Designing a World of Hope

Discover how architects, engineers, and other design professionals can provide inspiration, guidance, and measurable impact to help the gospel spread in both word and deed. We’ll talk about developing people, designing structures, and constructing facilities that serve communities and the Church to help them thrive.

: December 31, 3:15 pm
: ICC 116-117
Andy Harding

In 2013, Andy Harding interned with a civil engineer in Eswatini, Africa, which sparked a desire to use his pastoral heart and engineering mind to equip other missionaries. The next three years were spent working in four different ministries, including an internship with Engineering Ministries International (EMI), before he spent five years as a structural engineer in the U.S. In 2020, Andy joined EMI staff as the US Intern Coordinator, where he’s devoted to equipping others through recruitment, mentorship, and professional training. Each year, Andy continues to utilize his experience as a civil/structural engineer on project trips around the globe.

Lesley Smith

Lesley Smith has been working in cross-cultural missions since she graduated 10 years ago. She first worked for a Latin American church planting organization in Honduras before joining Engineering Ministries International (EMI) to help launch their Nicaragua office. She now works in EMI’s Global office as the Early Career Programmes Manager. Lesley loves investing in early-in-their-career design professionals to help them become influencers in their professions and the global Church.

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