Cheryl Domingo, RSW
Cheryl Flor Domingo (pictured right) is a Registered Social Worker and current Director of Tabuk Refuge of Hope Int’l. She and her husband Roderick (pictured left) have been pastoring a church in the Kalinga province of the Philippines for more than a decade. Cheryl is passionate about God’s word; that it can change people’s lives, and ultimately, change a nation. This passion, shared with the team, is what led them to lay the foundations of the Tabuk Refuge: to see abused girls being freed from the lies and pain inflicted upon them by the enemy, to surround them with peace, joy, and God’s love, and to help them heal and eventually grow into confident, righteous members of society.
Vienna Moilliet, CPM
Vienna is a Certified Professional Midwife, missionary, and Co-Founder of the Tabuk Refuge of Hope. She comes from a large family and was raised on a family sheep ranch in Canada with her siblings, parents, aunts and uncles for neighbors. Vienna was called into missions at a young age, and drawn to social justice in her twenties. During her training in the Philippines, she fell in love with the people and the country and, in time, realized God was asking her to return and help women who need a safe and loving place to be rescued and heal from trauma.
Ellora Couch, CPM
Ellora is a Certified Professional Midwife and Co-Founder of the Tabuk Refuge of Hope. She completed two and a half years of midwifery training in Kalinga, Philippines and finished her training in Austin, Texas. The Lord started calling Ellora to women’s ministry and social justice in 2012. As she spent time in Kalinga, God started to reveal the need for a ministry there that offers refuge for women in abusive situations. Ellora’s prayer is to show women that they have a Father who sees them, hears them, and knows them. And that they can find healing and comfort in Jesus.
Rachelle “Echer” Bengwic
Rachelle is a graduate of BS Psychology from Ifugao State University, and a former Red Cross 143 and Pedya Kamp volunteer. Aside from her duties in the Tabuk Refuge, she also teaches Sunday school, and is part of the music team in the local church. Gleaning from her studies, volunteer work and life experiences, she now has a passion to love the girls of the Refuge, and is delighted to share the word of God to them, and through His word, strengthen them personally, emotionally and spiritually.
Jeremiah “Miah” Bongyao
Maia grew up as a pastor’s daughter and in the ministry. During this time she noticed a lack of that in intentional mentorship in the church, especially for the young people. This prompted her to go to bible college to further her studies in biblical ministries. After graduating, Maia felt the call to overseas missions and was thusly sent to Cambodia where she served school children in a remote village for three years. Due to the health concerns of her father, and the COVID-19 pandemic, Maia returned to Tabuk City. There, she connected with Cheryl Domingo, and was offered a full-time position at Refuge of Hope.
Maricel “Michelle” Bita