About Us

Mission, Vision, and Values

Agape International Missions (AIM) is a Christ-led, non-denominational, not-for-profit organization that exists to glorify God through our dedicated efforts to love, protect, and care for survivors of trafficking as well as other vulnerable and exploited individuals.

Through a holistic approach of rescuing, restoring and reintegrating survivors of trafficking and preventing sexual slavery, AIM seeks to meet survivors’ spiritual, emotional, social, educational and physical needs. Our intention is that they may come to know their worth and value in Christ, develop a dependence on Him, and develop skills for a sustainable life.

Fight for Freedom: Mission

To rescue, restore, and reintegrate survivors of sex trafficking through Christ’s love and Gospel. To prevent sex trafficking by protecting, equipping and empowering vulnerable and exploited communities, reducing demand and equipping the local church to do the same worldwide.

(Ephesians 2:8; 2 Corinthians 5:17; Psalms 9:9, 74:21, 82:3; Matthew 25:31-36, 28:18-20; John 6:25-40; Romans 1:16, 8:37-39)

Fight for Freedom Vision

The love of Jesus Christ through His followers will defeat the evil of sex trafficking and sexual slavery.

(Matthew 16:18; Philippians 2:9-11; 1 Peter 4:7-11)

Fight for Freedom: Values

Click to read AIM’s complete Statement of Faith. Our core values are summarized below:

AGAPE LOVE

Loving selflessly, as Jesus loves, without expectation or limit. (Luke 10:27; John 13:34)

INTEGRITY

Doing and saying what is right; giving our best in all contexts and with all people. (Proverbs 12:18-20; 2 Kings 12:15; Colossians 3:23; Proverbs 13:4, 12:24, 15:19; Hebrews 6:11-12; Titus 2:7-8)

RESPECTING OTHERS

Serving one another with a commitment to unity, dignity, and respect; recognizing the equal value of each member of Christ’s body. (John 13:1-18; 1 Corinthians 12:1-31; Philippians 2:2-8; 1 Peter 2:16-17)

BOLDNESS

Consistently and boldly following God’s commandments by faith. (Hebrews 11; Dan 3:16-18)

YES FOR THE ONE

Following Jesus’ example, never turning away a person asking for help. (Matthew 5:42; 25:31-46)

Leadership

Agape International Missions has a USHQ in California and a dedicated staff of over 400 Cambodians throughout Cambodia.

Leadership Team

Don Brewster
DON BREWSTER

Co-Founder; Interim CEO

Bridget Brewster
BRIDGET BREWSTER

Co-Founder

Julie Harrold
Julie Morales-Harrold

Chief Operating Officer

Jim McMorran
Jim McMorran

Chief Financial Officer; Interim Country Director – Cambodia

Sisarat Kheng
Sisarat Kheng

Deputy Country Director – Cambodia

AT Holder
AT HOLDER

Country Director – Belize

Thanny Im
Thanny Im

Director of Prevention

Eric Meldrum
Eric Meldrum

Director of Rescue

Chhay Monea

Co-Director of Restoration

ny leakena

Co-Director of Restoration

Sou Thearos

Director of Reintegration

Doug Nordby
Doug Nordby

Senior Director of Human Resources

Isaac barringer

Director of Human Resources – Cambodia

Samuel Haas

Director of Finance – Cambodia

AIM Board

AIM is governed by a Board of Directors who donate their time and expertise in overall direction and accountability for the ministry team.

Chris Palkowski
Chris Palkowski

Chair

Former Physician-in-Chief, Kaiser Roseville

Ken Petersen
Ken Petersen

Vice-Chair

Founder, Apricot Lane USA

David Scinto, CPA

Treasurer

Founder/CEO, Scinto Group, LLP

Becca c. Johnson, PH.D.

Director

Licensed Psychologist

Brad O’Donnell

Director

Co-President, Capitol Christian Music Group

Craig Van Hulzen
Craig Van Hulzen

Director

Founder/CEO, Van Hulzen Asset Management

Emily Butler

Director

Director of Strategic Initiatives and Human Resources Director, My Secure Advantage Inc.

Maureen Barker

Director

General Manager/CEO, GUIDE Real Estate

Scott D. Shaull Sr.

Director

Pastor, Advancement Ministries, Bayside Church

Clay Butler

Advisor

Director of Strategic Initiatives, My Secure Advantage Inc.

Statement of Faith

AIM serves to glorify God through Jesus Christ.
(1 Peter 4:7-11; Ephesians 1:11-14)

The greatest need for all human kind is forgiveness and salvation through Jesus Christ. He is the way, the truth and the life.
(Romans 5:1-11, 3:21-26; John 4:13-14, 6:22-40, 14:6; Ephesians 1:7, 2:1-10)

The greatest command is to love God, and to love others as ourselves – just as Jesus loves us.
(1 Corinthians 13; Matthew 22:37-40)

Jesus has compassion for people, addressing their deepest spiritual need (for Him as savior and shepherd), while also addressing physical needs. He sought all people, even the outcast and especially the sinner to be his own, changing their lives for all eternity.

(Matthew 9:35-10:1; John 4:1-26, 8:1-11; Luke 19:1-10)

It is by the power of the Holy Spirit dwelling in believers, that AIM carries out its work.
(Ephesians 3:20-21; Romans 8:9-11)

The Church is the body of Christ with Him as head. The church proclaims the Gospel for spiritual and personal transformation. It is through the Church that God cares for the disadvantaged and exploited.
(Ephesians 1:22-23; Colossians 1:17-20; Romans 6:12-14; James 1:27; Psalm 82:3-4)

The Bible is the inspired Word of God and serves to guide all aspects of the Christian life.
(Numbers 23:16-19; John 1:1-14; 2 Timothy 3:15-17)

It is by prayer that we discern the will of God. Through prayer we seek guidance in ministry and provision for ministry. God desires that we ask, and will provide according to His will more than we can ask and imagine.
(John 14:13; Matthew 7:7-11; Ephesians 3:20-21)

All resources belong to God and come from God. He will supply from his unlimited resources all we need to carry out His work.
(Psalm 50:10; Philippians 4:19)