Meet The Team

UK Team

MATT 

UK Executive Director

Matt has worked for Open Arms since 

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MEGAN

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.

SUSANNA

UK Administrator 

LAMBERT

UK Mission Speaker

Kenyan Team

Kenyan Missionaries

Tara & Breda Whiteman, Open Arms International

TED & BRENDA 

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 

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

RACHEL GALLAGHER

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.