During almost 2 decades living in slums and poor communities, Craig has established a series of initiatives to care for vulnerable children. For 8 years, Craig led  Servants , a ministry within the slums of Asia. His postgrad research in International Development led to the publication of   The Urban Halo   .  Craig's second book,   Subversive Jesus  , was recently published by Zondervan.

During almost 2 decades living in slums and poor communities, Craig has established a series of initiatives to care for vulnerable children. For 8 years, Craig led Servants, a ministry within the slums of Asia. His postgrad research in International Development led to the publication of The Urban Halo. Craig's second book, Subversive Jesus, was recently published by Zondervan.

Craig Greenfield - Founder/Director

 Hitomi holds a Ph.D. from Fuller Theological Seminary in the field of contextualized theological education. Her background in education, curriculum design and creative inner healing work has included ministry among young people in the US, Japan and Cambodia. A native of Japan, Hitomi grew up in both Japan and the US. As a competitive swimmer who loves the water, her favorite memories are swimming with wild dolphins in Hawaii and sitting in outdoor hot springs in her Japanese hometown.

Hitomi holds a Ph.D. from Fuller Theological Seminary in the field of contextualized theological education. Her background in education, curriculum design and creative inner healing work has included ministry among young people in the US, Japan and Cambodia. A native of Japan, Hitomi grew up in both Japan and the US. As a competitive swimmer who loves the water, her favorite memories are swimming with wild dolphins in Hawaii and sitting in outdoor hot springs in her Japanese hometown.

Dr. Hitomi Gray - Academy Principal

 Lakhina is a passionate advocate for children and she enjoys using her amazing language skills to coordinate the translation of our resources into 23 languages (and counting…) Lakhina oversees the production of all our comic books and animations. She is also a keen soccer player and loves all kinds of Cambodian foods.

Lakhina is a passionate advocate for children and she enjoys using her amazing language skills to coordinate the translation of our resources into 23 languages (and counting…) Lakhina oversees the production of all our comic books and animations. She is also a keen soccer player and loves all kinds of Cambodian foods.

Lakhina So - Media Team Leader

 Mart-Jan is a mechanical engineer by training, and worked as a project manager in Holland. More important to him is his passion for God. He lives in Kep, Cambodia together with his wife Talitha and their three children. Mart-Jan dreams of a camp filled with children, meeting Jesus for the first time, and joyfully worshipping together. His hobbies are photography and sailing.

Mart-Jan is a mechanical engineer by training, and worked as a project manager in Holland. More important to him is his passion for God. He lives in Kep, Cambodia together with his wife Talitha and their three children. Mart-Jan dreams of a camp filled with children, meeting Jesus for the first time, and joyfully worshipping together. His hobbies are photography and sailing.

Mart-Jan van der Maas - Shalom Valley Co-Director

 Daly is known for his quiet, but wise presence. He is one of our senior Khmer leaders. Daly has a background of several years working in finance. He is a hobby photographer and enjoys going to the gym and playing soccer. In his spare time he leads a small group at his church.

Daly is known for his quiet, but wise presence. He is one of our senior Khmer leaders. Daly has a background of several years working in finance. He is a hobby photographer and enjoys going to the gym and playing soccer. In his spare time he leads a small group at his church.

Daly Gnou - HR & Finance Manager

 Phearom’s gifts lie in the area of discipling youth and leadership. He previously led the Alongsiders movement in Cambodia and is now working with Mart-Jan to establish Shalom Valley camp. Phearom spent a year in Canada on an exchange program with the Mennonite Central Committee. His experience at a Canadian camp was deeply impactful.

Phearom’s gifts lie in the area of discipling youth and leadership. He previously led the Alongsiders movement in Cambodia and is now working with Mart-Jan to establish Shalom Valley camp. Phearom spent a year in Canada on an exchange program with the Mennonite Central Committee. His experience at a Canadian camp was deeply impactful.

Phearom Nak - Shalom Valley Co-Director

 Phka is an experienced church mobilizer, having worked with church networks across Cambodia in partnership with OneHope, World Relief and Samaritan's Purse. Phka recently joined the Alongsiders team and is well known for his hilarious sense of humour and passionate story telling. He is married with three sons and enjoys playing table tennis, volleyball and football.

Phka is an experienced church mobilizer, having worked with church networks across Cambodia in partnership with OneHope, World Relief and Samaritan's Purse. Phka recently joined the Alongsiders team and is well known for his hilarious sense of humour and passionate story telling. He is married with three sons and enjoys playing table tennis, volleyball and football.

Im Phka - Cambodia Coordinator

 Now based in Singapore, Henna was born in Taiwan and grew up in a Christian family. She graduated from the university of Taiwan with a major in banking and worked in accounting for many years. Henna loves flowers, delicious bread and long, relaxing walks.

Now based in Singapore, Henna was born in Taiwan and grew up in a Christian family. She graduated from the university of Taiwan with a major in banking and worked in accounting for many years. Henna loves flowers, delicious bread and long, relaxing walks.

Henna Chang - Accountant

 Lisa is Cambodian-Chinese and grew up in New Zealand. She has a background in non-profit governance and fundraising with  Amnesty International  and  Child Rescue . She brings her considerable skills and experience in this area to Alongsiders by supporting our board members and fundraising efforts. Lisa is married to Erik, a Samoan-Kiwi and they are expecting their first child.

Lisa is Cambodian-Chinese and grew up in New Zealand. She has a background in non-profit governance and fundraising with Amnesty International and Child Rescue. She brings her considerable skills and experience in this area to Alongsiders by supporting our board members and fundraising efforts. Lisa is married to Erik, a Samoan-Kiwi and they are expecting their first child.

Lisa Ho - Development Director

 Phorn came to us after working as an animator for several years at another Christian NGO. As the first animator in our team, he began training others in the media team in animation skills and now leads our animation efforts. Phorn is the father of two boys and enjoys playing soccer competitively and singing karaoke.

Phorn came to us after working as an animator for several years at another Christian NGO. As the first animator in our team, he began training others in the media team in animation skills and now leads our animation efforts. Phorn is the father of two boys and enjoys playing soccer competitively and singing karaoke.

Sophorn Sum - Senior Animator

 Meera is an experienced corporate coach and former journalist, based in KL, Malaysia. She enjoys walking alongside leaders from different cultures and helping them discover new ways to lead and grow the movement in their countries. In this process, she helps them to realize their potential to lead and fulfill God's purpose for each of them in Alongsiders.

Meera is an experienced corporate coach and former journalist, based in KL, Malaysia. She enjoys walking alongside leaders from different cultures and helping them discover new ways to lead and grow the movement in their countries. In this process, she helps them to realize their potential to lead and fulfill God's purpose for each of them in Alongsiders.

Meera Mahadevan - Coach

 Reaksmey started as a volunteer intern after seeing our animation team on Facebook and reaching out to us. She was keen to develop her artistic ability and drawing skills. Reaksmey quickly became part of the team and was hired as a junior animator. She now divides her time between drawing the backgrounds and characters for our animated training series, and managing our new app, The School of Destiny.

Reaksmey started as a volunteer intern after seeing our animation team on Facebook and reaching out to us. She was keen to develop her artistic ability and drawing skills. Reaksmey quickly became part of the team and was hired as a junior animator. She now divides her time between drawing the backgrounds and characters for our animated training series, and managing our new app, The School of Destiny.

Reaksmey Uon - Project Manager

 As a young girl, Chenda’s life was deeply impacted by an Alongsider who came alongside her. Chenda later became an Alongsider herself and her obvious leadership skills led us to recruit her in a communications role. Today she helps support the movement in Cambodia and also oversees communication Alongsiders all over the country. She recently graduated with a degree in International Relations.

As a young girl, Chenda’s life was deeply impacted by an Alongsider who came alongside her. Chenda later became an Alongsider herself and her obvious leadership skills led us to recruit her in a communications role. Today she helps support the movement in Cambodia and also oversees communication Alongsiders all over the country. She recently graduated with a degree in International Relations.

Chenda Pav - Communications Assistant

 Pheaktra is our in-house IT specialist and keeps all our computers up to date and working well. Pheaktra is involved in a range of Alongsiders media projects including the comics, webtoons, animations and the new app, The School of Destiny. As an Alongsider himself, Pheaktra met and married Karuna, a fellow Alongsider.Tep

Pheaktra is our in-house IT specialist and keeps all our computers up to date and working well. Pheaktra is involved in a range of Alongsiders media projects including the comics, webtoons, animations and the new app, The School of Destiny. As an Alongsider himself, Pheaktra met and married Karuna, a fellow Alongsider.Tep

Pheaktra Tep - Junior Animator

 Theara handles the Photoshop and InDesign work that goes into creating the comics used all over the world. He has become adept at working with multiple languages and fonts. Theara is also a former "little brother", who grew up to become an Alongsider himself. He runs a homework club for local kids out of his home. Theara is married to a fellow Alongsider and has two young sons.

Theara handles the Photoshop and InDesign work that goes into creating the comics used all over the world. He has become adept at working with multiple languages and fonts. Theara is also a former "little brother", who grew up to become an Alongsider himself. He runs a homework club for local kids out of his home. Theara is married to a fellow Alongsider and has two young sons.

Theara Bun - Junior Animator

 Bunhak is one of the original “little brothers” who grew up to become an Alongsider himself. He faithfully serves at the Alongsiders International headquarters in Phnom Penh by keeping the place safe at night, fixing any maintenance issues and making all kinds of beautiful recycled wood furniture. Bunhak is a talented craftsman. He married a fellow Alongsider and they recently had their first baby.

Bunhak is one of the original “little brothers” who grew up to become an Alongsider himself. He faithfully serves at the Alongsiders International headquarters in Phnom Penh by keeping the place safe at night, fixing any maintenance issues and making all kinds of beautiful recycled wood furniture. Bunhak is a talented craftsman. He married a fellow Alongsider and they recently had their first baby.

Bunhak Heng - Building Assistant

 Srey Mom is famous for her delicious cooking which we enjoy twice a week as a team at the office lunch. We still fondly remember the time she cooked stewed dog meat without telling us what we were eating. Srey Mom has four teenage children and works hard to support her family. She always has a cheerful smile on her face.

Srey Mom is famous for her delicious cooking which we enjoy twice a week as a team at the office lunch. We still fondly remember the time she cooked stewed dog meat without telling us what we were eating. Srey Mom has four teenage children and works hard to support her family. She always has a cheerful smile on her face.

Srey Mom - Cook and Office Cleaner

 Ngechsor serves as office assistant and book keeper at our Phnom Penh headquarters. After work, she studies accounting at a local university. She is known for her cheerful personality and radiant smile - a welcoming face to greet every guest that comes through the door. Ngechsor loves listening to music and reading books.

Ngechsor serves as office assistant and book keeper at our Phnom Penh headquarters. After work, she studies accounting at a local university. She is known for her cheerful personality and radiant smile - a welcoming face to greet every guest that comes through the door. Ngechsor loves listening to music and reading books.

Ngechsor Lem - Admin Assistant

 Nay escaped Cambodia's Khmer Rouge as a child, relocating to New Zealand as a young refugee. From an early age, she sensed God calling her back to serve her own people, leading to many years of incarnational ministry in Cambodian slums. She has pioneered ministries among women trapped in prostitution, as well as served as a mentor and Spiritual Director to many young leaders. She is a qualified teacher, and mother to the noisiest kids in Phnom Penh, Jayden and Micah.

Nay escaped Cambodia's Khmer Rouge as a child, relocating to New Zealand as a young refugee. From an early age, she sensed God calling her back to serve her own people, leading to many years of incarnational ministry in Cambodian slums. She has pioneered ministries among women trapped in prostitution, as well as served as a mentor and Spiritual Director to many young leaders. She is a qualified teacher, and mother to the noisiest kids in Phnom Penh, Jayden and Micah.

Nayhouy Greenfield - Child Protection Advisor

 Paul is the father of three boys and a keen sportsman - playing soccer and Australian Rules Football, and going on morning runs around the streets of Phnom Penh. Originally from Brisbane, Australia, Paul has a background in teaching, coaching sports and accounting. He is currently learning Khmer language and advising our Finance team.

Paul is the father of three boys and a keen sportsman - playing soccer and Australian Rules Football, and going on morning runs around the streets of Phnom Penh. Originally from Brisbane, Australia, Paul has a background in teaching, coaching sports and accounting. He is currently learning Khmer language and advising our Finance team.

Paul Hodges - Finance Advisor

 Alli is married to Paul and is the mother of three very energetic boys. Her professional background is in HR and she has worked in both the corporate and government sectors in Australia and the U.K.  She is currently learning the Khmer language and advising our HR Manager as he learns the ropes  Alli is a gifted networker and enjoys bringing people together to share their stories and learn from each other. Her happy place is a quiet spot watching the sun set over the ocean and marvelling at the beauty of God's creation.

Alli is married to Paul and is the mother of three very energetic boys. Her professional background is in HR and she has worked in both the corporate and government sectors in Australia and the U.K.

She is currently learning the Khmer language and advising our HR Manager as he learns the ropes

Alli is a gifted networker and enjoys bringing people together to share their stories and learn from each other. Her happy place is a quiet spot watching the sun set over the ocean and marvelling at the beauty of God's creation.

Allison Hodges - HR Advisor

 Talitha is married to Mart-Jan and grew up in the Netherlands, where she worked as a nurse till she became a mother. Talitha has always loved camp work and serving youth. She also enjoys home schooling her three kids. In her free time she enjoys walking, reading, catching up with friends, listening music and swimming.

Talitha is married to Mart-Jan and grew up in the Netherlands, where she worked as a nurse till she became a mother. Talitha has always loved camp work and serving youth. She also enjoys home schooling her three kids. In her free time she enjoys walking, reading, catching up with friends, listening music and swimming.

Talitha van der Maas - Shalom Valley Assistant

 Andy is a talented wordsmith and photographer who has been our main blogger and the author of our first book,  The Alongsiders Story . Andy worked in Cambodia helping young people transition from orphanages to living in the community. Now based in the US, Andy is a teacher at a local New Mexico high school. He loves cooking food from scratch - especially New Mexican enchiladas and green chile stew. Andy is happily married to Hitomi and together they have three daughters.

Andy is a talented wordsmith and photographer who has been our main blogger and the author of our first book, The Alongsiders Story. Andy worked in Cambodia helping young people transition from orphanages to living in the community. Now based in the US, Andy is a teacher at a local New Mexico high school. He loves cooking food from scratch - especially New Mexican enchiladas and green chile stew. Andy is happily married to Hitomi and together they have three daughters.

Andy Gray - Writer