Elevate Leadership Institute’s purpose and goal is to raise up leaders for God. Our hope is that growth continues beyond this two year process and that individuals find Gods direction and purpose for their lives beyond their time at ELI. Below you will find just a few of the leaders that have graduated from ELI as well as benefited from the program and are now on a life-long journey to be their best for God. 


God has called every man to do something bold and courageous. By going through the internship I found what exactly my bold and courageous looked like. The world is in need of men on purpose, and the internship transformed me into the man I am!  It can do the same for you, and help push you to be the man he has called you to be! Join the internship. Be bold. Be courageous and watch just how much God will use you to change the world! Tyler Crawford

Through the internship I gained a confidence in myself and in God that I didn’t know was possible. I learned to lean on God fully for the first time in my life. The internship changed me at the core of who I am, I found love and acceptance and freedom. It was here where I fell in love with the presence of God and found my passion and calling in life. I am so thankful for the internship and the life lessons it taught me I would choose it a thousand times over again. Maddie Pilgrim

The internship gave me the opportunity to learn, grow, and be stretched in ways that I couldn’t have done on my own. I learned that there is no excuse but the excuse itself, that there is freedom through confession, and that preparation positions you for success. It is where God had transformed my heart; and it is also where I found healthy relationships and my calling. I’m so grateful for Elevate Leadership Institute because it completely changed my life and the course of my future. Monique Flores

ELI is an amazing experience! You not only learn within the classroom, but you also learn real world lessons. From relationships to time management, you are learning many aspects everyday that you would not get any where else. It’s has been so beneficial to my life and it can be so beneficial to others lives too!

Megan Holloway

Through the internship I’ve found my tribe. I’ve learned that it is never about where you go or what you do in life, but about WHO you are with. One of my favorite quotes by Chaplain Melancon says this, “Show me your friends and I’ll show you your future.” Who you run with is who you will become. The internship allowed me to run my race with likeminded individuals who are passionately pursuing Jesus and who are striving every day to be all the God has created them to be. Schyler Nelson

The internship transformed me into the man I am today. I also found a deeper and stronger relationship with God that allowed me to grow spiritually in my faith. I’m so happy I got the ability to do the internship for two years. It was the best decision I ever made. Robert Rosario

ELI not only gave me amazing life-long friendships, it gave me the opportunity to find myself and who I am in Christ in a way nothing else could. I’m forever grateful for that season and will always recommend doing it while you have the chance.

Ashley Crosson

ELI is the one of the GREATEST and BEST decisions I have made (other than loving Jesus) The internship has allowed me to be the most uncomfortable in the best way possible!!! So that I grow and development to be my best self for God! Being pushed out of every comfort zone to become better and better! It’s amazing!!!! Just sign up, and do it! You won’t regret it!

Allie Brown

The internship not only grew me in my leadership, but in my relationships! My life Long relationships were found and built in this program but also my personal relationship with Jesus grew like never before. I became a better man of God after putting in the hard work for those two years! Mitchell Chapa

The internship taught me who I was at my core. It was my building ground, my foundational steps in being the woman, not just the girl, that God has called me to be. It’s here that I found my voice, my calling, my passions and my dreams. It’s here that taught me how to fight for what I believe in and to never quit anything, regardless of how difficult something can get. The internship was the training ground and then became the launching pad to my destiny. Morgan Moore

Elevate Leadership Institute changed my life. I am the woman and leader I am today because of this one of a kind process. When I joined ELI, I was an insecure girl who didn’t know what my value, gifts or purpose was. During two years of learning, serving, and being surround with amazing leaders and friends – I discovered my purpose, passions and calling. I graduated confidently believing who God says I am and knowing that I wanted to continue serving God & others. Being an intern was one of the BEST seasons and one of the BEST decisions of my life! Mishal Torres

The internship helped me do two things: I was able to gain a family that believed and encouraged me; it was also a training ground that prepared me for the rest of my life. The personal transformation that I have experienced has changed and prepared me as a leader, so that I can have a godly impact on generations to come

Emily Williams

If you are looking for a great family of people who support, love, and empower you to be the best version of yourself. The internship is right for you! You will learn what it really means to walk in an intimate relationship with Jesus and you get to do it with some of the best people you will ever meet. The relationships I personally gained during my time at ELI, have now turned into life-long Godly relationships. Gabriel Castro

The internship was many things for me. It was first and formost a place God used to disciple me as a reborn Christian. A place where I literally felt like I was being raised as a spiritual baby to growing as a mature Christian (still growing😄). It was my foundational years of my faith, my leadership, and who I am becoming in Christ. The internship was a catalyst to get me where I am now and where I am going. It was a healing place, a place that destroyed toxic thought patterns and rebirth a Christ like mind. It taught me how to think be do as a leader to be able to go out and lead others. While being in training at CIT in North Carolina a’lot of the things we learned had to do with leadership, and teams on the field. I was surprised how ot was new to other missionaries, and it was encouraging that God gave me an education through the internship that is vital and I will use every day in the mission field. Aggie Alvarez

“Whatever you are ready for is ready for you.”