Childcare Worldwide is blessed with an amazing team. We have dedicated staff all over the world, working to share the Gospel and meet children’s needs. We wish you could meet them all in person, but this is the next best thing. Today, we’re highlighting our International team! Watch the video below to hear about the experiences Susanna and Billy bring to their roles leading our Spiritual Development and Project Mobilization efforts.
Billy Powell is our Vice President of International Ministries. In this role, he works to help develop our international staff and oversees all aspects of our spiritual development work.
Billy’s unique life story has prepared him well for his work at Childcare Worldwide. Billy grew up in Argentina as a missionary kid. His parents had both biological and adopted children. In his parents’ orphanage, Billy experienced ministry first-hand from a child’s perspective.
Later on in life, Billy spent several years as a pastor and worked to build the Spanish-language division of a Bible software company. As a personal devotional practice, Billy has memorized several full books of the Bible and can recite them in both Spanish and English.
Billy is passionate about sharing the gospel and helping others grow in their faith. He’s excited for all the opportunities we have to come alongside local churches to help them love and disciple children through Life Centers. Billy is also eager to expand our impact on children of all ages and stages and is working with our international directors to innovate new ways to continue to help children grow in their faith throughout their teens and into young adulthood.
We can always count on Billy to be quick to offer a smile, a joke, a scripture, and help when needed. When he’s not working, Billy can be found serving with his local church and spending time with his large, close-knit family.
At Childcare Worldwide, Susanna gets to combine her love of maps and logistics (she once worked on a team that was mapping large venues for Google!) with her love for kids, Jesus, and travel.
Susanna has had several roles at Childcare Worldwide, and is currently our Vice President of Project Mobilization. In this role, she works closely with our field staff to ensure we are responsive and strategic in meeting children’s needs – coordinating everything from the installation of new water tanks to distribution of mosquito nets and Bibles.
Always up for an adventure, Susanna’s first role with Childcare Worldwide was as a tour leader with the Ugandan Kids Choir. As a tour leader, she traveled all over the United States, shared our ministry with churches, and – most importantly – served as a mentor for ten incredible kids. Years later, Susanna was delighted to reunite with several children from her first tour while on a trip to Uganda.
Susanna loves to have fun with kids and spent several years serving as a Sunday school teacher. A few years ago, she employed that fun-loving attitude during a trip to Peru where she participated in a Bible camp with our sponsored children. Her experience with kids came in handy when she was designated as the team leader for several goofy games, but her favorite part of camp was simply getting to know the kids.
Outside work, Susanna is continuing to approach life as an adventure and putting her love of travel to the test, since she recently got married to an officer in the Navy.. After relocating from the West Coast to Maine just last year, she and her husband are currently preparing for another move – this time from Maine to Hawaii.
Childcare Worldwide is grateful to partner with generous people all over the world to build a better life for kids in need. If you’re interested in supporting our mission, click here.