Our Story

Wipe Every Tear started in a high school teacher’s classroom. As a basketball coach and father, Kenny Sacht’s heart broke during a 2007 summer mission trip with his students during a basketball outreach held in a Philippine slum. Afterward, he and his wife decided to help one impoverished girl he’d met during that time. One girl quickly became four. In 2012, Kenny quit his teaching job to dedicate all of his time to the formation of Wipe Every Tear. Our first safe house, called Hope House, was purchased and Rebecca Angeles became our Filipina Director. More women were welcomed into Hope House where they experienced freedom, security, warm meals, education, and discipleship. Through this simple act of providing a loving home, women’s lives are continuing to be restored to this day.

Our Team

Kenny Sacht

Founder/Director, USA

If he isn’t in the Wipe Every Tear office, you can find him loving his precious bride, DA, holding one of his grandbabies, or praying and worshiping God. Kenny is a Kingdom dreamer who seeks God’s vision and ushers in profound joy everywhere he goes. His love for God, people, and his passion for true restoration of hearts fuels everything Wipe Every Tear does.

Rebecca Angeles

Director, Philippines

Rebecca, lovingly known as Mama Becks, is beautifully unique in every way. She leads by example and is a true woman of faith. Because she said yes to God, countless others are experiencing newfound freedom. We are so thankful for her.

Ally Smith

Director, USA

Southern to her core, Ally is as sweet as they come. Her joyful spirit invites open honesty and comfort. Her vulnerability in worship and her pursuit of excellence in everything she does is such a blessing for our team. When she’s not working diligently on completing a task, you may find her swing dancing the night away.

Ebie Hepworth

Director of Missions, USA

Known for her boldness, passion, and joy, this beautiful woman of God inspires all whom she meets. Ebie is a trailblazer and was our first USA full-time employee. She’s madly in love with her husband Zac and their two lovely children. She pours herself into her family and our long-term missionaries with compassion and Spirit filled wisdom.

Zac Hepworth

Community Relations and Development, USA

Zac’s relationship with Wipe Every Tear began when he went on a trip to the Philippines with his wife, Ebie. Zac is our resident philosopher, greatest encourager, and a bold leader. He thrives on developing partnership and relationship with the local Church. Thank you, Zac, for adding structure and substance to our dreams.

Lauren Sanders

Missions and Events Coordinator, USA

Lauren is known for her genuine heart to serve – she loves getting to know people! God has uniquely empowered her desire to work toward freedom and she does so with excellence. Her time at Texas A&M inspired her to take a leap and join our team all the way from Texas!


Lauren Phillips

Administration, USA

Lauren is a breath of fresh air at Wipe Every Tear. She brings years of knowledge in the nonprofit field and helps guide our staff graciously. Lauren loves to infuse structure into dreams. She delights in resting in the Lord in worship. Her time away from the office is spent with her family, taking a bike ride through town, or hiking in the Boise foothills.


Anna Jo Young

Tayo Livelihood Program, USA

Anna Jo is our West Virginia sweetheart. We love her encouraging spirit, her heart for Kingdom, and her gentle strength. Anna Jo’s zeal and desire to run after the promises of God keeps our team inspired.

KATHY AUGHENBAUGH

Donor Relations, USA

After serving women and children who were rescued from the sex trade in Mumbai, India, the Lord directed Kathy toward Wipe Every Tear. Kathy is very attentive to detail and an administrative guru. She trusts in provision from her heavenly Father, and desires to move into a full-time administrative role in the Boise office very soon.


Lalyn Asuero

Outreach Coordinator, Philippines

Known for her humor and wit, Lalyn carries life and hope everywhere she goes. She lives a life of abandonment and service. As a strong leader, she has cultivated Wipe Every Tear Thailand to be a place of refuge.


Mak Silvano

Bookkeeper - Philippines

Mak’s gentle spirit allows her to develop deep sister-like bonds with each girl that comes into our care. Her creativity inspires our girls to express themselves through art and music. Mak’s diligence is greatly appreciated by our team and significantly impacts our girls.

Luna Ramilo

Educational Coordinator

Luna is such a joyful addition to our team! Her laugh is contagious and all of our girls feel right at home beside her. Her knowledge of education allows each of our girls to get the help they need to thrive in school. We are so thankful for Luna!


DITAS LEONARDO

Social Worker, Philippines

Ate (Aunt) Ditas is the answer to many years of prayer. Ditas lives each day with gratitude, asking the Lord, with every step, where she should serve. She is a safe refuge for women coming into our care. She quickly became an invaluable member of our team. We don’t know what we would do without her!


JORELLI TORRES

Livelihood Coordinator, Philippines

Jorelli is one of our newest additions to our family. We are so grateful for her prayerful, powerful spirit. Jorelli is an initiator and motivator who deeply cares for our women. She loves to empower and help them achieve their greatest potential. We’re so thankful for her “yes” to the call of Jesus.

RHODA CABASAG

Administrative Assistant, Philippines

How we cherish Rhoda! We have watched as the Lord took her on a beautiful journey that lead her to come on staff with Wipe Every Tear. Rhoda is dedicated to seeing her Filipina sisters pursue their dreams. Rhoda shows how adventurous life with Jesus can be. You can find Rhoda hiking a mountain or surfing ocean waves during her personal time.

KARISSA VALDES

Communications Coordinator, Philippines

In 2017, God revealed His heart for His children trapped in captivity to Karissa. Months later, she joined our Filipino staff just three days after graduating college. When you get to know her, you will find that she has such a big heart for others and a desire for them to feel the Father’s love. She brings radiant joy, love, and, childlike faith to our team.

Lucy Capron

Activity Specialist/Missionary

Lucy is one of our full-time interns in the Philippines and brings the definition of FUN to Wipe Every Tear. Since fun and dancing walk hand in hand, you can expect Lucy to break out a spontaneous dance party anywhere and everywhere she goes!

Hannah Abbott

Missions Host/Missionary

Hannah loves to laugh, sing, and play guitar. She is so sensitive to the Holy Spirit and to others. She also has a passion for writing and story telling. Don’t be misconstrued by her tender soul, she is fearless. After just one short visit to the Philippines, she fell in love with the country and with watching young women experience freedom.

BRANDON & CAITLYN DOERKSEN

Missionaries, Philippines

Brandon, Caitlyn, and their sweet baby girl, Selah, bring such sweetness to our staff. They add wisdom from their powerful faith in the Lord. They love strengthening relationships and investing in others. While we love having them here in the Boise office, the Doerksen family will launch as long-term missionaries to the Philippines soon.

JORDAN & JESS EVERSEN

Missionaries, Philippines

G’day to our favorite Aussies! Jordan and Jess are joining our team all the way from Perth, Australia. After serving refugees in Greece, the poor in the Philippines, and women trapped in bondage in Latvia, the Lord brought them to us. We are so grateful! Jordan and Jess pour out the love of Christ to each person they meet.

ELLEN MENNELL

Missionary, Philippines

Ellen is a passionate woman of God, propelled by her compassionate heart. Her beautiful feet have taken her to 14 countries spanning four continents. Her greatest passion is to impart the great love of the Father and pray for restoration of people’s true identity in Christ. Her own journey through this unique path of inner healing has fueled her with great faith for this work. “It’s an honor and privilege to be the hands and feet of Jesus in dark places. After all, my name means light.”

LISETTE FOX

Missionary, Philippines

Lisette is a woman of passion and intention fueled by her love for the Father and His kids. She is both fiery and gentle and loves to share about the Father’s heart of extravagance. Lisette walks in breakthrough and her worship brings freedom to many. She is a joy-spreader and a straight-shooter and we’re thrilled that she is joining our livelihood team, empowering women to be free!

 

Want to join our team?

Wipe Every Tear is always looking for dedicated and Kingdom-minded individuals to join our team! We have current needs in the Philippines, Thailand and Boise, Idaho.