The US Team
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.
Hope Cutchins - Administrative Director
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.
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 - Social Media Administrator
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 & Love Your City Team Leader
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.
Sarah Logan - Medical Mission Coordinator & 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.
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.
Jonny Pasti - 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.