Our Team is Growing!


Refuge International is excited to announce the addition of a new team member - Matt Mihelic. Matt will be joining Refuge International’s staff on November 10, 2018 in the role of Louisville Site Director. 

The creation of  Matt’s role as Louisville Site Director is evidence of Refuge International’s exciting growth in pursuit of our vision: Partnering with Local Churches to Love Refugees and Immigrants. Matt will complement CEO John Barnett by freeing him up to focus more intently on spreading Refuge International’s momentum and growth into other cities. 

Matt will focus on organizing, overseeing, and leading Refuge International’s ministry and impact in Louisville. With a strong track record of love for the local church, passion to love and reach internationals with the gospel, and skill in administrative organizational detail, Matt will add tremendous value to Refuge International’s team. His experience living cross culturally in Sub-Saharan Africa as well as his MA from Southern Seminary and JD from the Liberty University School of Law position him to significantly contribute to Refuge International’s organizational excellence.

Please join us in welcoming Matt. You can reach Matt at mmihelic@refugeintl.org and we’re sure you will be running into him in person soon. Matt will be living in the Norfolk neighborhood near the Welcome Center and deeply enjoys spending time serving, teaching, and learning from internationals.”

John Barnett

CEO, Refuge International


John Barnett