Our Beliefs

Global Adventure Project (GAP) believes God wants everyone to come to a knowledge of His love and saving grace. GAP partners with organizations around the world doing great work in various areas of ministry.  These organizations have their own statements of faith and we respect them.  We ask Adventurers to do the same when working with these organizations especially if they come from a different faith/denominational background.  GAP does not require its Adventurers to recite doctrine or agree with a position on a theological issue that has been debated for centuries.  GAP is singularly focused on placing students and young adults in locations around the world to spread the simple message of God’s love.  Let’s do this!

Board of Directors

Shannon Carpenter, Global Adventure Project, Executive Director

Shannon attends Sun Valley Community Church in Gilbert, AZ. and travels extensively as part of their Missions Team. She has three adult daughters, 20-25, all of whom have traveled internationally for missions. When her daughters mentioned how difficult it was to find trips tailored for the needs of a student or a young adult, she was inspired to start GAP. Her background in missions and passion for this age group have led to the success of this organization.

Dennis McMains, Converge, International Leader- Europe/Mediterranean

Dennis is a pastor of families and youth, a former high school Bible teacher and is a frequent guest professor for Arizona Christian University. Based in Arizona,  Dennis travels throughout Europe and the Mediterranean Region half the year encouraging and developing leaders for Converge Worldwide, an organization that starts and strengthens churches across the world.  Dennis has 3 children ages 20-28,  and his passion for youth and missions make him the perfect fit for Global Adventure Project.

 Jeannie Marie, Frontiers, USA, Regional Strategist, South Asia

Jeannie grew up in the Philippines as a Third Culture Kid and moved back to the US to attend Trinity International University.  She is married with 4 children ages 11-21. Their family spent a year in India, where they started a school that is up and thriving.  Jeannie is extremely relational, and is an expert in training and preparing others for an overseas experience.  Jeannie's book  "Across the Street and Around the World:  Following Jesus to the Nations in Your Neighborhood" was published by Thomas Nelson in 2018 and is used by churches and organizations to introduce people to missions and as a training manual to send teams and individuals to missions experiences. GAP is grateful to have Jeannie on board.