Josh and Amy Westermann met on the mission’s field in Nairobi, Kenya and have been married for 9 years. They have two children, Avery Faith (5) and Hudson Joshua (2). From being a top player with the Cascade Surge team to traveling with Surge International to Indonesia and Burundi, Josh brings a wealth of soccer ministry experience back to the Northwest.
They will be based in Portland, OR and Josh will be directing the Oregon Outreach for Surge and also assisting with the ongoing Surge ministries world-wide. His main emphasis will be on new project development. After graduating from Gonzaga University in 2006, Josh spent five years in Africa serving with Ambassadors Football, a world-wide Christian sports ministry. Whether in prisons, slums, orphanages or soccer fields, he poured his heart into sharing the hope of Jesus Christ through the platform of sports..
Josh played collegiately at Yavapai College and Gonzaga University, earning All-American honors and recently being inducted into the NJCAA Hall of Fame. While in college, Josh played with the Cascade Surge and got his first taste of sports ministry overseas. He went on to play professionally throughout the US and
Africa and at the same time worked heavily with Ambassadors Football. Upon returning to the States, Josh coached collegiately for the last 8 years. A highly successful coach within the NAIA, Josh recently was appointed head women’s soccer coach at Warner Pacific University and will use this platform to impact the student-athletes for Christ. Westermann earned a B.Ed. in Sports Management from Gonzaga University in 2006. He also earned a M.S. in Athletic Administration from Liberty University in 2013. Westermann holds a Premier Diploma from the NSCAA, USSF National C
and Youth Licenses.