Jacinta Tegman has served World Concern in leadership positions for nine years, both in donor relations and as Senior Director of Operations. In October 2013, Jacinta was appointed president of World Concern and has since guided World Concern into a renewed focus on the organization’s vision, mission and core values. In all of this, Jacinta’s passion is to see transformation in the lives of the poor and marginalized in some of the hardest places on the planet.
Jacinta brings more than 25 years of leadership and ministry experience to her role at World Concern. Prior to her time at World Concern, she served internationally for eight years in Latin America. In addition, she is an ordained minister with 10 years of experience as an associate pastor.
Jacinta is a summa cum Laude graduate of Northwest University with a Bachelor of Arts in Organizational Management. In addition, she holds a Master’s degree in Nonprofit Leadership from Seattle University. The university named Jacinta the 2015 Leadership and Professional Engagement award winner for innovative and forward thinking in her field.
Nick has worked in international development and mission work for over 30 years, half of which have been in Africa. He has served with World Concern for the last 15 years, and holds a Masters Degree in Rural Social Development.
“We have the privilege of serving some of the most vulnerable people around the world at a time when conflict and climate change are undermining people’s ability to not only provide a meaningful future for their families, but even survive,” explains Nick. "Poverty, in its myriad forms, continues to extinguish the dignity of many, rob children of their childhood, and consign people to a life without hope. Our work is to stand alongside those we serve, and reflect in what we do, how we do it, and what we say, the love and grace of God at the point of peoples' need.”
Leslie graduated from Whitworth University with a BA in both Accounting and Business Administration. She has worked in finance and accounting for over 15 years and is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA). She came to CRISTA in 2010 and served in the Accounting department for 4 years. During this time, Leslie worked closely with World Concern in her role as an Accounting Manager. In 2014, Leslie was promoted to Senior Director of Finance for World Concern.
Leslie is truly honored and humbled at the opportunity to use her abilities in committed support of World Concern’s powerful mission to transform the lives of the poor and marginalized people. She often travels to our regional and country offices in Asia, Africa, and Haiti as she helps ensure World Concern’s programs adhere to rigorous financial standards.
Peter has served with World Concern in a number of capacities over the past 10 years, including as a regional grant writer, country director for South Sudan, Kenya country director, Africa regional disaster response director, Africa Area Director and currently as Senior Director of Program Development.
Peter’s post-graduate studies in geography and sustainable development attained in Kenya and the Netherlands, combined with nearly two decades of experience in development, have equipped him with skills to serve in this capacity.
“It gives me a great sense of fulfillment to see the lives of poor individuals and communities transformed to abundance,” says Peter. “We work with marginalized and vulnerable communities to help them overcome poverty, build their resilience to disaster and climate change, and achieve holistic development. I am blessed to support such a dedicated team working so hard to create sustainable water systems, develop community managed financial institutions that bring affordable and convenient financial services to the very poor, and improve food security and nutrition to impoverished families.”
Mark’s role as Asia Area Director is focused on strengthening and expanding national programs through quality initiatives and empowering leadership and partners to serve the unreached poor with the Light of the Gospel. Since Mark joined our team in early 2011 and relocated to Bangkok, Thailand, Mark led the restructure of the Asia Office to move additional investments to our field programs and aligned to area and country level plans to new global strategies that have positioned expanded programs in our operational countries as well as new partnership opportunities.
Mark and his wife Marcia and their children are passionate about serving vulnerable and unreached children. They relocated to Seattle in 2015 where Mark continues his Asia leadership role and supports leadership development, strategic planning and expanded operational opportunities to increase World Concern’s qualitative as well as quantitative ministry to the poor. Mark holds an MA from Eastern University in International Organizational Leadership and brings over a decade of private sector corporate leadership and 20 years of International Leadership experience with another major Global Non Profits.
Mark oversees our work and partnerships in Bangladesh, Laos, Nepal, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Vietnam with plans to expand ministry into India and Bhutan.
Wayne holds a Masters’ Degree in International Management. Combined with more than 20 years of experience with private, public, government, and non-profit organizations, his knowledge base includes wide exposure to a variety of cultures that enables him to bring a global mindset to his leadership of World Concern’s Operations. Having lived in developing countries for 16 years, he understands firsthand the strategies that are effective in community development, and the people and skillsets needed to implement them. He brings a history of success with process improvement, mobilizing communities, and championing organizational change.