Kolby was born in Round Rock, TX and then moved to East Texas after accepting Christ into his life when he was 13. From a young age he was always great at sports and music and as he progressed into high school excelled to earn major accomplishments in choir, track, and football. After graduating high school he spent four months in Kenya, Africa doing missions work where God called him to attend Christ For The Nations Institute in Dallas, TX. While attending CFNI he and his wife Anna were youth pastors and worship leaders. He was also a small group leader and frequently went to the Dallas county jail to spend time with the inmates. From there he spent a month in Asia where God wrecked him for the hurting, hopeless, and unloved. Kolby has a passion for his family, playing and singing music, and is somewhat of an adrenaline junkie.
Anna was born in Enumclaw, WA. Number 4 in the line of 6 kids. She grew up with a sweet understanding of the Lord and his love for her. She accepted Christ into her life when she was 6 and baptized a year later. Growing up in a large family she witnessed a lot of great and not-so-great choices made by different members of her family and made a decision as a young teen to set herself apart and let God hold her heart until He was ready to hand it over. At 14 she went on a mission trip to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico to work with the children of the dump and there she felt her heart break for the first time for the children that lived in such hard conditions but still had a smile on their faces. She knew missions would be a part of her life after that moment. She was active in church, choir, and ran track all through middle and high school. When she was 16 her family made the big move from Washington state to Texas. At the time she wasn’t happy about it but it didn’t take long for her to see God’s hand in it. Her passion for music grew as she got more involved in choir and began to lead worship for her youth group. After high school she went to college unsure of what God had for her to do. While in college God called her to go Christ for the Nations institute in Dallas. The biblical foundation she received there will stay with her the rest of her life. While there she continued to lead worship with her husband Kolby and worked with kids. Anna’s heart for kids is undeniable. She wants to see families come together and see healing and love come into the broken hearts of children all over the world. She’s currently pursuing her degree in child psychology. Besides children she loves music (specifically worship) and is a huge family person (comes with growing up with a big family).
Kolby and Anna met in 2007 at a choir competition but didn’t actually start dating until 2008. (Anna was 18 and Kolby was 17). Kolby was Anna’s first boyfriend. They strove from the beginning to place their relationship in God’s hands. And as a couple they grew in their relationship with Christ and trusted God when He would split them up for a time to work on them separately. Kolby proposed to Anna during their first year at Christ for the Nations on 11/11/11 and they were married the following June. They continued at CFNI and were surprised 8 months later with the pregnancy of their daughter. Aria Dawn Hogan was born on Oct 25, 2013 and has been a pure blessing and joy to have. They may have been shocked and thought they weren’t ready but God knew what He was doing when He gave them their beautiful little girl. After Kolby’s trip to Southeast Asia, both Kolby and Anna felt in their heart’s that God was asking them to give of themselves for at least a year to live and work in Asia helping a group of displaced people that need unconditional love. So in spring of 2015 the three of them will be packing up and heading to foreign soil to just serve. They don’t know what God has in store or what will come after that year but it doesn’t matter. They know they’re in His hands and that’s the best place to be.
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