Meet Paul Gesterling

Regional Director

Paul joined Sisters of Mary World Villages for Children in 2020, motivated by the tireless work of the Sisters of Mary and the inspiration provided by its founder, Fr. Al. Paul has over 20 years of experience working the in the non-profit sector. He received his bachelor’s degree in economics and political science from the University of Colorado, and his master’s in public administration from the University of Illinois. He has certificates in non-profit management and is a Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE).

Paul enjoys running to no place in particular, following Colorado sports teams, and spending time with his wife and four kiddos.

Learn more about the children

The children at our schools come from the poorest of the poor. Each child has their own stories of what their life was before coming to our schools and how their lives are being transformed by the Sisters of Mary programs.  Read the moving stories of our children in their own words. 

Meet Our Graduates

There are 160,000+  graduates from the Sisters of Mary Schools. Many of our graduates went on to live prosperous lives, helping their families and local communities. Read the inspiring stories of our graduates in their own words. 

Life At Our Villages

Learn more about how we help children break free from a life of poverty.