Lance & Katie Knight
Auckland Staff Workers
Lance and Katie grew up in the US – Lance in Colorado, and Katie in Iowa. They met at a Christian University in Missouri and got married a couple years after graduating.
From a young age Katie was passionate about sharing her faith and felt called into Christian ministry. After graduating Uni, she went on staff with InterVarsity Christian Fellowship (the IFES movement in the US) in Kansas. Meanwhile, Lance was working in finance and volunteering with InterVarsity’s international students. After a few years they felt God calling them to serve overseas with IFES.
In 2019 they moved to Trinidad & Tobago. They had the joy of supporting local staff and student leaders, and also helped the ministry through the difficult season of covid. In 2022 however, their request for a visa renewal was denied. They returned to the US, prayed a lot, and felt the Lord place New Zealand on their hearts. As they learned more about Aotearoa and connected with TSCF staff, they felt God confirm the call to move to New Zealand. They arrived in June of 2023 and are excited to serve with TSCF for as long as God keeps the door open.
In addition to their love for students and seeing lives transformed by the gospel, Katie enjoys going for walks and baking, while Lance is a little obsessed with running and peanut butter.