Founder / Executive Director
Rebekah Wilder has had a passion from age 9 to help orphans in China. She grew up in Minnetonka, MN with her family of five. She graduated in 2011 with a B.A. in Intercultural Studies and a double minor in Chinese, and Children and Family Studies. She has worked with special needs children since 2008, and is a certified Mental Health Practitioner and Behavioral Therapist. Rebekah moved to China permanently in early 2015, and currently runs Hope Station’s programs in a local orphanage. This picture shows Rebekah with Ella, one of the kiddos Hope Station serves.
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Margarete is a native of Sichuan province. She likes eating spicy food, and lives in Chengdu, the capital city of Sichuan. Her major in college was Business English, and following graduation she worked as an English teacher. In 2011, she and her teaching team won the “Best Team Award” while participating in CCTV’s “Most Beautiful Rural Teachers” program. In 2013, she worked with special needs children for the first time as a member of Hidden Treasure Home in Fuzhou. In 2015, she interned at a children’s home called Ranch Ehrlo in Saskatchewan, Canada, for 8 months. She began working for Hope Station in 2018.
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Stephanie moved from Washington, U.S. to Chengdu in 2014, met the love of her life local Chinese Ryan Li, got married, and they have built their life together in Chengdu. Before joining Hope Station, she was an Elementary school teacher at an international school. One of her favorite things about teaching was learning how to support the unique needs of individual children in her classes. She began working for Hope Station in 2018.
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Marsha lives in Minnesota with her husband. They enjoy camping and biking together and love spending time with their family as often as possible. They have traveled to China two times to visit Rebekah and have had the privilege of spending time with the precious children at the orphanage both times.
Marsha loves handling all the US side administrative tasks for Hope Station and sees it as a privilege to work alongside her daughter in her life dream. This picture shows Marsha with Anthony-now-Tommy, one of the kiddos Hope Station served before his adoption.
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