Meet the Team

Our Staff

Pam Franks

Pam began her work among the nations by serving in medical missions in Central America for five years. She continued her nursing career in Omaha until founding Embrace the Nations. She also worked as the Missions Director of Good News Church for 25 years where she came to know and love the beautiful people of almost 50 different countries. She has led many global teams to several different countries over the years. 

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Robin Theroult

Robin has served refugee families since 2005 and feels extremely blessed to love and learn from the families that have resettled in Omaha from all over the world. She has worked with Embrace the Nations since the beginning and even visited Burma—home to many of those displaced families who arrived in 2009. Over the years, Robin has made special connections with kids, teens, adults and whole families from various ethnic groups and religious backgrounds. Robin is married to Tom and together they have four married children and seven grandchildren.

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Emily Bishop

Emily began volunteering with Embrace the Nations in 2010 while on summer break. It was then that she fell in love with the refugee community and continued teaching English. She went on to get her bachelors in English and Intercultural Studies and her masters in TESOL. After some cross cultural travel, she put down roots in Omaha and came on staff in 2017. While her role is primarily administrative, she loves the opportunity to interact with refugee families swapping stories and sipping tea. 

Our Volunteer Team

Our volunteers are made up of about 40 men and women from multiple cultural backgrounds, varying generations and differing denominations. Together, they make up a strong team of compassionate followers of Jesus Christ who understand that we are to love God and love others as ourselves. They see the unique fabrics of each person made in the image of God and the cultural identities they bare. Our volunteer’s genuine care for the refugee community is measurably felt by those they serve. Whether it is teaching English as a Second language to a newly arrived Afghan family, providing transportation to doctor appointments, stuffing envelopes for the next newsletter, or sharing a meal, they recognize that we all have a role to play.