Meet Via Love International's Founder and Executive Director, Tiffany Mares. Tiffany grew up in Thornton, Colorado. Her passion to see people come to know and serve Christ began early on in her walk with Christ in 1998 when she started a Bible study and prayer group at her high school. After receiving her Bachelor of Science degree in Education from Southwestern Assemblies of God University in Texas, Tiffany returned to Thornton where she served for 7 years as the Director of Youth Programs and Advocacy at a local non-profit working with homeless, migrant, immigrant and at-risk families in her community. It was in this role working with many immigrants from Latin America, that Tiffany learned Spanish and fell in love with the Latino culture.
Tiffany has always had a heart for foreign missions and has traveled to 23 countries on 5 continents, both leading teams and individually, coming alongside missionaries and supporting their ministries. In 2011, Tiffany joined the staff of NorthRock Church in Colorado as the Missions and Outreach Coordinator where she served for 3 years. In this role, Tiffany served as a missionary to the Thornton community, leading people into outreach ministries locally and abroad. Tiffany believes her purpose is to know God and to make Him known throughout the world and to boldly serve Him with a reckless and courageous faith.
In March of 2013, Tiffany went to Honduras for the first time. Since that trip, Tiffany has been to Honduras a total of 7 times. Throughout these trips Tiffany has made deep connections with many people and now calls Honduras home. She now lives in Honduras full time there through Via Love. Check out our "Get Involved" tab to find out how you can partner with Tiffany and with Via Love International.