Instructional Design Specialist
Gena Thomas is the instructional design specialist at the Chalmers Center. Gena holds an MA in International Development from Eastern University and a BA in English from High Point University. Gena has written two books—A Smoldering Wick: Igniting Missions Work with Sustainable Practices and Separated by the Border: A Birth Mother, a Foster Mother, and a Migrant Child’s 3,000-Mile Journey. Gena and her husband, Andrew, served as missionaries in northern Mexico for four years. The couple started a coffee shop ministry, El Búho (The Owl), which still serves the local and international population near the climbing hotspot, Potrero Chico. Gena, Andrew, and their two children live in Chattanooga, TN.