Who we are


We are Pete and Carra Selent, Christ followers since our college years and missionaries since 2004.  We serve on the college campuses of Upstate SC and minister to young adults, helping them to form solid foundations in Christ to impact generations to come.
We have spent almost two decades in fulltime ministry giving the best hours of our days (and nights) to reach, develop and send college students to impact the world for Christ. In 2022, after more than 18 years of working for Cru (12 years in the NC Triad and 5 years in Upstate SC), we sensed the Lord prompting us to take a further step of faith. 

What transpired was an unexpected mix of opportunities for investment beyond campus ministry.  We started co-leading two young adult small groups in our local Spartanburg church, Church at the Mill (CATM). Young couples sought us for premarital counseling.  Students asked for guidance after graduation. The need for young adults to know and articulate the Gospel to confront worldly ideologies in a post-Christian culture was palpable.

Global Service Network is an answer to prayer!  GSN provides unique avenues of ministry for both Pete and Carra.  

  • For Pete, GSN enables him to continue sharing the Gospel with college students by partnering with the Upstate Cru team; it also provides him with the flexibility to disciple young men beyond the campus and to facilitate premarital counseling.

  • For Carra, GSN enables her to focus on discipling young women, co-leading a small group Bible study, and conducting premarital counseling

We want every student and young adult to be grounded in their faith; that is why our ministry is called Foundations for LifeWe love this age group and they are both hungry for and in great need of Biblical, Christ-centered identity, value and purpose. We seek to reach new students and help them develop solid foundations as they go into the workplace, into marriage and into parenthood to make a Kingdom impact for generations yet to come!

In these complex times, we are grateful the Lord has seen fit for us to work with GSN, where our ministry can grow to meet the needs of the next generation in new ways.  We are delighted to continue working in college ministry while also ministering beyond graduation. In this new chapter, we are excited to see our mission expand from the local campus into the "real world" with the hope of Christ.