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Bob-FellerBob Feller

Africa, and the children in our homes held a special place in Bob’s heart after his first trip in 2013. Bob joined the Chariots team in 2014 to lead the organization through a time of transition. Bob serves as President & CEO, guiding the organization to a place of growth. He successfully led a global financial services subsidiary of General Motors Corporation with 3,000 employees, and holds a Masters from Harvard Business School with an emphasis in finance and general management. Bob’s significant experience helps Chariots operate in the efficient and effective way that our partners and supporters expect.

Bob has 4 grown children, is a devoted Purdue sports fan, and would make a fantastic addition to your trivia team as we’re pretty sure he knows just about everything!

Crystal-ParisiCrystal Parisi

Crystal has been with Chariots since its inception in 2009. She is a licensed social worker and holds a B.S. in Social Work from Cairn University and a Masters in Social Work from Temple University. Crystal has served as a Program Manager at Christ’s Home for Children and managed the House of Refuge, a ministry assisting young women who did not have a support system to be equipped to stand on their feet. Crystal’s passion for children who need a family comes out daily as she advocates for the children in our homes. Crystal provides support and oversite to our staff in Kenya ensuring they have all the resources and training necessary to provide the highest level of care to the children. She also manages our child sponsorship program.

Crystal married her husband Jack in 2011, and they have one son. Crystal has been traveling to Kenya since before Chariots’ began.  She especially enjoyed leading the Chariots summer internship trips and living in Kenya for 9 months with Jack.

Mark-WakemanMark Wakeman

Mark joined the Chariots team in 2011. Mark holds a B.S. in Digital Media from Drexel University. Mark spent 2 years with Impact Thrift, a faithful partner of Chariots before his time at Chariots. Mark keeps things running in Kenya, managing finances and budgets and maintaining strong relationships with the African Inland Church leadership. He currently holds the record on the Chariots team for the most trips to Kenya to date. 

Mark met his wife Rachel while giving her a ride to the airport on her first trip to Kenya! They have been married since 2012 and have now been able to experience Kenya together. An avid soccer fan, Mark can often be found playing or watching his beloved Arsenal

Andelyn-RobbAndelyn Robb

Andelyn is the newest member of the Chariots staff. After serving on our Board of Directors, Andelyn transitioned to a full-time staff member in 2015. Andelyn holds a B.S in Business Administration and a B.S. in Biblical Studies from Cairn University. Before Chariots, Andelyn spent 7 years with Vanguard in various roles in communications and relationship management. Andelyn’s focus is on our US side, building relationships with donors and partners, growing our network of supporters and managing our marketing, and communications strategy. She experienced Kenya for the first time just 2 weeks after starting at Chariots and loves helping supporters catch the vision of Chariots for Hope.

Andelyn loves to travel and is almost always in the process of planning her next trip.

Sandy-KnightSandy Knight

Sandy wears numerous hats at Chariots for Hope. After joining the team in 2013 Sandy has done everything from child sponsorship management to creative design on publications, events, and spaces! Sandy holds a degree in Architectural Design from the American Institute of Design in Philadelphia and has over 20 years of experience as a freelance artist. Her handiwork can also be seen in the murals at several of our children’s homes from her trip in 2012.

Sandy and her husband Scott have been married since 1987 and have 3 daughters. A lover of antiques and “cool old stuff”, Sandy can always find a treasure. In addition to her work with Chariots, Sandy serves as the Director of Compassion Ministries at Chelten, a church of hope.