LEADERSHIP

Meet Our Global Leadership Team

Everyone on our leadership team has committed to investing in, serving and connecting people who want to help children in poverty.

 

Field Ministry Partners

Our Local Ministry Partners are part of our global community. They live in the countries we serve and work with us to deliver the best programs to the children in our care.

 

Board of Directors

A Board of Directors governs OneChild and maintains legal control of the organization’s assets, making certain that contribution designations are honored and that the work of the organization remains consistent with its stated philosophy, purpose and mission.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Daniel Vagle
Chairman
Independent, Voting
2017 – 2020
Mark Pluimer
President
2018 - 2021
Berta Garcia
Director
Independent, Voting
2017 – 2020
Dale Turner
Director
Independent, Voting
2016 – 2019
Don Morgan
Director
Independent, Voting
2016 – 2019
Steven Brewer
Director
Independent, Voting
2018 – 2021
Mitch Hildebrant
Director
Independent, Voting
2018 – 2019

We are accountable to the children we serve AND to our donors.

Our accountability to our donors is one of our highest priorities. Our goal is to use the funds entrusted to us as wise stewards. To do this requires continued monitoring of our fund distribution. OneChild is also a member in good standing with the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (ECFA)

82% Ministry
11.8% Fundraising
6.2% Administrative
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Chris Jorgensen

VP of Operations and Finance

Chris Jorgensen, the Vice President of Operations and Finance, has worked with ministries for the past ten years in the areas of operational effectiveness, accounting, and financial oversight and has served in financial oversight roles at churches where his family has attended. Chris is a Certified Public Accountant licensed in Colorado and a Certified Fraud Examiner.

In the time that Chris has worked at OneChild, his role has expanded beyond accounting and financial oversight to include leadership over the operations team. Chris focuses on leading the operations team to maximize the impact provided to OneChild children and the sponsor experience and to increase overall effectiveness and efficiency in OneChild operations. Chris has traveled to several countries that OneChild works in and believes that child sponsorship is the most effective way to impact children in poverty and change their life’s trajectory.

Chris has been married to Cynthia for over ten years and they have two young boys: Corban and Conley. Chris and Cynthia enjoy mountain biking, being involved in their local church, raising Corban and Conley, and cheering for the Denver Broncos.

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Jacob Kintonsa

VP of International Child Ministries

Bio coming soon.

Jeff Mawhirter | Director of IT at OneChild

Jeff Mawhirter

Director of IT

Jeff Mawhirter has a passion to enlist technology to multiply the efforts folks invest in ministry, especially when fulfilling Jesus command to serve the least of these. He brings 30 years of experience leading software development and IT organizations, most recently as Vice President of IT at Young Life. You can see these combined passions both at work and at home: serving on the Board of Pikes Peak Habitat for Humanity, Co-Chairing Church Council for Sunrise United Methodist church, serving as work crew leader for church mission trips. What he calls toys at home consist of a 3D printer, a server running his personal website, a laser engraver, and an arcade machine he built with his son Daniel.

Jeff and the IT team focus on the systems that keep track of the connections between our sponsors and children. As he has learned the complexity of the sponsorship business, it’s fun to remind him how he doubted it during the interview. Jeff now has a deep appreciation of that complexity, along with first-hand experience of power of OneChild’s ministry to children, sponsors and partners.

Jeff has been married to Janet for 30 years and their son Daniel is working on his PhD in Computer Science.

Jenny Kennedy | VP of Sponsor Ministries at OneChild

Jenny Kennedy

VP, Supporter Care & Engagement

Jenny Kennedy has served with OneChild for over 25 years in several capacities. She is currently the Vice President of Sponsor Ministries, a role she considers in line with her heart’s desire to inspire others to fulfill God’s purpose for their lives. Jenny sees sponsorship as part of Jesus’ teachings in Luke 9:48 that “whoever welcomes this little child in my name welcomes me.” For a sponsor to discover God’s purpose in their life through their commitment to their sponsored child, a child impacted by poverty who may have lost all hope. And through this special and powerful relationship, a child discovers God’s purpose for their life.

Having traveled to 9 of the 14 countries OneChild serves, there is one trip to India that has a special place in Jenny’s heart. On one of her visits to the schools OneChild partners with that serves and ministers to children in one of the largest and most devastating slums of New Delhi, Jenny visited a classroom full of children who were clean, healthy, and happy. At the back of the class was their teacher, a beautiful young lady radiating with joy and confidence, a formerly sponsored child herself from that very slum area. The project provided her the opportunity and encouragement to complete her education and return as a teacher; a life-changing opportunity for her and one that provides a better life for her, her mother, and younger brother.

Jenny considers it a special privilege to pray with and encourage the thousands of sponsors who make this ministry possible. When she is not traveling, Jenny enjoys the company of her grandson and her two daughters.

José Durón | Country Director, Honduras at OneChild

José Durón

Country Director, Honduras

Being a kid that grew up in Church and Sunday School, he got to understand the importance of presenting the Gospel to children at an early age and the positive impact this would later have in their lives. His passion is to see God’s purpose being fulfilled in children’s lives and serving them and the child campions. He started going to church around 7 years old, grew up in Sunday School, and has been an actively serving at his local church in different ministries. When just about finishing his last classes in college, Tony didn’t want to be inside an office all day, but asked the Lord to place him somewhere where he could serve Him. So God connected him to OneChild through the Hope Center at his church that gave him the opportunity to serve children and child champions. He has been with OneChild since March 2007 and holds a degree in Computer Engineering and is currently working on Master’s in Project Management.

Kristin Kubitschek | OneChild VP of Brand & Communications

Kristin Kubitschek

VP of Brand & Communications

Bio coming soon.

Nicholas Kimatu | OneChild Country Director of Kenya

Nicholas Kimatu

Country Director, Kenya

My name is Nicholas Kimatu. I serve through OneChild in Kenya as the country director. I have served the children, the church and the communities of Kenya with OneChild since 2008. I am passionate about seeing people and more so children get released from the chains of sin, of ignorance and and of poverty. I am disturbed by the bondage of men because they know not he truth that sets them free. As such, i want to be able to do what by the grace of God. I was created to do and thus be able to live up to my purpose by God’s design to His glory. I serve in the support of a dear wife called Susan Atieno and together we have three children. I desire a Kenya which is transformed by the power of Truth in Christ Jesus. Children are a great tool to that destiny.

Rick Mitchell | VP of Marketing Support and Strategy at OneChild

Rick Mitchell

VP of Marketing Support and Strategy

Rick Mitchell, Vice President of Marketing Support and Strategy for OneChild, has dedicated his life to serving children living in poverty. For over 25 years he has been telling others about the value of child sponsorship. He has traveled to 20 countries, many of them multiple times, and visited over 200 child sponsorship programs. In the process he has seen firsthand the impact of sponsorship in the lives of thousands of children.

Rick enjoys taking people out into the field to see how sponsorship changes the lives of children, families and communities. As a result, OneChild partners with churches across the country to mobilize their communities to come alongside children and projects.

Rick and his wife Terri have two adult children.

Rosalinda ‘Manette’ Reyes-Cosico | OneChild Country Director of Philippines

Rosalinda ‘Manette’ Reyes-Cosico

Country Director, Philippines

I am passionate and driven in serving children and building the Kingdom, with more than 20 years of experience in holistic child development, relief ministry and community development and have a post graduate degree on Business Administration (MBA) and Masters in Holistic Child Development (MA HCD).

Happily married to Ricardo ‘Toyditz’ Ferrer-Cosico and blessed with two boys, Caleb, daughter in-law Rorie and Daniel.

Salmon Yves Deliazard | OneChild Country Director of Haiti

Salmon Yves Deliazard

Country Director, Haiti

I studied Accounting, Diplomacy and Social Communication. It is wonderful to know that a presence on earth has a purpose. Finally, I realize that I become a voice which can communicate hope in the hearts of children living in extreme poverty in my country. Being a former sponsor child, my purpose is to serve children with passion to enable them to have a better future.

Scott Todd | OneChild VP of Engagement

Scott Todd

President

Dr. Scott C. Todd serves as President and is passionate about serving children in poverty, helping them overcome adversity and experience a flourishing life. Dr. Todd served for 12 years with Compassion International where, as Senior Vice President, he was responsible for International Partner Development and Global Advocacy. Scott launched and led Compassion’s Child Survival Program, AIDS Initiative, and other programs for highly vulnerable children. He served as Chairman of the Board for Accord, a network of Christian relief and development organizations representing over $4 billion per year in international poverty-related work. He was also founder and Board Chair for Live58, a global initiative calling the church to live out Isaiah 58.

Prior to his work in relief and development, Dr. Todd was an award winning scientist in the fields of Oncology and Immunology. He was a National Lymphoma Foundation Scholar at Stanford University Medical Center after earning his PhD from the University of California at San Diego. In addition to over a dozen peer-reviewed research publications, Scott has also written several books, including Hope Rising: How Christians can end extreme poverty in this generation.

Scott and his wife have four sons and enjoy the outdoor life in their home state of Colorado.

Yan Sang | OneChild Country Director of Dominican Republic

Yan Sang

Country Director, Dominican Republic

I have been married for 9 years to Beislyn Sang and have two boys, Jair and Adriel. I hold a BA in Business and EMBA (Universitat de Barcelona) and Biblical Studies in Seminario Bautista Dominicano.

Brett VanderMolen | OneChild Field Ministry Partner of Cambodia

Brett VanderMolen

Field Ministry Partner, Cambodia

“If I can do it, so can you!” So says Brett VanderMolen, who with his wife Susan serves as an Assemblies of God missionary in Cambodia. Brett is a third generation carpenter. He was raised in a Christian home, in a family known and respected in the community. He married his high school sweetheart and with an established family business, his future seemed to be clearly marked for him, following the good VanderMolen model. He completed all of the requirements for ministerial license, qualifying him to become a fully Appointed AGWM Missionary in the area of Compassion Ministry. Presently serving in Cambodia, their primary responsibility is ministering to children in an Assemblies of God Children’s Home and in the School of Hope with 370 students from preschool to 12th grade. Was it worth the struggle? The time spent in study? The sacrifices? They would answer a resounding “YES.”

Chipo Changara | OneChild Field Ministry Partner of Zimbabwe

Chipo Changara

Field Ministry Partner, Zimbabwe

Chipo Changara is our Field Ministry Partner in Zimbabwe. She serves as the Executive Director for Childcare Ministries and hold a Bachelor of Theology, special honors degree in ministry, Bachelor of Social Science honors in Monitoring and Evaluation, Masters in Business Administration (MBA). She has served with OneChild for over 4 years and it’s her passion to see changed lives, especially in women and children.

Ken Huff | OneChild Field Ministry Partner of Cambodia

Ken Huff

Field Ministry Partner, Cambodia

Jesus dramatically changed my life when I was 20 years old. From then I wanted to share with others about my faith. I was in youth ministry in the US for 13 years before moving full-time to Cambodia in January 1999. I love to train people for the work of ministry.

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