Austin Hughes was born in Rockford Illinois, spent his younger years in Clovis California, then moved to Reno Nevada for his middle and high school years. After graduating high school, the Lord led him to the Joshua Wilderness Institute located in the heart of the Sequoia National Park. He spent the year living in Christian community and deepening his relationship with the Lord through in depth study of God’s Word. It was here that God got a hold of his heart and sparked a passion for serving in ministry. Austin has spent the majority of his life in mountainous regions skiing and camping. Living near the ocean will be a new and exciting change for him. The Lord has led him to Hope Chapel in Maui and he is looking forward to what God has in store for him as an intern.