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 - Program Manager of Refugee and Immigrant Youth Services

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.

Dieudonne Niyubahwe - Refugee Support Services Coordinator

ndieudonne@wr.org - 919.251.6595

Dieudonne joined the WRD team in January 2020 as Coordinator of Refugee Social Services, formerly known as the Refugee Assistance Program. Dieudonne attended the University of Cincinnati where he secured his B.A in International Affairs. While attending UC, he interned with the American Red Cross and Refugee Connect where he worked closely with refugees and migrants of the Cincinnati-Northern Kentucky area. Dieudonne attended George Mason University after his undergrad where he received his M.A in Global Affairs. In his free time, you can find Dieudonne playing sports, especially soccer, which he has played since he was 5 years old. He also enjoys swimming, biking and hiking, and exploring new places.

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Susan joined the World Relief team in November 2019 with an extensive background in non-profits and church work including communications, volunteer coordination, event planning, and development. She graduated from Furman University and has a certificate in social media management from NC State University. Susan has written grants and coordinated volunteer responses for refugee agencies in Raleigh and advocates on a national level for immigrants. She teaches children’s music, is a frequent patron of local art and performances, and enjoys hiking both urban and mountain.

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.

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.

Elizabeth Thompson - Senior Development Specialist

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Elizabeth joined the World Relief Durham team in August 2020 with experience in nonprofit program management, development, and communications spanning two decades. She is passionate about standing in solidarity with vulnerable people on the margins. Elizabeth has worked with Heartline Ministries in Haiti, World Vision in emergency relief, among others; and proudly served as a founding member of Reality Ministries, a community of friends with and without disabilities sharing life together in Durham. Elizabeth holds a MA in International Development from Eastern University and BA in Leadership Studies and Communications from the University of Richmond. In her free time, she loves to play with her family (especially kickball and chess), enjoy time in nature, snuggle her puppy, and avidly read to her kids.

Jeremy Walters - Case Specialist and Health Specialist

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Jeremy joined the WRD team in January 2019 and began as the Preferred Communities Specialist in October 2020. A native South Carolinian, he received a Bachelor’s degree from Clemson University with an emphasis in Social Services and a M.A. in Biblical Counseling from Southeastern Seminary. He has a background in management, providing individual and group therapy, and in church discipleship. When not working with our clients, Jeremy enjoys reading science fiction, hiking, and trying out new board games with his wife.

Lily Koning - Case Specialist

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Lily Koning graduated from Duke University in 2020, where she studied International Comparative Studies, Global Health, and Education. She is working with World Relief as part of the PathWays Fellowship, a one-year program hosted by the Duke Chapel. Before her time with World Relief, Lily mentored refugee youth as part of the Duke Citizenship Lab and interned with the U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrant’s Preferred Communities Program. In her free time, Lily loves spending time outdoors, discovering new places, and enjoying time with others.

Kayla Lee - Resettlement Specialist

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Kayla first joined World Relief Durham as an intern in the summer of 2017, which sparked her passion for advocacy and serving the local refugee and immigrant population. She returned to World Relief Durham in December 2020, shortly after graduating from Emory University with a degree in International Studies and a minor in Global Health. Throughout college, Kayla worked with refugees in the Atlanta/Clarkston area at the individual level, serving children and youth as an after-school tutor and mentor, as well as at the policy level with Clarkston City Council. Kayla loves drinking coffee, hiking with her parents, serving at her church's youth group ministry, and journaling/blogging in her free time. 

Tremayne Manson - Community Engagement Manager

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Tremayne has a passion for justice, equity, reconciliation, and community development.  For 3 years he served as the associate pastor for community development at The Summit Church, and prior to that he worked at the Carolina Center for Public Service at UNC-Chapel Hill for 3 years.  From 2003 to 2014, Tremayne worked in a variety of development and fundraising roles, at both UNC-Chapel Hill and North Carolina Central University.  As an undergraduate at UNC he studied management and sociology, and he has a M.Ed. in higher education administration from NC State.  He is married and has 4 children at home.  He enjoys reading, watching documentaries, and spending time with friends and family.