As World Hope International (WHI) and sister organization, World Hope Canada (WHC), entered into an official operational partnership late in 2017, WHI excitedly welcomed a new executive director to lead the Canada team—Tanya Nace.

Nace is no stranger to The Wesleyan Church, a native Canadian who previously worked on the Kingswood University enrollment team, and later for Global Partners at The Wesleyan Church Headquarters. While at Global Partners, Nace served as a recruiter, contributing to the mission’s highest recruitment numbers in history. With a passion for the inter-denominational missions community, Nace later joined TEAM in Maryville, Tennessee, as the director of mobilization. She was responsible for a 500 percent increase in missionary applications, 400 percent increase in departures and the recruitment of 326 long-term missionaries.

“It’s so exciting to join the World Hope family in this capacity and to cast a vision of common mission and identity,” Nace said. “It’s a blessing to be able to blend my professional strengths with my personal passions—to work alongside a dynamic team to serve the world’s most vulnerable people with programs in anti-human trafficking, clean water, education, health care and more.”

As the relief and development partner of The Wesleyan Church, WHI is centered on alleviating poverty, suffering and injustice in Jesus’ name.

“In today’s world, improved collaboration is key to success and scale. We’ve learned that our valuable partnerships around the world have allowed WHI to respond to needs more efficiently and more effectively,” said John Lyon, president of WHI. “It’s been a fantastic kick off to work alongside Tanya, who has such an energy for working together to strengthen the work we’re doing globally to care for the least of these. We’re really happy to have her on the team leading WHI Canada.”

WHI and WHI Canada’s partnership will streamline resources to better serve the world’s poorest communities. Joined by a common mission, identity and shared core values, the new partnership will strengthen and expand both organizations’ global work to alleviate poverty, suffering and worldwide injustices.