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 pursing 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.
Human Resources Coordinator
Alysha is the Human Resources Coordinator and works remotely. She keeps organization policies updated and relevant to the US field, coordinators with the other Human Resources leaders of other fields, works with team leaders help transition people to and from the field, and keeps the database of US personnel current. When she is not working, Alysha enjoys spending time with her husband, reading biographies, watching documentaries, baking and eating donuts and studying counseling.
All of our staff rely on fundraised donations to support their work. Donate to support Alysha’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.
Pastoral Care Coordinator
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.
Executive Assistant & Member Care
Sarah is the Assistant to the Executive Director. She oversees trip-planning and administration on behalf of the Director. She facilitates meetings, speaking engagements, and correspondance for the Director. In addition, she is involved in Member Care, specifically for families with kids returning the U.S. Sarah writes the prayer and praise portion of the newsletter. Most days she’s writing emails, trying to remember many things, and drinking coffee. She still uses a paper calendar and ink pens.
All of our staff rely on fundraised donations to support their work. Donate to support Sarah’s work here.
Digital Media Production & Social Media Assistant
Cameron is a Digital Media Production Assistant in the office. He works closely with the Communications and Social Media Teams filming, editing, and producing content for World Horizons, as well as the occasional promotional video for other organizations. Cameron also serves as the IT specialist which consists of troubleshooting as well as teaching staff and interns how to use all necessary apps and programs.
All of our staff rely on fundraised donations to support their work. Donate to support Cameron’s work here.
Refugee Care Coordinator
Lisl works with our Refugee Care Team to plan and coordinate regular job skill training and outreach ministries to refugees in the Richmond area. She also makes a great pie crust and definitely knows more about sheep than you do.
All of our staff rely on fundraised donations to support their work. Donate to support Lisl’s work here.