NightLight International is blessed to have remarkable directors, staff, and team members. Due to the nature of our work, we have chosen to keep most of the names of team members undisclosed. We have also decided not to provide pictures of staff.
- Annie Dieselberg, Founder and CEO of NightLight International
- Panomporn Utaisri, Spiritual Director of NightLight Bangkok
- Kanyawan Boonyawat, Co-founder of NightLight International
- Jeff Dieselberg, Pastoral Supervisor of NightLight Bangkok and Founding Pastor of Song Sawang Church
- Courtney Dow, Director of NightLight USA
- Libby Bennett, Director of NightLight in Atlanta
- Marie Tingle, Director of Prevention for NightLight in Atlanta
- Mindy Stewart, Director of NightLight in Branson
- Shauna Storey, Staff with NightLight in Branson
- Maria Gambone, Director of Business and Relationships, North America, NightLight Design, Co. LTD
Annie Dieselberg, CEO and visionary founder of NightLight, was sent by International Ministries to Bangkok in 1994 along with her husband and 4 children, to address the issues of the urban poor. As a Third Culture Kid (TCK), Annie lived in Congo, Belgium, Thailand, and India, developing a passion for the exploited and against injustice.
Working with women in prostitution since 2000, Annie began NightLight in 2005 to provide prevention, intervention, and holistic restoration to women at risk or escaping sexual exploitation. Annie has a passion to see women and children freed from the sexual exploitation of prostitution and trafficking, to see their lives transformed holistically, and to see the global church and community working together to free, heal, and restore all who have been broken and wounded through the sex trade.
Annie’s story has been featured in the book, Not For Sale, by David Batstone, and the documentary, Furious Love, by Darren Wilson.
Rev. Jeff Dieselberg, Pastoral Supervisor of NightLight Bangkok, Founding Pastor of Song Sawang (Shine the Light) Church, and Advisory Pastor is a graduate of Alderson-Broaddus College with a Bachelor’s in Psychology and a graduate of Northern Seminary with a Master’s of Divinity.
Jeff teaches urban ministry in 3 different seminaries in Bangkok and has been involved in pastoral church leadership for 28 years. Jeff has worked at NightLight since 2006.
Courtney Dow, MEd, CRC, Director of NightLight USA, is a graduate of Auburn University with a Master’s in Rehabilitation Counseling and previously worked at the United Nations and Wellspring Living. Courtney has assisted victims of trafficking from the United States, Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, Burma, India, Uzbekistan, Ukraine, Turkey, and Uganda and is the founder of NightLight Atlanta. In 2012, she received the honor of being awarded Auburn University’s Young Alumni of the Year Award. Courtney has worked with NightLight International since 2005.
Libby Bennett, Director of NightLight in Atlanta, is a graduate of Georgia Institute of Technology with a Bachelor’s in History, Technology, and Society and a certificate in Industrial Organizational Psychology. Libby has been a committed member of NightLight Atlanta’s team since 2008.
Marie Tingle, Director of Prevention at NightLight in Atlanta, is a graduate of Flagler College with a degree in Elementary Education. Marie is a certified educator and ESOL endorsed for elementary and middle grades. She taught multiple grade levels in the Atlanta area for five years before beginning at NightLight in 2013.
Mindy Stewart, Director of NightLight Branson, is a native of Branson, Missouri and attended college at Missouri Southern State University. After working at a church in Wichita, Kansas, Mindy spent four months working with organizations in Southeast Asia and the United States who assist victims of commercial sexual exploitation, including NightLight’s office in Atlanta. Mindy founded NightLight in Branson in 2012.
Shauna Storey, Staff with NightLight in Branson, graduated from Missouri State University with degrees in Piano Performance and Creative Writing. Shauna previously worked for a local software company. After a trip to Cambodia in 2010, Shauna joined a ministry that sought to reach women in the sex industry in Springfield, MO. Shauna joined the staff of NightLight Branson in 2013.
Maria Gambone, Director of Business and Relationships, North America for NightLight Design Co. Ltd., is a graduate of the University of South Carolina with a degree in International Business and Marketing. Maria interned with NightLight Bangkok for seven months through the Impact School of Missions. While in Bangkok, she assisted with business and marketing strategy, as well as joined in street-level outreach to exploited women. Maria has worked with NightLight Design since 2012.