Jen has been married to Ross for 8 years and they have two adorable children. Jen and Ross have both experienced life as international students, and have been serving international students for several years. Jen loves coffee, sports, traveling, trying authentic foods, and interacting with people from different cultures. She enjoys all things Minnesota and would love to show you around the best state in the US.
Spencer grew up in Minneapolis and studied at North Dakota State University where he studied elementary education. Currently he lives in North Minneapolis with his wife Jamie, son Reece and their dog Arnie. Spencer has a huge passion for connecting people of different cultures and backgrounds and welcoming them to Minnesota. He enjoys basketball, volleyball, frisbee golf, hiking, camping, and snowboarding.
Leah originally grew up in Minnetonka MN, then moved to LaCrosse WI where she graduated from the University of Wisconsin – LaCrosse with an elementary education and Spanish education major. She is married to Tyler, and they recently moved back to the twin cities area. In her free time she loves reading, biking, swimming, and snowboarding. She also enjoys drinking tea and learning about different cultures!
Matt and Stephanie Cushman
Matt and Stephanie Cushman love being able to meet so many students from different nations here in the Twin Cities. Matt and Stephanie have traveled to many different countries; they love experiencing new cultures, new foods, and new languages. Two of their four boys were born in Rome, Italy. Their whole family loves camping, swimming, rock-climbing, hiking, and playing any sport together. They love meeting new people and inviting them into their home. Hopefully you’ll get a chance to enjoy a meal at their home!
Brenna grew up in Green Bay, WI and is serving with Bridges as an Intern. This is her second year getting to lead with Bridges and she has loved getting the opportunity to build meaningful friendships with other students from around the world and getting to engage in spiritual conversations with them! Brenna loves spending her free time making art, reading, listening to good music, being out in nature, and befriending any dog she can.