We are compassionate. We are collaborative. We are effective. We are entrepreneurial. We are responsible. We are working together so that we can equip and empower people, like you, to bring help and hope to people around the world. We invite you to meet the people on our team.
President and Chief Executive Officer
Vernon has served at the helm of World Help as the visionary founder and CEO for 21 years. Since 1991, Vernon has traveled to more than 75 countries, passionately investing in people and laying the groundwork for future partnerships and sustainable transformation. In 2012, Vernon led 15 trips to oversee our programs and projects internationally.
From forging a brand-new partnership in the shadows of the Andes Mountains of Peru, to dedicating state-of-the art medical facilities in Guatemala, to laying out relief strategies for refugees on the Syrian border, Vernon’s efforts have a common purpose—to impact generations struggling to survive the grip of poverty with hope for tomorrow. As a seasoned advocate for humanitarian efforts that champion the Gospel, Vernon continues to speak to audiences around the world, delivering messages of inspiration and challenge, offering a compelling invitation to get actively involved in what God is doing today.
Noel Brewer Yeatts
Noel is passionately invested in bringing awareness to the critical issues surrounding poverty, using her voice to rally thousands to the cause. She spearheads both Operation Baby Rescue and causelife initiatives, traveling domestically and abroad to advocate for the helpless and the forgotten.
In 2012, she shared the stage with some of the world’s most accomplished humanitarian leaders, delivering addresses at the Justice Conference in Portland, Oregon, and convocations attended by thousands at Liberty and Cedarville Universities. In June of 2012, Noel released her third book Awake: Doing a World of Good One Person at a Time, published by Baker Books.
Senior Vice President
Tom has been indispensable in leading our worldwide church-planting initiatives. He is committed to fostering partnerships with strategic outreaches that are bringing the Gospel to thousands, making 14 trips in 2012 alone.
Tom is a renowned speaker and works alongside Vernon to help cast vision to audiences and congregations nationwide. Tom’s heart to connect with people and powerfully communicate the passion of our work has played a central role in World Help’s continued growth.
Chief Operating Officer
David expertly manages World Help’s day-to-day operations and is committed to the development of our organizational growth, cultivating a vibrant staff culture, and fostering financial health and transparency.
In 2012, David navigated a significant database transition that will allow each of our departments to operate more efficiently and effectively. He was an integral part of launching Children of the World’s Rescue Tour and is passionately invested in each of our organization’s marketing efforts.
Executive Director of International Programs
Mark is responsible for the planning and implementation of each of our international projects, skillfully orchestrating details with partners, workers, and supporters from inception to completion.
Over the course of 2012, Mark traveled to several project sites around the world, but invested the majority of his time in Guatemala where he managed multiple community development projects and the expansion of our Operation Baby Rescue program there. Mark’s exceptional ability to connect and build relationships with each of our national partners has laid a foundation of loyalty and consistency that is stronger than ever before.
Lester E. “Skip” Taylor - Chairman
Dr. F. Vernon Brewer - President
Dr. D. Tom Thompson - Executive Vice President
Kristen Chambers - General Director
Robin Chilton* - General Director
Scott Griffin* – General Director
David Loveland* - General Director
Kathy Sarantos* – General Director
Jody Thomason* – General Director
Dr. John A. Lloyd* – General Director
Kirk Litton* – General Director
Rev. Brian C. Mentzer* - General Director
Rev. Johnnie Moore* - General Director
Harvey Saarloos* – General Director
Cotton Verhoeven* – General Director
Kevin Foster* - General Director
Louanne R. Guillermin – Emeritus
*Independent Voting Board Member