Meet The Team

UK Team


UK Executive Director

Matt has worked for Open Arms since 



UK Partnerships Officer

Megan has worked for Open Arms since 2019. She went on her first mission trip in 2012 and has a passion for serving and seeing the impact in people's lives.


UK Administrator 


UK Mission Speaker

Kenyan Team

Kenyan Missionaries

Tara & Breda Whiteman, Open Arms International


Ted and Brenda live at Open Arms Village coordinating community engagement. They play a vital role on the ground in Kenya and help us work towards our goal of a self-sustaining Village.

Tara Lepp, Open Arms International


Tara is a retired Linfield College professor who now calls Kenya home. She helps with athletic training, community engagement, and gospel outreach at Open Arms Village and beyond.

Rachel Gallagher, Co-Founder, President, Kenya Executive Director, Open Arms International


Co-Founder, President, Kenya Executive Director

Rachel is a registered nurse who has carried healing in her hands through a variety of medical and evangelistic experiences, including work with Mother Teresa in Calcutta, India. A graduate of Oral Roberts University, Rachel has worked as a staff and charge nurse in the pediatric and neonatal intensive care units of three leading U.S. children's hospitals. She is fulfilling her life-long dream of caring for the needy and hopeless of the world.