We are humanitarians, educators, and storytellers.

We serve because of Jesus. The World Vision Ignite team partners with Christian schools in the US to bring students transformational learning and service opportunities, both in the US and around the world. We would love to connect with you!


Beth Spencer

Beth loves being part of a team at World Vision that is working to transform the lives of students in the US while also making an impact in global poverty. Before joining World Vision, Beth had a successful career in the telecommunications industry. She is a leader who focuses on putting Christ first and building strong relationships.

Senior Manager

Erik Joller

Relationships are key to Erik's life, and he deeply cares about school administrators and their heart for the Gospel and the next generation. A background in tech startup has helped Erik become an innovator in both business development and partner management.

Head of Marketing

Derek Sciba

A passionate storyteller for good, Derek leads Ignite's marketing and publicity team. Derek takes joy in young people finding their place as Jesus-inspired change-makers in the world. You may find him with a camera at partner schools or participate in one of his webinars.

Partnership Manager

Julie Eckels

Growing up as a missionary kid in India and China, God put children living in poverty on Julie's heart. With her teaching license from Liberty University, Julie worked in Christian schools in Delaware for eight years prior to joining World Vision Ignite. She takes great joy in seeing US students make a lasting impact.

Partnership Manager

Raymond Davis

A former high school business and technology educator with an extensive background in sales, Raymond was drawn to Ignite because of his passion for helping others. He is also a musician who enjoys traveling and learning new cultures and finds the greatest fulfillment in introducing Jesus to those who need to know they’re loved.

Senior School Advisor

Pam Sibanda

Growing up in a developing country, Pam was exposed to poverty at an early stage. She and her family relocated to the U.S and it was in the tension of these two contrasting worlds that the Lord began to grow her heart of compassion towards those in need. Pam is passionate about providing clean water to remote parts of the world and resources that help promote the safety and well-being of children.

Senior School Advisor

Chad McDaniel

Chad joined the World Vision Ignite team after nearly 20 years of pastoring churches and a one-year hiatus as a corporate chaplain. In addition to his obvious love for kids, he has a passion for impacting the lives of others through coaching youth and high school sports and running races for clean water. He also enjoys traveling to see the beauty and diversity of God’s creation.

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Interested in learning more about the way Ignite works? Send us an email. We'd love to talk with you and imagine what a partnership could look like at your school.

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