Meet Our Team

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Eric Brown

Eric Brown

STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIPS MANAGER

After nearly 20 years as a pastor, Eric now works with networks and denominations that wish to partner with Compassion to plant churches in areas of extreme poverty. Eric and his wife, Tara, live in Oregon with their three sons. Eric enjoys surfing, skiing and motorcycles.



Nathan Hawkins

Nathan Hawkins

CHURCH RELATIONS DIRECTOR, WEST REGION

As an adoptee and adoptive father, Nathan is passionate about children who come from difficult backgrounds. Before joining Compassion, Nathan served as a church planter in New Orleans and as a ministry leader in Mexico. He and his wife Joy have three young children: Benicio, Taegen, and Grace.


Mark Kirchgestner

Mark Kirchgestner

CHURCH RELATIONS REGIONAL MANAGER,
WEST REGION

As a lifelong Californian Mark loves the ocean. It reminds him of God’s heart for the world. He has a 25-year history in ministry (Young Life, International Justice Mission and pastor) and lives in San Francisco with his wife, Lisa, and two grown children, Luke and Karis.


Scott Limerick

Scott Limerick

CHURCH RELATIONS REGIONAL MANAGER, SOUTHEAST REGION

After 14 years as a worship pastor and church planter, Scott found Compassion. He and his wife Kim are fans of the Braves, Red Sox and Tarheels. They have three kids (so far) including two grown children and a sponsored child who, Scott brags, is amazing at soccer.


Kevin Myers

Kevin Myers

CHURCH RELATIONS DIRECTOR, SOUTHEAST REGION

Kevin felt called to full-time ministry after 20 years in the healthcare industry. He lives in the mountains in North Carolina with his wife and two young children who often serve at churches alongside him. He is a long-suffering fan of the Pittsburgh Pirates.


Trina Pockett

Trina Pockett

CHURCH ENGAGEMENT MANAGER

Trina is a student of adversity and faith. After a difficult journey through cancer, Trina fully realizes that life is a precious gift from God. She is married to Jeff and has three kids-who keep her on her toes. She loves a good book, time with friends, and caramel macchiatos (non-fat, no foam).


Ben Rough

Ben Rough

STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIPS DIRECTOR

Ben has a giant heart for the church and enjoys establishing partnerships that advance God's Kingdom. He believes that being bald is beautiful, which is good since he's out of other options. Ben lives in Atlanta with his wife Vanessa and their two beautiful daughters.



Brian Weber

Brian Weber

CHURCH RELATIONS MANAGER

Brian served as a pastor near Philly for 15 years. He is passionate about serving impoverished people, building cross-cultural partnerships, and mobilizing churches toward outward generosity. Brian is married with four children, is a sports fan and loves spending time outdoors.

Bob Craddock

Bob Craddock

STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIPS MANAGER

After 17 years of church ministry, God started Bob on a new journey. He works with networks, denominations and associations, and leads Compassion’s presence at pastoral conferences and events. Bob lives in Portland with his wife, Noelle and their daughters Kaelee and Emily Taylor.


Kevin Henson

Kevin Henson

CHURCH RELATIONS REGIONAL MANAGER,
SOUTH CENTRAL REGION

After more than 20 years as a pastor, Kevin now empowers U.S. churches to release children from poverty in Jesus’ name. He is inspired by Compassion’s strategy to work with indigenous churches. Kevin lives in Houston with his wife, Kerry, and children Kayla and Luke.


Lorie Lee

Lorie Lee

CHURCH ENGAGEMENT MANAGER

Lorie is passionate about the local church. In 2010 she left her southern roots to join Compassion where she fosters relationships with U.S. churches through The Compassion Experience, "a missions trip on wheels." Lorie lives in Colorado with her husband, Scott, and 1-year-old son, Maddox.


Paul Loyless

Paul Loyless

CHURCH RELATIONS DIRECTOR, SOUTH CENTRAL REGION

In July 2011, Paul took a vision trip with Compassion to Tanzania, and his life took a radical turn. He sold his successful church marketing company and devoted his life to working with Compassion. He is supported by his wife Stacey and their two young daughters.


Mark Pellingra

Mark Pellingra

CHURCH RELATIONS DIRECTOR, NORTHEAST REGION

Mark is passionate about bringing God's redemption and restoration to the world. Before joining Compassion, Mark was a business owner and served on a church leadership team. He lives in New York with his wife, Yvonne. They have two grown children.


Samuel Polanco

Samuel Polanco

CHURCH RELATIONS MANAGER

Samuel is a former Compassion-sponsored child from the Dominican Republic. As a member of the Church Engagement team, Samuel speaks in U.S. churches on behalf of children in poverty. Additionally, he is also a recording engineer, musician, singer and associate pastor.


Justin Sogoian

Justin Sogoian

CHURCH RELATIONS DIRECTOR

After spending sixteen years as a pastor, Justin received a clear calling to partner with God and build up His church. He joined Compassion in 2009. A former UCLA football player, Justin will be your friend even if you are a USC fan. Justin lives with his wife Caitlin and their two daughters, Josslyn and Adalyn.


Doug West

Doug West

CHURCH RELATIONS MANAGER

As a military child, Doug had visited or lived in 17 different countries by his mid-20s. God molded Doug's heart for His people while he was a student in Kenya. Today Doug helps U.S. churches embrace God's call to the poor. He and his wife Sarah have three young boys: Noah, Rivers and Caeden.

Contact Us:
Please email our church team or contact us at 866-607-5162.
Abby Walter

EVENTS & PARTNERSHIPS

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Amy Kersey

EVENT SUPPORT, NORTH AND SOUTH CENTRAL REGIONS

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Deb Krumland

IDEAS FOR CHURCH LEADERS

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Gabrielle Lewis

EVENT SUPPORT,
SOUTHEAST REGION

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Jenn Byham

PROCESS MANAGER

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Karla Leathers

EVENT SUPPORT,
NORTHEAST REGION

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Susan Kimball

EVENT SUPPORT,
WESTERN REGION

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Tracy Bennett

CHURCH TEAM SUPPORT

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