About Us

Visionary and founder Cheryl Parker has a desire to simplify connections between hosts and travelers within the International Churches of Christ (ICOC) community with an online tool, Come & Stay.  

 

The vision for Come & Stay came to Cheryl several years ago when she lived in Virginia. She experienced the joy and excitement of hosting sisters in her home yet she felt insecure when seeking housing for herself while traveling. And as she witnessed disciples in her ministry seeking connection when having to travel to other cities unexpectedly, she knew there had to be an easier way.  

 

The high costs of overnight accommodations is the number one barrier to traveling. In attempts to find Christians in sister churches around the world who are willing to host overnight guests, challenges arise such as:  

  • Not knowing anyone personally in the destination city

  • Relying on a friend of a friend to help make a connection

  • Feelings of awkwardness contacting local ministry leaders listed on the church's website to inquire about potential hosts

  • The list can go on and on...

Church members all around the world are like extended family. With a solution to make travel more accessible, coordination seamless, and goodness shared, local ministries will be enriched by the connections it's members will be able to have through Come & Stay. 

  • Relationships will be built that will last for eternity

  • Families and individuals will discover and explore new place

  • And ultimately, more needs will be met as we are called to "share with the Lord’s people who are in need"

To learn more about how the vision for the website that will change the way disciples travel, check out the Frequently Asked Questions page.