Dr. Reuben Gobezie

Dr. Reuben Gobezie is the Board President and Executive Director of Elevate Orphan. Reuben, who was born in Addis Ababa, and his wife Courtney have four children, the youngest of whom was adopted from Ethiopia. The Gobezie family is committed to seeing the Lord glorified by helping the children and widows who are impacted by Elevate Orphan. They go on missions trips to Ethiopia together often.

Dr. Biruk L. Wamisho, FCS, MP

Dr. Biruk L. Wamisho, Professorship of Orthopedic Surgery by the Addis Ababa University Board of Governors. Dr. Biruk along with his beautiful wife, Lili and 2 girls – Hildana and Abayelet and their son, Joel, live in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. We are so thankful for Dr. Biruk’s wisdom, insights and desire to glorify God as he helps us in this good work of elevating orphans and placing them in families!

Dr. Biruk Lambisso is a senior consultant Orthopedic Surgeon by profession. He is as well an Associate Professor at Addis Ababa University- Black lion Hospital, President of Ethiopian Society of Orthopedics & Traumatology (ESOT), Head of Department of Orthopedic at School of Medicine, and College of Health Science in AAU. He is also the Chairman of several committees at Federal and Addis Ababa City level.
Dr. Biruk has been elected and served in several executive committees of National professional associations like Ethiopian Medical Association (EMA). He is known for his extensive work in the areas of Medical ethics, Medical professionalism and teachings of clinical research coordinator (CRC).
Dr. Biruk enjoys treating patients, teaching medical and specializing students/doctors and conducts several researches.
It is to be well remembered that Dr. Biruk and the team operated on a teenage girl with a parasitic, twin received award and recognition from the Parliament of Ethiopia. He performed over 15,000 documented major/complex orthopedic surgeries, both at his public and private practice in the last two decades.
He is a much respected surgeon the nation has produced and enjoys helping our citizens in need. Many benefited from his healing hands and learned his skills.
What is more, he is volunteer regular surgical campaigner participated and made valuable contributions on different occasions during surgical camping in the rural parts of Ethiopia organized by ESOT, NaPAN, Surgical Society of Ethiopia (SSE), and Federal Ministry of Health.
Dr. Biruk is humble, sociable, well interactive and hard working.

Brandon Edwards

The Edwards’ family loves the kids at Elevate Orphan and they are passionate about God’s heart to care for the orphan and widow (James 1:27). Brandon is a Worship Pastor at Journey Church in Bozeman, Montana. He has had the privilege to oversee Journey’s global outreach for the past 7 years and has led many short-term missions trips to Ethiopia as well as a continued to partnership with Elevate Orphan/Bring Love In in Addis for many years.

Thomas A

Thomas is a gifted administrator and loves the children passionately and is a brother in Christ of high integrity, profound organizational skills and extreme honesty. Thomas, as a native of Ethiopia, has developed deep relationships within the Ethiopian Government and Orphanages. He has a broad network of relationships that enable him to connect the children with jobs, vocational schools and housing as native born Ethiopians and long-standing residents of Addis Ababa and of The Body of Christ in Addis.


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