Kristopher Keating is the Executive Director of World Horizons USA, and the Director of Hillside Missions Organization.
As the Director of Hillside Missions, he supervises the training, sending, pastoral care, and administration of sustainable aid and missions work in a number of countries. Under his direction, Hillside Missions Organization operates a number of domestic and international projects and ministries including a mission training internship program. This 12-month, full-time residential program prepares workers for mission among the least reached. In 2011, Kristopher also became the Executive Director of World Horizons USA. As the Executive Director, he is responsible for leading strategy development and execution, financial administration, and operations.
As the director of both of these organizations, Kristopher developed a five year plan for the two organizations to collaborate and work toward the shared goal of fielding 50 new missionaries to the world’s least reached nations by the end of 2017. That goal is being pursued through a campaign called “Going Like This” (www.GoingLikeThis.org). It is working.
Kristopher has degrees in Communication, Organizational Leadership and Counseling. He also completed seminary studies. He is currently pursuing a doctoral degree in the Psychology of Education and Technology. He lives in downtown Richmond with his wife Gloria, his son Max, and his daughter Ana. He has taught bread-making on three different continents, and cooks dinner for his staff every week.
All of our staff rely on fundraised donations to support their work. Donate to support Kristopher’s work here.
Hope is the Administrative Director for the office. She oversees World Horizons financial processes as well as ensuring that other administrative activities in the office are assigned appropriately and run smoothly. She writes the weekly email newsletter and spends a lot of time looking at spreadsheets and doing government paperwork. At any given time you can find at least seven sticky notes with lists on her desk. She doesn’t like writing bios for herself.
All of our staff rely on fundraised donations to support their work. Donate to support Hope’s work here.
Communications & Social Media Director
Cassandra is the Communications Director. She ensures quality, consistency, and clarity across all platforms of communication, from web content to brochures. She also creates printed materials and written content for conferences and recruiting purposes. During her time in the office, Cassandra has edited websites, drawn chalkboard signs, created banners, made flyers, filmed videos, and helped plan events. Cassandra loves cheddar cheese, draws a lot, cooks even more, and runs too many personal blogs.
All of our staff rely on fundraised donations to support their work. Donate to support Cassandra’s work here.
Grant Writer & Base Support Worker
Farley works with the Finance Team as a Grant Writer and with our Member Care Team as a Base Support Worker. She is responsible for applying for a variety of grants and funding, as well as communicating regularly with workers on the field. Farley also enjoys almond milk lattes, immersing herself in a historical fiction book, Mexican food, and belly laughs with her hubby.
All of our staff rely on fundraised donations to support their work. Donate to support Farley’s work here.
Mission Mobilization Assistant
In addition to administering our long-term training program in the US through Hillside Missions Organization, Kaitlyn works with our mobilization team to process all American applicants headed for training in other fields for World Horizons. Kaitlyn likes photography, reads a lot of books, and has an ongoing Netflix addiction.
All of our staff rely on fundraised donations to support their work. Donate to support Kaitlyn’s work here.
Base Support Worker & Refugee Care Assistant
Jonathan is an internship graduate who has lived in Richmond for the past 3 years. He works with the Member Care and Refugee Care teams. In Member Care, he receives updates from our members and prays for them every week. Under Refugee Care, he leads a children’s program for our weekly ministry to refugees. The kids learn a lot and have fun doing it! In his free time, Jonathan likes to learn new languages, eat pistachio ice cream and ride his skateboard.
All of our staff rely on fundraised donations to support their work. Donate to support Jonny’s work here.
Coordinator for Medicine as Mission & Member Care Administrator
Sarah is the Medical Mission Coordinator and a Member Care Administrator. She is currently developing opportunities for people interested in mission and healthcare both in the US and overseas. Sarah also coordinates meetings for the Member Care team, facilitates visits for members on and off the field, and writes a lot of emails. Outside of the office, Sarah works as a registered nurse and studies midwifery, with a vision to move to Central Asia in 2020. Sarah will try anything pickled and loves reproductive health.
All of our staff rely on fundraised donations to support their work. Donate to support Sarah’s work here.
Love Your City Team Leader and Website Administrator
Cameron is the Love Your City team leader. In this role he coordinates outreach events and beautification projects that show love to the Richmond community. Cameron is also the Website Administrator. He is in charge of security, maintenance, and upkeep of worldhorizonsusa.org. Cameron’s passions are coffee, running, and fish-keeping.
All of our staff rely on fundraised donations to support their work. Donate to support Cameron’s work here.
Finance Assistant & Base Support Worker
Megan works with the Finance and Member care teams. As a Finance Assistant, she helps keep track of grants, donations, and lots of other numbers. As a Base Support Worker, she organizes office celebrations and writes the Praise and Prayer section of the newsletter. Outside of the office she really loves her job as a nurse, baking too much, and taking trips to the river.
All of our staff rely on fundraised donations to support their work. Donate to support Lisl’s work here.
Refugee Care Assistant & ESL Coach
Emily helps coordinate our refugee job skills training program, as well as conduct in-home ESL classes for refugees from around the world. Studying language and church history are her passions, and she loves a good thrift store.
All of our staff rely on fundraised donations to support their work. Donate to support Emily’s work here.
Refugee Care Team Member
Skye is a member of the Refugee Care team. As part of this team, she researches current available jobs and industries that would be ideal for refugee involvement, works with local churches to promote refugee care and awareness, and assists in developing projects that promote English language learning and social interaction between refugees and the community in Richmond, Virginia. Other activities include baking and drinking coffee.
All of our staff rely on fundraised donations to support their work. Donate to support Skye’s work here.