Johnny + Natalie Condrey

Johnny Condrey, President of Global Year, and Natalie Balltzglier, his wife and ministry partner, were married in 1981. They have seven wonderful children and eighteen grandchildren. 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

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

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.

Derek + Lauren Nelson

Derek spent the first year out of high school in Argentina. Lauren spent a semester in Mexico during her college years. They were both transformed by their experiences abroad. Thus, after several years of college, getting married, two sales careers, and a couple beautiful children later, Derek and Lauren have joined the Global Year team. They have been serving in Cape Verde, Africa for the last two years equipping and discipling students while reaching Cape Verde with the Gospel!

Richard + Lauree Hayden

Richard and Lauree Hayden married in 2007 and have five children. Richard has served in ministry since 2008 when he took his first position in student ministry. Lauree has worked as a public school teacher for nearly twenty years. However, the Lord is leading them to transition to the mission field through Global Year in 2020. They are planning to move to their first assignment in Guatemala as field directors in June of 2019. Both have a heart to equip and disciple students while also reaching the people of Guatemala with the Gospel!

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.

Field Director

Samueli + Emily

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.

Kelsey Beaton

Kelsey Beaton is a valuable addition to our staff. She had her life changed after a college fair at the mall. Someone talked with her about mission trips. After doing some research on the web and prayer, she came across Global Year. Graduating high school in 2011 she decided to take a year long mission to El Salvador. Upon her arrival home she attended some college, but kept feeling God’s call toward missions. She has a huge heart for young people and for serving the Lord! She is now serving as our Administrator of Finance.

Tanya Betancur

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.

Caleb Earle

Caleb Earle has had a passion for missions for as long as he can remember. Even as a child, Caleb had a fascination with Italy and started learning the basics of the language when he was seven. He went on his first mission trip to Italy eight years ago to help with a summer camp ministry. Caleb returned every summer for months at a time as he became more involved and was learning Italian. At the beginning of 2019, he was asked to consider moving to Italy as a Global Year staff member. Caleb has a passion for young adults and helping them discover who God created them to be. Now, he gets to do that full-time in his favorite place in the world!

Rebecca Nelson

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.

Field Director / Canada

Zac Stewart

 Zac has always been interested in ministry, and went on short term mission trips in high school to New York City and Ireland. He then spent 2017-2018 in Global Year Ireland, where the Lord confirmed his calling into ministry and missions. The Lord has given Zac passions for leading worship, as well as youth ministry.  We are excited that Zac will begin serving as a Go Coach with us at Global Year in the fall of 2019!

Paige Herst

Paige Herst is married with 3 lovely daughters. She has a degree in Social Services and for the last several years has been teaching coping skills to all ages who have undergone a traumatic event or behavioral challenges. Before that she has been involved with the business arena for 26 + years. She was introduced to Global Year by her oldest daughter who went to Ireland for 11 months with a team from Global Year, and while she was gone, she fell in love with what Global Year was doing. She told the Lord that she would love to work for Global Year one day to help the students adapt with coping skills when they came back from the field. Her daughter’s team inspired a calling in her to help them overcome the challenges, spiritual warfare and displacement that they feel when they come back home to America. Throughout her life, God has been gently teaching her and molding her for this amazing opportunity.

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 Elizabeth Bryant

Mary Elisabeth Bryant is the 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.

Intern / Guatemala

Cassidy Green

Cassidy was immediately intrigued with Global Year after Johnny Condrey came to discuss the program at her church. For a few years after her introduction to Global Year, she pondered the idea of taking a break from school to go and serve the Lord. Without having a strong idea of what she wanted to pursue in college, Cassidy signed up with Global Year and was accepted to Cape Verde. After learning and growing during her Global Yer, she felt the Lord was leading her to return and continue to grow and serve as an intern this upcoming year.

Intern / Cape Verde

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