Wiphan USA provides financial support and oversight to Wiphan Zambia, which operates schools and widows skills training programs in Ndola, Zambia. Wiphan is a 501(c)(3) non-profit made up of two operating boards, Wiphan USA and Wiphan Zambia.
Leasa & Kevin Jones
In 1991 Kevin met and became friends with Timothy Chilufya, a pastor from Zambia. Kevin and Leasa became involved with widow and orphan care after that meeting and founded Wiphan Care Ministries in 2008. Since then, they have seen the Lord bring people to Wiphan with whom they have developed long lasting relationships based on a shared passion: to serve widows and orphans in the name of Jesus Christ. Kevin has a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology and works in sales for NeoBright. Leasa graduated from Georgia State University with a BA in Communications and serves as the Wiphan Jewelry Coordinator. Kevin and Leasa reside in Roswell, Georgia with their four children and are members of Fellowship Bible Church.
April & Harris Carlock
Harris and April Carlock joined the Wiphan Team in 2007. Both of the Carlocks have a passion for empowering others to discover who they are in Christ and are specifically broken-hearted for widows and orphans in under-developed countries. Along with their fellow Wiphan Board members, they believe the church is called to continue Jesus' mission of preaching and demonstrating Christ's hope and power to "the least of these". Their desire is to be used by God to bring hope and restoration to those hurting in Zambia, as well as to minister to those who are spiritually impoverished in their own community.
Harris received a B.S. in Finance from the University of Alabama and is the President of ECI Management. April attended the University of Alabama and earned a B.A. in Psychology. Harris and April married in 2000 and have three daughters. They are members of Perimeter Church and live in Johns Creek, Georgia.
Christy & Brad Elphick
Brad and Christy got involved in Wiphan in 2010 initially helping Wiphan with finances and then through multiple trips to Zambia. They have a heart for serving and for helping to bring God's hope to the hopeless. Their desire is to use their skills to empower those in need with the means to become self supporting.
Brad is a graduate of Emory University with a Masters in Taxation from Georgia State University. He is a partner at Novogradac & Company LLP. Christy graduated from the University of North Georgia and received a Masters in Taxation from Georgia State University. Brad and Christy have 2 children and reside in Roswell, Georgia. The Elphicks attend North Point Community Church.
Andrea & Richard Young
Richard and Andrea Young joined Wiphan in 2007. They feel a deep commitment and friendship with the people of Ndola, Zambia and feel privileged to partner with them to impact the lives of people living in the communities surrounding Ndola. Richard received his Bachelors in Finance from the University of Georgia and is an insurance producer for Mid State Sharpton Insurance. Andrea graduated from Auburn University with a Bachelors in Education and is the Founder and Visionary for Created for Care, a ministry to adoptive families. The Youngs and their six children live in Milton, Georgia and attend Roswell Community Church.