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Over 50 years of global impact, following Jesus where the need is greatest.

Tearfund USA is the newest addition to the Tearfund family.

Ultimately, the communities we partner with are the heroes in our work. We join with them when we respond to emergencies, when we unlock capacity for development, and when we advocate for fair and just policies.

We respond respond holistically to the challenge of extreme poverty with an unwavering commitment to strengthen the local church.

In the past ten years

154,000 Local churches empowered
32,000,000 people reached through Community development
300 local, national and international policies influenced
13,000,000 people benefiting from our response to disasters

Our Team
SONIA PATTERSON
President & CEO

Sonia brings 20 years of senior leadership experience in developing business, non-governmental and community relations in the United States, Latin America, the Middle East, Africa and Asia.

JASON FILETA
Vice President

Before joining Tearfund USA Jason served as the Executive Director of Micah Challenge USA, a church-based movement committed to ending extreme poverty through advocacy, prayer, and living justly. Jason edited and contributed to a book titled "Live Justly" that has been used by thousands of churches all over the world to ignite practical prophetic action for justice.

RUSTY PRITCHARD
Vice President

Dr. Rusty Pritchard is a resource economist who has worked at the interface between international economic development and global environmental sustainability for nearly 30 years. A former college professor, he helped create Emory University’s Department of Environmental Studies before moving to the nonprofit sector.

Amanda Miah
Content Manager

Amanda joins Tearfund USA after spending two and a half years working for Tearfund in the UK, where she previously lived with her family. She is a writer and experienced content manager.

Kate McGuire
Accountant

Kate comes to Tearfund USA with 20 years of accounting and financial management experience. She received her MBA from Mount St. Mary’s College, and calls Northern Virginia home.

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