Executive Director, In the Gapinthegap.org
Born in Minnesota, Chad Christiansen felt called to Oklahoma with his wife, Alissa, when they heard the words of Ezekiel 22:30: "I sought for a man among them, that would make a wall, and stand in the gap before Me on behalf of the land, that I should not destroy it; but I found none." This vision led them to found In The Gap, Inc. in 2010, as a means of equipping young adults with skills to win the hearts of public school children and be effective leaders and teachers. With each passing year, interns make a lasting impact for Christ in elementary schools across Oklahoma City through practical character education classes taught during the school day and Bible clubs conducted after school. Now, with children of their own, Chad and Alissa continue rejoicing to see God's kingdom being rebuilt through "the least of these."