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Ashley Loaiza

Instructional Faculty - World Language (Spanish)

Appointed 2019. After graduating college, Mrs. Loaiza spent 5 years as a youth pastor investing in teenagers in the south Denver area and developing the church’s youth missions program. She then spent 5 years on the mission field in Costa Rica helping to raise up Face of Justice Ministries, a safe house for teenage girls who have been rescued from sex trafficking, a refuge for women in prostitution, and a street church. During that time, her Spanish improved dramatically as she discipled young women, preached in Spanish, translated for anything from government meetings to mission teams, and taught English to women in prostitution. She realized that missionaries who don’t take the time to learn the language aren’t able to communicate the message of God as easily and that she could help English-speakers learn Spanish to effectively minister to people.

She met her husband who is from Costa Rica during her time there, and they got married in 2018. They are bicultural, bilingual and more than anything love seeking God’s heart for the world together. They have 9 nieces and nephews, and love hanging out with all of them. Mrs. Loaiza loves being creative, DIY projects, and especially hand-lettering calligraphy! She is also an avid superhero nerd, and Nacho Libre (naturally) is her favorite movie of all time.

Education

B.A. Languages, Literatures and Cultures – Colorado State University K-12, 2009 Colorado Teaching License – Spanish Language – Colorado State University, 2009