By Kate Borders | Senior Projects Director

As an extension of our “Meet the Team” blog series, over the next few weeks we’ll be posting about our new team members, people who are in the process of raising support to join the staff of World Orphans.

It is with great joy and excitement that I get to tell you about Bailey Kalvelage.  Bailey lives in Nebraska with her husband, Mat, and is in the process of raising support to be our Church-to-Church Mobilization Director.

As our C2C Mobilization Director, Bailey will oversee all of our church partnership trips.  With church partnerships at the core of our model, this is a crucial position for our ministry.  In addition to making sure all the logistics and details of these trips are handled with excellence, Bailey will also be responsible for encouraging, supporting and equipping our staff team leaders and our US church partner team leaders.

Bailey’s background in both ministry and administration makes her an excellent fit for this position. I know she'll serve World Orphans, our church partners, and our teams very well. Having filled this role for several years myself, Bailey will bring added capacity, efficiency and effectiveness, as she helps to ensure our teams' positive impact on the churches and children we serve.

Because short-term teams are such an integral part of our ministry, when you join Bailey’s support team through prayer and giving, you are partnering with our ministry in a very real way. You will be impacting the lives of orphaned and abandoned children all over the world.

So it is with heart-felt gratitude that I thank Bailey for responding to God’s call on her life by joining the World Orphans team, and I thank her supporters, both current and those to come, for partnering with our ministry.