Be a part of the JOURNEY

24-27 OCTOBER 2019


We are excited to announce the Global Forum for a World Without Orphans 2019, which will take place
24-27 October 2019 in Chiang Mai, Thailand.  This will be a strategic gathering for the global church in advancing efforts to end ‘orphanhood’ and to ensure that all children grow up in safe, stable, and nurturing families.

Registration and program information will be available in March 2019.

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advisory council

Luis Bush

Servant, Transform World 2020 and Servant Catalyst, 4/14 Window Movement

Gordon Showell-Rogers

WEA Associate Secretary General

Arto Hamalainen

Chairman of Pentecostal European Fellowship and of World Missions Commission of Pentecostal World Fellowship

Menchit Wong

Director of Leadership Engagement, Global Program Compassion Int.; Senior Associate for Children at Risk, Lausanne Movement

Shiferaw Michael

Founder - Child Development Center; 4/14 Window Movement

Brian O'Connell

President - REACT Services; Chair - Refugee Highway Partnership; Global Children's Forum

Nikolay Kuleba

Commissioner of the President of Ukraine for Children's Rights; Co-Founder - Alliance for Ukraine Without Orphans

Brian Wilkinson

Head of Programme, Viva Network

Steve Young

Program Officer - First Fruit

Judith Rycus

Program Director and Manager of International Programs, Institute for Human Services / North American Resource Center for Child Welfare

Ron Braund

Co-Founder - CoMission for Children at Risk; President - Family Business Transitions

forum planning team

Karmen Friesen

Executive Director - CoMission for Children at Risk

Ruby Johnston

Director of International Field Operations – Institute for Human Services; Co-founder - LAMb International

Jodi Jackson Tucker

International Director of Orphan Sunday, CAFO

Karen Springs

Project Manager for Eastern Europe and Central Asia at Orphan’s Promise

Ruslan Maliuta

International Facilitator - World Without Orphans

steering committee

Steve Weber

President - CBN Ukraine

Micala Siler

Executive Director - A Family for Every Orphan

Karmen Friesen

Executive Director - CoMission for Children at Risk

Anita Deyneka

Coordinator of Home for Every Orphan - Mission Eurasia

Ruslan Maliuta

International Facilitator - World Without Orphans