Rawan joined our team in 2018. She forms relationships with supporters, sharing her lived experience working with refugee families in the Middle East. Rawan facilitates TSI events, shares our mission and involvement opportunities with U.S. churches and classrooms, runs our Etsy shop and develops our partnerships in the Middle East to promote educational options for displaced children.
Rawan and her family are originally from Jordan, where they spent four years working with Syrian refugees near Zaatari Camp through Global Hope Network International. She has also taught Arabic as a second language and trained in a two-year discipleship program with Arab Woman Today Ministries that focused on post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and paths to healing for refugee women.
Growing up in the city of Zarqa, Rawan’s favorite subject in school was Arabic. She is passionate about human rights, bringing hope to those who are hurting, and empowering women to discover their value so they can raise a healthy generation. She enjoys making Jordanian dishes and her own tea blends, and showing God’s love through action. Rawan and her husband, Salah, have two sons, David and Daniel, and a dog named Oliver.