Leadership

Kimberly Iannelli

Catalyst for Children and Family

United States

Kimberly Iannelli is passionate about seeing children all over the world learn how much Jesus loves them and decide to follow Jesus as disciples.

In her role as assistant director for global programs with Samaritan’s Purse Operation Christmas Child International, she is blessed to work with thousands of volunteers in more than 100 countries around the world to witness this passion come to life. In her role, she serves as safeguarding officer for Operation Christmas Child International, overseeing child protection training of all volunteers and ministry partners and working to ensure effective child protection and safeguarding guidelines are in place throughout the global program.

A native Texan, Kimberly started her career serving as a policy director for then-Governor George W. Bush. Prior to Samaritan’s Purse, Kimberly served as participant selection director for the Lausanne Cape Town 2010 Congress and then as chief operating officer of the Lausanne Movement before joining International Justice Mission to manage their prayer programs. She and her husband Peter, along with their daughter Sydney, lived and worked in South Africa, Qatar, and Washington, DC (US), before making Boone, North Carolina (US), their home.