A Goodbye and 2 New Hello's

Published Wed, Feb 22, 2023
Written by Sarah Pietryga



February was an exciting and bittersweet month for EduNations’ US Office! We bid farewell to Beth Weaver, our Sponsorship Coordinator, who officially retired from EduNations on February 15, and said hello to two new staff members, Kelly Stitt and Pilar Rodriguez. 


As a founder of EduNations, Beth has served this organization for 19 years as both a volunteer and staff member. There are no adequate words to express our sincere gratitude for her selfless sacrifice of time, energy, and resources for this great work in Sierra Leone.  From all of us at EduNations, Congratulations, Beth!  We love you and pray God's blessing upon you as you begin this new chapter of life!


Kelly Stitt is taking on the role of Sponsorship Coordinator. During an international mission trip with her teenage daughter in 2017, Kelly’s life focus was forever changed.  Her desire to help the poor, the orphaned, and the widowed grew enormously and was a true work of the Spirit. A year later, Kelly heard Samuel speak at North Park Church about the things God was doing through EduNations in the remote villages of Sierra Leone.  Kelly’s family quickly felt led to support EduNations’ students financially, and during a recent search for a part-time job, God dropped this EduNations’ opportunity in her lap. Kelly comes to us with 20 years of business experience managing brands at the H.J. Heinz Co., as well as 20+ years raising her three daughters along with her husband, Mike.


Pilar Rodriguez is taking on the role of our new Administrative Assistant. Pilar has had a deep desire to glorify God by making a difference in this world since she was young. Having grown up in third world countries, she experienced first-hand the hope that loving and investing in children can bring. Throughout her life, she has been involved in organizations who are changing lives - especially those sharing the light of Jesus. She has participated in several mission trips around the world that have enriched her life. She is honored to now be serving the children in Sierra Leone. Pilar graduated with a degree in Industrial Management from Grove City College and lives in Pittsburgh with her husband and their three blessings.


Please help us celebrate Beth and welcome Kelly and Pilar to our team!