Blanca Montelongo

Executive Assistant

Blanca appreciates the Urbana team’s diversity, passion, and willingness to learn from one another. As a seven-year-old, her heart for missions began to grow watching her family serve as missionary translators in Mexico. She saw firsthand the deep physical and spiritual needs of the people there and enjoys being used by God to help meet those needs. Originally from Atlanta, Georgia, Blanca currently lives in the small town of Marshall, Wisconsin outside of Madison.   

Comfort Foods:

Home-made tortillas

Favorite Verse:

“Call to me and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know.” Jeremiah 33:3

Favorite Bible Character:

Esther

If you could go anywhere in the world, where would you go?

The caves called Dos Ojos in Tulum, Mexico

Donut or scone? Coffee or tea?

Donut. Coffee.

What’s on your bucket list?

“Run a marathon or half of one. I haven’t decided, but since people are running them well into their 80s, I figure I have enough time to decide.”

When I think of college, I think of …

“writing papers on top of papers, and cool professors.”

Besides the Bible, what books/authors have influenced you the most?

“I read Priscilla Shirer's Fervent three times in a row, so I would say it influenced my prayer life and everything that comes from that.”

What are you reading right now?

“Right now, during work breaks, I'm reading Present Over Perfect by Shauna Niequist, and when I get a minute to myself at home, I'm reading Being Latino in Christ by Orlando Crespo.”