The Richmond Team
Kristopher Keating – Director
Kristopher Keating is the Executive Director of World Horizons USA, and the Director of Hillside Missions Organization.
As the Director of Hillside Missions, he supervises the training, sending, pastoral care, and administration of sustainable aid and missions work in a number of countries. Under his direction, Hillside Missions Organization operates a number of domestic and international projects and ministries including a mission training internship program. This 12-month, full-time residential program prepares workers for mission among the least reached. In 2011, Kristopher also became the Executive Director of World Horizons USA. As the Executive Director, he is responsible for leading strategy development and execution, financial administration, and operations.
As the director of both of these organizations, Kristopher developed a five year plan for the two organizations to collaborate and work toward the shared goal of fielding 50 new missionaries to the world’s least reached nations by the end of 2017. That goal is being pursued through a campaign called “Going Like This” (www.GoingLikeThis.org). It is working.
Kristopher has degrees in Communication, Organizational Leadership and Counseling. He also completed seminary studies. He is currently pursing a doctoral degree in the Psychology of Education and Technology. He lives in downtown Richmond with his wife Gloria, his son Max, and his daughter Ana. He has taught bread-making on three different continents, and cooks dinner for his staff every week.
All of our staff rely on fundraised donations to support their work. Donate to Kristopher’s work here.
Katy Pumphrey – Art Team Leader & Gallery Edit Curator
Katy is the Art Team Leader and Gallery Edit Curator. She facilitates the on-boarding process for incoming artists, curates art exhibitions, and keeps Gallery Edit looking beautiful. She is also one of our resident artists, has participated in local and international group exhibits, and leads various in-house art projects. She loves French bulldogs, good food, and laughs like a hearty, middle-aged man. She will be moving to Turkey in 2017 to start an art gallery.
All of our staff rely on fundraised donations to support their work. Donate to Katy’s work here.
Cameron Troy – Digital Media Production & Social Media Assistant
Cameron is a Digital Media Production Assistant in the office. He works closely with the Communications and Social Media Team filming, editing, and producing videos for World Horizons and Hillside Missions, as well as the occasional promotional video for other organizations. Cameron also does IT work which generally consists of turning the wireless router off and on again multiple times per day.
All of our staff rely on fundraised donations to support their work. Donate to Cameron’s work here.
Jessica Phelps- Training Assistant & Gallery Outreach Coordinator
After completing the internship in 2015, Jessica joined our office as a Training Assistant and the Outreach Coordinator for Gallery Edit. She assists with scheduling classes and activities for the interns, helps coordinate teachers, grades assignments, and promotes Gallery Edit’s exhibitions and events. Jessica loves macaroni and cheese and plans to move to Turkey at the end of the year.
All of our staff rely on fundraised donations to support their work. Donate to Jessica’s work here.
Gloria Yurihn Keating – Bookkeeper
Gloria is from Chihuahua, Mexico. In 1999, she married Kris and founded Hillside Missions Organization to provide access to Christian community among the world’s least reached people groups. Gloria is the Finance Administrator for Hillside Missions Organization. She is also a Family Involvement Specialist for Richmond Public Schools. Gloria currently lives in the Shockoe Bottom neighborhood, with her husband Kris, her daughter Ana and her son Max.
All of our staff rely on fundraised donations to support their work. Donate to Gloria’s work here.
Cassandra Collins – Communications & Social Media Director
Cassandra is the Communications Director. She ensures quality, consistency, and clarity across all platforms of communication, from web content to brochures. She also creates printed materials and written content for conferences and recruiting purposes. During her time in the office, Cassandra has edited websites, drawn chalkboard signs, created banners, made flyers, filmed videos, and helped plan events. Cassandra loves cheddar cheese, draws a lot, cooks even more, and runs too many personal blogs.
All of our staff rely on fundraised donations to support their work. Donate to Cassandra’s work here.
Ginny Rush– Evening Gallery Docent & Music Coordinator
Ginny is in charge of our Edit: Sessions, our new Thursday evening gallery event series featuring music concerts, poetry, film screenings and more! She’ll be the one to greet you during the Edit: Sessions where our gallery is open late for those who can’t visit us during the work day. She often initiates office dance parties and enjoys convincing people she can juggle. Ginny also runs her own handmade jewelry line and her art has been featured in shows locally and abroad. Email her if you’re interested in being featured on a Thursday night as a part of our exciting new Edit: Sessions ministry!
All of our staff rely on fundraised donations to support their work. Donate to Ginny’s work here.
Jennifer Chetelat –
Resident Artist & Gallery Assistant
Jennifer joined the Art Team in March 2017 as a Gallery Assistant and Resident Artist. She helps coordinate and set up artists’ exhibitions in Gallery Edit and helps plan the Gallery’s participation in Richmond’s First Friday Artwalk. Additionally, Jennifer is working to engage local churches to expand Gallery Edit’s outreach. Jennifer has been a potter for over 20 years and she really likes chocolate cake.
All of our staff rely on fundraised donations to support their work. Donate to Jennifer’s work here.
Hope Cutchins – Administrative Director
Hope is the Administrative Director for the office. She oversees financial processes as well as ensuring that other administrative activities in the office are assigned appropriately and run smoothly. She writes the weekly email newsletter and spends a lot of time looking at spreadsheets and doing government paperwork. At any given time you can find at least seven sticky notes with lists on her desk. She doesn’t like writing bios for herself.
All of our staff rely on fundraised donations to support their work. Donate to Hope’s work here.
Kaitlyn Troy – Training Administrator
Kaitlyn is the administrator for the Internship Training Program at Hillside Missions. She recruits and onboards interns, schedules teachers for the internship, and creates assignments for the training program. She also coordinates partnerships with other organizations to provide interns with opportunities in the community such as tutoring, child care, and projects with other missions organizations. Kaitlyn likes photography, reads a lot of books, and has an ongoing Netflix addiction.
All of our staff rely on fundraised donations to support their work. Donate to Kaitlyn’s work here.
Farley Sanderford – Field Gallery Coordinator
Farley is the Field Gallery Coordinator for Hillside Missions, and co-curates with Katy and Ginny for Gallery Edit. Farley moved to Richmond in 2008 for graduate school at VCU. She got married the following year and was joined by her husband, Ben. They currently live in The Fan in their small but cozy apartment. Farley is passionate about art history, specifically the art of Francisco Goya, that kooky artist from early 19th century Spain. She joined the Hillside team during the summer of 2015 and is so thankful to share her love of art and desire to see art as mission bring the Gospel of Grace to unreached people around the world. She also enjoys almond milk lattes, immersing herself in a historical fiction book, Mexican food, and belly laughs with her hubby.
All of our staff rely on fundraised donations to support their work. Donate to Farley’s work here.
Lisl Ruckert- Resident Artist
Lisl completed the internship program in 2016 and is now on staff as a Resident Artist. In this role, she assists the Curators in the planning, promotion and operation of Gallery Edit shows. Beyond that, she makes a great pie crust and definitely knows more about sheep than you do.
All of our staff rely on fundraised donations to support their work. Donate to Lisl’s work here.