Dr. George Kenworthy
Chief Development Officer
George and his family lived in Mongolia for ten years where he was an international relief worker and community development leader. Their work included building a school and clinic which all ultimately became Mongolian-led.
George was named Humanitarian of the Year for Mongolia after organizing a relief effort following three months of minus 40-degree temperatures. The relief effort distributed blankets, food, and fuel to rural Mongolians. He was also appointed as Special Counsel to the Selenge Province (Mongolia) Education Board and helped with pedagogy and curriculum development for the province.
He became a board member of Haiti Teen Challenge (HTC) because he believes in the vision and mission. Shortly after, and because HTC is rapidly growing, the need for Chief Development Officer emerged. It was a natural fit, and George became our CDO, helping transfer governance from a Western initiative to a Haitian led model.
"This is not a job for me; it’s a calling. I was immediately drawn to the excellence of Haiti Teen Challenge and what God is doing in the program and church. I believe a Gospel movement is happening right now in Port-au-Prince, and I see the Haitian church parallel the New Testament believers. I love working interculturally and believe diversity is a gift because you can’t help but learn. Working with our Haitian staff and church, God gets bigger for me…walking deeper in compassion and humility."
Ed.D. in Organizational Leadership, Nova Southeastern University
Ph.D. in Public Administration, Academy of Governance, Mongolia
M.A. in International Relations and Linguistics, Columbia International University
B.A., Trinity Western University, Vancouver, BC
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