Mission Team

Emily Beck

Mission Trip Associate

Emily participated in two YouthWorks trips as a junior higher, and after two summers on staff she joined the full-time team in November of 2017. She loves traveling to communities and working alongside of our partners to determine how we can best support and contribute to what’s happening in those places.

Emily enjoys exploring the Twin Cities, scoping out the best brunch spots in town, spending time with friends and family, and savoring a good cup of tea.

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Aimee Sodenkamp

Mission Trip Associate

Aimee was first introduced to YouthWorks in 2015, when she hosted a YouthWorks team in her community in Louisville, KY. Aimee joined the full time YouthWorks team after serving as the Site Director in Brooklyn, NY. She has a passion for youth ministry, community and service. Aimee spends most of her free time volunteering and serving with local nonprofit agencies. Aimee also loves spending time outdoors finding cool parks, trees to use for hammocking and reading a good book. She also enjoys exploring new cities especially with beaches and learning fun historical facts.

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Laura Almeida

Mission Trip Associate

Laura served with YouthWorks the summer of 2019 as the Site Director in San Diego, CA. She joined the Mission Team in the beginning of 2021. She is passionate about missions and respectful service to communities through building relationships and partnerships. Laura is from Brazil and grew up in the mission field in Mozambique, and has now lived in the United States for almost five years. She loves traveling to new places, and learning about new cultures. She also enjoys cooking, watching tv shows with friends, and doing small art projects.

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