Meet the Team

Get to know the IWSI Team

All US team members are volunteers who devote their time
because of their love for the mission.

Andrea Williams

Founder; President & CEO

Andrea has a Master’s in Organizational Leadership and an MBA. She founded and ran a private Christian School for years as well as oversaw children’s ministry programs at two different churches. She has a heart for the hurting. You can learn more about Andrea at

Andrea oversees the day to day administrative and program operations of IWSI as well works in the area of freedom and deliverance ministry.

Judith Nyapola

Country Director - Rwanda

Judith has been directing our work in Rwanda since 2017.  She transitioned our work with children from a shelter to a thriving foster care system and successfully launched our Keza Sewing Center in 2019.  Judith has a background in social work and is a strong leader. She stands up for what is right and doesn’t back down. 

Kanyamibwa Lidia

Operations Coordinator - Rwanda


Iryanyawera M. Claire

Lead Sewing Teacher - Rwanda


Iyamuremye Diane

Assistant Sewing Teacher - Rwanda


Weston Day

IWSI Pastor and Church Planter; Director of Freedom Training Ground

Weston joined our team in the fall of 2016. He is an ordained pastor, loves the Lord, and loves people.  He has a heart to lead and disciple the Lord’s children in truth and see them walking in the fullness of the Lord.     

Lori Day

Director of Prayer, Outreach, and Freedom Training Ground

Lori, along with her husband Weston, joined our team in the fall of 2016. She has a heart for broken people and desires to see the fullness of Christ in each person. She is an ordained pastor and oversees the Freedom Training Ground.

Sean Williams

Vice President of the Board of Directors

Sean has a background in business and is a Texas A&M law school graduate.  Sean brings a wealth of knowledge and counsel to the table.

Candice Holland

Board of Directors

Joining IWSI in 2017, Candice felt so drawn to our work that she relocated to be closer to what God is doing through IWSI. She is the owner of Excel Employment Services.

Diana Acosta

Board of Directors