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.

Jun Park - Resettlement Specialist

JPark@wr.org - 919.251.6595

Jun joined WRD in June 2015 as a Resettlement Case Specialist. He began working with refugees during his time as a Resettlement Intern at World Relief's High Point office. Jun graduated from University of North Carolina at Greensboro in May 2015 with a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology. Jun also served as the worship coordinator at Korean First Presbyterian Church of Greensboro.

Sara Santoso - Resettlement Specialist

SSantoso@wr.org - 919.251.6595

Sara joined the WRD team in May 2016 as a Resettlement Case Specialist. She began volunteering with refugees during her undergraduate years at Wheaton College in Illinois, where she studied sociology and Spanish. She then worked with children and youth at a supportive housing agency in Chicago, before returning to her home state of North Carolina to complete her Master of Social Work at UNC-Chapel Hill. During her time at UNC, she interned with a local school and a community mental health agency. Sara loves learning from people of other cultures and has spent time working with organizations in Peru and Ethiopia. In her free time, you’ll find Sara enjoying Durham’s restaurants and her husband’s homemade cooking.

Zach Bond - Volunteer Coordinator and Church Engagement Specialist,

zbond@wr.org - 919.724.4816

Zach Bond joined World Relief as the Church Engagement Specialist and Volunteer Coordinator in July of 2016.  He studied Human Relations at Southern Nazarene University in Oklahoma City, OK and earned his Master of Divinity from Duke Divinity School in May, 2016.  He is a licensed minister in the Church of the Nazarene and serves at Tapestry Church of the Nazarene in the South Park neighborhood of Raleigh. He also lives in North Street Neighborhood, an intentional community in Durham that sustains living opportunities for people who have disabilities.  Zach loves being outside, reading, and reading outside.

Emma Grant - Resettlement and Match Grant Specialist

EGrant@wr.org - 919.251.6595

Emma started at WRD as a resettlement intern in June 2015.  Emma majored in global studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Throughout her life, Emma has been interested in current global events and other cultures. This interest has lead Emma to spend time abroad in South Africa and Spain. Her time at WRD has fostered her passion to empower communities. Emma is excited to join the WRD team as a resettlement specialist and continue enabling refugees to create sustainable lives in the Triangle area. In Emma’s free time, you’ll likely find her out on a run, enjoying some avocado toast, or reading.

Allison Perry - Resettlement Manager

APerry@wr.org - 615.833.7735

Allison joined the WRD team in February 2017 as the Resettlement Manager. She previously worked in the refugee resettlement program at World Relief in Baltimore, MD, and has studied forced migration issues in South Africa and at the University of Oxford. Allison has her B.A. in Political Science from Geneva College, and her M.A. in International Development from American University. Outside of the office, you’ll find her running, hiking, or cheering on the Pittsburgh Penguins and Pittsburgh Steelers. 

Maria Harkins - Case Specialist

mharkins@worldreliefdurham.org - 615.833.7735

Maria Harkins joined WRD in August 2017.  Prior to joining  WRD she worked at Family Service of the Piedmont as an Adult Court Advocate and a  Bilingual Case Manager working with victims of Domestic Violence specializing in the immigrant population. Maria’s responsibilities included to educate the victim on matters of domestic violence, assistance with restraining orders, counseling, job placement, housing and U visa referrals.  Maria has a degree in Business from Boston University. She enjoys music, dancing, hiking, arts and crafts.

Eric Ho - Case Specialist

EHo@wr.org - 925.286.7821

Eric joined the WRD team in July 2017 as a one-year temporary staff member.  He is currently a part of the Pathways Fellowship through Duke Chapel which focuses on community service, intentional living and spiritual discernment.  He recently graduated from Duke University with a BSE in Civil Engineering.  In addition, he is an amateur musician and spends his free time composing, playing piano and collaborating with other musicians.  He lives in the West End neighborhood of Durham and attends nearby CityWell church where he has a passion for community integration and justice.

Jovia Ochieng - PC AmeriCorps Member

jochieng@wr.org - 615.833.7735

Jovia joined the WRD team in October 2017 as an AmeriCorps member. She is a recent graduate of North Carolina Central University. She majored in Public Health Education with a focus in Community Health. Jovia has been committed to community service since she began her studies at NCCU. Her passion for service began at an early age while living in her homeland, Kenya Specifically, she has been dedicated to under-served communities in Durham. This position will allow her to connect to other immigrants, such as herself, and improves their lives through the various programs already established at World Relief. As a World Relief employee and AmeriCorps member, Jovia looks forward to connecting with others from diverse cultures, values, beliefs, and life struggles. Moreover, she looks forward to sharpening her current and learned skills

Rebecca Evens - Finance Specialist

revens@wr.org - 615.833.7735

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.