Tad and Karly Glibert


Karly grew up the second of three girls in a Christian family in Archbold, Ohio. She has two incredible parents who have been supportive through every season.

Karly attended Indiana Wesleyan University (IWU) where she met her husband, Tad. As a student, Karly traveled to Malawi, Africa for the first time with Circle of Hope International (COH) at the urging of her older sister. She views this time at IWU and in Malawi as incredibly influential in her spiritual growth. She graduated in 2014 with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and has worked as a nurse in Chicago in orthopedic and intensive care units. Karly recently completed her Master of Science in Nursing with an emphasis in Nursing Education. Since her first trip to Malawi in 2012, Karly has remained involved with the ministry. She has been on a total of 8 trips to date and joined the COH board of directors in 2015.


Tad is the third of four children and was born and raised in Mount Vernon, Ohio. He grew up in a Christian home but did not have a true, authentic relationship with Jesus until his freshman year of college.

Tad played soccer at Indiana Wesleyan University and majored in Secondary Math Education. Throughout college he was able to see how God could use sports to minister to others, going on soccer missions trips to Brazil and New Zealand. Upon graduation, he moved to Chicago and earned his Master’s degree in Sports Administration from Northwestern University. He has worked as an assistant basketball coach at Northwestern for the past five years.

Tad has traveled to the Grace Center in Malawi in the summers of 2017, 2018 and 2019 with Circle of Hope International (COH). After experiencing an armed robbery at the Grace Center in 2018, Tad and his wife Karly felt like God was calling them to serve and love the people of Malawi full-time. 


Word Made Flesh

Circle of Hope International has partnered with Word Made Flesh to send missionaries to the Grace Center. We believe that by partnering together we are better and stronger, more able to fulfill the commission on our hearts to love the poor and care for the widow and orphan. If you are interested in an internship, short term missions or full-time mission work, please contact karen@cohcommunity.org