As a high school student growing up on a military base in Germany, Karis had many opportunities to travel to nearby countries. Through these cross cultural interactions, she developed a heart for reaching young people with the gospel in Europe. On a short-term outreach trip to Slovenia in 2007, Karis felt drawn to the openness and honesty of the Slovene youth and to the Josiah Venture (JV) team who served there. She started to dream about one day joining the team and watching firsthand how God would build His church in Slovenia. After graduating high school overseas, Karis returned to the States and got a degree from Moody Bible Institute in evangelism and discipleship with an emphasis in youth ministry.
In 2015, we sent Karis Wadsack with JV to reach out to the youth in the city of Maribor. She serves in several evangelistic youth camps. After camp she continues to disciple and build relationships with the girls from camp. The outreach team in Maribor is working to start a junior high ministry. Karis is excited to be a part of the JV team in Slovenia, where she uses her love of sports and music to connect with junior high school students through a local church in the city of Maribor.
Learn more about the work Karis is involved in, how you can support her, and how you can contact her at josiahventure.com.