Full-time Staff

Andrew Innocent ,  President/Director

Andrew InnocentPresident/Director

Andrew was born in Michigan and raised in New York and Orlando, FL. He graduated with a B.S. in Accountancy (2008) and M.S. in Taxation (2009) from Bentley University in Waltham, Massachusetts. Always encouraged to be a positive witness for Christ and to help others learn of His love for them, Andrew was actively involved in campus ministry efforts while a student and even after graduation. His passion to minister to students attending Boston area colleges and universities ultimately led him to leave the public accounting profession for full-time campus ministry work. He’s been trained as a STRIDE missionary (2011) and a CAMPUS missionary (2012) in Ann Arbor, MI. Andrew is the third director of STRIDE and has served in this capacity since August 2012. He also is the Seventh-day Adventist Chaplain to MIT - a first at the Institute.

Darlye Élise Innocent ,  Bible Worker/Clerk

Darlye Élise InnocentBible Worker/Clerk

Darlye serves as clerk and chaplain of STRIDE campus ministries. Her life was forever changed when a God sent a group of CAMPUS missionaries to Arizona State University for their spring break mission trip in 2009. Their fervor for God’s word and passion for both living it and sharing it on college campuses ignited a fire within her. Shortly thereafter she attended CAMPUS l.e.a.d.s (Leadership Education And Development Seminars), her first GYC, and started a club on her campus. Health & wellness programs were used to introduce her peers and professors to Jesus. She holds a doctorate in community resources and development from Arizona State University, a medical missionary certificate from Beehive/M.E.E.T Ministries, an MSW from Howard University, and a B.S. in psychology and Spanish studies from Andrews University.

Board of Directors & Advisors

Our Board of Directors and advisors are Seventh-day Adventists who are leaders in their respective fields, whether academic, professional or ministerial.

Nathalie G. Ais, Leadership Consultant
Sebastien Braxton, Co-founder, R3 Missions
Maria Infante, Director of Community Outreach at Project Bread
Pablo RuizResearch Assoc. Prof., Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, Boston University
David Williams, Professor of Public Health, Harvard University


Adventist Christian Fellowship (ACF)
Adventist-laymen's Services & Industries (ASi)
Boston Temple Seventh-day Adventist Church
Cambridge Seventh-day Adventist Church


Jesus said, “The harvest truly is plentiful, but the laborers are few. Therefore pray the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into His harvest” (Matt. 9:37-38).

YOU can be that laborer and help STRIDE in its mission to minister to students at Boston secular universities! Students and professionals with skill in web-design, event planning, video-editing, marketing, journalism, finance, etc. are all encouraged to volunteer. Contact us today!

"Having then gifts differing according to the grace that is given to us, let us use them..." - Romans 12:6