Johnny + Natalie Condrey

President and Founder

Johnny Condrey, President of Global Year, 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.

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Lauren Nelson

Member Care Specialist

Lauren joined the Global Year team along with her husband, Derek, in 2016. They spent 3.5 years in Cape Verde, Africa leading student teams and have recently returned to support state-side operations. Lauren has a B.S. in Psychology from North Greenville University and her passion is to see emotionally and spiritually healthy missionaries sent to the nations.  She will be working with our current and future staff supporting new hire training, on-going field support, and missionary furlough care. Lauren and her husband reside in Greenville, SC and have three daughters - Rosie, Violet, and Hazel.

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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

Director of International Ministry

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 two wonderful children.

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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. 


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.


Popeye + Olive Oil

Field Director

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.


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.


Tanya Betancur

Office Administrator

Growing up, Tanya had the opportunity to go on a few mission trips to Belize, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, and El Salvador. Through those mission trips, God showed her how desperately our world is in need of the Gospel. After graduating high school, God put in her heart to take a gap year to pursue missions. In August 2013 she committed and moved to El Salvador with Global Year. During those nine months, God pressed on her heart again how desperately our world is in need of the Gospel. In 2014, she returned back to El Salvador with Global Year to do an internship. Again God worked in her life and called her into full-time missions. In April of 2019, Tanya married her husband Santi. Today, Tanya continues to serve with Global Year full time.


Rebecca Nelson

Field Director / Canada

Rebecca Nelson has had a heart for missions since she was 15 years old. In 2018 she had the opportunity to go to Chertsey, Quebec with Global Year for a gap year. There God showed her how much He is doing and can do in the French Canadian culture. During this year God gave her a heart for His work in Quebec. She has happily made herself available to Him and will be going back to continue serving in Quebec with Global Year as a field director.

Stephen + Caroline Owings

Go Coach / Mobilizer

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. Through these experiences and prayer, he knew being a part of Global Year was his next step. Caroline is in the dance industry and graduated from Mary Mount Manhattan College with a BFA in Dance. She has known for a long time she is called to be a dance teacher. Her goal is to start a dance studio that is Christian based, glorifies God, and makes a difference in young people’s lives. Both Stephen and Caroline have a heart for young men and women and want to see them experience Jesus through whatever means possible. They are both excited to be joining the Global Year team in seeing the nations reached and young people becoming disciples of Jesus!

Abigail Coolidge 


Abigail Coolidge went on her first mission trip with her church in 2016. On this trip, she learned about Global year. God spent the next many months opening her heart to his plans for her life. After spending a year at Cedarville University, she went to Southeast Asia for her gap year. During this time, God continued to develop her passion for his Word, discipleship, and evangelism. She is so excited to be joining Global Year in equipping students and sharing the Gospel with the nations!

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.


Cassidy Green

Intern / Cape Verde

Cassidy Green is a Guatemala intern for 2020-2021. Cassidy served with Global Year in Cape Verde in 2019-20 as a student. After praying, the Lord called her to continue to serve with Global year as an intern in Guatemala. She is an incredible asset to the Guatemala team.


Meghan Scott

Intern / Cape Verde

Meghan Scott is a 2021-2022 intern in Cape Verde. She was a student in Guatemala 2020-2021 and she is very excited to be apart of the Cape Verde leadership. After praying and fasting, she knows she is going exactly where the Lord wants her. She will be an incredible asset for our team and leadership in Cape Verde.


Makenna King

Intern / Guatemala

Makenna King is a Guatemala Intern for 2021-2022. She was a global year student in Guatemala for 2020-2021. After praying, she knows this is where the Lord is leading her, and she wants to follow Him in obedience. She will be an incredible asset for our team and leadership in Guatemala. 


Anna Stratman

Intern / Cape Verde

4 years ago, God put a calling over Anna's life to serve in missions. She was not sure what that looked like for herself, but she has been walking in that direction with her heart and hands open, ready to receive what God has in store. The doors swung wide open for her to travel to Cape Verde, Africa as an intern through 2021-2022. She is so excited to walk out Gods calling in her life and learn to love Him deeper than ever before!

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Jett Hart

Field Director / South East Asia

In Southeast Asia, Jett was able to spend time with other Global Year students to study the language and culture of the area while they focused on reaching out to the lost community around them. He is planning to go back and stay full time as he continues to study.