THE FREEDOM MOVEMENT is the new name of the Worldteam Foundation, founded in 2008 by Sue & Rick. They began doing seminars on fighting sexual exploitation in Thailand & America. Rick and Sue developed the SoCal Restoration Coalition and Traffick Free Azusa.

Our vision grew to battling sexual exploitation in Azusa with a passion to launch many Traffick Free Cities projects. As we address issues and provide training in our home city of Azusa, we want to start a movement all across America. In 2019, our Board of Directors rebranded our vision as THE FREEDOM MOVEMENT.

Sue fights sexual exploitation and human trafficking with her husband Rick. As an international educator, Sue has led numerous teams of students for summer projects in Thailand over the past 20 years. In 2015 Sue retired from her position as the Director of the American Language and Culture Institute at Azusa Pacific University to help develop the Traffick Free Cities projects. 

Rick is the CEO of TEAM Inc. He has been in Christian ministry as a pastor, evangelist, counselor, and missionary for over 40 years, traveling to and ministering in over 30 nations. Rick’s commitment to The Freedom Movement has been the culmination of decades of seeking to provide solutions to the worldwide injustice of human trafficking and sexual slavery.

Rick is working on a Doctor of Ministry degree from Harvest Bible University. Sue has completed her studies on her Ph.D. from Biola University in Intercultural Studies. Sue and Rick both focus their ministry on the three big goals of Isaiah 61: preaching the good news, healing the broken and setting captives free.

Rick and Sue, happily married since 1970, have three children, and eleven grandchildren. All are serving the Lord according to their unique gifts!