On October 31, our beloved founder Dr. Max Lange retired as president of Childcare Worldwide. You can read more about his 37 years of ministry here. The Board of Directors has unanimously selected Mr. Bill Nienhuis as our new President, effective November 1.
Hello! We are a team of committed Christians who are passionate about empowering poor children around the world, and introducing them to the Gospel. Take a minute to get to know our leadership better.
After a 25 year career at Faithlife Corporation, a Bible software company in Bellingham, Washington, Bill felt the call to serve in ministry full time. Serving first as a member of our Board of Directors, Bill felt an instant connection to our mission, and knew he could make a difference in leadership. Effective November 1st, 2018, Bill became Childcare Worldwide’s second President, bringing with him a wealth of knowledge and experience that will further our mission to serve children in need around the world. Bill and his wife Melissa have been married for 27 years, and live in Lynden, Washington. They have four adult children, two of whom are married, and one granddaughter, as well as a black lab named Molly. Read more about Bill and his call to serve as Childcare Worldwide’s president in this blog post. If you have any questions, send Bill an email.
Warren (Bud) Strom
Vice President of Finance and Administration & CFO
Bud was born and raised in Chicago, IL, and has earned a B.A. from Arizona State University. He is married and has 2 children. He was employed for seven years as a Royalty Accounting Manager for a Christian recording and publishing company, and for the past 20 years, he has been employed by Childcare Worldwide. He believes that the Lord brought him to Childcare Worldwide because of his deep commitment to missions. Contact Bud by email with your financial questions.
Tammy Berg, M. Ed
Vice President of Child Sponsorship
Tammy began working with Childcare Worldwide in 1988. She has earned a Master’s degree in Education and a Bachelor’s degree in Human Services. Having a heart for impoverished children, she is committed to providing them with opportunities to survive and succeed. In her travels to Uganda, Haiti, and Kenya, she witnessed the difference that an education makes for citizens of these developing countries. These experiences strengthened her desire and resolve to participate in helping impoverished people in developing countries gain an education and break the cycle of poverty within their families and communities. Contact Tammy by email
Vice President of Development
Meredith has worked for Childcare Worldwide since 2006. She is passionate about helping people in the United States find opportunities to fulfill God’s command to care for the poor. Meredith is grateful for the ability to use her gifts and skills for a cause she cares about so deeply, and she is continually encouraged and inspired by the generosity of Childcare Worldwide’s supporters. Contact Meredith by email
Board of Directors
Meet our Board of Directors. The Board is the formal governing body for Childcare Worldwide, and provides leadership, accountability and strategic direction. Their oversight ensures that all of our programs and financials are managed with integrity. And their diverse business backgrounds bring rich and varied ideas to our strategic decisions. Each of them has a big heart for ministry, and a passion to see our mission succeed.
Chairman of the Board
Leadership Development Consultant
Real Estate Owner,
Plaza Radiology (Retired)