Meet Our U.S. Staff


JeffButler 2Jeff Butler
President |

Jeff and his wife Chris are parents to eleven children, many through the blessing of adoption both domestically and from Ethiopia and China.  God has given them a heart for the fatherless and a desire to share with the church about how we all can more effectively engage in orphan prevention rather than focusing primarily on orphan care.


Krista Krista Williams
Treasurer | 

Krista is passionate about preserving families by empowering women to find meaningful, sustainable work.  Her heart is for mothers in Ethiopia to have every opportunity to raise their children to be proud, difference-making citizens in their birth country. .Krista and her husband, Mike, have two children who joined their family through adoption from Ethiopia.


EthanBauerEthan Bauer
IGA Program Director |

Ethan became passionate about orphan prevention after his first visit to Ethiopia in 2010.  Being a successful business professional himself, he is driven to see all families in our program achieve long term self-sufficiency through launching and growing small business enterprises. Ethan and his wife, Patty, have two children and their entire family has had the opportunity to serve in Ethiopia with Mission 1:27.


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