Founder & President
Jayme founded Romania Reborn in 1998, after spending a year in Romania as a short-term missionary. She has served as president of Romania Reborn since its inception, working from home and traveling to speak at churches and missions events. A homeschooling mom of four, Jayme is co-author of the book The Homeschooling Mother: A Mom Just Like You. You can find her writing on religion, culture, and politics at The Federalist, where she is a senior contributor. Married to Todd since 2000, she and her family live in West Virginia.
After spending over a month in 1993 ministering to Romanian orphans, Christian was overwhelmed by the needs of these children and knew she wanted to return to Romania. In 2006, God led her to spend a year working at Hope House in Oradea, Romania. With the needs of the orphans fresh in her mind and heart, Christian returned home unsure of what God had planned for her life. Within a few months, she was offered the opportunity to work full-time as Romania Reborn’s director, a job that allows her to continue to impact the lives of Romanian orphans and occasionally travel to Romania. Christian currently lives in Brazil with her husband Joir, a wonderful Brazilian man she met at a Romanian wedding. She feels blessed to continue as Executive Director and work part-time from Brazil.
Our newest staff member addition since September 2016, is a Liberty University graduate and has been passionate about serving vulnerable children for many years. Natalie continues to help run the ins and outs of organizational life. Her passion for creativity and deep-seeded love for children carry her along as she spreads the stories of our work. She resides in Fairfax, Virgina and would love to meet you!
Our bookkeeper and Treasurer for Romania Reborn since its inception, Jeanne Domenech continues to have a profound interest in the needs of abandoned children. She has four grown children, one of whom was adopted domestically. She resides in Alexandria, Virginia, with her husband, Doug Domenech, who works for the U.S. Department of the Interior.
Michael Farris, Chairman
Aviel Azevedo, Secretary
Founder and Director Of Hope House Family Center
Our lead social worker and Romanian staff director founded Hope House Oradea in 1996. This family center serves as the headquarters of all our adoptions, foster care, aid to impoverished families, long-term care for graduates from state orphanages, and help biological families to prevent abandonment. Corina’s favorite portion of her work is, “seeing the children's eyes full of love and hope, after they are where God intended for every child to be: in a safe and loving family.”
Marcela Arsenie, Social Worker
Ana Gombos, Social Worker
Dana Cristea, Accountant