Living Waters for the World, a leading international clean water ministry, has hired Kendall Cox as its first director of education. The Greenville, Miss., resident, who has served the past five years as program director of LWW’s Clean Water U training program, has been tapped to oversee all educational efforts in this expanded role.

“As Living Waters moves into its 20th year, our staffing is evolving to support our expanded presence in the world,” said Wil Howie, LWW’s executive director and founder. “Kendall has the ideal background and experience to serve as our first director of education, overseeing the expanding educational needs of our initiating and operating partners, including the development of continuing education. We’re thrilled to have her aboard.”

Originally from Kentucky, Cox went straight from college into the Peace Corps and spent three and a half years living in Botswana. She met her husband, Wade, (a fellow Peace Corps volunteer) there, and they are the parents of 20 year-old twins, now college sophomores. Cox is a board certified lactation consultant and co-founder of Every Mother, Inc., a noted non-profit in the field.

“As program director for Clean Water U, I have had the privilege of working with an amazing group of dedicated volunteer staff,” Cox said. “It has been a joy to mentor water teams and I am excited by the rich educational opportunities ahead.”

LWW is a mission project of the Synod of Living Waters of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). Believing God intends for all people to have clean water, the organization fosters enduring relationships by empowering churches, schools, health clinics and orphanages to provide clean sustainable water for their communities. To date, 492 clean water systems have been installed in communities in 24 nations. The organization trains mission teams to form partnerships with community institutions. These partnerships provide clean water systems and health-related educational materials to local communities. Partners are trained to implement, operate and maintain water systems and to lead ongoing community health education, ensuring long-term sustainable results.

Information furnished by the Synod of Living Waters.