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Last Edited: 24 April 2019


Kara Orendorf

My Story

Being raised in a Christian home, I did not claim the Christian faith as my own until 2005 at the first Passion Conference that was held in my home town, Nashville, TN. Louie Giglio preached the gospel from Colossians 1:27 about Christ in you, the hope of glory. The Holy Spirit opened my eyes and heart and I gave my life to the Lord that night.

After two years of praying and crying out to the Lord to send me, I left for the mission field for the next three years through Youth With A Mission (YWAM.) I served in Africa, Thailand, Myanmar, Cambodia, and Brazil. While overseas, I had the privilege of ministering to orphans, widows, genocide victims, modern day slaves, trafficking victims, children with AIDS, Burmese refugees, and many more. I also got to use my gifts for photography, art, and video to capture and retell many stories and testimonies. My eyes were opened to the great needs of people around the world and God cultivated my heart for missions along with the desire to spend my life serving others.

Upon coming back home to Nashville, I got involved with several Christian organizations that were centered around social justice, but one in particular caught my heart. I joined the Board of Directors with Hope Again International in 2010 and began working on our current project in Puna, India, which is an orphanage for trafficked children. Hope Again aims to open several more of these projects all around the world.

Two years later, God opened the door for me to serve at TEAM, which is my current ministry. I have a huge heart for mentoring people; helping them find and step into their destinies that God has called them to.


Missions Coach

Ministry Focus:

Social Justice, Art, Mentorship, Discipleship, Young Adults