Yei Base Team

Our team is supernaturally gifted to love these children.  We are now looking for more missionaries from the West to come and join us full time here in Yei.  If you are hearing the knock of the Lord upon your heart for this nation and these children, please contact us by filling out the “Long Term Application” request form on this website.  You are most welcome to come and join us if God is calling and you have a heart and gifting for what God is doing here in Yei.

Carolyn  Figlioli:: Director Iris South Sudan

Carolyn comes to us from a distinguished career in the US Navy and thirteen years of teaching high school. She has been in South Sudan full time since August 2009. She is a pure joy to be around. Her faithfulness and maturity are gifts to us. We see and celebrate the calling of God on her life as a pioneer, reaching out to the northern borders in the cities of Aweil and Abyei, as well as directing our Yei base.  She walks in wisdom from heaven and incredible favor and it is our joy to have her as our Country Director. You can read more about her adventures with the Father in her book, “Follow Me” which is available at and at the Bethel Church bookstore in Redding California.


IMG_9955  Pastor John Sebit: Iris South Sudan Area Manager

John has a fiery heart for evangelism and preaching the gospel of Jesus Christ.  He never passes up an opportunity to reach out to those in darkness and in need of a Savior.  John pastors our Iris Harvest Church and also has his own church in town.  He wears many hats and manages them all with wisdom and humility.  Pastor John heads up all of our outreaches and oversees our base staff here in Yei.

Pastor Idi Bethuel :: Church Relations Coordinator and Social Worker

Pastor Idi has a compassionate heart and serves in discipleship, coordinating our Iris Harvest Fellowship church relations and following up on social work matters.  He is also a pastor with the Church of God in Yei and we are privileged to be able to encourage his church leaders as we see God’s Kingdom come in Yei.

Betty Jalan :: YCV Finance Manager and Women’s Discipleship Leader

Betty came to work with us in 2008 with her late husband Patrick Jalan, who was our first national director. She has a gorgeous son named Zion and a daughter, Destiny. She oversees our finance department, having experience with other NGOs. She is very organized and administrative, keeping track of finances remarkably well. She also disciples our mamas and her sweet disposition is a joy to us.