Paige serves as Mission-Haiti’s Behavioral Therapist at JAKAC where she focuses on trauma related behaviors and healing. She joined our family in 2018 after graduating from Augustana University with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology and Biology. Before moving to Sioux Falls to attend Augustana, Paige lived and grew up in Luverne, Minnesota.
“Why I serve with Mission-Haiti”:
"I visited Haiti for the first time during the summer of 2012, the summer of my sophomore year in high school. Since that trip so long ago, I knew God was calling me for something much bigger. I returned to Haiti the following summer before going to Augustana University for my undergrad where I studied biology and psychology in the hope of becoming a school counselor. Throughout my time in college, I continued to feel God nudging me to do more. I was not exactly sure what that meant right away, but after countless prayers and more sleepless nights that I can remember, I finally knew God was preparing my heart to advance His kingdom in a third world country as a missionary. I began this journey by looking into programs like the Peace Corps, Young Adults in Global Mission, and Youth with a Mission, but none of them seemed to be my calling. I knew I wanted to do more than just go to another country to work, I wanted to train up leaders from within the country as part of an organization that had Christ at its core: and Mission Haiti is just that. During my senior year of college, I heard that this mission was in need of teachers for the upcoming school year. Despite not having a teaching degree and not knowing much about the organization, God was telling me to step out on a whim and reach out to them. I took a chance and I haven’t looked back since. “Love Jesus, Love Others, Make Disciples” is Mission-Haiti’s motto and I cannot think of a better way to sum up what we as Christians are called to do. I am both honored and humbled each day to be able to serve and love on God’s children in Ti Rivière alongside a wonderful group of Christian leaders."