The US Team
Hope Cutchins - Interim Director
Hope is the Interim 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.
Samuel Parker - Staff Writer
Samuel is a Staff Writer for World Horizons USA. He writes content for brochures, creates informational text for websites, writes press releases, and makes scripts for promotional videos. Samuel is also is responsible for collecting and publishing stories from workers on the field, keeping field descriptions up to date, sharing testimonies of missionaries and believers, and communicating overviews of international trips and ministries. Samuel loves history, politics, coffee, and playing the piano. He is an avid supporter of the Chicago Cubs.
Cassandra Troy - Training Director
Cassandra is the Training Director for the summer and fall internship programs. She began as an intern with the organization, spent 6 months on a short-term placement with a team in the Middle East, then returned to the US to be on staff. After two years as the office’s Communications Director, she transitioned into the role of Training Director. In her new role, Cassandra interviews applicants, designs assignments, and schedules classes and activities for the interns. Cassandra loves cheddar cheese, draws a lot, cooks even more, and maybe reads too much sci-fi.
Farley Sanderford - 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.
Kaitlyn Troy - Art Team Member
Skye Young - 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.
Cameron Troy - Website Administrator
Cameron is the Website Administrator. He is in charge of security, maintenance, and upkeep of worldhorizonsusa.org. He also edits Gallery Edit's podcast (Un)Edited. Cameron’s passions are coffee, running, and fish-keeping.
Jennifer Chetelat -
Art Team Co-Leader & Gallery Edit Curator
Jennifer is the Art Team Co-Leader and Gallery Edit Curator. She is responsible for interacting with prospective artists and booking exhibitions. Additionally, she works with the Art Team to coordinate our First Friday events as well as the other activities sponsored by the Gallery. Jennifer has a degree in Fine Art from Towson University and is a working potter. She is also a writer and contributing columnist to the local paper.
Aaron Aziz - Member Care Worker
Aaron works with the member care team making sure that both US and overseas teammates are being looked after and their needs are being met. He has joined World Horizons after having served in East Africa, and hopes to serve overseas again in the Middle East. He is passionate about building relationships, providing hospitality, and helping others become more effective vessels for ministry. Out of the office, Aaron enjoys working with his hands, cooking, and road trips with friends.
Megan Shanesy - 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.
Leah Westberry - Refugee Care Coordinator and Resident Artist
Leah and her husband Toby have recently moved here from Georgia, and are excited to learn about the city of Richmond. She has a bachelor’s in Art Marketing and is a practicing textile artist. As a resident artist at EDIT, she will help with First Friday events and planning and coordinating for the gallery. Leah is also the Refugee Care Coordinator. She loves hot tea, handmade things, good company, and all things textile.