Our Management Team
“While all our programs look different, our mission in each is to mobilize others to respond to God’s passion for the orphaned. We advocate for the vulnerable, speaking up for the rights of the child so that they are protected. We advocate for best practices and empower national programs through the local church. As we go forward, God is guiding us to go deeper in every country to expand our impact. We only want to go where God wants us to go.”
For more than two decades, Dr. Rey Diaz has been working to meet the holistic needs of the marginalized. That desire was fueled by living and working in Honduras, serving the needs of children who lived in a garbage dump. Rey returned to the United States to serve as lead pastor for Washington Cathedral, where he inspired the congregation to embrace and live out the calling of Isaiah 1:17, “Learn to do good; commit yourselves to seeking justice. Make right for the world’s most vulnerable— the oppressed, the orphaned, the widow.” As President of Orphan Outreach, Rey’s passion is to mobilize the Church to respond in meaningful and sustainable ways to the needs of the orphaned and vulnerable around the world. That passion is something he shares with his wife and two children. Rey holds a Doctorate in Intercultural Studies with a focus on Missiology and Children at Risk from Fuller Theological Seminary.
Vice President of Programs
“One of the many things I love about working at Orphan Outreach is our ability to take a step back and really consider the work we are doing. We have this ability to adapt based on the current needs of our programs. I love that our focus is child-specific. We try to address each need of every child, uniquely. We don’t have “cookie-cutter” programs."
Katherine’s passion for justice and orphan care began with a high school mission trip to China. The trip became the catalyst in her decision to pursue a career that focused on serving the vulnerable. After receiving her undergraduate degree in child and family studies at Baylor University, Katherine went on to pursue a master’s degree in social work from the University of Texas at Arlington. She joined Orphan Outreach in 2007 in the missions department, and soon moved into the role of missions director. Katherine now oversees all global ministry programs for Orphan Outreach.
Vice President of Strategic Partnerships, Co-Founder
"We pray about everything. We put a lot of thought and prayer into everything we do and the decisions we make. We move fairly slowly because we want to be sure we’re accountable with the funds donors give us, with whatever doors the Lord opens, and to the children that He’s brought to us to serve."
Amy has managed and developed international orphan care and ministry programs since 1995. As a former attorney, Amy understands the challenging roads faced by orphaned and vulnerable children, and while practicing law worked as a Guardian ad Litem for children in Dallas County and was a CASA (court-appointed special advocate for abused children). Amy is one of the founders of Orphan Outreach and is a founding member of the Christian Alliance for Orphans. She and her husband have an adopted child from Russia and two biological children.
Vice President of Operations
“It’ll be exciting to see where we will be in the next ten years. It has been a wonderful journey. It’s been amazing to see how faithful God is and to see Him at work. He’s evolved and grown our programs, our knowledge, and our skills. Only the Lord could bring something like this out of nothing. It is just totally and completely His.”
A co-founder of Orphan Outreach, Amy sees her behind-the-scenes work in orphan care as an answer to prayer, as she’s seen the direct impact of technology and marketing to connect people with ministry opportunities around the world. Amy has a Bachelor of Science degree from Texas A&M in Journalism and Advertising, and has been leading orphan ministry in web design, marketing, and process management since 1999.
Tiffany Taylor Wines
Vice President of Development, Co-Founder
“For me, serving orphans well means understanding the root causes of why children are orphans in the first place. We want to ensure any approach to helping orphaned children involves family preservation and doing what we can do to raise up relatives to care for them. Of course, there will always be children whose family abuses them, and who have no other relatives to take them. For that child, staying with family is not an option, so we need to discern what is the best situation for them."
Tiffany and her husband traveled to Russia for the adoption of their two infant children. That journey caused her to dedicate herself to making a difference in the lives of orphaned and vulnerable children. Tiffany is a founder of both Orphan Outreach and Women for Orphans Worldwide, the volunteer-led auxiliary serving ministry programs in Guatemala and around the world. She has a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Texas Christian University and a Graduate Marketing Certificate from Cox School of Business at Southern Methodist University. She was a partner of a marketing firm for 12 years before responding to the call to full-time orphan care ministry in 1999.
Senior Director, Brand Operations & Strategy
“Through the years, I personally felt God impress on me more and more that the call to love the fatherless is not for a select few like Mother Teresa, but for average people like me. When I think about caring for orphaned and vulnerable children, what matters most to me is mobilizing and empowering the church around the globe into relationships as part of the solution. God could have used so many methods for his rescue plan, but His pleasure is to use the church and each of us broken vessels as His tool. God's solution for the vulnerable is to call His people out of their comfort zones, to engage at a deep level and do more than the culture around them would do.”
Danae’s passion for the orphaned and the vulnerable was formed in her youth, from the first time she served at an orphanage at the age of 13. While in college, Danae completed two summers of short-term mission work in Slovenia, followed by service in Moscow, Russia, as a social media manager and English teacher. She has worked in executive leadership at a number of ministries throughout the United States, and offers a keen understanding of organizational excellence in ministry to marginalized communities.
Danae received a BA in Music and Leadership Minor from East Texas Baptist University in Marshall, TX and an MA in Organizational Leadership from Concordia University in Chicago, IL. She also holds an all-level (K-12) TX teaching certification. Danae and her husband Dante are foster parents and are in the process of adopting two preteen boys out of foster care.
Senior Marketing Manager
“I want whoever comes alongside us to do so because they see the responsibility we have to do what is in the best interest of the child. I want them to see the child who is living in destitute poverty receiving nutritious meals and an education, to see a young mama who is being offered restorative support, to see our special needs kids who are being provided wraparound care. I want them to see what is it that really drives our hearts and to be moved to do their part.”
Ronne has a passion for telling stories that change stories. A former television and retail marketing executive, she found her place and purpose in serving orphaned and vulnerable children. She is also a writer, speaker, and author of the book, One Woman Can Change the World (featuring the stories of many of Orphan Outreach’s ministry partners). Ronne began her work with Orphan Outreach as a volunteer trip leader and freelance writer, and has served in Latin America, Africa, Asia, eastern Europe, England, and the West Indies. Ronne has a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from the University of Oklahoma, and has done graduate work in global initiatives at St. Edward’s University.
Manager of Engagement
“I’d love for our mission trip participants to wrestle with the big question of, ‘Why is there evil in the world?’ and ‘How can God be good?’ You need to wrestle with that, you need to challenge yourself with the things that you see on your trip and then see that there are answers to your questions. I believe what we are doing here will bring change into communities, into families, into countries, and ultimately the world.”
Jeremy Copeland's career in orphan care began with an invitation to travel on a short-term mission trip. He traveled to Guatemala to deliver shoes to orphaned and vulnerable children, and discovered his own soul of service in the process. He was recruited to both lead and manage mission trips for Buckner International, where he worked for more than a decade before joining Orphan Outreach. As Missions & Sponsorship Manager, Jeremy helps individuals find their unique place in service, both at home and around the world. The Baylor University graduate loves to travel to all the Orphan Outreach ministry destinations. When he isn't focusing on ways for people to engage in the lives of the orphaned and vulnerable, he's enjoying time with his wife and daughter.
Manager of Development
"Just as my husband and I felt called to adopt our daughter, I believe we are called to care for orphaned and vulnerable children. I love that Orphan Outreach focuses on orphan care. We become advocates for these children, their voices. Hopefully, we become those angels who walk by their side, helping them in some way, and making life a little bit better for them.”
Margo began her work with Orphan Outreach as a volunteer trip leader and founding member of Women for Orphans Worldwide, but her passion to serve orphaned and vulnerable children began years before, when she and her husband adopted their daughter, Olivia, from Guatemala. She joined the Orphan Outreach staff as Joseph’s DreamCoat adoption grant coordinator before focusing her attention on donor development. Prior to her work in ministry, Margo served as SVP for Fleishman-Hillard Public Relations. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Texas Christian University.