Andy and Tina Gordley
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Evan and Nancy Esh
The Esh family serves as Atlas’ Assistant Directors of the GAP Year Program in both relational and administrative roles. They live life-on-life with the students and guide them in their daily activities. They are passionate about seeing the gospel reach the next generation through equipping young adults with gospel-centered theology and discipleship.
Abby Tyson is serving as an Atlas intern for the GAP Year program. She was first introduced to Atlas Travel and Study Abroad when she came for a a short-term trip with her graduating class from Christian Central Academy in NY, in 2021. She returned for a month-long entrepreneurship class in the Spring of 2022 and as a GAP student for the school year of 2022-2023.
Dan Tyson serves as the student life director for Atlas’ GAP Year program. and assists with leading short-term educational groups. He first learned about Atlas when he came for a month-long entrepreneurship class that Atlas hosted during the Spring of 2022. He returned in the Fall of 2022 as an Atlas intern and served in that capacity until the Summer of 2023. Dan is currently studying online with Indiana Wesleyan University.
Payton Gehman first heard about Atlas Travel and Study Abroad when he came to Costa Rica on his senior class trip in Spring of 2022. During the trip he felt led to return as a GAP Year student. He graduated from the GAP Program in 2023 and is returning as an intern. His role will be to assist the program in any way needed and to be a guide for the students.
Chelsie Huber discovered Atlas Travel and Study Abroad when she came to Costa Rica on her senior class trip in Spring of 2022. She learned about the GAP program and decided to return as a student. During her GAP year she fell in love with Costa Rica and the GAP ministry. She stepped out in faith and is returning as an intern. Her role will be to assist the program in any way needed and to be present and helpful to students.
Jeff and Cindy Hackett
Jeff is the GAP Year Director of USA Operations and Logistics. He has been helping to mobilize the local Church for missions while helping believers live missionally for the past 16 years. He and his wife, Cindy, live in Buffalo, NY.
Eric and Christy Champion
Eric and Christy Champion are missionaries who partner with Atlas. They have lived in San Jose, Costa Rica for the last 10 years and have 3 adult children. Eric is pastor of Comunidad Gracia and serves as our primary Bible teacher for the GAP Year program.