Karina Cortes, MSW serves as the co-chair for the Direct Support Committee (2021-2023). She is a social worker at Oak Tree Ministries in East Lake. She has served refugees in Jordan by providing much needed resources; as well as in Birmingham by teaching English at her local church. She was the primary author of the immersive refugee simulation, Displaced:Seeking Home, published by the Women's Missionary Union. She holds her B.S in Business and Global Studies from California Baptist University and her Master's in Social Work from Samford University.