We are a group of collaborative individuals who follow Jesus. We are passionate about using our skills to bring hope and light into the world. Together we dream and work towards achieving the vision of Orphan Relief and Rescue.


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Rebecca Pratt is the President and Co-Founder of Orphan Relief and Rescue, a Christian non-profit founded in 2007. She has invested more than 24 years in mission work in both Central America and West Africa, including living in Benin and Liberia with her family for 2 years.

As passionate as Rebecca is about helping children, she is equally passionate about encouraging people in their walk with God. Her teachings are relevant and deeply challenging. Through her powerful storytelling, she has captivated audiences with her deeply moving accounts of God and His pursuit of humanity. Rebecca’s impactful messages have resonated with people from all walks of life, leaving them inspired to take action in their personal and professional lives.

Rebecca has written numerous articles for newspapers and has published three books: Inspired to Action; Inspired to Live an Extraordinary Life; and From My Bed to My Destiny.

Rebecca Pratt

President & Founder
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Board of Directors

Lara has a heart for the nations and a desire to see all orphans cared for through sustainable business practices. She has worked in the field of technology marketing for more than 10 years, at Microsoft and most recently as an independent consultant. She has been actively involved with a non-profit organization in Haiti for the past 11 years, and currently sits on their board. Lara made the first of what will be many journeys to Liberia with Orphan Relief and Rescue in 2011.

Laura Freeman

Board Chair
Chad has been a successful real estate investor and operator in the Washington State market since 1998. Prior to venturing into his own business endeavors, Chad built his portfolio of investments while working with a national commercial real estate brokerage firm as a multi-family sales specialist. In 2007, Chad travelled throughout Africa for three and a half months, and worked with Orphan Relief and Rescue in Liberia. Chad came away from this time a different man with a changed outlook, and a heart for the poor and disenfranchised.

Chad Duncan

Graduate of the University of Washington Foster Business School in 2000, with a Business Administration degree in finance and marketing. Viet has over twenty years of market and equity derivatives trading experience, fund management, business development, and financial product engineering. Researched and invested in cancer biotech companies starting in 2004 and developed leveraged ETF option arbitrage strategies. Viet is a key strategic adviser to Genprex and is passionate about the global markets, building businesses, emerging technology and cancer biotech. He loves spending time with his family, having a beer with friends, watching movies, playing contact flag football, and rooting for the Seattle Seahawks

Viet Ly

Matt is originally from Guernsey, UK, where he studied Mechanical Engineering, specializing in tool and die making. He worked and travelled internationally with Mercy Ships for four years, both leading teams into rural Africa and as a ship engineer before Co-Founding Orphan Relief and Rescue. Matt is passionate about empowering others to provide for themselves through hands-on teaching.

Matt Le Page

Board Member & Co-Founder

U.S. Staff

Born and raised in Seattle, Jenine Grey is of Tlingit (Alaska Native) and African American descent. As a youth, Jenine spent every summer in her mother’s village of Kake in southeast Alaska.

The last fourteen years of her professional life has been dedicated to combating the social and economic disparities of all people of color. Prior to coming to Orphan Relief and Rescue, Jenine was the Executive Director of the Chief Seattle Club, a nonprofit in downtown Seattle serving homeless and low-income American Indians and Alaska Natives living in urban areas.

She is a 2008 graduate of First Nations Development Institute’s Seattle LEAD Program, served six years as the Board Secretary for the Minority Executive Director’s Coalition, was one of the inaugural members of the Interagency Council for the 10 Year Plan to End Homelessness in King County, and sat on the Seattle Police Department’s Native American Advisory Council.

As the Office Manager, Jenine occupies several roles: office administrator, bookkeeper, and fundraising and strategic planning consultant. She is honored to be a part of Orphan Relief and Rescue and looks forward to contributing to the exceptional work being done to safeguard children’s rights in the rural and village communities of Liberia and Benin, West Africa.

Jenine Karamoko

Finance & Operations Manager
In 2005, while volunteering in Benin on Mercy Ships with Tim and Rebecca Pratt, Deb developed a passion to combat issues of human trafficking and child slavery. Little did she know that the ethos of ORR was simultaneously set in motion. Deb finally joined the ORR family in 2012. The job description of “Pile Decreaser” would best describe her role in the organization. She enjoys taking on new projects and discovering how to master them for the purpose of making things more efficient for the ORR team. As a life long learner, she enjoys the variety of work her role brings. She has a Bachelors degree in Theater and Communications and a minor in Theology from Gordon College. In her own time she enjoys exploring the great outdoors with her wonderful husband and three children.

Deb Baliko

Communications & Events Manager
Working with orphans was always a dream of mine, and now that is exactly what I get to do through Orphan Relief and Rescue. I grew up in the Ivory Coast. When I was 10-years-old God miraculously led my family and I out of the Ivory Coast during the civil war and brought us to Florida. Working for ORR is a reminder of God’s sovereignty and His individual plan for every person.

Diaba Kaba

Bookkeeper & Administrative Assistant
Amy is excited to be a part of the ORR Team! She has worked in business administration for 18 years, and has a love for community organizations. She operates in many different fields, working in her children’s classrooms teaching art, leading and organizing events with her church, and substituting at the local preschool. Amy brings a heart for helping others, and knack for detail and organization. She graduated from UW Tacoma with a BA in Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences, along with various continuing education courses along the way. She enjoys all the beauty Washington State has to offer, and lives there with her husband and two kids.

Amy Lehnhoff

Sponsorship Coordinator
Born in Canada and raised on Whidbey Island, Washington, I met Rebecca as a teenager because she was the cool older “sister” of my best friend. For all my life, I’ve had two great passions: helping others and acting (telling a story.) God led me to ORR during a desperate time in my own life and I am constantly amazed at how He is leading me back to the things He put within me from the beginning. “He who began a good work, will complete it.” I am so pleased to have joined the ORR team as Rebecca’s Executive Assistant and work every day to find ways I can help and make her life easy so she is free to pursue the things that God has prepared her to do!

Lis Pedersen

Executive ASsistant

Africa Staff

To protect the identity of our Africa Staff, we are not able to list their names. We have a total of 10 lead Africa staff members in Liberia and Benin combined.