ANNIE DIESELBERG

CEO and Founder

Annie grew up as a "Third Culture Kid," living in Congo, Belgium, Thailand, and India, and developing a passion against injustice. In 1994, Annie and her family were sent by International Ministries to Bangkok to address the issues of the urban poor.  In 2000, Annie began working with women in prostitution, and in 2005, Annie began NightLight to provide intervention and holistic restoration to women ready to escape. Annie has a passion to see women and children freed from prostitution and trafficking, to see their lives transformed, and to see the global church and community work 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, the documentary, Furious Love, by Darren Wilson, and the National Geographic documentary 21st Century Sex Slaves.

SHAUNA STOREY

Chief Operations Officer

Shauna began her career in the software industry, starting as a technical writer and then moving into operations. In 2010, after beginning to develop a passion for victims of human trafficking, Shauna joined a ministry that sought to reach women in the sex industry in Springfield, MO. In 2013, Shauna joined the staff of NightLight Branson (now NightLight Missouri), and in January 2015, she stepped into the role of COO. Shauna wears many hats in her role with NightLight, but she is passionate about seeing women invited into a new life, and passionate about forging paths that allow NightLight to reach as many women as possible.

REV. JEFF DIESELBERG

Pastoral Supervisor of NightLight Bangkok

Jeff 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 has been involved in pastoral church leadership for 34 years, including the co-founding and co-pastoring of Song Sawang Church in Bangkok--a church planted with believers from NightLight. As spiritual director of NightLight, Jeff preaches in NightLight's chapel services, teaches Bible classes along with Thai pastoral staff, teaches discipleship classes, and annually facilitates a freedom course for new believers. Jeff also sometimes teaches urban ministry at various seminaries in Bangkok and features NightLight as a model for transformation in the city. Jeff has worked at NightLight since August 2006.

PANOMPON UTAISRI

Director of NightLight Foundation

Panompon is co-founder and Director of NightLight Foundation, and serves on the board of NightLight Design Co. Ltd. Panompon earned a degree in Theology in 1993 from Bangkok Bible Seminary, and a Masters of Christian Ministry in Administration in 2011. Before co-founding NightLight, Panompon worked as Director of a Compassion Project at Charoen Baptist Church for 11 years, overseeing 150 children in the surrounding slum communities. Pon has excellent leadership skills and is a visionary leader, motivator, and achiever. Panompon is married with three children.

SAVANNAH STEPP

Director of NightLight Missouri

Savannah holds a Bachelor’s degree in Social Work and Master's in Nonprofit Management, and has been actively involved in addressing the issues of sex trafficking and sexual exploitation since 2010 through various community initiatives. For three months after completing school, Savannah assisted various organizations in the Netherlands who reach out to and provide dignified employment to exploited and trafficked women in the one of the world’s largest Red Light Districts. After returning to Missouri, Savannah came on staff with NightLight Missouri (formerly NightLight Branson), and has worked as the Missouri Director since January of 2015.