Favorite Verses: Micah 6:8, Proverbs 16:9, Colossians 3

Carlin Atkinson was born in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, and spent his early years alongside the sawdust and machinery of his father’s lumber business. Homeschooled through the 12th grade, Carlin had ample time after finishing book work to build tree houses and find adventures in the great outdoors. He also tinkered with everything he could get his hands on, taking things apart to understand how they worked.

Eventually, this led to a love of technology and in his early teenage years, he began fixing computers for friends in his community. After completing high school and attending bible school, he worked as the IT Administrator at an accounting firm in New Holland, PA, for two and a half years. During his time in New Holland, he also assisted at 6th Street Mennonite Mission in Philadelphia, which gave him a passion for reaching young people in urban America. Later he volunteered at Faith Builders as Tech Assistant before assuming the Tech Coordinator role.

Kayleen (Martin) Atkinson was born in Kitchener, Ontario. She grew up on an apple farm, and attended Countryside Christian School for grades one through twelve. After graduation, she worked at CCS for two years as a teacher’s aid and grade four teacher. She completed the Teacher Apprenticing Program in 2018 and returned to CCS to teach for another year.

Carlin and Kayleen were married on November 2, 2019. Together they enjoy taking walks, reading, traveling, making and eating delicious food, and serving people in their home. They desire to live lives that reflect the love, forgiveness, and service of Jesus.