American Leprosy Missions Announces Another New Hire

Darren Schaupp to Join International Non-Profit as Director of Program Operations

The nation’s oldest and largest Christian, anti-leprosy organization is expanding its team with the hiring of a director of program operations. Joining American Leprosy Missions’ fight to cure and care for people with leprosy and related diseases is Darren Schaupp. With a 20-year record of success in both the private sector and non-profit worlds, Schaupp will bring a wide-range of international and domestic experience to the American Leprosy Missions team.

“Darren’s expertise in systems development and experience living and working in Africa will make him a perfect addition to our program department,” said President Bill Simmons. “Darren is also passionate about sharing the love of Jesus with some of the world’s most marginalized people – those with leprosy – in some of the most impoverished places on earth. We look forward to his contributions as we continue our fight against leprosy and related diseases.”

Schaupp will arrive at American Leprosy Missions from Samaritan’s Purse where, among other things, he helped grow the Ethiopian office, led an expansion of emergency famine relief in East Africa, and developed global field management guidelines. His non-profit experience also includes six years as Program Director and Regional Networker for Eastern Mennonite Missions. Schaupp received a M.A. in cross cultural studies from Asbury Theological Seminary.

“It will be an honor to work with an historic organization like American Leprosy Missions,” said Schaupp. “I look forward to being part of a team which uses the weight of its resources to bring healing and hope to some of the most vulnerable people in our world.”

About American Leprosy Missions

American Leprosy Missions, based in Greenville, South Carolina, is the oldest and largest Christian organization in the United States dedicated to curing and caring for people affected by leprosy and related diseases. It currently operates in 15 countries in Africa, Asia and the Americas. During its more than 100-year history, American Leprosy Missions has provided holistic care to four million people around the world including medical treatment and training, Christian outreach, prevention of disability, community development and vaccine research.

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