Melissa Posada, Events Director
In 2013, Melissa went on her first mission trip to Haiti with Coreluv International where she served as a Coreluv intern. During her time there the Lord gave her greater revelation of James 1:27: the true need and mandate to defend the orphan. In the summer of 2016, Melissa served as a Coreluv stateside intern under the department she now joyfully leads. Melissa not only has a deep desire for each child to understand they are fully known and fully loved by God, but also a deep desire for the local church to be a passionate advocate for the orphan. “It fires me up to see our local churches and communities become the voice for the fatherless! If not us, then who?”
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Rob and Amber Stuart, Medical Missions Coordinator and Human Resources
Rob and Amber faithfully served in Coreluv as volunteers for over three years before answering God’s call to full-time missions in December 2017. Amber’s eyes opened to the orphan crisis during her first trip to Haiti in September 2014, and Rob being introduced to the crisis just a few months later. Rob is an ER Nurse using his nine years of experience in nursing and connections in the field. He organizes and leads medical missions trips for Coreluv. Rob has a huge heart to introduce medical professionals to the orphan crisis as well bring relief and medical need in underserved countries. Amber serves along Robbie during medical trips but also uses her education to serve on the Coreluv team administratively and with human resources. Together they have faithfully expressed their commitment to the orphan crisis by raising awareness and Defending the Orphan. “If God views defending the cause of orphans and widows as true and faultless, then we want nothing less than just that, a life in true and faultless servitude for Him.”
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Jennifer Houghton, Operations Co-Director | Marketing Department Director
As of February 2016, Jennifer had never read or even heard James 1:27. After realizing that caring for orphans and widows is what God accepts as true, pure religion, she learned what it means to not only love Jesus but live Jesus. Three months after reading that particular scripture, Jennifer joined Coreluv International in helping Defend the Orphan. She has a passion for bringing the hope of Jesus Christ to every orphan in every country that Coreluv works with. The Lord has ordered her steps to be a part of Coreluv International, where she along with her 14 year old daughter, Ashlee are honored to be a part of the mission to see the orphan crisis changed from 153,000,000 to zero.
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John and Tracy Rizzo, Operations Co-Director | Fundraising & Donor Development Directors
John and Tracy’s eyes were opened to the cause of the orphan, in 2010. They took their first trip to Haiti in July 2011 and knew God was calling them to orphan care in a greater way. Since then, John and Tracy have obeyed James 1:27 by leading trips, raising awareness, and serving as directors of the missions and orphan ministry program in their home church in New York for three years. In 2013, God orchestrated a meeting with John and Mike Reiszner, founder of Coreluv on the rooftop of an orphanage they both worked within Port-au-Prince. Since that meeting, God has opened the door for John, Tracy and their family to move to Texas in August of 2016, and join the Coreluv team.
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Chris and Misty Brown, School of Missions Directors
It was after their first trip to Haiti with Coreluv, in March 2013, that Chris and Misty began championing the cause of Coreluv. They are committed to empowering and training missionaries who will be sent around the world to spread the Good News of Jesus Christ and to rescue and defend the orphan. “We believe if we are created in the image of God then our capacity to love is as infinite as His; therefore, our heart must be fixed on the very things that impassion His.”
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Michael and Ashlynn Crisp, Haiti Operations Directors
Michael took his first trip to Haiti in January of 2014 and joined the Coreluv team the following August. Ashlynn took her first trip to Haiti in June of 2013 and joined the team shortly after. Throughout the next few years, Michael served stateside as Events Director for Coreluv while Ashlynn went through Coreluv’s School of Missions and served in Haiti for a year and a half. Over the course of their journey with Coreluv, Michael and Ashlynn developed a great friendship. They both love the Lord and share the same passion for Defending the Orphan! While they trusted God’s timing and faithfully pursued God’s call on their lives, God orchestrated every step of bringing them together. As Ashlynn transitioned back to life in the States, God opened the door, and Michael began pursuing Ashlynn. They were married on August 11, 2018, and are excited for what God has in store! Michael and Ashlynn now serve as Haiti Operations Directors. They share a deep passion for the children and Haitian staff God has entrusted to Coreluv. Michael and Ashlynn’s desire is to see each Haitian staff member fully equipped and empowered to do their job with excellence and continue to provide quality care for each of Coreluv ’s children.
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Helen Daniel, Finance Department
Helen first began defending the orphan by coordinating fundraisers for her church in the Spring of 2013. As her heart continued to expand for the orphan so did her role within the Coreluv team. She took her first trip to Haiti the following September and since then, she has used her gifts to organize and establish structure Coreluv to prepare it to go to the next level. “I like being able to pair financial planning and structure with the vision of Coreluv.”