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Chief Executive Officer
After several years of friendship and serving as a volunteer, Bren traveled to Cambodia to learn more. While learning from and serving survivors of trafficking here in the States and abroad, she realized how connected the world was. Brendon, with the help of others, developed one of the first kid friendly notebook curriculum's to prevent Human Trafficking in Cambodia. The curriculum continues to grow and expand as fellow workers share their wisdom and update as needed.
Bren has over a decade of teaching, preach, and providing public health initiatives on outreaches to brothel workers. Brendon holds a Masters in Public Health from American Public University and a Bachelors in Biblical Studies from Southeastern University. She has served as Fundraiser, Research and Public Health Director, and former Vice-President of LOHI. She is honored to work again for her Khmer family and excited about what God has in store for Legacy of Hope International.
An entrepreneur at heart, Tim is a South Carolina resident with a passion for travel and adventure. Over the past decade, Tim has established international business in Southeast Asia, affording him the opportunity to see many places where the affects of child maltreatment, trafficking and forced child labor left their mark on his heart.
Because of the great needs of 'children at risk' in third world countries and his involvement with survivors of child abuse and trauma, Tim set his sights on making a difference in the lives of children in need. His desire is to ELEVATE these little ones out of difficult situations, add value to their lives through
EDUCATION and EMPOWER them to help lead their villages and communities into a better future.
Creative and compassionate, Tim enjoys helping people and is the Founder of LOHI.
LOHI International Director
Phil and his wife Gwen and 3 children spent 14 years living in a rural area of Kenya and implemented Education, Agriculture, Health and disaster mitigation, Water security, Animal husbandry, and small business startup programs. Some of these community based projects and programs were in close cooperation with Government ministries and some were with community leaders. In addition they were
involved in starting new village based Churches and training leaders in an unreached region of Narok District. Phil is the co-founder and a non-resident team member of AfricaHope. (Africahope.org)
Phil has over 15 years of consulting and program design experience working on short consultancies and/or
program evaluation in 30 countries. In addition, He did initial fact finding and research trips into 35 other countries increasing his knowledge base to include systemic poverty eradication, small business development, food security, NGO best practice, Intercultural conflict resolution and change management. His consultancies and program management spans six continents.
Phil was deployed to Haiti to design and implement a major earthquake relief and recovery program for a faith-based Health organization. He facilitated an Orthopedic surgery center and implemented a nationwide program to eradicate Clubfoot as an adult disability. He also designed a trauma counseling program, trained social workers and implemented and ran a program delivering 44,000 one-on-one trauma counseling sessions by the first year anniversary of the Earthquake.
More recently his interests have turned to the causes of extreme poverty and various methods which reduce risk to Children and youth. He is keenly interested in the holistic nature of uplift and seeks to assist groups to consider and include spiritual, emotional, and physical aspects of poverty and how sustainable and long-term change is only possible when an integrated approach is used.
They live in Fort Myers where Gwen works as an RN and Phil works at the NI headquarters when not traveling. Phil has a Masters degree in Intercultural Studies from Fuller Seminary School of World Mission in Pasadena California.
Treasure and #GivingTuesday Specialist
Kristi has been serving in the missions field since 2014 after her first trip to Cambodia. Since first working with LOHI, she has been an advocate for the work they have done and continue to do. This first visit sparked a calling in Kristi to serve women and children in Cambodia and around the world.
Kristi currently serves as the Missions Administrator at her local church helping deploy teams all over the world. With 15 years of banking and financial services, she has joined LOHI stateside. She will attain her Bachelors in Finance in 2019 from Florida Gulf Coast University.