BJ and Robyn Flenner
BJ & Robyn have been married for 21 years and they have 3 children. They have experienced life as international students themselves, and have both been on staff for many years serving international students. Robyn loves cooking, trying new ethnic foods, traveling, interacting with people from different cultures, and deep conversations. BJ enjoys reading, learning about various cultures, and studying history and science. He also enjoys cooking, hiking, and trying out new restaurants in Philly.
Becky counts it a pleasure to serve international students in her home city. She has a degree in History (which comes in handy for historical tours of Philadelphia!) and Middle Eastern studies from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Some of her favorite parts of Philly Bridges are forming friendships with people from all over the world, and the deep discussions about the heart that happen in those friendships. Becky loves good storytelling, karaoke, and ice cream!
Todd (& Sue) Corl
I’ve been married to Sue for 27 years. My son, Chris, is 24 and is an aspiring screenwriter in Springfield, PA. My daughter, Joanna, is 22 and is a barista in northern New Jersey. We lived in China for 17 years, so our children grew up there. I was a student for the first two years, so I was an international student and can relate to all the joys and struggles that go with that.
Ben (& Amy) Riggs
Ben and Amy live just west of the great city of Philadelphia with their 7-month old son, Malakai. They are foodies who love to hike and explore. They have traveled to many different countries and love to meet others from all over the world. They are glad you have chosen to study in Philly and can’t wait to meet you!
Hannah lives in West Philly (aka best Philly), and is excited to serve international students in this great city. She herself has lived overseas in China for a number of years and knows what it is like to be in a new country. She graduated from the University of Maryland with a degree in Psychology and, thus, loves deep heart conversations! On the weekends she can usually be found going to a concert or watching sporting events.
Pattie lives just outside of Philly in Delaware, and loves serving people, especially international students.