About Us

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Impacting the world, one excursion at a time.

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Our Mission

Our Mission

Endurance Leadership was launched in 2013 as a registered 501(c)3 nonprofit with the goal of training and empowering leaders who will impact the world. Given the culture we live in today, many seek to simply satisfy their own needs. We strive to inspire people to think beyond themselves, engaging in acts of servant leadership which is desperately needed around the globe. 

Whether this means taking medical teams to serve in far reaching communities with no aid, living amongst and serving homeless communities in California (where homelessness has become an epidemic), getting involved in local food programs for those who cannot afford to feed their families, partnering with human trafficking groups to confront buyers and care for the victims, serving the servants who are leading on the front lines in difficult communities around the world (so that they don’t grow weary and quit), and so much more.

It is our hope that in leading groups of individuals on these types of excursions and activities, that the leadership characteristics learned would carry over into everyday life.

Our approach is one of simple faith: Love God with an authentic faith, and love others the way we would want to be loved, if the roles were reversed.  We believe that Jesus Christ modeled servant leadership and we seek to follow His example, loving others without condition.

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Endurance Leadership strives to leave a lasting imprint on three specific groups.

The first group we hope to impact are those who participate on our service excursions and activities. We believe that the best classroom for learning is experience, serving real live people with genuine needs.

Secondly, it is our intent that the acts of service and relationships built with the marginalized that we serve, make a significant impact in rebuilding dignity and helping restore those people to health.

Lastly, we have witnessed an impact on those who watch us on social media. We have had people get involved in serving others, who have shared that what they saw on social platforms of the individuals who served, moved them enough to get involved; transforming spectators into team players. We have been privileged to have a front row seat to the lives of so many who have been changed in each of the three target groups since we began in 2013.

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Loving others the way we would want to be loved if the roles were reversed, is a catalyst that can change the world.

-Will Cravens, founder

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Board

William Cravens

Will is the Founder and Director of Endurance Leadership ministries and has been in full-time ministry for 30+ years. Will is passionate about working in international communities, as well as living out an active, contagious…

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Rick Beckwith

Rick Beckwith has served on the staff of Young Life in a variety of roles since 1982. After 12 years as an area director, Rick was sent to Europe for a year to consult and…

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Jay W Colston III

Jay W Colston III joined Beitzell and Co., a Washington DC wine and spirits wholesaler, in 1984 as the fourth generation of the Colston family. In 1988 the Colston family purchased Virginia Imports Ltd, then…

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John Tomick

John Tomick works with the Department of Defense under the Office of the Secretary of Defense. He develops independent cost estimates and advises Department leadership on major defense acquisition programs.  Prior to his service as…

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Dave Houston

Dave Houston is the CEO of Metro Radio. In 2002 he was one of the founders of a start-up media company called Metro Radio, and has directed the company’s operations ever since. Prior to his…

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Nicole Kuzma

Nicole Kuzma graduated from the University of Central Florida with a Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education. During this time, she served as a Young Life leader.  She then taught 4th grade in the public…

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Director of Leadership Excursions

Sandra Hidalgo Cravens

Sandra handles the logistics of all Endurance Leadership trips. She received her….. She is married to EL founder, Will Cravens, and is mother to Capri…

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