Get to Know Our Staff: Emily Rothera
Nov 2013 07

Get to know Emily Rothera! Check out the interview below and then read her entire bio on our site.

1. How did you first learn about Compassion Corps?

I first heard the name through a friend of mine at church who went with CC to Uganda in 2010. I later learned more about CC when I met Jan and Beth at a women’s conference and heard them share about the work they do.

2. What made you want to get involved originally?

I initially became interested in being involved after hearing Jan share about their projects of compassion in Africa. Her heart emily_kidsand passion for others and the things that were being accomplished through CC really made me want to be a part of it all. Then, it was after working with them in Liberia that I desired to join staff.

3. What is your role on staff?

I’m an administrative associate and help with the operations of CC in the office.

4. What has been your favorite aspect of/favorite memory during your experience working with Compassion Corps?

It has truly been a blessing to work with and learn from the rest of the CC staff. It is so wonderful to be able to take the work we do at home and then to join with our partners overseas and see how together, it all makes a big impact for our friends in Africa.

5. What is the hardest part about being a Compassion Corps volunteer?

The desire to do more and give more of my time and not always being able to. But it’s a great lesson in patience and a reminder that its not me who will accomplish the work but God – I’m just thankful to be a part of it.

6. Which project/s do you feel particularly strongly about? Why?

I love the administrative aspect as organization and daily operations are super fun for me, but I’m particularly passionate about the student sponsorship program as my heart desires to see these children know hope and love and to be given the opportunity to succeed in the future!

7. If you could describe Compassion Corps in one word, what would it be?


8. What is one interesting fact about you?

I spent a summer as a missions intern in northern Ireland.

9.  Have you been overseas with Compassion Corps?  To what country(ies)?  What lasting memory do you have?

Yes, I was on the Liberia 2012 team. There were many lasting memories, but I suppose the best is of our time working with the children and meeting the older girls at Martha’s Children’s home. They are all so precious!

10. If there is one thing that you could say to others about why or how they might become involved, what would you say?

There are plenty of ways to help out from behind the scenes work stateside to up close and personal work with our partners overseas. I would encourage others to challenge themselves and learn first hand that service to others is the most rewarding and amazing thing we can do in our lives! Not only is it personally rewarding; it changes the world for good and builds God’s eternal kingdom as well.


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