John works as the Director High School Events for Christ in Youth. Since graduating from Lincoln Christian University, John has served 15 years in youth ministries in Illinois and New Hampshire. His passion is to see students meet Jesus and live life abundantly. John and his wife, Michelle, spend their free time playing Legos or Star Wars or any combination of the two with their three sons, Atticus, Silas and Zeke.
Eric Epperson is the director of programming for the MOVE conference. He loves collaborating with the talented people at CIY to tell stories and craft experiences that call students to kingdom work. A graduate of Ozark Christian College and the University of Oklahoma, Eric lives in Joplin with his wife, Torrie and their daughter, Alice.
As the Operations Director for Christ In Youth contracts, budgets and registration policies – all of the things people love the most – are what Ryan spends most of time at CIY working on. For a few glorious hours each week and a couple of weeks each summer Ryan gets to work closely with the team that makes MOVE happen. With a secular education (BS & MBA, Oklahoma State) Ryan loves the fact that he gets to use the gifts and abilities God has given him to Amplify the Call on a daily basis.
Chase is from Florida, went to school at Milligan College and has worked at CIY since 2004. He currently works with many different things on the event side of Move. This includes venues, speakers, worship leaders, interns, merchandise and customer service. He loves the people he gets to work with every day and seeing students use their gifts for the Kingdom.
Jon oversees production for MOVE events, which basically means stage design, audio, lighting and video design. He also sits on the programming team to create what happens at the MOVE event, as well as handling most of the animation, audio mixing and writing and recording music. The best thing about his role here is that it allows him to utilize his particular gift set in a way that's hard to imagine elsewhere. He has a bible degree from Ozark Christian College, is married to the lovely Sara Hill, is heavily involved at Christ's Church of Oronogo and a youth coach, playing keys, guitar, and drums, loves Apple Computers, making pizza, and all things 80's. You can check out his random thoughts at twitter.com/ilikegear.
Ali is a Program Coordinator for MOVE and is also a member of the Programming team. Her focus is on bringing the MOVE theme to life in all the different programming elements, as well as gathering all props and costuming for the summer tour. She also assists on MOVE and other CIY films as the Production Designer. She enjoys getting to use the different gifts the Lord has given her for Kingdom Work every day. Ali is from Muskogee, Oklahoma and graduated from The University of Tulsa.
Sonja is a program coordinator for the MOVE team. Meaning, she handles a lot of the details leading up to MOVE. That can be anything from the Student Magazine, station design, building relations with people, ordering merchandise, training other members of the team, registration and much more. She has her hands in a little bit of everything. One of her favorite things is being able to see students “get it” and want to do incredible things for the Kingdom. She also loves working with such a creative team and seeing their minds at work--it is never a dull day.
Originally, from Washington, MO. She attended Ozark Christian College in Joplin where she has resided for the last 6 years.
Titus works on the MOVE team as a Program Coordinator. He also helps organize and work with the CIY Wilderness conference in the fall. His favorite thing about his position at CIY is how much fun he has working on the CIY team. Titus is from Stillwater, Oklahoma and graduated from Oklahoma State University with a Marketing degree.