It’s a big deal to choose a mission trip, whether you go across the state or around the world.


You want a real person to guide you through the process. To encourage you. To answer your questions. To affirm you’re doing what God is asking you to do. Chantell is that person.

It’s a big deal to choose a mission trip, whether you go across the state or around the world.


You want a real person to guide you through the process. To encourage you. To answer your questions. To affirm you’re doing what God is asking you to do. Chantell is that person.
About Chantell
  • Hometown: Fairburn, Georgia
  • High School: Creekside High School
  • College: Young Harris College, The University of Georgia
  • Married to: Jordan

I love adventure, and I love to laugh. I jump out of airplanes and swim in frozen Alaskan waters (OK, I’ll be honest...once was enough for that)! I spent four months on a ship, have lived at the Grand Canyon, and rode a bike from Georgia to Florida.

I’m less than five feet tall, but jumped over a bar almost that high at a state competition.

My mom taught me to make adventures out of everyday life, to love a good deal, and to love and serve others. I learned that I am fully capable, that nothing is out of reach, and that I’m unique and special just because I’m me.

I love working at a job where I can love God, help people travel, and live in community. Most of all, I love that I can help make a difference, both in the lives of the people we serve and the missionaries we send.

Chantell Ceres Girle Rice
Interview w/ Chantell
  • Name: Chantell Ceres Girle Rice
  • Hometown: Fairburn, Georgia

QUESTIONS

ANSWERS

Do you have any pets?

Benaiah, a Rottweiler/Shepherd mix

What's your favorite movie?

Step-up

What's your favorite sport?

Tennis

Who's your favorite musical group or artist?

Dispatch, Jason Mraz

What do you do for fun outside of work?

Sports, dance, laugh, crafts

List five adjectives that describe yourself:

Playful, cheerful, athletic, colorful, encouraging

Where did you go on your last vacation and what did you do?

Hilton Head. I relaxed and hung out with my family.

What is the first thing you do as part of your morning routine?

Read my emails – it helps me wake-up.

Would you rather have hundreds of acquaintances or a couple good friends?

I want a couple good friends and a hundred acquaintances.

What's your pet peeve?

I hate when people take a long time to answer a question or don’t ever answer.

List five things you want to do before you die:

  • Go to Cambodia/Vietnam
  • Take my husband and mom to Australia to see where my family is from
  • Be a hip-hop dancer
  • Travel around the world with my husband
  • Have kids

If you could go anywhere in the world, where would you go?

Brazil—Lencois

Who is the most important person in your life and why?

My husband and my twin sister: they are both part of me—and you can’t choose between yourself!

Who is the most influential person in your life now?

My sister Brittany: hands down. She inspires me to be a better person, helps me grow spiritually, and challenges me to never settle and to fully love and embrace who God has created me to be!

Who was the most influential person in your life growing up?

My mom. She taught me that I am fully capable, to love a good deal, to make adventures out of everyday life, that nothing is out of reach, to love and serve others, and that I’m unique and special just because I’m me.

If you could go back to any age, which would it be?

I’d choose to go back to college-age—not for where my mind was, but for the laughter.

Facts about Chantell
Has an "Identical Mirror image twin" – if you put them face to face, they are mirror images of each other!
Has an awesome 15 year old sister and a super cool 10 year old brother.
Played tennis in college – played since she was 3
Dad is from Australia
Loves flowers – favorite flower is a Gerber Daisey
Loves glitter
Did a polar bear dip in Alaska
Has hiked rim to rim in the Grand Canyon
Favorite food is white cheese dip
First mission trip was to build a home in Juarez, Mexico with Casas por Cristo in 2001
Loves nature and the outdoors
Really enjoys wrapping presents!
Loves 80’s music
Might have been Prom Queen ;)
Wanted to be an ice skater or gymnast.
Doesn’t care so much about chocolate but loves gummy or fruity candy!
Enjoys the airport, newspaper, and magazines!
Bought a live chicken once b/c it was cheaper than a magazine in Austrailia.
LOVES to be around people and big crowds!
Likes to shop
Really enjoys a “girly” movie
Would rather be hot than cold any day
Was the Secretary of the student counsel in Elementary school
Really values embracing life
Has been to every continent but Antarctica
Crossed the Equator on a ship
Came to know the Lord when she was 14 at church camp
Also always wanted to work in a school or at a camp
Used to think God was really mean and that He would “make” her be a missionary.
Speaks some Spanish
LOVES scavenger hunts or Easter egg hunts


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