Word Made Flesh International is a family of networked sister communities that share vision, staff, policy and funding.

Word Made Flesh, Inc. (WMF USA)

WMF USA is a 501 (c)(3) USA-based, non-profit organization. WMF USA serves as the administrative hub for the WMF International family of partnership members. WMF USA was registered on November 15, 1991.

Board members are:

Silas West, Executive pastor at Waypoint Church in Omaha, NE.
Board Chair

Jared K. Landreth, Licensed Store District Manager with Starbucks Coffee Company
Vice Chair

Margi Felix-Lund, English Language Teacher at Portland English Language Academy

Silas West, Lead Pastor at Waypoint Church

Christina Voigt LeBlanc, Peace Building and Advocacy Coordinator at World Vision, International

Field Board of Directors

Word Made Flesh, located in Chennai, India is a registered society under the Tamil Nadu Societies Registration Act. WMF India was registered in 1994. WMF India operates two children’s homes. The Home of Happiness is for destitute and orphaned children from AIDS- and leprosy-affected families, while the Home of Peace is for children with severe physical and mental disabilities.

Board members are:

Rev. Stephen Thangappa, President
Dr. and Mrs. Sabitha, Vice President
Rev. Vasihar, Secretary
Mr. G. J. Manohar, Treasurer
Mr. Gladsten, Board Member
Rev. Patrick Samuel, Executive Director
Dr. Thiruthuvadoss, Board Member
Mr. Manogaran, General Body Member
Rev. Rex Leonard, Board Member

Fundatia Cuvantul Intrupat, located in Galati, Romania is a registered Romanian Foundation. WMF Romania was registered on April 12, 2001. WMF Romania operates Casa Vale, a community center for street children and their families.

Board members are:

Mr. Adrian Buhai, Chairperson
Mr. Valeriu Mihai, Vice-Chairperson
Mrs. Charlotte Barbu, Secretary
Dr. Anna Burtea, Member
Mrs. Valerica Archip, Programs Director
Mr. Laurențiu Archip, Member
Mrs. Bogdana Bulugu, Member
Mr. Paul Rase, Member
Mr. David Chronic, Member
Mrs. Lenuța Chronic, Member

Nepal Samaj Utthan Samuha (Nepal Community Empowerment Group), located in Kathmandu, Nepal, is a Nepali non-government organization. WMF Nepal was registered in December 2000. WMF Nepal operates two care homes. Prem Ghar (Home of Love) is for elderly widows, and Karuna Ghar (Home of Compassion) is for abandoned and abused girls.

Current board members are:

Pastor Shiva Hari Bhattarai, Chairperson
Sabitri Dulal, Vice-Chairperson
Ishwori Neupane, Secretary
Gita Sapkota, Treasurer
Indra Shrestha, General Body Member
Legan Prasad Rai, General Body Member
Muna Bhujel, General Body Member

La Palabra Hecha Hombre, located in Lima, Peru, is a registered Peruvian association. WMF Peru was registered July 5, 2001. WMF Peru ministers to children, young adults and families from street contexts.

WMF Peru board members are:

Fabiola Vicuña President
David Bruggers, Vice-President
Rachel Langley, Secretary
Lilian Rozas, Treasurer
Cesar Ferryra, General Body Member
Martha M. de Espiritu, General Body Member
Jose Luis Palacios, General Body Member
Luis Guillermo Delgado, General Body Member
Anna Monteviller, General Body Member

La Palabra Hecha Vida, located in El Alto, Bolivia, is a Bolivian Foundation. WMF Bolivia was registered Sept. 6, 2006. WMF Bolivia operates La Casa de Esperanza (The House of Hope) community center for women in the commercial sex industry and their families.

Board members are:

Ms. Fineke Janssen Pietersen, President
Mrs. Cara Strauss Contreras, Acting Vice President
Mrs. Ximena Rodriguez Avila, Treasurer
Mrs. Betty Pinto Zoto, Secretary
Mr. Claudio Navarro

Palavra Encarnada, located in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, is a registered Brazilian Association. WMF Brazil was officially registered on March 7, 2009. Palavra Encarnada operates Projeto Ester (The Esther Project) community center for women and their children on the downtown streets of Rio de Janeiro.

Board members are:

Esdrianne Cohen – President
Olyene Quaresma – Vice – President
Deinealine Pereira da Silva – Secretary
Richard Nichols – Treasurer

The Sari Bari Trust was registered on June 16, 2010, in Kolkata, India as non-profit avenue for outreach and social work projects. The Sari Bari Trust is committed to the freedom and restoration of Kolkata’s red-light areas through the support, promotion, education, and initiation of projects and activities with persons affected by the sex trade.

Sari Bari Pvt. Ltd Board of Directors:

Sarah Lance
Upendra Prasad Saha
Gita Mondal

Sari Bari Trust Board:

Kaushik Das- Board Chairman
Upendra Prasad Saha- Board member
Gita Mondal- Board Member
Baroti Nandi- Board Member

El Verbo Entre Nosotros is located in the large metropolitan capital of Buenos Aires.  Registered as an Argentine civil association in 2011, WMF Argentina is involved in ministry among vulnerable and at-risk children, youth and their families.

Board members are:

Lorena Juarez, President
Horacio Nikitiuk, Treasurer
Carmen Umpierez, Secretary
Pablo Almeyda, Member
Gustavo Ramirez, Member
Walter Forcatto, Member

Word Made Flesh Sierra Leone, located in Freetown, Sierra Leone, was registered in January 2009. The first official board meeting was held on September 12, 2009. WMF Sierra Leone makes decisions regarding the Lighthouse program for former street youth as well as the Good News Club for children of the Kroo Bay slum.

Board members are:

Noah Tullay, Chairperson
Cami Sigler
Reverend Moses Kanu
Joshua Duncan
Dr. Lynette Palmer
Raymond Boustany

La VIA was registered in Chişinău, Moldova in April 2011 as a nongovernmental organization. La VIA runs an extracurricular program for children from socially-vulnerable families who are living in residential institutions.

Board members are:

Adriana Ciobanu
Oxana Şutreac
Aliona Evtodiev
John Koon

Word Made Flesh Thailand is locally registered under the name Creative Life Foundation มูลนิธิ สร้างสรรค์ชีวิต. The Foundation was officially registered as of March 2013 to support and assist the disadvantaged by providing opportunity for emotional and physical development.

Board members are:

Ms. Kanlayawan Boonyawat(นางสาวกัลยวรรณ บุณยะวัต)
Ms. Yhadt Fon Boonlab (นางสาวหยาดฟน บุญหลาบ)
Ms. Laksana Sawarote (นางสาวลักษณาเสาวรส)