ORPHANetwork

About 

ORPHANetwork is a Christian nonprofit working to break cycles of poverty amongst highly vulnerable children in partnership with the local church.

STEWARDS OF THE IMPACT JOURNEY

At our core, ORPHANetwork is a Christian nonprofit Child Transformation ministry. We believe that Jesus Christ can and will redeem anyone who chooses His invitation to follow Him, and in so doing, experience a path toward whole transformation:
physical, cognitive, relational, emotional and spiritual.

TRANSITION
FROM DESPAIR TO HOPE

TRANSFORM
WITH CONFIDENCE & COURAGE

THRIVE
REALIZING GOD-GIVEN POTENTIAL

IN THE MID 1990’s a youth group from Virginia Beach visited the Verbo Casa Bernabé orphanage on the outskirts of Managua, Nicaragua. Unexpectedly, they connected with the children and youth, the staff, and the community on a level none had previously experienced. As proof of their intention to return and advocate for the needs of the children, they left most of their belongings and spent the next few years in a cycle of raising resources, visiting the orphanage home and recharging their love to serve.

Their steadfast commitment and infectious enthusiasm for the children led their parents to visit Nicaragua to investigate what their children were experiencing. Once their pastor came down, he understood that God wanted his church to help, and also that it would take far more than one church to make a difference for the 85 children living at the orphanage.

In 2000, ORPHANetwork was founded as a network of churches and resourced individuals in the United States that shared God’s heart for orphaned and vulnerable children in Nicaragua. Throughout the years, God has blessed the ministry and made a way for our mission to expand in partnership with the local Nicaraguan church so that tens of thousands of vulnerable children could realize their God-given potential and be raised to a new life in Christ.

The Mission of ORPHANetwork: In partnership with the local church, we exist to break cycles of poverty amongst highly vulnerable children. Together, we join with Jesus Christ in His transformative work to:

  • Create thriving Christ followers
  • Build up healthy minds, bodies and self-worth
  • Equip for self-sufficiency and sound judgment

 

Our Vision is that each child would be raised to their God-given potential.

As a Christian nonprofit, ORPHANetwork believes:

  • The Bible is the inspired word of God and is the supreme authority in all matters of faith and conduct. (2 Timothy 3:16-17)
  • There is one living sovereign God who eternally exists in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit. (Rev. 1:8; Isaiah 43:10-11; Deut. 6:4; Matt. 28:19)
  • God created people in his image and everyone matters to God. (Gen. 1:26-27; Gen. 5:1-2)
  • Jesus was sent by the Father to live on earth; he was fully God and fully human yet had no sin. Jesus willingly laid down his life and after three days rose from the grave. In doing this Jesus fulfilled the payment for the world’s debt of sin. (Luke 1:31,35; 1 Cor. 15:3; 2 Cor. 5:21)
  • All people are sinners and need God’s forgiveness. (Romans 3:23)
  • Those who confess and turn from their sin, trusting in Jesus Christ, will be saved by grace and become children of God with the promise of eternal life. (John 3:16-17; Gal. 3:26)
  • Jesus Christ is the head of the church and all believing people are members. (Eph. 4:15-16)
  • The Holy Spirit was sent by the Father and Son to convict the world of sin and to empower all who believe in Jesus Christ. He lives in every believer and is a constant teacher, helper and guide. (John 14:16-17)
  • Jesus Christ will return and there will be a final judgment. (Matt. 24:3,37)

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Leadership

IN THE UNITED STATES

In Nicaragua

Board of Directors

BOB CLEARY

BOB CLEARY

Chief Executive Officer

EDDY MORALES

EDDY MORALES

Country Director

Lane Moyer

Lane Moyer

Chairman

Shareholder, Vedder Price PC

DAVID LUCHT

Volunteer CFO & Board Member

PEGGY KING

Director of Strategic Management & Operations

KATIE BEASLEY CONNER

Director of Retention & Engagement

JAMIE MRAS

Accountant II

HEATHER MCCOLLUM

Digital Marketing & Communications Manager

DAVID GUTIÉRREZ REYES

SMART Missions Director

MARÍA LUISA MORAZÁN

After School Education Program Director

JANICE TELLÉZ

Health and Nutrition Program Director

KAREN ALONSO

Monitoring, Evaluation & Learning Director

NINOSKA MEJÍA

Human Resources Director

CARLOS AGUIRRE

Accounting Director

JOHN PITZAFERRO

Chairman, Verity IT

WINDY MASON-LESLIE, MD

Medical Director, Fortify Children's Health

DAVID LUCHT

Board Member, Live Oak Bancshares Inc.

ROYDEN GOODSON

CEO Warwick Mechanical Group

JOAN SINGLETON

CFO, Arcadia University

Sharon Mrkonich

 

IN THE UNITED STATES

BOB CLEARY

BOB CLEARY

Chief Executive Officer

DAVID LUCHT

Volunteer CFO & Board Member

PEGGY KING

Director of Strategic Management & Operations

KATIE BEASLEY CONNER

Director of Retention & Engagement

JAMIE MRAS

Accountant II

HEATHER MCCOLLUM

Digital Marketing & Communications Manager

In Nicaragua

EDDY MORALES

EDDY MORALES

Country Director

DAVID GUTIÉRREZ REYES

SMART Missions Director

MARÍA LUISA MORAZÁN

After School Education Program Director

JANICE TELLÉZ

Health and Nutrition Program Director

KAREN ALONSO

Monitoring, Evaluation & Learning Director

NINOSKA MEJÍA

Human Resources Director

CARLOS AGUIRRE

Accounting Director

Board of Directors

Lane Moyer

Lane Moyer

Chairman

Shareholder, Vedder Price PC

JOHN PITZAFERRO

Chairman, Verity IT

WINDY MASON-LESLIE, MD

Medical Director, Fortify Children's Health

DAVID LUCHT

Board Member, Live Oak Bancshares Inc.

ROYDEN GOODSON

CEO Warwick Mechanical Group

JOAN SINGLETON

CFO, Arcadia University

Sharon Mrkonich

 

"And so I am sure confident that God, who began this good work in you, will carry it on until it is finished..."  Philippians 1:6