Daren and Tina got to know each other as youth leaders of the Refinery Youth Group, a youth group combining high school age students from two of World Impact’s Wichita church plants. They began dating in January of 2003 and were married one year later.
Daren is the Executive Director of Ministry for World Impact’s Midwest Region. Tina works in member care and women’s ministry. Daren and Tina have two boys, Jackson (Sept. 2009) and Justus (Aug. 2012).
Hayley Cheatham serves as the Director of Operations for World Impact Midwest and as the Mobile Medical Coordinator. She is excited to have found a job that allows her to use her gifts while honoring her passion for the urban poor. In her spare time she enjoys reading, spending time with her dog and two cats and extended family, volunteering with Big Brothers Big Sisters, and making collage art.
Ted Smith grew up in the inner-city of Baltimore, MD. Since giving his life to Christian service nearly three decades ago, he has served as a missionary to the Philippines and with churches in Oklahoma and Texas.
He currently serves as Regional Director of Ministry, overseeing ministry staff and ministry engagements throughout the Midwest Region. In addition, Ted is the Director of The Urban Ministry Institute (TUMI) of Dallas facilitating classes and managing TUMI partnerships in the DFW area and beyond. He also teaches at Dallas Christian College.
Aubrey joined World Impact in June of 2017. She serves as Regional Administrative Assistant for the Midwest.
She enjoys hiking, bike-riding, playing guitar and spending time with friends and her husband of five years.
Iowa native, Aubrey has called Wichita, Kansas home for the last 11 years. She and Jake have two fluffy cats and live near downtown Wichita.