Hello! My name is Bailey Gillis and I hail from the great state of Minnesota! I come from a family of 2 wonderful, loving and supportive parents and a younger brother who’s definitely one of my best friends. I graduated from in 2019 with a degree in Environmental Science. While I loved studying the environment, after graduating I felt the Lord calling me to shift from that to working in Nicaragua.
I first came to PCA on a trip with World Race and in just three short weeks I fell in love with the students, staff, and the school as a whole . There was an instant connection I felt; a love I had that didn’t make sense outside of the explanation that it could only have come from God. Through a lot of prayer and discussion, I made the decision to come back in January of 2021 to teach English for a year. But after that first year, I decided to stay another year…and then another.
Whenever people ask how long I’m going to be here, I just say that I’ll be here until I’m not because I don’t know what God has planned for me long term. I love being a part of PCA and working with the kids here. Additionally, I’m also involved in children and young adult programs at my church, and I feel like everyday I’m presented with more opportunities to be involved.
Aside from my busy school and church schedule, I love being outside, playing and listening to music, drinking a good cup of coffee, and going out to eat good food and ice cream with my boyfriend.