Scott and Ulrike are passionate about technology for missions and helping young people, especially those with technical training, discover potential roles in ministry. The McConnell’s served as Reach Beyond missionaries for 25 years, mainly at the HCJB Global Technology Center (now SonSet Solutions).
Recognizing that young people were not joining the ministry, Scott developed four college student programs designed to provide a spectrum of experience, from discovery to career commitment: Spring Break, 10- to 12-week Internship, 1- to 2-year Apprenticeship (ministry career path), and senior design project sponsorship at Christian colleges. While Scott is an electrical engineer, he has spent much of the last 20 years engaged in strategic planning.
Ulrike is a registered nurse who has found her niche in outpatient hospice nursing. Ulrike has also served in a variety of ministry roles: executive administrative assistant, donations processing, hospitality, etc. Ulrike plans to work alongside Scott with students and also work two days a week as a hospice nurse. The McConnell’s have three grown sons and one lovely daughter-in-law.