Rina's lifelong work with children has affirmed her conviction that amidst opportunities coupled with constant support and encouragement, even the most vulnerable of them can achieve dreams beyond their imagination. She excitedly joins the RiverCross team to champion the cause of the children in her home country, the Philippines.
She hopes to draw from her background in Christian education, disaster relief, streetchildren ministry, biblical counseling and bringing medical and evangelistic mission teams to the field in her role as National Coordinator for the Philippines.
She believes that "though we are tasked to be Jesus' hands and feet, our higher calling is to be the heart of Jesus."
Rina lives in Durham, NC with her husband, Nathan. They have two adult sons, Matthew and Vincent; a 17-year-old son, Lance; and a wonderful daughter in law, Katrina.