Mission Team

Misty Drake

Mission Trip Director

Misty joined the full-time YouthWorks team in 2014 after serving four summers, between the Site Director and summer Area Director roles. Her time in the summer fueled her passion for discipleship, communities and leadership development. Misty loves people and the relationships she develops with them. She is especially excited to do this in her leadership and management of the full time Mission Team. Misty enjoys serving her local church community and loves to spend whatever time she can with family and friends, enjoying some good Tex-Mex cuisine and laughing as much as possible.

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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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Andrew Cleveland

Mission Trip Associate

After going on YouthWorks mission trips in high school, Andrew started his first summer on staff in 2013 as a Community Service Coordinator in Green Bay. A few years later, he did two more summers as a Site Director and an Area Director. He joined the full time team in 2018, his summers in South Dakota, Colorado, and Arizona have fueled his passions for sharing a community’s story. His role as a Mission Trip Associate allows him to advocate for communities and build life-long friendships. In his free time, Andrew enjoys spending time with his wife and cats, going camping or going into the wilderness. Andrew loves eating street tacos and going to coffee shops on the weekends.

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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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Jenna Cleveland

Mission Trip Associate

After serving as a youth participant, adult leader and summer staff for four summers, Jenna joined the YouthWorks Mission Team in September 2019. She is passionate about building relationships with community partners and then inviting summer staff and participants into those relationships each summer.

Jenna enjoys going on outdoor adventures with her husband, drinking coffee with friends and doing puzzles with Gilmore Girls on in the background.

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