Team



Ryan Childress

Director

Ryan has served with Servant Life since January of 2013. A Texas native, Ryan has also lived in Albuquerque, NM before landing in Birmingham. Prior to his time at Servant Life, Ryan has worked with a partner organization, Student Life, for 8 years serving in various roles. Ryan also worked as a carpenter doing remodeling and new construction. He has participated in international mission trips to Honduras, Mexico, Dominican Republic, India, Kenya and many other domestic mission trips. Ryan and his wife Courtney live in Birmingham, AL with their dogs Macks and O.T. He enjoys building furniture, traveling, and camping with friends and family. You can connect with Ryan at ryan@servantlife.com or via Twitter @jryanchildress.

"I have surrendered my life to the call of Christ and He has, through His Word, commanded me to go and to send. Knowing that the Lord has chosen to use me in His mission to reach the nations is the greatest joy of my life and I long to share this joy with others."

J. Roger Davis

Executive Director

Roger was part of the launch of Servant Life in 1999 and has served on the board since then. In 2008, he assumed Executive Director responsibilities alongside his role at Student Life where he has served since 1996 and currently serves in that ministry as President. Roger was born in Germany into a military family and has spent extensive time traveling the world including leading various mission experiences in Africa, Asia, South and Central America, the Caribbean as well as domestically. He also works closely with Compassion International as a sponsor, speaker, advocate and leads the relationship between Student Life and Compassion. Roger is married to Becca who was a youth and college minister for 12 years. They call Birmingham, AL home and have four children: Sterling, Landry, Kinsley and Murray. You can connect with Roger at roger@servantlife.comor via Twitter @jrogerdavis.

"When you have seen and interacted with the globe and it's various cultures and people, you become responsible for what you have seen and experienced. For my family and I, this is true and highlighted in Matthew28:18-20. We know we are clearly called to be a part of helping mobilize students and adults as well as ourselves to go and make disciples of all nations."

Danielle Lee

Coordinator

Danielle came on board with Servant Life in October of 2011. Before moving to Birmingham, she resided in Starkville, Mississippi where she attended Mississippi State University. After graduating in May of 2010, she completed a one-year internship at MSU with the campus ministry, Campus Crusade for Christ. Danielle has participated in mission trips to New York City, Salerno, Italy, Kenya and Mexico. Danielle enjoys reading, the outdoors and hopes to one day serve long-term overseas. You can connect with Danielle at dlee@servantlife.com or via Twitter @dlee2024.

"Being a part of Servant Life has opened my eyes to how important the body of Christ is, as I interact with people daily who have the opportunity to be the hands and feet of Jesus."


Alison Matthews

Intern

Alison began working with Servant Life in September of 2013. She is a native of South Carolina and graduated from the University of South Carolina Upstate in May of 2013. During college, Alison participated in a semester long mission trip to Swaziland, Africa. Since then, she has also been a part of international mission trips to Jamaica and Nicaragua. Alison enjoys traveling, reading, and cheering on the Carolina Gamecocks. You can connect with Alison at alison@servantlife.com or via Twitter @alisonmatthews.

"Isaiah 52:7 (repeated in Romans 10:5) has always resonated with me. My deepest desire is to know Christ while proclaiming the good news of His gospel to the nations. It's a great privilege that I get to spend my days helping equip and encourage students to fulfill the Great Commission."

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GLOBAL TEAM

Oleg and Lena Vasilevsky, Ukraine

CARLOS MOYA, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC/HAITI

STEVE AND CAROL THOMPSON, ECUADOR

Steve Thompson

LARRY HOLCOMB, NEW YORK

JOE PENT JR., COSTA RICA

TRIPP SKIPPER, NORTHERN UGANDA

SUZANNE OWENS, UGANDA

MIKE TAYLOR, UK-USA MINISTRIES

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