Our People

Meet the Team at Father's House International

Jason Kiriaka
President, Romania Liaison
Jason has been a member of the FHI board since 2012. He lives in High River, Alberta.

Jennifer Mann
Vice President
Jennifer has been a member of the FHI board since 2006. She and her family lived in Romania for a time. She now lives in Calgary, Alberta.

Kirsten Smith
Board Secretary and Treasurer
Kirsten has been a member of the FHI board since 2014. She has been to Romania a number of times with Dental teams. She lives in Sherwood Park, Alberta.

Benson Klumpenhower
Board Member, South Africa Liason
Benson lives in Calgary, Alberta.  He has been intrigued for a number of years by Father's House International philosophy of orphan care.  He has served in missions and on church boards, raised children of others, and is eager to contribute to the Board of FHI. 

Christina Andrei
Board Member
From Calgary, Alberta, Christina is our newest member to the Board. With her Romanian background, she is a great asset to the team. 

Donna O'Connor
Executive Director
Donna has been on staff with FHI since April 2020. She has a passion to see orphaned and abandoned children healed and restored. Donna lives in Sturgeon County, Alberta.

Alinda Rusu
National Directors, Romania
The Rusus have moved from Calgary, Alberta back to their homeland of Romania to minister to our families and expand the work there. They have a heart to reach out to the orphans of Romania and to see people's lives impacted with the Gospel.

Chris Rusu
Assistant Director, Romania

Debbie West
National Director, South Africa
Debbie has been on staff with CAIRD South Africa since 2013. She lives in Amanzimtoti, South Africa. Debbie has extensive experience in working with children and has also adopted children of her own. 

Hilda deJonge
Office Administrator, Edmonton
Hilda lives in Leduc, Alberta and joined the team in October, 2018.  She has a great deal of experience in office management for non-profit organizations, and brings a wealth of knowledge to the team.