SLAD Missions


Missions | God is calling You

Want to see what it takes to be a missionary? Learn more from our past missionaries and from our current opportunities!



The links below will guide you on picking calls for missionary interest. If you have questions, feel free to come to Spiritual Life and Development office and talk to our associate chaplain or email her at   
Once you have chosen the calls you can start an application and begin your journey!  
*Because most calls will start in the summer it is ideal start the application process from October-December. *


•    Talk to the Missions Coordinator
•    Start paperwork and receive official fundraising letter from SLAD

October – December: 
Talk to other return missionaries
Connect with the Missions Coordinator
Application process starts
Register for Intro to Missions Class RELP-01 (for fall or spring) 

January – March: 
Call is finalized
Passport should be valid
Fundraising should start (Fundraising letter will be provided)
Immunizations should be up to date

Application is complete
Fundraising is finished
Training starts (for missionaries headed to Micronesia)



Each missionary is responsible for covering the costs of being a missionary. Because costs can vary due to fees, airlines, and other costs, Spiritual Life and Development office will manage costs by only requiring one fee. Email for more information and assistance.

Meet our Past Missionaries

A woman, dressed in a white blouse and long skirt, smiles as she stand in front of the beautiful scenary at the beach

Melissa Anderson

I served on the beautiful, Micronesian island of Kosrae during the 2016-17 school year. I taught 3rd and 4th grade, basically never wore shoes, and picked fruit straight off trees. This year taught me several important life lessons. 1) I’m not anyone’s savior; I just need to love people regardless of my location. 2) I shouldn’t take myself so seriously (it’s totally okay to be laughed at). 3) Wear sunscreen (for real, ya’ll). This year was the best of my life to date because it involved so much growth (mainly achieved by discomfort) and I would go back a million times just to experience it again.

A vivid green palm tree covers the bright sun

Mathew Hanson

I served as a student missionary on the island of Yap Micronesia. Originally, I had planned on being a 3rd grade teacher, so you can imagine my surprise, when I ended up teaching high school! I was SO nervous preparing to serve as a student missionary yet, my time as a student missionary has given me some of the best memories of my life! I personally believe that everyone should take a year or two to go and serve as a student missionary. Even if your experience is not the same as mine, being a student missionary prepares you in many aspects of life. Go now and serve!

Walking on a beach, a young woman wears a blue dress that blows in the wind

Cecilia Cabrera

My time in Saipan was amazing. Best decision I could’ve made after graduation! It was a time that God set apart to help me grow as a Christian and restart my relationship with Him. After a typhoon category 5 hit the island, teaching became harder, but God showed me through service that even in adversity, He blesses. He showed me that His grace and love abound even in the tiniest speck in the ocean, and that there’s a lot we still need to share.