Meet Our Leadership Team


My early encounters with those living in exploitation confirmed that we must actively reach out and share God’s love and His hope for freedom. We must be part of a community that fervently seeks to be part of the healing and restoration process. To acknowledge that this is modern day slavery is not enough. We are called to see the truth. This is not a choice but the exploitation of vulnerability. As Director, I have the privilege to serve with others who share this passion.

Email: char@rescueupstream.com


I have always had a heart for those who have suffered abuse. When I found out that human trafficking was happening in our backyards and that those who have been abused emotionally and physically are the most susceptible, I realized that  I needed to have an active role in educating others. This is why I chose to lead Outreach. We get to create awareness and open people’s eyes to what is happening in their neighborhoods. The more eyes we have watching  the better chance we have at saving them from life- long abuse.

Email: kimberly@rescueupstream.com


Serving as the Membership Coordinator allows me to connect with others who are passionate about the issue of human trafficking. We can all be part of dispelling the misnomers, recognizing the indicators and reporting suspicious activity. No one person can do everything but everyone can do something. My prayer is that we all take up a voice for those who do not have one.

Email: karen@rescueupstream.com


Research shows that there is a direct relationship between prior sexual abuse and sex trafficking. There are many services available after a child is sexually abused, but I want to be proactive by educating adults on how to prevent child sexual abuse. That’s why I am a Stewards of Children trainer. If we can prevent child sexual abuse, we can prevent vulnerability.

Email: kim@rescueupstream.com

“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.” ~ Matthew 11:28-30