Dr. Wess Stafford

Dr. Wess Stafford is President Emeritus of Compassion International, one of the world’s largest Christian child development organizations, partnering with more than 60 denominations and 7,000 local churches to serve nearly 2 million children in 26 countries. He has worked both overseas and in leadership positions at ministry headquarters for four decades, and served as President and CEO of Compassion International for 20 years. The author of Too Small to Ignore: Why the Least of These Matters Most and Just a Minute: In the Heart of a Child, One Moment Can Last Forever, and host of the radio feature Speak Up with Compassion, Wess is an internationally recognized advocate for children in poverty, speaking up for those who cannot speak for themselves.