Our Team 2

OUR STORY
Wipe Every Tear started in a high school teacher’s classroom. As a basketball coach and father, Kenny Sacht’s heart broke during a 2007 summer mission trip with his students during a basketball outreach held in a Philippine slum. Afterward, he and his wife decided to help one impoverished girl he’d met during that time. One girl quickly became four. In 2012, Kenny quit his teaching job to dedicate all of his time to the formation of Wipe Every Tear. Our first safe house, called Hope House, was purchased and Rebecca Angeles became our Filipina Director. More women were welcomed into Hope House where they experienced freedom, security, warm meals, education, and discipleship. Through this simple act of providing a loving home, women’s lives are continuing to be restored to this day.

Support our Staff
Patty Bagason

Admin Assistant, Philippines

Patty is such a dear member of our family. She is filled with the peace of Jesus. Patty's sweet spirit makes her a quick friend to many! She is filled with gratitude and walks through each day with childlike faith. We are so grateful for this amazing woman!

Michelle Oli

Education Assistant, Philippines

Ate Michelle brings tangible joy into the room, whether that's stepping into a bar for outreach or hosting games with the women in our care. No one makes us laugh like Michelle does! Her motherly instincts bring comfort to all she meets. She is a worshipper of Jesus, and her love for Him overflows into everything she does!

Elizabeth Friend

Sponsorship, USA

Elizabeth lives her life with overflowing worship. Her love for Jesus leads her to intentional encounters, a passion for celebration, and creating new ways to love His children. Elizabeth’s heart shines brightest when she’s able to dance with Abba Father in the adventure of everyday life.

Shannon Budnick

TAYO Coordinator, USA

Shannon is from St. Louis, MO, but has carried the love of Christ to more than 13 countries. She embodies meekness and gentleness with strength. Shannon’s heart is simply to love deeply, and that she does well. Creativity and beauty follow her and you will never leave an interaction with her unaware of Jesus’ calming presence.

Karissa Valdes

Communications Coordinator, Philippines

In 2017, God revealed His heart for His children trapped in captivity to Karissa. Months later, she joined our Filipino staff just three days after graduating college. When you get to know her, you will find that she has such a big heart for others and a desire for them to feel the Father’s love. She brings radiant joy, love and childlike faith to our team.

Rebecca Angeles

Director, Philippines

Rebecca, lovingly known as Mama Becks, is beautifully unique in every way. She leads by example and is a true woman of faith. Because she said yes to God, countless others are experiencing newfound freedom. Thousands of women will be rescued, restored, and set free because of her maternal and bold spirit. We are so thankful for her.

Kenny Sacht

Founder/Director, USA

If he isn’t in the Wipe Every Tear office, you can find him loving his precious bride, DA, holding one of his grandbabies, or praying and worshiping God. Kenny is a Kingdom dreamer who seeks God’s vision and ushers in profound joy everywhere he goes. His love for God, people, and his passion for true restoration of hearts fuels everything Wipe Every Tear does.

Lauren Sanders

USA Manager

Lauren is known for her genuine heart to serve – she loves getting to know people! God has uniquely empowered her passion to champion freedom and she does so with excellence. All the way from Texas, Lauren loves building relationships with those going on our vision trips, in the Boise community, and within our staff family!

Lalyn Asuero

Outreach Coordinator, Philippines

Known for her humor and wit, Lalyn carries life and hope everywhere she goes. She lives a life of abandonment and service. As a respected leader, she has cultivated Wipe Every Tear to be a place of refuge. Lalyn's nurturing spirit welcomes women from the bars into a loving family.

Mak Silvano

Bookkeeper, Philippines

Mak’s gentle spirit allows her to develop deep sister-like bonds with each girl that comes into our care. Her creativity inspires our girls to express themselves through art and music. Mak’s diligence is greatly appreciated by our team and significantly impacts our girls.

Luna Ramilo

Education Coordinator, Philippines

Luna is such a joyful addition to our team! Her laugh is contagious and all of our girls feel right at home beside her. Her knowledge of education allows each of our girls to get the help they need to thrive in school. We are so thankful for Luna!

Jordan & Jess Eversen

Missionary Coordinators

Jordan and Jess join our team from Perth, Australia. After serving refugees in Greece, the poor in the Philippines, and women trapped in bondage in Latvia, the Lord brought them to us. We are so grateful! Jordan and Jess pour out the love of Christ to each person they meet.

Ditas Leonardo

Social Worker, Philippines

Tita (Aunt) Ditas is the answer to many years of prayer. Ditas lives each day with gratitude, asking the Lord, with every step, where she should serve. She is a safe refuge for women coming into our care. She quickly became an invaluable member of our team. We don’t know what we would do without her!

Jorelli Torres

Livelihood Coordinator, Philippines

We are so grateful for Jorelli’s prayerful, powerful spirit. Jorelli is an initiator and motivator who deeply cares for our women. She loves to empower and help them achieve their greatest potential. We’re so thankful for her “yes” to the call of Jesus.