About Us

The Refugee Highway Partnership is coordinated by a team of leaders from diverse organisations around the world. Leadership Council members include (listed alphabetically):


Tom Albinson - Refugee Churches Focus Group Facilitator, President of International Association for Refugees (IAFR) and World Evangelical Alliance (WEA) Ambassador for Refugees

Aiah Foday-Khabenje, Africa Facilitator, Association of Evangelicals in Africa (AEA)

Judi Bastin - South Pacific Facilitator, Director of Refugee Services Aotearoa

Ann Buwalda - Advocacy Focus Group Facilitator, Director of Jubilee Campaign

Tim Friesen - Member Health Focus Group

James Grunau - Canada Facilitator, Executive Director of Journey Home Community

Kirt Lewis - US Facilitator, Director of World Relief Sacramento Field Office

Camille Melki - Middle East Facilitator, Executive Director of Heart for Lebanon

Mark Orr - Advisor to to RHP Leadership Council, Executive Director of Lead555

Brian O’Connell - Chair Leadership Council, President of REACT Services

Grace Shepherd - Database Facilitator, Baptist Global Response

Jude Simion - South Asia Facilitator Barnabas Fund

Paul Sydnor - Lausanne Global Diaspora Network, International Association for Refugees

Kari Tassia - Europe Facilitator, YWAM Europe

Kari and Maija Tassia - Prayer Focus Group Facilitators,  YWAM Europe

Advisor: Geoff Tunnicliffe - International Director of the World Evangelical Alliance

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