The Hochstetter Family

Karl & Caroline Hochstetter head up the Sydney Refugee Team (SRT) with Linda Goldthorpe, where they bring the love of Jesus to refugees.

SRT works with refugees from countries such as Afghanistan, Iraq, Iran, South Sudan, Sierra Leone, Democratic Republic of Congo, China, Burma, Sri Lanka and more, helping them with challenges faced daily in a new culture, empowering them towards a bright and sustainable future.

Main focus areas of the SRT

  • Equipping – sourcing and distributing clothing, furniture and food items, transporting refugees to and from medical appointments, assisting families to access services and accommodation
  • Empowering – offering friendship, support, advocacy, mentoring and discipling, helping with language acquisition
  • Educating – working with individuals, churches and other groups to help them in demonstrating practical love and assistance to refugees in their community.

The support raised for Karl and Caroline through RIDE for Refugees will help them to continue serving and helping refugees in Sydney.