As the founder and president of MKI Group Travel, it is my PRIVILEGE to serve those who are serving, sending, or even working to bring their child home. Having worked in full-time ministry both stateside and internationally for nearly 20 years before launching MKI — my passions are connecting, serving, and of course providing superior airfare for groups and individuals.
We’ve got a great staff here at MKI, and we look forward to serving YOU! If you have any questions, issues or opportunities for strategic involvement, please don’t hesitate to call me!
Prior to becoming a part of MKI Group Travel in April 2007, Craig served as a pastor of a small church in Minnesota, and then as a missions consultant with a national missions mobilization and education network. These connections with the local church and with the international missions community equip him to serve missionary travelers from both perspectives, and also express his conviction that the local church is Christ’s means to reach the world with His Gospel. With his heart for the church and his passion for missions, Craig seeks to do more than just sell airline tickets. His desire is to help local church missions leaders achieve “Maximum Kingdom Impact” by leveraging all of their resources – money, time and people – to reach the world for Jesus Christ.
While Craig stands ready to serve your church and your people in any way that he can, his areas of greatest interests are Asia, Unreached Peoples, and children – particularly orphans and victims of trafficking. As an adoptive dad, he also takes particular pleasure is assisting families with adoption travel.
Originally from the Northwest Erica works remotely from Florida. Married to her best friend David; together they are raising five awesome kids and loving every minute of it. Erica is actively involved in her local church serving as director of their adoption/orphan care ministry, singing on the worship team, and loving her neighbors. When not talking travel Erica enjoys hanging out with her family and friends, photography, and long walks on the beach.
Paul is originally from South Dakota. Over the last 20 years he has worked in education teaching college students. Paul is an active member of his local church and has been involved in several missions trips; nationally and internationally. As mission chair for 10 years, Paul has had the privilege to encourage, pray for, and support missionaries; helping them to go well. As a father of 10 children and a homeschool dad, when he isn’t working you will most likely find him at home with his family!
Sarah and her husband Damon have 3 crazy adorable kids that keep them on the move. They love to travel, see new places and experience different foods. Sarah has been on several short term mission trips including Ethiopia, her dream trip would be to travel to Italy to see her heritage country. In her spare time Sarah loves to bake, sew and take lots of pictures! She and her husband are actively involved in their local church trusting in the Lord as they journey down this road called life, and believing that he will guide their path.
Taige is originally from Chicago, but he moved to Charlotte, North Carolina in 1997. After graduating high-school, Taige attended the University of North Carolina at Charlotte where graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Arts in Music with concentrations in both guitar and music composition. Taige currently resides in West Hartford, Connecticut where he attends the Hartt school and is pursuing a Master’s in Music Composition.
While in college, Taige took a year off from his studies to spend eleven months in the UK doing missions work. It was in preparation for this trip that Taige started working with MKI and used their services to book his flights. During many trips Taige got to know Mike and the MKI Staff, and many subsequent tickets and trips later, Taige came on staff in 2011 as an agent for MKI. The thing he loves most about working for MKI, is that he is able to use his experience in, and love for missions and travel to help others get to where they need to go. He has been all over europe and different parts of the world (fifteen countries and counting).
A Southern belle to the core. Hellen has an extensive resume with international missions. Her country count is 30+ and counting. Though she hails from Savannah, Georgia, she’s been intrigued with maps, travel, airplanes, different cultures and nations since she was a child. Upon flying alone at the age of 7, she was hooked on travel. Her first international trip, at the age of 15, was to Guatemala on a short-term mission trip and then later that summer to Spain on a family vacation. That was the beginning and she’s been traveling ever since. In 2005, she was led to serve with YWAM in Australia for 2 years. Upon returning, she served as a full-time missionary in a Christian maternity home for 4 years in her hometown of Savannah, Georgia. Nashville soon became her home as she served as a Missions Trip Coordinator for short-term mission teams to Haiti, India, and Uganda. All the while, she feels most at home on an airplane and among strangers in other cities and countries. But Nashville is her home base and her heart beats to serve others to dare to live a life bigger than themselves—going to the nations and pouring out all of themselves for others in the name of Jesus. She joined the MKI team in February 2013 helping connect teams to MKI’s travel agents—bridging the gap between missions and travel. She looks forward to her next destination of service, but is content learning to love in Nashville. Feel free to contact her for an itinerary or quote request at firstname.lastname@example.org or 800.732.4806 x712.