Susi Childers is a voice, a photographer, an advocate, a traveller, a mother, an adventurer, an activist.
Born and raised in Germany, married to a Paul from New Zealand, working for Youth With A Mission (YWAM), and living in Hawaii has given her an international perspective of current challenges of our world.
She seeks to raise awareness on social justice issues, loves to touch the lost and needy, and fights to see lives rebuilt and revived by using her camera. Over the years she has been able to multiply her vision of using the arts to complete the Great Commission in many lives in many countries around the world.
Although a mother of three she never stops living a life full of adventure and challenges in order to see lives transformed.
Ali is 23 years old, born and raised in Oregon.She is an adventure seeker, loves to travel and meet new people. She has had a passion for missions her entire life and was called to be a graphic designer and photographer at a very young age. After her DTS with PhotogenX in 2016, she came back the next year to join our team! She has a heart for the nations and to capture the beauty presented to us by the creator. One of her biggest passions in life is communicating with others using the outlets of photography and design on the missions field.
Renae is a 20 year old from the Pacific Northwest and currently calls Portland, Oregon home. She completed PhotogenX DTS in 2017 and is so excited to come back and staff the April 2018 quarter. Her longing to be apart of missions and grow in her photography skills made PhotogenX the perfect fit. She wants to continue finding ways to combine art and missions, and hopes to study graphic design in the near future. Ultimately, she desires to use art as a tool to communicate God’s love for people and inspire them to continue using their own passions to future His kingdom.
Philip Lin seeks to bring people into deeper understanding of God’s heart so their lives will never be the same.
With his finance background, Philip’s creativity blossoms through bringing creative dreams into practical influential projects. He led multiple Discipleship Training Schools (DTS) with Youth With A Mission (YWAM) in Kona Hawaii, training students to know God’s heart and then communicate it with the world. He is also a part of the YWAM Kona Campus Leadership Team.
Since Philip was 14, he had a heart for the nation of China. He wants the Chinese people to experience God’s love. So, he married Lily Wang, from China, as the beginning of sharing this love.
Jamespeter, born and raised in Switzerland. 19 years old. He just finished his photogenX DTS in 2017 and joined the team in the beginning of 2018. His greatest strength is the love of God. With Him, he wants to see the world, share the gospel, and help those who are in need. His heart excites when there is an opportunity to serve. He likes to work with difficult children to bring them on the right path. In Switzerland, he is works with 2 church’s children program, mainly helping out with refugee kids and difficult children.
Lily Wang desires to show people around the world their beauty and empower them to live out their true value.
As a photographer, she traveled with a group of friends to 30 different countries within 18 months to discover and document the gems in the cultures and people groups. They published the photo book, Broken – A Call To Restore The House Of Humanity, to restore value to broken families around the world.
When she’s not behind the camera, you can find her memorizing the gospel stories and sharing them with others. She spent 3 months in a Word By Heart school and memorized the whole gospel of Mark.
Lily is from China and is now happily married to Philip Lin.
Sophia is 19 years old, born and raised in Alberta, Canada. She loves to hike and her favourite place to be is the mountains. She highly enjoys travel and spontaneous adventures. She has a passion for basketball and photography, and who is moved for fighting injustice. After feeling like God was calling her to missions and pursued DTS, she knew that missions and photography was something God wanted her to continue with. She saw her love for people grow and wants to make a difference in the kingdom by pursuing and portraying people and creation, the way God sees it.