Our Values

Church Centered
Working with the local church is not only a good strategy, it’s at the very heart of our work. We believe that God gave us a plan to save our broken world, and that it begins with his church, and his people, leading the way. We want to see local churches creating and leading change in their communities.

Holistic
We believe in transformation of the whole person - mind, body and spirit. That’s why our programs focus on addressing the root causes of poverty and vulnerability that often stem from harmful beliefs and practices. Beyond physical change, we focus on driving mental, social, and spiritual transformation. 

Sustainable
We understand that lasting change requires more than quick fixes and band-aid solutions. That’s why we rely on local leaders to implement our programs. Over 95% of our staff are local - people who know and love their communities and will remain long after we depart.

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For over 75 years, across 100 countries, we’ve been tackling the world’s greatest problems with sustainable solutions, transforming communities from the inside out. 

 
 

Today, we work in 20 countries, have 19 U.S. offices and serve over 5 million vulnerable people each year. 

 

7 Reasons We Believe The Church Can Change The World

We believe that when the church is mobilized to achieve its full potential, it has the power to change our world. We believe this because:

  1. The local church is God’s plan to reveal his mercy, compassion and truth to people around the world.

  2. The local church is the largest social network on the planet and has the ability, authority and permanency to do far more than any government institution or non-profit organization could.

  3. The local church is led by local, trusted community leaders — those with an inside voice and understanding that no outside organization can bring.

  4. The local church has the influence and moral authority to shape behaviors rooted in biblical values of love, compassion and justice.

  5. The local church offers the greatest hope of reconciliation between classes, tribes, ethnicities and political parties, unifying people under a common identity in Christ.

  6. The local church can restore dignity and bring hope to the suffering, forgotten and marginalized by reaching out to the most vulnerable in its community and answering God’s call to love.

  7. The local church is empowered by the Holy Spirit to do more than human wisdom and efforts could ever possibly accomplish alone.

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 We partner with over 5000 churches and 95,000 local volunteers to tackle the world’s greatest problems.

Leadership

Tim Breene
CEO

Scott Arbeiter
President

Rene Orgdone
CFO

Kevin Sanderson
CAO

Megan Ashley
Marketing Director

Jennifer Foy
Director of U.S. Ministries

Karen González
Director of Human Resources

Emily Gray
SVP of U.S. Ministries

Myal Greene
SVP of International Programs

James Misner
SVP of Strategic Engagement 

Andrew Timbie 
Director of U.S. Ministries 

Jenny Yang
SVP of Advocacy & Policy


Financials

At World Relief, we are committed to prayerful, efficient and thoughtful stewardship of every donation. When you invest in us, you can trust not only that your resources are being directed to the right places, but also that those resources are being used in the smartest, most efficient ways possible due to the collective expertise of our organization.

 

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World Relief has 20 offices throughout the United States, each with unique opportunities to work and volunteer.

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For general inquiries and information:
443-451-1900 or 800-535-5433

For donation inquiries:
443-451-1963

World Relief
7 East Baltimore St
Baltimore MD 21202