College in 2014, where he learned hands-on ministry experience with youth, leadership development, theology, and discipleship. He knows he has been called to pastor young people, introduce them to Christ, and assist them in growing in their faith journey with Jesus. Before his time at Newspring College, he went on two different short-term mission trips to Kenya, Africa spreading the Gospel and helping build schools for the Nanyuki community. Stephen has a heart to disciple young people in following Jesus for a lifetime, not just a moment in their life. He works with our students as a Go coach (discipling students to be prepared for their gap year) and mobilization, where he serves pastors and leaders of young people to present the global year opportunity and challenge young people to go to the nations!
Richard + Lauree Hayden
Field Director / Guatemala
Richard and Lauree Hayden have been serving in Guatemala as Field Directors for Global Year since 2019. After their initial mission trip in 2017, they sensed the Lord leading them to move to this beautiful country to serve as full-time missionaries. Richard is a former student and teaching pastor, and Lauree is a retired public-school teacher. The Haydens, along with their sons Caleb and Joshua, are passionate about being disciples who make disciples, both with Global Year students and Guatemalans.
Samuele + Emily
Field Director / Italy
Emily Brink had her life radically changed by God during a college semester spent abroad in Austria. That personal experience lit a fire in Emily’s life for the importance of discipling students in their relationships with Christ. It took a few years to see how God intended to use that passion; but, as He does, God fit all the pieces together and Emily has been on staff with Global Year since May of 2013. She is now living and serving as our Student Life Director in Italy with her husband Samuele.
Aaron & Brandi Riddle
Aaron and Brandi Riddle surrendered to God’s call to missions over a decade ago. After serving in Guatemala as full-time missionaries from 2013-2017, they returned to the states where they served in their local church. Aaron served as a Student Pastor and as part of this role, they traveled to Guatemala in the summer of 2022 to allow their students an opportunity to spend a week serving the people there. It was during this week that God began to move in their lives. Both Aaron and Brandi felt that God was calling them back to Guatemala and specifically calling them to serve with Global Year there in Guatemala. The Riddles and their three children Briggs, Corban, and Fletcher are excited to have the opportunity to once again serve the people of Guatemala and share the gospel of Jesus Christ and be disciples that are making disciples all for the glory of God.
Popeye + Olive Oil
Popeye and Olive Oil serve in an undisclosed location. Their pseudonyms are to protect their identity, please contact us directly for more information. We are blessed to have them serving as Student Life Directors.
Clouds are serving in an undisclosed location. Their pseudonyms protect their identity, please contact us directly for more information. We are blessed to have Cloud serving as a student life director.
Mary Elisabeth Bryant
Associate Field Director / Guatemala
Mary Elisabeth Bryant is a Guatemala intern for 2020-2021. She did her Global Year in Honduras in 2019-2020. She fully believes that this is where the Lord is calling her and she wants to follow in His will. She will be an incredible asset to our team and leadership in Guatemala.
Airplane serves in an undisclosed location. Their pseudonyms are to protect their identity, please contact us directly for more information. We are blessed to have airplane serving as a student life director.
Brice & Abby Martin family
Field Director / Quebec
Brice and Abby Martin felt the call to full-time missions in January of 2022. Brice and Abby have known one another their entire lives but began a relationship during high school while on a youth mission trip. Both have been active in local missions as well as children and youth ministries through the local church. Abby is a former public and private school teacher and currently homeschools their two daughters, Sarah and Leah. Brice has worked in local government for the past fifteen years in the environmental field.
The Martins are continuing to follow God’s direction in field placement during their transition from being state side to full-time missions in Rawdon, Quebec.
Nate and Bayda Condrey
Nate Condrey has been in worship ministry for fifteen years. After five years of being on staff at a church, Nate was led to go full-time with Global Year. His vision is to fully invest in students in the worship leading process and spiritually equip the hearts of this new generation of leaders. In his free time, Nate enjoys playing basketball and dancing to music with his wife, Bayda, and their two children, Joelle and Leon.
Brian has a heart for making disciples by training and mobilizing local church leaders with the Word of God. His favorite verse is Ephesians 4:11-13. He has spent over 10 years serving as a youth & young adult Pastor. He also served as a Pastor/Missionary in Uganda for several years. He holds a TH.M from Dallas Theological Seminary. He will be serving as a missionary in Cape Verde.