Meet The Team
Thai Lam — Executive Director
Thai Lam is part of the leadership team of the International House of Prayer Missions Base of Kansas City and serves as the executive director of Luke18 Project. Luke18’s mission is to instill in the next generation a culture of prayer and fasting to contend for revival on college campuses. Thai also serves as facilitator for the Collegiate Day of Prayer, America’s oldest concert of prayer for college campuses. Thai is committed to calling a generation to wholehearted love, allegiance, and pursuit of Jesus and to a Daniel lifestyle of consecration, fasting, and prayer. Thai has pioneered & led campus ministries for 20 years at UC Berkeley, Stanford, San Jose State, UCLA, KU, and UMKC. Thai came to faith in Jesus as a freshmen at UC Berkeley, graduated in Religious Studies, and then studied Cross-Cultural Missions at Fuller Seminary. Thai and his wife Angela reside in Kansas City with their 3 children — Noah, Cohen, and Selah.
Andrea is from Columbia MO and has been on staff with Luke 18 since Fall of 2019. She formerly worked with Campus Crusade for Christ (Cru) for 5 years and loves how we as Luke 18 partner with Cru, as well as other ministries, locally and abroad. She has a heart for discipleship, evangelism, FUN, JOY, FREEDOM, HOPE, prayer, counseling, unity among Christians, the beauty of racial diversity, and building spiritual family within Christian communities. She loves to sing, dance, play sports, attempt to rap, and be outdoors. She also loves eating out, drinking bubble tea, watching movies, going to trampoline parks and has a deep affection for her adorable dog Winnie. Last but not least, Andrea is so grateful to only be 2 hours away from home so she can see her family often. She treasures time with family, friends & seeking Jesus in the secret place.
Anna has been a part of Luke 18 Project since 2011, when she was a sophomore in college. She now works as a professor at Avila University. She oversees much of our efforts on campus and has been praying for revival on campus faithfully for over 10 years. Her heart is to see students grow in love for Jesus and desire to contend for His Kingdom on their campus.
Carol gives operational leadership to Luke18 Project and has been a part of Luke18 since 2015. A native to Boston, Massachusetts, she surrendered her life to Jesus when she was a senior at Bentley University. There she studied Communications and English, her favorite book of all-time being The Great Gatsby. She left behind East Coast beaches for Kansas City to be a part of the International House of Prayer. Carol has a heart for college students & China. She has been gripped for there to be another Student Volunteer Missions Movement out of the US into the nations, where waves of young people will give their time, strength and skills in response to the worthiness of Jesus for the advancement of the Gospel. In her spare time you can find her planning parties, searching for the best london fog in town, or creating the world’s perfect planner.
Estian serves as Luke18’s director of operations and has been a part of Luke18 since 2016. Estian was born in South Africa and raised in Ohio. He is a graduate of the International House of Prayer University and has served at the International House of Prayer Missions Base in several areas including worship teams and prophetic ministry. He and his wife run operations. He helps disciple and equip young adults into a lifestyle of prayer and fasting and has a heart to see college students thrive in their faith instead of turning away from the Lord during their college years. Estian lives in Kansas City with his wife Carol and their two sons Jeremy & Axios.
Dr. Denice serves on the management team with Luke 18 and in the recently created role of director of strategic partnerships.. Coming to saving faith in college herself, Denice has over 35 years in college student ministry and understands the importance of sowing into the spiritual development of students during their college years. Her first formal role in campus ministry was as the Founding National Advisor of Elogeme Adolphi Christian Sorority while working as an Admissions counselor at Bradley University. A graduate of Northwestern University, Illinois state and Iowa state respectively, she has held several leadership roles in Student Affairs Administration and has also taught at the undergraduate and graduate level. Denice enjoys teaching, writing music, and swimming and is a serious student of the word of God. She also loves exploring and sharing the many dimensions of God’s love with others.
Eunice is a mother to her snowflake baby Mercy (embryo adopted baby) and a friend of Jesus Christ. Eunice gives oversight to Luke18’s campus ministry efforts and has been a part of Luke18 since 2012. Eunice was born in South Korea and has lived in United States since 1999. She came to faith in Jesus as an international graduate student at Iowa State. Since this defining moment of her life, she has become a shepherd, teacher, and intercessor for college students. Her desire is to see this generation encounter God and be convicted, restored, and empowered to walk worthy of their calling. She believes that there will be another student volunteer mission movement like the 19th century which will once again touch the nations of the earth. Eunice received a Masters in Fine Arts at Iowa State University and Masters in Theological Studies at Midwestern Baptist Seminary. She is serious, nerdy, funny and playful. She loves traveling overseas and seeing the various expressions of God’s beauty in other cultures and their ways of worshiping Him.
Jasmin has served with Luke18 since 2015 and gives leadership to our worship and local community life initiatives. Born into a Christian family in New York City, she’s always carried a unique mix of passion for Jesus and the Church with a love for the arts and culture. Her fascination with performing arts, the music industry, and a deep desire to minister through Christian music and media led her to pursue a Bachelor’s degree in Music Industry at Connecticut’s University of New Haven. She was an active student leader in her campus ministry serving in worship, prayer, discipleship, and preaching throughout her undergraduate studies. It was during those years that her passion to invest in the spiritual growth of young adults was forged, and the calling to ministry she sensed at age fifteen was further confirmed. As she approached graduation, God highlighted an emphasis on worship and prayer that would forever mark her ministry. Following that call, she completed the Onething Internship at the International House of Prayer in 2014, quickly afterward joined staff with IHOPKC, and began serving with Luke18 Project. Jasmin is also a blogger and singer-songwriter with a passion to help both seekers and believers discover and grow a genuine relationship with Jesus. To that end, she runs her own blog, Living Authentic Christianity, serves as a staff writer at NewReleaseToday and Marked Ministry Magazine, and released her debut EP, All For You, to music streaming services in June 2021.
Jo serves as an intercessory and campus missionary with Luke18 Project. Jo rededicated her life to Christ as an incoming college first year during our annual Summer Leadership Program (SLP). She often references that summer as the defining moment she started to pursue breakthrough for herself, her family, and her campus fueled by revelation of the Father’s relentless love. She graduated Wellesley College with a degree in English and Education and joined us as an intern in the spring of 2021. She officially joined the team as a full time staff in October of 2021 and now serves in operations, prophetic ministry, and local campus discipleship.
Josh serves as a Luke18 ambassador, teacher, and coach and has been a part of Luke18 since 2011. Josh, his wife Landri, and their two children have been at the International House of Prayer in Kansas City since 2009. Josh travels across the nation calling believers into their identity in Christ, equipping believers to impact their campuses and cities through prayer, fasting, and evangelism. It is his desire that college campuses would see who Jesus really is through His people.
Sally Goode is an Aussie who is hungry for the presence of Jesus. She has been living in Kansas City since 2010 and comes with 20 years of experience shepherding the next generation and has a commitment to prepare young leaders as missionaries to be sent to the ends of the earth. She loves unplugged living room worship, a good sunset run and laughing her way through life!
A graduate from Brownsville Revival School of Ministry, International House of Prayer University and is currently at Oral Roberts University pursuing a degree in Biblical Literature. Danielle is a part of the International House of Prayer Staff in Kansas City and travels around the world teaching on the Harp & Bowl Model, the gifts of the Spirit and the transforming love of God to a broken and fatherless generation. Possessing a burning heart for revival and to see people set free and walk in the fullness of what God has for them, is some of the major things that have birthed a passion to hit the ground running!