Board of Directors
Meet the governing board responsible for guiding the direction of our organization
Our board meets quarterly to review financials, plan our outreach and approve of our ministry's direction. We believe the accountability makes us stronger as an organization and take their direction seriously.
Board President & CEO
Scott graduated from Lee University and started his career in radio. After 5 years, he began a successful advertising agency, In Touch Marketing, which created and implemented marketing plans and branding campaigns for corporations and nonprofit organizations. In 2014, he accepted the position of VP of Marketing and Communications for Partners International. While there, he and his wife Julie made a trip to film the work of pastors in the refugee camps of Northern Uganda. What they saw changed their life forever. Both Scott and Julie felt God was asking them to do more to help the starving, malnourished refugees they'd just met. In June 2018, Scott left Partners International to start Refugee Relief.
Julie graduated from the University of Colorado with degrees in International Affairs and French Language. She began her career as a French teacher in Boulder, CO. After teaching for five years, Julie accepted a French-speaking technical support position with General Electric. After nine years with GE, Julie founded a technology-driven vacation rental business in Coeur d’Alene, ID which she sold in 2015. Julie now holds an Advanced Salesforce Administrator certification and works in a technical capacity with both corporate and nonprofit organizations. Julie joined her husband Scott on a trip to Uganda in February 2018 where God placed a burden on her heart for those forced from their homes now living in refugee camps. She continues to work at her consulting business allowing her husband Scott to manage the daily operation of Refugee Relief.
Alli Beck is the owner of Alli Beck Design, a branding and website design business based in Sandpoint, Idaho. Alli started her career as a journalist, writing for a small daily newspaper in the Sierra foothills. After taking another newspaper job in Napa, California, she came across a nonprofit based at her church called Global Passion. She felt God calling her to leave her safe job and begin work with this ministry. In 2015, she was hired at Partners International as a writer and graphic designer. She worked as part of a team to fundraise for the work the organization was doing to reach the least reached people groups of the world. Now she helps businesses as they attempt to muddle through the hazy world of branding and website design. She has completed several projects for Refugee Relief on a contractor basis, and loves the ministry's mission and heart.
After graduating from Loyola Marymount University with a degree in Television Production, Michelle joined Miramax Films. Michelle then fulfilled her childhood dream of working for the Walt Disney Company where she spent 7 years in the Marketing and Brand Management Department. Michelle then spent 3 years with Mattel Inc. developing and marketing products for their portfolio of toy brands including Barbie, Hot Wheels, and Polly Pocket within Mattel’s product licensing division.
In 2006, Michelle joined World Vision’s Sponsorship Division helping to connect and build relationships between sponsors and their sponsored children. Shortly after, she assumed leadership of the Extra Gifts Program, designed to raise funds from the existing Sponsorship membership.
Since leaving World Vision in 2012, Michelle has consulted for many non-profit clients using her strategic and creative expertise to assist organizations in strategic planning, developing and executing integrated fundraising campaigns, reporting and analysis, product/offer development, and branding.
Vicki has been married to her husband, Stephen, for 31 years and has three grown sons, two daughters-in-law and 2 grandbabies!
In Vicki’s words, she runs on “Christ, caffeine and creativity.” She plays an instrumental role in our communications team. She runs a boutique baking business and helps a small business with their social media and website. Vicki also served on the Blue Jeans Ball fundraising committee for the Bixby Outreach Center (Bixby, OK)
Vicki has a heart of service and outreach. She is an active member in her church where she has been involved in youth ministry. Vicki has played an intricate role in Bible Study Fellowship for over twenty years. First as a class member, then as a children's leader, group discussion leader and finally as an administrative leader.