Brian and Kiley Corcoran, Director of Programs
Brian was first introduced to God’s heart for the orphan back in 2013 when he saw Christ through the eyes of each precious child he met in Haiti. A year later, as a commissioned officer in the US Air Force, Brian became an intern with Coreluv working in Haiti where the Lord further burdened his heart to defend the orphan. After falling in love on a mission trip, Brian and Kiley knew they wanted their marriage to follow God’s call to serve the least of these. Their first trip together to Haiti in 2017 was the start of God planting a seed to defend the orphan full time. Brian and Kiley, along with their son, Beaux, have moved to Texas from Colorado to join our stateside staff and serve as the Director of Programs. They are passionate about answering not only the Lord’s call but the orphan’s cry.
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Melissa Posada, Development 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 Trips Coordinator
Rob and Amber joined the Coreluv team in April of 2018 after having faithfully served as advocates for over three years. Rob being an ER nurse, uses his skills and connections within the medical field to recruit and lead medical missions teams in providing healthcare to the communities of Haiti. Amber serves along with Rob on medical trips, but also utilizes her administrative skills in coordinating Coreluv’s Human Resourcing and Missions Trips department. As of May 2019, Rob and Amber were blessed with the birth of their firstborn, Erin Rose, and are excited to raise their little girl in a missional environment.
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Jennifer Houghton, Executive Administrator | 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 16 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 Director
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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Micah and Jada Ennis, Events Coordinator
Micah went on his first mission trip with Coreluv International to Haiti in 2014. It was then that God opened his eyes and heart to the orphan crisis. Calling him to full-time missions, the Lord planted in him a desire to play a part in bringing restoration to the children in Coreluv’s care. After completing Coreluv’s School of Missions Program, Micah moved to Haiti in June of 2016 for two and a half years.
Jada first felt the desire to pursue mission work at a young age as her mom read stories to her of faithful men and women like Lottie Moon, Nate Saint, and Dwight Moody. When Jada traveled to Haiti as a high-school senior, God gave her a deeper understanding of the reality, purpose, and desperate need for missions, and affirmed His calling to her. As a nurse, Jada hopes to share the love of Jesus by reaching the healthcare needs of widows and orphans in impoverished communities in Haiti.
The newly-married couple currently serves with Coreluv’s stateside team and hopes to transition to Haiti within the next couple of years.
“Our desire is for everyone to experience the restorative love of God, and we are passionate about raising up the next generation of world changers.”
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Kim Stevenson, Special Needs Program
Kim has had a heart for children with special needs for over 25 years, working as an occupational therapist in the underserved population here in the United States, but her passion for the orphan was birthed in 2014 on a mission trip to Honduras. In 2018, Kim took her first trip to Haiti with Coreluv, serving with a medical team. She felt the Lord nudging her in the direction of mission work. It became increasingly clear the Lord had been preparing her path through the years for a time such as this. Using what is in her hands, Kim is using her experience as a business owner, occupational therapist, and teacher to create a forever home for the Coreluv special needs children as they grow into the age of maturity. Her desire is to provide a safe, loving place for the special needs children as they grow and to empower others, within the orphanage and the local community to care for, understand and serve these children. Her deep desire is to see each orphan fully understand how completely and unconditionally they are loved by their heavenly father and for that love to overflow to others, allowing them to grow in wisdom and knowledge, and seeking ways to share the Kingdom with others.
“And may the Master pour on the love so it fills your lives and splashes over on everyone around you…” 1 Thessalonians 3:12 (MSG)
Bob and Nancy Hartman, Transition Program Lead
Early in their marriage, Bob and Nancy served as houseparents in a transition home for youth, sponsored by a Christian residential center. That experience showed them the need for loving support and care for children who have experienced abuse, neglect, and abandonment. Since then, their careers have served children in need, Bob in child welfare leadership and Nancy as a teacher at college and middle school levels. After retiring in 2014, Nancy joined a mission trip to Haiti and fell in love with the LORD’s work through Coreluv, especially the on-grounds school at Myan Children’s Village. Bob joined Nancy on a trip in 2015, feeling called to commit their retirement to missions in their local church and to serve the orphan together. Nancy has, since, helped coordinate teams of educators from Houston to provide in-service seminars for Haitian teachers at the Myan School. She also helps lead the Education Committee. Bob has helped the Coreluv administrative team with various human resource and organizational initiatives, currently serving as Lead for the Transition Program. Their shared passion is to help raise children in Haiti to become successful, godly leaders in their own country. The Hartmans have three married daughters and seven grandchildren.
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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.”
Chris and Misty Brown, Finance Department and Trips Coordinator
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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