The Mission of the Faith Alliance Subcommittee of The Greater Orlando HTTFE is to equip those who have been lead to serve in a social justice ministry and to build a strong network within the faith community to come around the issue of human trafficking within our community.
Who We Are
Carl and Tina Kadolph are currently co-chairs for the Faith Alliance, a sub committee for the Greater Orlando Human Trafficking Task Force. As job-one they have been given the task of creating a successful January 2017 Re-Launch for the Alliance.
Tina: "We are so excited to be a part of this Re-Launch. I can't wait to see the lives that are going to be changed as the faith based citizens and organizations show that strength in numbers really can make a difference."
Carl: "A successful Faith Alliance will pull the Central Florida Faith Based organizations together. We will put our Religious differences aside and work together to accomplish goals that none of us would be able to accomplish without this partnership."
Carl and Tina are the original Founders and Directors of Love Missions and are still actively involved in all aspects of the mission work each year. On a trip to South America they came face to face with a human trafficking victim. That experience haunted them and it was apparent that the couple couldn't just sit in the comfort of their own home and pretend that they didn’t know what was happening. Something had to be done.
After much research and countless hours of training they have become experts on the subject of human trafficking and that expertise coupled with their passion to show the love of Christ they were the obvious choice to re-launch and lead the Faith Alliance sub-committee for the Greater Orlando Human Trafficking Task Force.
Carl and Tina believe that public education is the key, and they have traveled the United States and internationally teaching prevention, recognition and the horrors of human trafficking. They have taught at women’s conferences, church gatherings, youth groups, colleges and universities, law enforcement organizations, fraternal orders and social clubs and are in the process of opening a victims safe house in South America.
Carl and Tina have been married for 33 years and have raised two daughters, have six grandchildren.
Tomas J. Lares is the Cofounder/Chairman of the Greater Orlando Human Trafficking Task Force. Lares has over 25 years of human services experience at the local, state and national level, managing and starting non-profit and public advocacy initiatives. In 2004 Lares became aware of the crime of human trafficking and the next year he was instrumental in facilitating the first human trafficking seminar in Brevard County, FL. where 100+ individuals and multiple organizations attended. In 2009 Lares initiated a newly formed non-profit called, Florida Abolitionist, Inc. In January of 2009 Lares led the first Human Trafficking Awareness march in downtown Orlando and getting ready to celebrate the 9th Annual Human Trafficking Awareness Day January 28, 2017. In 2013 Lares cofounded the Greater Orlando Human Trafficking Task Force, Inc. whose mission is to provide human-rights based, victim centered community forum and mechanism to combat all aspects of human trafficking in the Greater Orlando area through collaboration and partnerships with key stakeholders. Lares is a graduate of the Federal Bureau of Investigation Citizen’s Academy, was nominated as a finalist for the Orlando Sentinel, ‘Central Floridian of the Year Award’, has been chosen for the Orange County Bar Association 2015 ‘Liberty Bell’ award and a participant in the ‘Doing good GREAT’ project.