Adam Clark - Office Director

AClark@wr.org - 919.439.7489

Adam has worked with refugees since 2007, first at Kentucky Refugee Ministries and then at Kentucky Office for Refugees. He returned to the Triangle area in February 2015 when he began his role as Office Director for WRD. Adam studied theology and philosophy at Wheaton College in Illinois and earned a Master of Divinity from Louisville Presbyterian Seminary. He is also certified in Nonprofit Management by Duke University. Adam is a supporter of the Christian Community Development Association (CCDA) and also has ministry experience working with the homeless, neglected children, and other vulnerable populations. When not in the office, you’ll find Adam bow-hunting, fishing, or hanging out with his family.

Rebecca Evens - Resettlement Manager

revens@wr.org - 919.251.6595

Rebecca spent more than a decade working in holistic community development in vulnerable Tibetan communities.  She has helped launch multiple initiatives in the fields of education, public health, environmental restoration and business.  Rebecca joined the team at World Relief shortly after moving to North Carolina in early 2016, and began as the finance coordinator in September 2017. When not at work, you'll find her hanging with her family, in the garden, or reading a good book.

Rob Callus - Refugee and Immigrant Youth Services Coordinator

rcallus@wr.org - 919.519.1133

Rob joined the WRD team in January 2019 as the program coordinator for Refugee and Immigrant Youth Services. After studying theology and health sciences at the University of Notre Dame, he lived in a Catholic worker community and then served with the Jesuit Volunteer Corps as an English educator and campus minister at a secondary school in Tanzania. He also did a program fellowship with Curamericas Global, a global health nonprofit dedicated to serving women and children in vulnerable communities worldwide. Rob greatly enjoys Ethiopian coffee, spoken word, and rousing games of Bananagrams from time to time.

Kayla Shivers - Refugee Support Services Coordinator

kshivers@wr.org - 919.251.6595

Kayla joined the WRD team in March 2019 as the Coordinator of Refugee Social Services formerly known as the Refugee Assistance Program. Kayla interned at World Relief High Point in the Match Grant Program in 2015. In her gap years, Kayla secured her B.S in Biology and Chemistry at North Carolina Central University, worked with women and children at a local homeless shelter as a Client Support Specialist, and served the people of Lari, Kenya in the mission field since 2016. Kayla is happy to rejoin World Relief in her new role. In her off time, you can find Kayla serving in outreach and youth ministry at World Overcomers Christian Church, trying new eateries all over the Raleigh-Durham area, and spending time with loved ones at any local event with music + food.

Sarah Blanchard - Church & Volunteer Engagement Specialist

sblanchard@wr.org - 919.724.4816

Sarah joined the World Relief team in April 2019 after several years working in local church ministry. A Triangle native, Sarah originally is from Chapel Hill, NC. In 2010, she moved to Boston, MA to pursue her BA in International Affairs with a concentration in Middle East Studies at Northeastern University. After graduating in 2014, Sarah returned to the Triangle to attend Duke Divinity School. She graduated DDS with a Master of Divinity degree in 2017. Before joining the team, Sarah worked as a pastoral associate in the local church: preaching, teaching, and serving in rural Durham. In her new role at World Relief, Sarah is excited to connect churches and volunteers with meaningful service opportunities. When she's not at the office, you may find her at home playing with her baby boy, Elias; in a coffee shop reading theology books; or in the kitchen trying new recipes.

Kjerstin Lewis - Immigration Legal Services Program Manager

kjlewis@wr.org - 919.251.8624

Kjerstin joined the WRD team in May 2019 as the Immigration Legal Services Program. She previously worked from August 2014 – May 2019 in the Immigration Legal Services Clinic with World Relief in Baltimore. During her time in Baltimore, Kjerstin became a partially-accredited DOJ legal representative which has allowed her to practice immigration law and serve over 150 families in applications for citizenship, green cards, family visa petitions, DACA, and more! Kjerstin received her B.A. in Spanish and Community Sociology in December 2013 from Wartburg College, where she spent several months abroad in Costa Rica and Argentina learning Spanish. In her free time, you can find Kjerstin working as a basketball referee, cooking, or watching baseball with her cat, Bruno.

Evalyne Kamunge - Case Specialist and Health Specialist

ekamunge@wr.org - 615.833.7735

Evalyne joined the World Relief team as a resettlement specialist having worked  with  immigrants  and refugee advocates in the Triangle area. She previously worked in the humanitarian sector having worked at United Nations Office for the coordination of Humanitarian affairs in Kenya. She is an Alumni of AmeriCorps and holds an MA in Peace and Conflict from the University of North Carolina Greensboro. In her free time, Evalyne enjoys spending time with her family, reading, playing scrabble, and singing in her church’s choir.

Melina Jones - Development Coordinator

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A North Carolina native and second generation immigrant from Greece, Melina joined the WRD team in June 2019.  She brings more than 10 years of development and fundraising experience to her role, including work with the United Methodist Church's Global Health Initiative and CWS Disaster Response program, based in New York City.  Prior to her return to North Carolina, Melina was the database specialist at FiftyForward, a Nashville, TN-area nonprofit serving older adults since 1956. When not at work Melina enjoys spending time with her family, exploring the great outdoors and enjoying live music at one of the Triangle's many music venues. 

Selina Máté - Youth Mentorship Coordinator

smate@wr.org - 919.519.1133

Selina joined the WRD team in July 2019 as the Youth Mentorship Coordinator. She previously worked as an instructional assistant in the juvenile detention center in Lansing, Michigan. Prior to this, she graduated from Huntington University in Indiana with a Bachelor of Arts in history with a concentration in pre-law. In her free time, Selina enjoys travelling to San Marcos, Guatemala - where she has been visiting and serving at for the last 8 years. She also enjoys focusing on fitness and wellness; alongside spending valuable time with her husband and facetiming with her family back in Michigan.

Vimbai Muyengwa - Finance Coordinator

615.833.7735

After graduating from UNC at Chapel Hill in 2017 and spending two years in the workforce, Vimbai joined World Relief in July 2019. Vimbai’s interest in working for World Relief was spurred on by her Immigrant background. Vimbai is originally from Zimbabwe and has a personal connection to the immigrant’s pursuit of agency. For Vimbai, joining World Relief was an opportunity to be a part of an organization that provides resources to give agency and restore dignity to populations that involuntarily migrate their home countries. For leisure, Vimbai enjoys running half marathons, singing in her church, and spending time with her family and friends.