MEET THE TEAM
Tony & Raeni Roos are the Paris Site Coordinators. Tony served the local church 13 years as a full time youth pastor. In the fall of 2010 God called him and his family to move the Paris France to start and lead the Envision Paris site. Tony enjoys coaching American football, tinkering with things that probably shouldn’t be tinkered with and spending time with his wife and kids. Raeni is a great mom to two great girls (Fayth and Hannah), handles all the administrative details for Envision Paris and makes a sweet pan of enchiladas. With a Masters in family counseling, she has been able to offer biblical mentoring to teams and interns. Raeni loves her morning walks, time with friends and coffee with her husband.
Brandon & Melanie Hilstad are the Paris Site Associates. Along with their four kids, they love serving as Envision Paris full-time staff. Brandon loves being a dad, reading the Bible, theological discussions, and coffee. Melanie loves taking care of their family, cooking and baking, and teaching. Brandon and Melanie grew up in Washington state. After six years in the Navy, Brandon earned his B.S. in Christian Ministry from Crown College. Melanie earned her B.A. of Ed. from Central Washington University.
ABOUT THE SITE
Paris is known as the city of lights- however, the spiritual darkness is great with less than 1% of the population having a relationship with Jesus Christ.
Paris is an international city with people from around the world coming to live, work, and study. Many of the people feel lost and disconnected and are searching for love and community. The C&MA has 12 churches in the Paris region. Envision Paris focuses on building relationships and community among those who feel lost and disconnected, bringing them the hope of Jesus Christ. Working with established churches, an outreach center, and new Christ movements, Envision Paris is bringing the True Light of Jesus Christ to the City of Light.
Music & Art
Trip Cost: $1280/person for a 10-day trip
Intern Cost: $1850 per month
Read more in our site manual!