Olivia studied Religion, Philosophy, and Ethics at university in London and really enjoyed being part of the CU.
She grew enormously in her faith during her time in London courtesy of both her church and her CU, and she is passionate about working to help other students mature in a similar way. She studied abroad in Toronto for a year which sparked her passion for international ministry, and felt a prompting from God to serve the CU after she had completed her studies.
She remained in London to complete the Relay programme: discipling students, encouraging them to mature in their faith, and training them to share their faith with their friends. She felt a strong calling from God to serve internationally and was accepted to work with the IFES group in Slovenia, 'ZVEŠ'.
In Slovenia she helped to pioneer the international student ministry and worked to raise the profile of ZVEŠ in the capital, Ljubljana, with street evangelism, reading the Bible with students, and getting students stuck into the national group. She felt compelled to continue work with students in Europe, and accepted the job in the midlands to continue the exciting work there and to be further trained in ministry. A little piece of her heart will remain in Canada, London, and definitely in Slovenia, but she is looking forward to settling down in the midlands and building relationships there.