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Passing the Torch

For more than 50 years, Jennie Woods has been pioneering work in child welfare from Guatemala to Zambia; each mission changed hundreds of lives. Jennie has been a light shining in the darkness for many children who were hopeless. Now it is time for her to pass the torch. The work in Zambia has grown to the place where it is time for her to step down from the CEO position after another “mission accomplished.” As Founder of Alliance for Children Everywhere, Jennie will continue to lend her expertise as needed on a part time basis and is looking forward to having time to tackle some other ventures that have been long time dreams. 

The Executive Director position at ACE is being assumed by Cari Armbruster, a dear friend and long time co-worker. She has served on the ACE board for seven years and has spent the last year working side by side with Jennie preparing for this transition. She is very qualified for the work and shares the heart for children and families.

Cari Armbruster is married with two children (7 and 10 years old), loves to travel with her family, and spend time outdoors enjoying the beautiful Pacific Northwest. Cari is energetic and knowledgeable and is exactly the best person to advocate for Zambia’s orphans!




Our Mission
To demonstrate the Love of Jesus Christ by bringing orphans and abandoned children into secure families, schools, and communities.

Our Purpose

  • Rescuing children who would otherwise die
  • Empowering families to care for their children 
  • Facilitating adoptions when there is no family
  • Working alongside the Zambian people assisting them in caring for their children and rebuilding their nation
  • Helping churches educate children so they may grow up to lead families, communities, and country
  • ACE is not political, dogmatic, denominational, or partisan. We maintain very low costs of operations, exemplary by all standards. We have made significant progress, yet the need is still great.



What makes ACE effective?

What would ACE do with additional resources? 

Photos of ACE Work

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of ACE making a
difference in Zambia




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