Mikaela (MAM ’23) is originally from Central Illinois, but moved to St. Louis in 2012 to earn her undergraduate degree in elementary education at Lindenwood University. As a recent convert to Christ, she happened upon the Christian Ministries program at LU where she began to be discipled, invested in, and surrounded by Christian community. Upon graduation, she moved to Mijas, Spain, where she found a love for culture, storytelling, and community cultivated around the dinner table. Since then, she married her wonderful husband, Keith Hodges, a St. Louis native and current MAC Student. When she is not scouting out St. Louis’s local food and coffee scene, you can find her crafting a delicious meal, sharing in life with family and friends, watching The Office, or taking a stroll with her husband through a local park.