Vy holds a Master of Divinity from the Divinity School at the University of Chicago, and earned his B.A. in religious studies with a minor in environmental sciences from Texas Christian University. He joins Week of Compassion after serving more than 5 years with Church World Service for the Southwest Regional Office where he worked with congregations and donors to increase their fundraising portfolio. Prior to his work with Church World Service, Vy worked with the Lutheran Volunteer Corps office in Berkeley, CA where he strengthened relationships between volunteers, congregations, and non-profit agencies.
Vy and his wife, Linh Bui, live in Oakland, CA.
Caroline's passion is connecting people with the creative, re-creative power of the living God through stories and faithful action, and she believes a life of faith is about becoming part of God’s ongoing work in the world. Inspired by the poet Ranier Maria Rilke’s image of wholeness cascading into many shapes, Caroline celebrates the varied shapes held in our selves, our communities, and God. She holds a Master of Divinity from Claremont School of Theology and a BA from Texas Christian University, where she studied English, religion, and political science. Before joining the staff of Week of Compassion, she served as Transitional Associate Minister at Newtown Congregational Church (UCC) in Newtown, CT, where her emphases were in faith formation and outreach.
Caroline is glad to be back in Texas, where she lives with her husband, Jeremy, and their dog, Marlie.
David Owen has served as the Associate for Resource Development with Global Ministries, a partner of Week of Compassion and a common witness of the Division of Overseas Ministries of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and Wider Church Ministries of the United Church of Christ since 2007. David and his wife, Roxi, lived in Africa through Global Ministries for over 15 years, working with local partners to support sustainable development projects. In his new role with Week of Compassion, David will help Week of Compassion to connect its mission and impact with local Disciples congregations across North America. David and Roxi have four children, a son-in-law, two grandsons, and live in Austin, Texas.