Elizabeth Styffe

Elizabeth Styffe was the cofounder of Global Orphan Care Initiatives of the PEACE Plan at Saddleback Church. Elizabeth is a recognized leader in developing innovative, sustainable, scalable solutions to the global orphan crisis with an emphasis on permanency for every child. She specializes in coordinating efforts between government, private and public partnerships, helping churches launch effective responses which eliminate the need for institutionalized care. She promotes best practices for children, which are church-initiated, focused on ending the orphan crisis through reunification or adoption. A pediatric nurse, Elizabeth graduated from Biola University and earned a Master’s degree in Nursing Administration from UCLA. Prior to joining the PEACE Plan, she cofounded the HIV Initiative, was an executive in health care, a nursing professor and has authored and coauthored multiple articles, including a text on Quality Management.

Married over 30 years, Elizabeth and her husband Glenn have seven children, three of whom were adopted from Rwanda.