Kim Kargbo – President and CEO; Co-founder
Kim has lived nearly half of her life in a rural northern province of Sierra Leone, being raised there by missionary parents and serving as a missionary in various capacities during her adult life. From 1990-1993, Kim initiated an NGO (Non-Governmental Organization) called Community Health Evangelism promoting health education and disease prevention strategies in the rural northern province of Sierra Leone. This program continues to the present. From 1998-2002, Kim worked with World Hope International developing and managing a rehabilitation program for amputees following the decade-long civil war. She had an additional 4 years of experience in the US in public health program development and management. She served as a health trainer consultant for the United States Peace Corps for 2 years. Kim is compelled in ministry by the Voice behind her and the faces before her, who need to hear the Gospel in a way that is meaningful to them. Kim, her husband Tim, and their 3 children currently live in northern Mississippi (outside of Memphis, TN) where she works in the headquarters office in Memphis and commutes to Sierra Leone throughout the year.
Kelsey Martin – Director of Development and Partnerships; Co-founder
Kelsey has been gifted with the ability to personally identify with some of the challenges associated with disability because of the disability with which she was born. After working as an Employment Consultant, supporting people with developmental disabilities in finding gainful employment, Kelsey left her home in Seattle to co-found Women of Hope with Kim Kargbo. Kelsey is a passionate believer in the life transformation that Jesus Christ can provide, which compels her to action, both in her community in Memphis and across the world. One of the founders of Women of Hope International, Kelsey presently commutes between Sierra Leone and Memphis, TN.
Amy is a pediatric nurse by profession and loves to organize, categorize and check boxes. She felt the Lord tugging her heart to meet the need for a bookkeeper for Women of Hope and committed to learn whatever she needed to in order to fill the position well. Amy has a heart for the Lord and for ministering the Gospel to women that helps them find their true identity in Christ and walk a journey of transformation through Him. Amy lives with her husband Rich and their 4 daughters in Hernando, MS.
Jordan comes to Women of Hope from Chattanooga, Tennessee where she recently completed a master’s degree in Global Community Development from Southern Adventist University. Her passion for seeing God transform hurting people around the world started when she was a student missionary in a remote part of Chad, Africa from 2012-13, which has since led her to work with nonprofits in Kenya, Tanzania, Madagascar, and now with Women of Hope International. Jordan trusted God’s leading to move to Memphis in November of 2016, and focuses on the fair trade cooperative, writing and communications projects, and conducting trainings internationally.