Mission Team

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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Bethany Overbaugh

Mission Trip Associate

Bethany was introduced to YouthWorks through her role as a 2019 summer staff in Louisville, KY. After returning for a second summer, she joined the full-time team in October of 2021. Bethany is passionate about giving a voice to people’s unique experiences, finding creative ways to share those stories with others, and loves the opportunities to do so in YouthWorks communities.

With a background in music education, Bethany loves just about anything that connects people through music, whether that be teaching voice lessons, performing herself, or attending musicals or concerts. In her spare time, she can be found exploring the beauty of Upstate New York or the best independently owned bookstores around.

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Natalie Castro

Mission Trip Associate

My first exposure to YouthWorks was in 2019 when I joined summer staff; I was a Community Service Coordinator in Kansas City. In 2021 I was the site director of both the Kansas City/ St. Louis sites. I joined the Full- Time team shortly following the completion of my degree in International Community Development. I’m passionate about people encountering Christ through transformational development. From a young age I was involved in different church outreach ministries and volunteered with organizations in my city. It’s a privilege being able to continue this same work on a greater scale with YouthWorks.

On my free time I enjoy being with others and trying all the new foods my city has to offer. It’s also fun being a tourist in your area, you constantly discover new things that some travel hundreds of miles to see.

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Kendra Pohlman

Mission Trip Associate

After hearing about YouthWorks through her home church’s plans to do a summer trip, Kendra decided to apply with hopes of connecting with God in a new way and getting out of the Midwest for a change. She went on to serve with YouthWorks for three summers on the Northern Cheyenne Reservation in Montana and discovered her passions of connecting with communities and serving in Jesus’ name. Kendra joined the full-time team in 2022, and she hopes to continue developing those passions in multiple communities.

Kendra enjoys spending time with her family and her dog, attending/watching sporting events, and hiking anywhere and everywhere, especially around the North Shore of Minnesota.

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