Founder and President of Serving Orphans Worldwide

Dr. John Gregory serves as Founder and President of Serving Orphans Worldwide (SOW). Dr. Gregory has been involved in philanthropic work for many years. However, in the economic upheaval of 2009, Dr. Gregory began hearing that many orphanages were closing their doors due to insufficient funding for their operational costs. It was then that he partnered with several faith-based organizations to begin the work of SOW.

Ken Anderson

Vice President of Operations

Ken has served on various boards including Hispanic Ministries, Volunteers in Medical Missions, and SC Missions Board. Ken began flying in 1984 and holds a commercial pilot license with instrument rating. He also speaks fluent Spanish, and has 25 years of experience in cross-cultural relationships and communication.

Reece Anderson

Director of Development

Reece serves as Development Director for Serving Orphans Worldwide and has a background in nonprofit fundraising, strategic planning, and marketing. After attending Hillsong Leadership College in Sydney Australia, Reece moved to Texas with his Wife Susan. They have two children and enjoy travel, serving at their church, and spending time outdoors.

Jenny Wallace

Assistant to COO & Office Manager

Jenny Wallace serves as SOW’s Office Manager and Executive Assistant to Ken Anderson, our VP of Operations. She has an administrative and marketing background and is delighted to be a part of the SOW team, helping to change the lives of orphans around the globe. Jenny looks forward to SOW’s future growth and shares in our vision of the amazing possibilities for the orphans we assist.

Brooklynn Stine

Assistant to the Office Manager & Book Keeper

Brooklynn began working with SOW as a Business Intern and now serves as Assistant to the Office Manager. Brooklynn considers working for a SOW a great honor and is excited to see us continue to grow. She is currently working on her BBA, as well as a degree in Equine Studies. Outside of her job at SOW, Brooklynn is active in the music ministry at her church and enjoys working with and riding horses.

Susan Anderson

Development and Communications Manager

Susan brings over 10 years of nonprofit and community development experience to the SOW team. She was born in Vietnam and moved to Australia as an infant, where she lived and pursued her education in Social Work and Community Welfare. She has a passion for working with children and marginalized populations, which is ultimately why she was drawn to working with our team.

Julie Townsend

Data Manager and Finance Assistant

Julie Townsend serves as SOW’s Development Associate. She and her husband have been involved in pastoral leadership for more than 15 years. Her love and appreciation for multicultural ministry and passion to see God’s children thrive was birthed during their ministry time in Hawaii. She has two daughters and enjoys riding bikes, spending time with family, and serving at her church.

Erica Vakis

Development Associate

Erica is a wife and mom of one daughter, and has a heart for the local church. From a young age, Erica has always  known that the call of God on her life is to encourage others to seek the Lord with all their heart. Having served in multiple roles in church and ministry life, her desire has always been to link arms with others to see Christ at work in the lives of those involved in making His name known globally. She loves coffee, friends, sharing in new experiences and traveling. She  also volunteers as a social media coordinator for God Conversations a ministry that helps people recognize and respond to the voice of God. “I always want to be a part of God’s plan to draw all people to Himself, this includes children, how incredible that we do just that through SOWW”.

Pramod Anderson

Field Photographer for South Asia

Pramod Bahadur Anderson serves SOW from Pune, India, photographing and reporting from orphanages in his region. He discovered his gifts in the creative arts at an early age while living in an orphanage himself. Fifteen years later he committed his life to Christ and is blessed to be able to use his gifts for God’s glory today.

Coleman Bailey

Child Sponsorship Field Coordinator

Coleman began working with SOW as a volunteer while living in Kathmandu, Nepal. There, he had been doing extensive work with the city’s street children and desired more long-term solutions for impoverished and orphaned children, which lead him to the work of SOW. Coleman holds a bachelor’s and master’s degree in theology and has served a ministerial role in both the American and Nepali church.

Yulia Kozirkova

Development Associate

Yulia grew up in Mariupol, Ukraine. She played an active role in leading her church’s youth group, under the leadership of Pastor Gennadiy. Her family has served in the youth ministry for the Church of Good Changes for many years. As a result, Yulia grew up being extremely involved in the work of Pilgrim Republic Safehouse for Chidren, a ministry of their church that is being supported by Serving Orphans Worldwide. As she got older, she managed projects at their annual summer camps where she served children from difficult backgrounds and families living in frontline villages. While visiting these villages, Yulia‘s team would host events for the chidren and bring food and supplies to the community. After the war began, Serving Orphans Worldwide sponsored Yulia to come to the United States. She has been a great asset to our communications team.