Meet Bret & Melody Moehlmann
We’d like to introduce Bret and Melody Moehlmann; two incredible volunteers at Expansion International. Bret is the CFO of Cole Valley Christian Schools and Melody is a secondary teacher. They became acquainted with E.I. somewhat accidentally. That initial encounter has impacted a generation of students on two continents.
Some Cole Valley students dreamt of going on outreach to Africa. They began preparations, but then received word that their anticipated trip was canceled. Still eager to serve in Africa, they searched for another trip. One student heard that E.I. took teams to Kenya each summer. A call was made, then, a “God thing”, occurred. Fourteen students and teachers filled exactly 14 open slots on E.I.’s next trip.
After a successful trip, a partnership was formed to provide opportunities for CVCS students to join E.I.’s Student Leadership Conference. Now, every two years, student leaders participate alongside Kenyan students at this very special three-day event.
For Bret, the opportunity to teach students to disciple others is key. “I love hanging out with these students then following up once they’re back home. These trips create a unique bond that we all carry for the rest of our lives.”
For Melody, watching students live out the gospel is what it’s all about. "It gives me joy to see students empowered by the Holy Spirit using their gifts to serve God.”
Since 2011, hundreds of students from Cole Valley and in Kenya have been deeply impacted by participating in E.I.'s student conferences. We thank God for our partnership with Cole Valley Christian Schools.