Liz Hansen is a Court-Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) Volunteer Coordinator and Recruiter/Trainer in McCracken County with Child Watch Counseling and Advocacy Center in Paducah, KY. Liz is married to Joe Hansen, pastor at Reidland United Methodist Church in Kentucky (and spiritual advisory to Mahali pa Maisha Board), and they have three adult children and two grandchildren. A grateful believer in Jesus Christ, Liz’s passion for international missions began with her first mission trip to Kenya in 2001. She has led many missionary teams, missions committees, and has worked side by side with others leading mission teams. She assists them with preparation in planning to serve in Kenya, Jamaica, Belize, and Haiti, as well as around the United States. Liz and Joe introduced the Bells to the Mayfield First United Methodist Church, their former congregation, and the Bells are ongoing partners in ministry there. Liz made her second trip to Kenya to serve alongside Dave & Jen Bell at Mahali pa Maisha when she, along with her husband Joe, led a team in 2014.