As sweet as the chai tea she drinks, Kids Pastor Kayla Maedche loves working with kids, sharing the love of Jesus with them. Starting as the Interim Kids Director in 2014, she transitioned to the Kids Pastor of Evangel in March 2015. Growing up in Bismarck attending Evangel, she felt called at a young age to ministry. She is a former intern of the Evangel Leadership Academy, where she earned her pastoral certification through Global University. Other than working with kids, she is passionate about world missions; as of 2016 she has gone on five mission trips, also having spoken internationally and around the US at various conferences. She loves traveling, geocaching, writing, and learning new languages which include Spanish, French, and Bengali. In her spare time between pastoring and traveling, Kayla enjoys spending time with her parents and sister, as well as geeking out on Doctor Who and Marvel.