Natalie Terlitsky

Volunteer & Church Mobilization Specialist

World Relief’s mission is to empower the Church to serve the vulnerable. As the Volunteer & Church Mobilization Specialist for World Relief Upstate, Natalie recruits and equips volunteers and churches to welcome refugees who have fled their home countries out of fear of persecution. As refugees make South Carolina their new home, volunteers walk alongside them as they begin the road to self-sufficiency, integration, and the development of authentic relationships.

Natalie grew up in the Greenville, SC area and is a graduate of Furman University where she studied Sociology, History, and Women/Gender studies. She most recently served as a Program Manager for Surgeons for Sight in Greenville, SC. 

Please contact Natalie if you are interested in learning more about volunteer opportunities with World Relief in the Upstate.

Misty Huey

Program Manager

Over 68 million people around the world have been forced to leave their homes. It takes a strong sense of courage and resilience to leave a country and start over in a new place that was never originally meant to be home. As Program Manager, Misty works hand in hand with staff members to ensure clients are receiving the support they need as they begin to rebuild their lives here in the Upstate . Misty grew up in Spartanburg, South Carolina and believes the South is the best place to be! She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Spanish and a Master’s Degree in Public Administration/Nonprofit Management.

Brittany Lingerfelt

Case Management Specialist

To meet the needs of the local community, refugees, and the office it takes a lot of coordination, communication, and administration. Brittany serves as our case management specialist. Brittany works specifically with any client who has been in the United States for 90 days or longer. Brittany is from Richmond, Virginia and moved to the Upstate with her husband in 2017.  She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Teaching English as a Second Language and a Master’s Degree in Human Services Counseling: Crisis Response and Trauma from Liberty University. 

Steve Compton

Office Director

Steve serves as the Office Director, providing the overall vision, guidance, and management to the Upstate office of World Relief. Together with congregations, businesses, and local governments, we are creating a compassionate network in the Upstate that welcomes the foreign-born into our communities, breaking bread with them, growing together in faith with them, and building a stronger community. As we, through our support and connections, integrate these New Americans into our communities, our communities become stronger through the strength, character, and culture of refugee families. As the Office Director, Steve collaborates with churches, community leaders, and other parts of our community to develop a greater mission and infrastructure to connect volunteers and community resources to the welcoming and integration of refugees in the Upstate of South Carolina

Corrie McKee

Employment Specialist

True integration for refugees into their local community involves securing employment and the ability to provide financially for themselves.  As the Employment Specialist, Corrie connects refugees to job training and employment, as well as developing relationships with companies who employ refugees.  Many local employers have found refugees to have a strong work ethic and to be a reliable source of workers. If you are looking for reliable, committed employees and would like to employ a refugee, contact Corrie today!

Brandi Eversole

Refugee School Impact Coordinator

Jacob Campbell

Resettlement Specialist