/ 2016 speakers
David Hennessey, Director for Global Movements, Christian Alliance for Orphans (CAFO), is dedicated to serving and equipping orphan care movement leaders around the world. Prior to this role, David served as Executive Director for YouthReach International, an orphan mentoring ministry serving in Eastern Europe. In this position, he pioneered an orphan mentoring program using indigenous volunteers, encouraged US and international churches to support orphan care efforts, and streamlined operations for the ministry. David left his professional career in 2005 to bring his business knowledge to international ministry. His wife, Lisa, and five girls have been very supportive of this move, and have personally served in Russia and Ukraine for six summers, ultimately adopting one of the girls from Russia. Their family is deeply involved in orphan ministry within their local church and community. David believes that combining passion for orphan care with a focus on ministry excellence creates profound impact for the fatherless. It is with this conviction that he desires to inspire, equip and connect faith-based leaders globally to mobilize the local church in every nation to rise as the primary answer to orphans in its midst.