Kerry began serving as the Interim Office Director in November 2017. Since joining the staff of World Relief Sacramento in 2015, he has served in several roles such as Church Mobilizer and Operations Manager. Originally from Texas, Kerry comes to World Relief after more than a 20-year career in the management of cattle, crop inputs, and crop production agribusinesses in the Midwest and High Plains. After relocating to Northern California in 2010, Kerry began volunteering with World Relief where he gained a deep desire to serve refugees, immigrants and other oppressed groups as well as a passion for bringing the church into learning, mutual relationships with their newest neighbors.
He enjoys helping organizations function better and also currently serves on the Advisory Board of Restoration Ministries, an organization serving the vulnerable children and families living in the dangerous favelas of São Paulo, Brazil.
Joy Justus has served with World Relief since 2012. From 2012-2014, she worked with World Relief in Indonesia as an english and art teacher to Middle Eastern and South Asian refugees who were awaiting United Nations refugee processing in an immigration detention center. Since returning to the Sacramento area in 2014, she has been working as the Outreach Manager with World Relief Sacramento encouraging and empowering the local community and local churches to develop mutually transformative relationships with refugees and immigrants. Joy has a Master of Arts in Theology and Biblical Studies from Fuller Theological Seminary and a Bachelor of Arts in Religious Studies from UC Berkeley.
Ted Oswald has served with World Relief since 2017 as the Immigrant Legal Services (ILS) program director where he provides immigration legal services, mobilizes volunteers, and offers community legal education seminars. He previously shared the policy analyst and advocacy coordinator roles with his wife at Mennonite Central Committee in Haiti, and was an inaugural legal fellow at Christian Legal Clinics of Philadelphia. A licensed attorney, Ted has a Juris Doctor from the Thomas R. Kline School of Law at Drexel University, a Graduate Diploma in Forced Migration and Refugee Studies from the American University in Cairo, and a Bachelor of Arts in International Relations from UC Davis. He is the author of three novels, Because We Are: A Novel of Haiti, There is a Land, and Little Flower.
Resettlement & Placement Director
Roza Rudeychuk came to the United Stated in 1996 as a refugee from Ukraine through World Relief. In college, she discovered her passion for serving the vulnerable. Since joining the World Relief team in 2002, Roza has helped thousands of refugee families begin their new life in Sacramento. Roza’s own refugee experience and her years of experience working with World Relief in diverse roles made her the ideal fit for Resettlement Director. In this role, she oversees all refugee resettlement and integration programs.
Director of Communications & Strategic Partnerships
Micah has worked as a photojournalist through out Africa and the Middle East for more than 15 years. He spent time in more than 60 refugee and internally displaced camps through out Yemen, Syria, Chad, DR Congo, Kenya, Libya, Sudan, South Sudan, Jordan, Somalia, Lebannon, Tanzania and many others and has worked for major international news outlets including the New York Times, Foreign Policy Magazine, BBC, Washtington Post and National Geographic. He was a grantee recepient from the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting and has won international awards including a World Press Photo for Contemporary Issues for his coverage of the largest dumpsite in the world.
His most recent work in Southern Algeria, in the second longest refugee camp in the world, captured the intensity of the deserted area, the insecurity in the region and the influence of al Qaeda in North Africa, as well as the role of the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic’s rebels in one of the most dangers axes in the world.
David Van Hofwegen
Program and Development Director
David believes refugees and immigrants make America a better place and cares about building a welcoming community. He first joined World Relief in 2008 as a Resettlement Intern after encounters with refugees in Egypt, Turkey, Syria, and Jordan called him to action. David served for seven years in World Relief’s Seattle office, working as the Gifts-in-Kind Coordinator, Resettlement Caseworker, and Resettlement Manager. David also worked in development for the University of Michigan and in refugee resettlement for the International Rescue Committee. He has a Master of Nonprofit Leadership degree from Seattle University.
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