About and Bios

About Payap Church and Knox Presbyterian Church

Hi! This page is to keep the members of Knox Presbyterian, friends, and family updated with our partnership with Payap Church in Chiang Mai, Thailand. We post once a week to update you about the going-ons in Chiang Mai. We hope to post both pictures and blog entries.

Payap Church and Knox Presbyterian Church have been in a partnership for 11 years. The goal of our partnership is to spread the word of Jesus Christ as sister churches in Chiang Mai, Thailand and Overland Park, Kansas, USA.


Kelsey Campbell:

Hi! My name is Kelsey Campbell. I’m very excited to spend this summer with everyone at Payap Church and the opportunity to learn more about Thailand while serving God. I was born and raised in Kansas by my parents Craig and Lisa Campbell as well as with the Knox Church community. In high school I served on worship team, youth choir, performed in many musicals, and played the viola for ten years! I played viola at Disney World too! I currently live in Lawrence, Kansas studying Neurobiology at the University of Kansas. I work at a hospital right now as a nurse technician and am working towards practicing medicine! My favorite things to do include practicing yoga, playing with dogs,  singing, dancing, going on hikes, and learning about global health issues. I can’t wait to get to know everyone at Payap Church and spend time worshiping the Lord and working on projects together.and then being part of the English Fun camp at Payap University and meet many new friends through it.  UNADJUSTEDNONRAW_thumb_1bdd.jpg

Marisa Jarboe:

Hi, my name is Marisa Jarboe. I was born and raised in the Kansas City area and have attended Knox Presbyterian Church since I was five years old. My family consists of my dog, Riese, my mom, Jane, and my two sisters, Makena and Madison. Currently I am a second grade teacher but will be teaching fifth grade starting in August. In my free time I like to run with my dog, hang out with my friends, craft, and travel. This will be my second time in Thailand, I am excited to spend an extended time with Payap Church to strengthen our partnership along with participating in the English Fun Camp at Payap University.