Name and position with World Orphans.
Scott Vair, President.
What attracted you to your current position?
The Lord has graciously made His call on my life to serve orphans, and specifically with World Orphans, very clear. There was a time my heart was simply broken as I learned about orphans and their plight throughout the world. The Lord called us to adoption and soon after, brought me to World Orphans. Having served as VP of Projects these past five years, my experiences, skills, gifting, and heart for the world are being used in many new ways as President.
Where do you live and who do you live with?
In Castle Rock, Colorado, with my wife Debbie and our 3 daughters, Charlotte, Norah, and Jozie. Our son, Trevor, is in college in San Diego.
If you could give your 18-year old self one piece of advice what would it be?
Look for Debbie Cushing, she will be your wife – it’ll save you a lot of brain damage if you meet her now.
List three unique experiences in your life.
1. I am a Colorado native.
2. I was the quarterback of my high school football team, and played most every other sport, as well as band, drama, and anything else that came up…at my very small high school in the mountains.
3. Adoption, but maybe fatherhood in general (which may not sound unique, except at our house) – our 2 youngest daughters are adopted, one from China and one through the foster system; our oldest daughter, biological; and our son, mine through marriage. Yours, mine, ours, theirs, etc. Our family is a masterpiece of the Lord’s design, as only He is able.
What hobbies do you enjoy?
Time in the mountains - camping, fishing, hunting, hiking. Fly fishing is my favorite way to relax, and I’m a pretty big sports fan, primarily football and baseball. Grilling and experimenting with my charcoal grill and smoker. Debbie and I enjoy cooking together and sharing our table and our home with friends.
Describe yourself in three words.
Busy, busy, busy.
One thing you always have on your person is...?
My phone, and it’s usually on my ear.
If you could live anywhere, where would it be?
I’m there…Colorado. But, I might choose a mountain town…someday. Or maybe India.
Follow Scott on Twitter at: @scottvair.
Read Scott's blog at: www.aheartfororphans.com
"Meet the Team" is a weekly blog series showcasing the people who make up the World Orphans team. Every Thursday morning, grab a cup of coffee and meet another team member who is using their unique talents and gifts to care for orphans and strengthen churches in the U.S. and abroad.