OUR LEADERSHIP

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Coreluv Founders:
Mike and Mandy Reiszner

Mike and Mandy Reiszner, the founders of Coreluv International, have dedicated their lives to ministry. After completing their Bible school training, while still in their early twenties, they served as missionaries with an inner-city ministry in Houston’s Fourth Ward. There, they were able to minister to some of the poorest people in the city. For 10 years after, Mike and Mandy served as youth pastors discipling young men and women to pursue a personal and meaningful relationship with Jesus Christ. Mike and Mandy built a youth ministry that was exciting and relevant, while always staying true to biblical principles.

In 2009, God began stirring in Mike’s heart a deep compassion for orphans and that is when Coreluv International was born. Almost immediately, Mike and Mandy began scheduling Christian concerts to raise money for an orphanage in Africa. It was a surprise to many of their friends when in 2011, Mike walked away from the American ministry ideal (a secure position in a vibrant and growing church) in order to follow God’s inner stirring to defend the orphan on a full- time basis.

Since June 2011, Coreluv International has grown from an idea to a nationally recognized non-profit organization that provides life-saving care to orphans in Haiti. Mike is living his dream with his wife and three children, John-Michael, Bethany, Christian, and will soon be adding Mylove, a Haitian orphan they are in the process of adopting.

School Directors:
 Chris and Misty Brown

Chris and Misty Brown have committed themselves to servant leadership throughout their marriage. Chris was raised in a minister’s home while Misty was introduced to Christ as a teenager, through a local youth ministry. Chris went on to serve as a worship leader for over 17 years, and they both share financial and administrative experience from various industries and non-profits.

While serving on church staff together, they were introduced to Coreluv in 2013 on their first mission trip. After returning with hearts wrecked, they realized that their capacity to love had increased exponentially. This prompted them to take action; they began the process of fulfilling a long-held desire to become foster/adoptive parents. However, this proved to only be part of a greater work God was performing. One year later they were presented with the opportunity to join the Coreluv leadership team, pioneer the school of missions, and oversee the existing summer internship program. They left the security of their positions to empower and train missionaries that will be sent around the world to spread the Good News of Jesus Christ and to rescue and defend the orphan.

January of 2015, they started organizing for the summer internship and preparing for the first class of SOM students. With Mike and Mandy Reiszner, they officially launched Coreluv School of Missions the following August. Now, Chris, Misty and their three children (Devin, Olivia, and William) are living in the fullness of a desire to use what’s in their hand to defend the orphan.

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