Mission Team Leader Bio
Ethiopia Mission Team Leader
Autumn Kerr is a Jesus follower and an adoptive mom who resides with her son and their two cats in Sarasota, Florida. Her professional career first started in advertising agencies in Detroit, Michigan and Nashville, Tennessee where she served as an Art Director and Copywriter for 11 years. In 2009, Autumn transitioned into the nonprofit world when she joined the staff of Go Be Love International (then called Visiting Orphans). After traveling on her very first mission trip in 2007 with Compassion International, Autumn was on fire for missions and joining the staff of Go Be Love was truly a dream come true. Autumn served in a number of roles at Go Be Love including Missions Assistant, Mission Trip Coordinator, Executive Manager, Executive Director and Chief Operating Officer. During her 10 years with the organization, she had the joy and privilege to get to lead mission teams on 18 trips to 9 countries. It was during her time coordinating overseas missionary care retreats that Autumn became passionate about encouraging others through retreats.
After Go Be Love closed in March of 2020 due to COVID-19, Autumn launched a nonprofit organization called Restoration Nation Retreat. RNR offers 2 and 3 night Christ-centered retreats that are designed to refresh, nourish and restore those who attend.
In addition to serving as Executive Director with RNR, Autumn has her own graphic design firm. Through Cultivate Place Creative, Autumn is able to use her design skills to assist nonprofits, churches, businesses and individuals with their design needs.
Autumn is thrilled to get back on the mission field to lead a 2023 Ethiopia team with Light of Love Ministry. It is a country that has a very special place in her heart. This trip will be a wonderful opportunity for team members to learn about the culture and experience firsthand what some of the ministries there are doing to serve their communities. This trip is open to individuals and families.