Dan Stewart Media Coordinator


Ever since graduating from Crown College with a degree in Comm./Creative Media in 2007, finding ways to tell connective stories has been his drive.  He has done this most often through his work as a freelance videographer through projects ranging from weddings to promos to short films.  His role at GoCorps is to utilize his experience and creative juices to make compelling content that promotes GoCorps’ vision and goals. He likes to ride his bike, check Facebook too much, help homeless people, discover new music, watch movies and make movies. Dan lives in Minneapolis, MN.

Isaiah McAleese Operations


Isaiah has a passion for missions that has lasted almost two decades. His missions-minded pastor and Urbana '96 were the catalyst. In 2005, Isaiah moved from Chicagoland to Boston to help plant, then serve in leadership, at REUNION Christian Church. From there, he served on four one-week mission trips and a three-month internship in the Dominican Republic. Isaiah's 18 years of retail experience and eight years of church plant service and leadership have helped prepare him for his role at GoCorps. He is a big fan of Keith Green and Star Trek, and enjoys utilizing his connectedness strength frequently. Isaiah is often asked by friends to dance to Thriller at weddings, including his own. Isaiah and his wife, Lindsey, are based outside of Philadelphia, PA.

Julia Van Der Werf Director of Training


Julia was born and raised in Pittsburgh, PA, and attended Penn State University.  From the very beginning of her teaching career, she had a passion to serve inner city youth which eventually led her to start an inner city ministry in Washington, DC called DayBreak in which she served as the Executive Director until 2009 when she married Paul and began serving with GoCorps.  Her roles on the GoCorps team have included: director of coaching, fundraising event coordinator, and fundraising campaigh trainer. Julia loves her family and friends who are scattered all over the country and world and enjoys reading, watching movies, traveling, going for long walks in pretty places, photography, and being a mom to three little ones. 

Katy White Director of Coaching


Katy graduated from Texas A&M in 2012 with a degree in Communication. While in college, the urgency of making Christ known in all nations captured her heart and her passions followed suit. She now desires to ignite a passion for the least reached in the lives of college students and to see this generation realize their strategic place in global missions. Katy’s hobbies include cooking fancy recipes and playing the guitar. Katy resides in Belton, TX with her husband Colton. Together they take as many opportunities to travel as they can, and are currently half-way into their goal of visiting all seven continents.

Lindsey McAleese Mobilizer and Mission Coach


Lindsey has spent the last decade encouraging, equipping and motivating college students to know the love of Jesus and share it with others. She is energized by conversations with students about what they will do after college and how they will make a difference. Lindsey believes that life is meant to be lived to the full and she inspires others to do the same. Lindsey graduated from Taylor University in 2003, then served on staff with the CCO for nine years.  Lindsey enjoys drinking coffee at coffee shops and spending time with her neices and she played field hockey in middle and high school. Lindsey is a native of the Philadelphia, PA area where she lives with her husband, Isaiah.

Mike Nelson Operations and Admin


As a student at Northwestern College in Orange City, Iowa, Mike had many opportunities to share the Gospel around the US and overseas.  These experiences sparked a passion for global service and eventually God brought Mike and his wife, Jackie, overseas for a year with a church planting organization.  Mike loves hearing about how God is working in the lives of college students and how to connect them with opportunities to serve globally.  Mike, Jackie, and their two daughters are based just outside of Minneapolis.

Paul Van Der Werf Executive Director


Paul has a passion for helping the emerging generation use their gifts, talents and abilities to share the gospel among the least reached globally. After graduating with a degree in Business from Wheaton College, Paul has spent the last 15 years figuring out how to help recent grads integrate their faith, passions and degree in global missions. Toward this end, in 2009, he founded GoCorps. Paul loves travel and has visited all 50 states and 46 countries. He enjoys urban bike riding, ultimate Frisbee, reading and iced coffee. Paul and his wife Julia and three young sons are based in Minneapolis.