Clarke – Founder
Kris Stoesz – Executive Director

We want everyone to share in the joy of helping orphans! Having adopted 4 children from Ukraine, we are truly blessed! After our first trip to Ukraine in 2003, we have been looking for more ways to get our community plugged into helping these forgotten orphans that were left behind. Seeing meaningful change occur in the lives of these children inspires us all!

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Kelly Schwalbert – President

Kelly has lived in Ukraine and understands the cultural and spiritual atmosphere of the nation. She has worked in Ukraine since 2002 equipping national leaders and ministering to the lost, abused and forgotten. With her background in marketing, events and graphic design, Kelly works towards rebuilding the country one generation at a time. (Isa 58:12).

Rose Pauly – Pastor

I am a pastor, speaker, and author residing in Fort Collins. I previously served as the Outreach pastor at Grace Place Church, completing a Masters of Theology Degree at Fuller Theological Seminary in December 2011. I’m married to Steve and have three grown sons, a daughter-in-law and a beautiful grandson.

Darlene – Treasurer

I’m Darlene Atwood and I am the new Treasurer for UOO. My husband, Merle, and I met Kris and Clarke ~11 years ago in a small group. It was then that we learned about the plight of orphans in the Ukraine. Their passion for orphans was and is contagious and we were hooked. We have been supporters of UOO since its inception. I feel blessed and honored to be able to work with UOO supporting its mission of “Bringing Hope to the Lives of Orphans.” I have a Masters Degree in Finance and Accounting, have been married to my wonderful husband for 28 years and we have a beautiful daughter.

Oksana Gorbunova – Director in Ukraine

Oksana has been our everything in Ukraine. She works for Orphans Promise and in her busy day she finds time to facilitate all the intricate details that are tied to the two transition homes. In addition, Oksana helps to coordinate and accommodate our missionaries that come to Ukraine throughout the year. Her serving heart is one that continues to go beyond our expectations and always with a sweet smile and a reply of “no problem”. All of us at UOO are so grateful for Oksana as well as our partnership with Orphans Promise which values shared resources and relationships.