Janna Moates - founder

Loom International was founded in 2007 by Janna Moats. She had spent time traveling and meeting extensively with local practitioners around the world who were doing great work serving the vulnerable in their communities. Soon she noticed a disturbing trend. Their projects were failing at high rates even though they were passionate and committed. Staff were burnt out and discouraged, programs were falling apart, resources were scarce.

After much research, asking questions and listening, Janna discovered time and again that what these local change-makers—Local Experts—lacked were relationships, resources, training and connections. Loom was birthed in response to this need—an organization that would come alongside, champion and empower Local Experts bringing hope and future to the most vulnerable around the world.

Janna Moats

Originally from California, Janna Moats founded Loom International in 2007 after encountering and spending significant time with Local Experts around the world serving the most vulnerable, often in very isolated situations. She committed herself to listening, understanding and working together with them to find solutions to bringing sustainable change to their communities. She believes that “standing far-off” is simply not an option. As the mother of two and grandmother of six, she also enjoys spending time with family here in Portland.
Contact Janna: jannamoats@loominternational.org

Colleen Milstein

Colleen Milstein is from South Africa, where she was exposed to both the injustice and potential of her region. She spent time working amongst the poorest in the squatter camps of the western Cape where she saw first hand the complexities of generational poverty. With a Masters degree in Global Development and Justice from Multnomah University, Colleen focuses on training in critical thinking skills and the implementation of tangible and sustainable strategies that will bring people out of poverty.
Contact Colleen: colleenmilstein@loominternational.org

Jenna Funkhouser

Jenna grew up in Portland, Oregon. She studied Creative Writing and Youth and Family Ministry at Corban University and worked for a local anti-trafficking organization before joining Loom. She is passionate about engaging the Church in areas of injustice and giving vulnerable and marginalized communities a voice through storytelling. Some of her favorite things are a good book, a hot cup of tea, seeing her succulents last more than a month, and Ben & Jerry’s ice cream.
Contact Jenna: jennafunkhouser@loominternational.org

Hanna Lederer

Hanna was born and raised in Germany and early on began a path of caring for the most vulnerable when her sister with special needs joined their family from within the foster-care system. She went on to study at theological seminary in Switzerland and has committed her life to mobilizing those around her to partner within areas of social justice. She joined Loom in 2012 and is passionate about engaging with the church on behalf of the vulnerable.
Contact Hanna: hannalederer@loominternational.org

Heather Wood

Heather Wood comes to us from Canada where she worked as a teacher to the deaf and children with learning difficulties, all the while developing a deep commitment to children at risk. Heather joined Loom to help develop and spearhead the Celebrating Children Workshop. She has trained Local Experts in Bangladesh, Romania, Rwanda and Nepal, with the conviction that when a society places the wellbeing of the child central, everyone thrives.
Contact Heather: heatherwood@loominternational.org

Yvonne Dos Santos

Yvonne began working as a teacher in her home country, South Africa until 1980 when she moved to Thailand to join the refugee relief efforts to Cambodian and Vietnamese refugees living in camps. She spent over thirty years of her life in relief and development work in the region until 2016 when she joined Loom. She brings with her an incredible wealth of experience, commitment and passion for those most vulnerable.
Contact Yvonne: yvonnedossantos@loominternational.org

Ed Morales

Ed is a California native and spent thirteen years in Kona, Hawaii as Director of publications and Human Resources with YWAM’s University of the Nations. His experience in pastoral care and personnel development led to his involvement with Loom’s Celebrating Children Workshop. He is passionate about seeing Local Experts on the field fully equipped to serve children at risk.
Contact Ed: edmorales@loominternational.org

Kay Morales

Kay spent her formative years in Africa where she developed an early love of beauty, hospitality and food. Together with her husband, Ed, she worked in pastoral ministries for thirteen years as well as in Personnel Development in Kona, Hawaii. She has a strong desire to see people fulfilled in their calling, especially those on the field. An early member of Loom, she helped develop the Celebrating Children Workshop and continues to be involved in this training around the world.
Contact Kay: kaymorales@loominternational.org

Ike Kim

Ike was born and raised in South Korea and has worked as a church missions team leader for 10 years, as well as in real estate for 20 years. Ike is passionate about helping the vulnerable in all nations come to know and worship God, by bringing sustainable change to their community. His goal is to be a good platform to mobilize people, resources and information in his role as a field project manager.
Contact Ike: ikekim@loominternational.org

Eva Spengler

Eva was born in Sweden but grew up in the midwestern United States, where her family immigrated.  She completed a BA in Sociology and has served with her husband in missions for over 30 years. During this time, she was struck by the extreme neglect and abuse that children suffer globally. By using art and creativity in many countries she has found some keys to healing trauma and bringing hope to the most vulnerable, which has become a key piece of Loom’s curriculum and training worldwide.
Contact Eva: evaspengler@loominternational.org

Philippa Laird

Philippa is originally from New Zealand and has worked in missions for the past 29 years. She has a passion to see people empowered and equipped in every area so they can live life to the fullest and wholeheartedly follow the call of God. She has received training in debriefing, counseling and spiritual direction and carries a high value for people care. Philippa is committed to intercession and its importance within the home office and on the field with Local Experts.
Contact Philippa: philippalaird@loominternational.org

Eugenie Adamah-Tassah

Eugenie Adamah-Tassah was born and raised in Cameroon, Africa, where her parents were missionaries. She has an extensive background in mission work with children, youth, and environmental projects. In 2008, she moved to the US where she pursued her education. She has recently earned a Master’s degree in Global Development from Multnomah University. She joined Loom International to connect people and resources to work alongside families and communities to create a healthy environment for children and youth to grow in a holistic manner. Her passion is to promote poverty alleviation through the gospel and economic development opportunities.

Contact Eugenie: eugenieadams@loominternational.org

Nissi Undurthi

Nissi comes from a village in the Southeastern part of India where she lives with her family of six. Growing up in rural India had made her increasingly aware of how poverty can trap otherwise capable individuals in perpetuating cycles of physical, social, and psychological disadvantages, among other challenges. Her education in international politics has helped her gain constructive insights into economic development, particularly in building sustainable and resilient communities. By interning with Loom International, she is eager to pursue her passion working alongside the grassroots approach as she learns to explore her own skills and place in the non-profit world.

Contact Nissi: nissiundurthi@loominternational.org

David-Boyd

David Boyd

British Columbia, Canada
Chairman of the Board

“I believe in Loom because they live consistently with what they communicate and think “outside the box” to authentically serve women and children at risk.”

Dahne Watson

California, USA
Board Member

“Loom embodies being the hands and feet of Jesus to those who are forgotten and in desperate need in our world. Loom personifies the heart of Jesus.”

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Colleen Milstein

Oregon, USA
Board Member

“I believe in Loom because their strategy of standing with Local Experts – who continually inspire me because they don’t quit – is super effective.”

Jill Shaddy

Oregon, USA
Board Member

“I appreciate Loom’s unique approach to support and equip local experts to continue and sustain the great work they’re doing. Loom says “We see you, we hear you and we stand with you”.

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Janna Moats

Oregon, USA
Board Member

“I continue to work toward the mission of Loom because of a shared focus and the willingness of Loom’s staff, board, investors and Local Experts to keep working together to bring wellbeing to the least in every area of life.”

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Steve Kilpatrick

Oregon, USA
Board Member

“I believe in Loom because they believe in others. They work to enhance the effectiveness and sustainability of those who are already doing community-impacting work among the most vulnerable.”

Jill-Visscher

Jillian Visscher

Oregon, USA
Board Member

“Getting to work alongside compassionate, intelligent people who help others keep hope alive for the most vulnerable has been life changing.”

KurtNelson

Kurt Nelson

Oregon, USA
Board Member

“I believe in the individualness of everybody — everyone has a unique story and I love hearing it. [I partner with Loom because] building so many relationships with Local Experts was so impactful.”

Donations to Loom International are thoughtfully stewarded toward development and implementation of Tools that equip local experts to be sustainable while serving vulnerable women and children in their communities around the world.

Thank you for your faithfulness in serving the most vulnerable by your donations to Loom International.

Funding Distribution

Loom International primarily receives 2 kinds of funding. The first is from our Woven team members and those who give general donations. This money enables us to do the breadth of our work around the world.
In addition we receive specific designated funds for projects or grants. Of this money 7% goes to the administration of the project, ensuring monitoring and evaluation of the project, covering international finance costs etc.
Loom international has a high commitment to keeping overheads low and field impact high.

Additional annual reports of past years (PDFs to download)

ANNUAL TAX FORM 990 (PDFs to download)

MEET OUR STAFF

Janna Moats

Originally from California, Janna Moats founded Loom International in 2007 after encountering and spending significant time with Local Experts around the world serving the most vulnerable, often in very isolated situations. She committed herself to listening, understanding and working together with them to find solutions to bringing sustainable change to their communities. She believes that “standing far-off” is simply not an option. As the mother of two and grandmother of six, she also enjoys spending time with family here in Portland.
Contact Janna: jannamoats@loominternational.org

Colleen Milstein

Colleen Milstein is from South Africa, where she was exposed to both the injustice and potential of her region. She spent time working amongst the poorest in the squatter camps of the western Cape where she saw first hand the complexities of generational poverty. With a Masters degree in Global Development and Justice from Multnomah University, Colleen focuses on training in critical thinking skills and the implementation of tangible and sustainable strategies that will bring people out of poverty.
Contact Colleen: colleenmilstein@loominternational.org

Jenna Funkhouser

Jenna grew up in Portland, Oregon. She studied Creative Writing and Youth and Family Ministry at Corban University and worked for a local anti-trafficking organization before joining Loom. She is passionate about engaging the Church in areas of injustice and giving vulnerable and marginalized communities a voice through storytelling. Some of her favorite things are a good book, a hot cup of tea, seeing her succulents last more than a month, and Ben & Jerry’s ice cream.
Contact Jenna: jennafunkhouser@loominternational.org

Hanna Lederer

Hanna was born and raised in Germany and early on began a path of caring for the most vulnerable when her sister with special needs joined their family from within the foster-care system. She went on to study at theological seminary in Switzerland and has committed her life to mobilizing those around her to partner within areas of social justice. She joined Loom in 2012 and is passionate about engaging with the church on behalf of the vulnerable.
Contact Hanna: hannalederer@loominternational.org

Heather Wood

Heather Wood comes to us from Canada where she worked as a teacher to the deaf and children with learning difficulties, all the while developing a deep commitment to children at risk. Heather joined Loom to help develop and spearhead the Celebrating Children Workshop. She has trained Local Experts in Bangladesh, Romania, Rwanda and Nepal, with the conviction that when a society places the wellbeing of the child central, everyone thrives.
Contact Heather: heatherwood@loominternational.org

Yvonne Dos Santos

Yvonne began working as a teacher in her home country, South Africa until 1980 when she moved to Thailand to join the refugee relief efforts to Cambodian and Vietnamese refugees living in camps. She spent over thirty years of her life in relief and development work in the region until 2016 when she joined Loom. She brings with her an incredible wealth of experience, commitment and passion for those most vulnerable.
Contact Yvonne: yvonnedossantos@loominternational.org

Ed Morales

Ed is a California native and spent thirteen years in Kona, Hawaii as Director of publications and Human Resources with YWAM’s University of the Nations. His experience in pastoral care and personnel development led to his involvement with Loom’s Celebrating Children Workshop. He is passionate about seeing Local Experts on the field fully equipped to serve children at risk.
Contact Ed: edmorales@loominternational.org

Kay Morales

Kay spent her formative years in Africa where she developed an early love of beauty, hospitality and food. Together with her husband, Ed, she worked in pastoral ministries for thirteen years as well as in Personnel Development in Kona, Hawaii. She has a strong desire to see people fulfilled in their calling, especially those on the field. An early member of Loom, she helped develop the Celebrating Children Workshop and continues to be involved in this training around the world.
Contact Kay: kaymorales@loominternational.org

Ike Kim

Ike was born and raised in South Korea and has worked as a church missions team leader for 10 years, as well as in real estate for 20 years. Ike is passionate about helping the vulnerable in all nations come to know and worship God, by bringing sustainable change to their community. His goal is to be a good platform to mobilize people, resources and information in his role as a field project manager.
Contact Ike: ikekim@loominternational.org

Eva Spengler

Eva was born in Sweden but grew up in the midwestern United States, where her family immigrated.  She completed a BA in Sociology and has served with her husband in missions for over 30 years. During this time, she was struck by the extreme neglect and abuse that children suffer globally. By using art and creativity in many countries she has found some keys to healing trauma and bringing hope to the most vulnerable, which has become a key piece of Loom’s curriculum and training worldwide.
Contact Eva: evaspengler@loominternational.org

Philippa Laird

Philippa is originally from New Zealand and has worked in missions for the past 29 years. She has a passion to see people empowered and equipped in every area so they can live life to the fullest and wholeheartedly follow the call of God. She has received training in debriefing, counseling and spiritual direction and carries a high value for people care. Philippa is committed to intercession and its importance within the home office and on the field with Local Experts.
Contact Philippa: philippalaird@loominternational.org

Eugenie Adamah-Tassah

Eugenie Adamah-Tassah was born and raised in Cameroon, Africa, where her parents were missionaries. She has an extensive background in mission work with children, youth, and environmental projects. In 2008, she moved to the US where she pursued her education. She has recently earned a Master’s degree in Global Development from Multnomah University. She joined Loom International to connect people and resources to work alongside families and communities to create a healthy environment for children and youth to grow in a holistic manner. Her passion is to promote poverty alleviation through the gospel and economic development opportunities.

Contact Eugenie: eugenieadams@loominternational.org

Nissi Undurthi

Nissi comes from a village in the Southeastern part of India where she lives with her family of six. Growing up in rural India had made her increasingly aware of how poverty can trap otherwise capable individuals in perpetuating cycles of physical, social, and psychological disadvantages, among other challenges. Her education in international politics has helped her gain constructive insights into economic development, particularly in building sustainable and resilient communities. By interning with Loom International, she is eager to pursue her passion working alongside the grassroots approach as she learns to explore her own skills and place in the non-profit world.

Contact Nissi: nissiundurthi@loominternational.org

OUR BOARD
David-Boyd

David Boyd

British Columbia, Canada
Chairman of the Board

“I believe in Loom because they live consistently with what they communicate and think “outside the box” to authentically serve women and children at risk.”

Dahne Watson

California, USA
Board Member

“Loom embodies being the hands and feet of Jesus to those who are forgotten and in desperate need in our world. Loom personifies the heart of Jesus.”

ColleenMilstein200x200

Colleen Milstein

Oregon, USA
Board Member

“I believe in Loom because their strategy of standing with Local Experts – who continually inspire me because they don’t quit – is super effective.”

Jill Shaddy

Oregon, USA
Board Member

“I appreciate Loom’s unique approach to support and equip local experts to continue and sustain the great work they’re doing. Loom says “We see you, we hear you and we stand with you”.

JannaMoats200x200

Janna Moats

Oregon, USA
Board Member

“I continue to work toward the mission of Loom because of a shared focus and the willingness of Loom’s staff, board, investors and Local Experts to keep working together to bring wellbeing to the least in every area of life.”

SteveKilpatrick200x200

Steve Kilpatrick

Oregon, USA
Board Member

“I believe in Loom because they believe in others. They work to enhance the effectiveness and sustainability of those who are already doing community-impacting work among the most vulnerable.”

Jill-Visscher

Jillian Visscher

Oregon, USA
Board Member

“Getting to work alongside compassionate, intelligent people who help others keep hope alive for the most vulnerable has been life changing.”

KurtNelson

Kurt Nelson

Oregon, USA
Board Member

“I believe in the individualness of everybody — everyone has a unique story and I love hearing it. [I partner with Loom because] building so many relationships with Local Experts was so impactful.”

OUR NUMBERS

Donations to Loom International are thoughtfully stewarded toward development and implementation of Tools that equip local experts to be sustainable while serving vulnerable women and children in their communities around the world.

Thank you for your faithfulness in serving the most vulnerable by your donations to Loom International.

Funding Distribution

Loom International primarily receives 2 kinds of funding. The first is from our Woven team members and those who give general donations. This money enables us to do the breadth of our work around the world.
In addition we receive specific designated funds for projects or grants. Of this money 7% goes to the administration of the project, ensuring monitoring and evaluation of the project, covering international finance costs etc.
Loom international has a high commitment to keeping overheads low and field impact high.

Additional annual reports of past years (PDFs to download)

ANNUAL TAX FORM 990 (PDFs to download)