Preemptive Love Coalition

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We're a coalition of peacemakers stretching across Iraq, Syria, the United States, and beyond, working together to unmake violence.

We are first in with emergency aid on the frontlines of conflict and disaster, deeper than others are willing to go. We are last to leave, staying until we turn the corner from relief to development, investing in locals who create long-term impact.

We love anyway, even when we are scared. We show up, because presence can lead to love that can build "The More Beautiful World Our Hearts Know Is Possible." Finally, we get out of the way, empowering others to solve their own problems.

Contact information

Mailing address:
Preemptive Love Coalition
1300 Darbyton Dr.
Hewitt, TX 76643


Phone: (254) 237-9355

Email: [email protected]

Organization details

EIN: 262450109

CEO/President: Ellen Meyer Shorb (interim)

Chairman: Seth Freeman

Board size: 4

Founder: Jeremy Courtney

Ruling year: 2009

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 12/31

Member of ECFA: No

Member of ECFA since:


We exist to end war.

The most important thing we do isn't providing food, water, or medicine. It's not creating jobs or helping refugees start new businesses. At the red hot center of everything we do-every food delivery, every family we serve-is the pursuit of peace between communities at odds.

We're not just aid workers. We are peacemakers. Every meal, every liter of water, every new job is a chance to demonstrate a different kind of love. A love big enough to unmake violence.

Mission statement

Preemptive Love is a global movement of peacemakers changing the way we engage the world's most polarizing conflicts by confronting fear with acts of love.

Statement of faith

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Foreign Missions

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating1069 of 1092140 of 144
Fund acquisition rating1066 of 1095141 of 145
Resource allocation rating1078 of 1095143 of 145
Asset utilization rating772 of 109289 of 144

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$686,445$511,998$354,300$333,404$425,587
Short-term investments$14,766,724$14,423,341$9,703,405$9,162,869$9,294,012
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$16,640,791$17,661,744$13,021,781$11,783,647$12,006,351
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$1,430,344$1,027,344$132,906$114,385$36,445
Other long-term assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total long-term assets$1,430,344$1,027,344$132,906$114,385$36,445
Total assets$18,071,135$18,689,088$13,154,687$11,898,032$12,042,796
Payables and accrued expenses$544,186$534,148$524,123$131,371$133,868
Other current liabilities$0$0$0$40,000$0
Total current liabilities$544,186$534,148$524,123$171,371$133,868
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total long-term liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total liabilities$544,186$534,148$524,123$171,371$133,868
Net assets20212020201920182017
Without donor restrictions$17,526,949$18,127,145$12,565,460$11,643,769$11,758,928
With donor restrictions$0$27,795$65,104$82,892$150,000
Net assets$17,526,949$18,154,940$12,630,564$11,726,661$11,908,928
Revenues and expenses
Total contributions$11,666,224$13,344,733$8,824,819$9,450,116$11,073,276
Program service revenue$46,966$10,000$0$0$0
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$225,545$205,156$267,980$156,631$20,900
Other revenue$267,910$656,700$195,650$337,167$432,729
Total other revenue$540,421$871,856$463,630$493,798$453,629
Total revenue$12,206,645$14,216,589$9,288,449$9,943,914$11,526,905
Program services$8,409,898$5,873,531$6,832,772$7,845,901$7,532,113
Management and general$2,887,738$1,450,750$1,138,975$1,107,810$826,345
Total expenses$13,671,253$9,133,033$9,112,512$9,858,473$9,061,054
Change in net assets20212020201920182017
Surplus (deficit)($1,464,608)$5,083,556$175,937$85,441$2,465,851
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets($1,464,608)$5,083,556$175,937$85,441$2,465,851


John PershallChief Growth Officer$173,037
Jeremy CourtneyPresident$166,079
Jessica CourtneyChief Program Officer$162,007
Jorge CabreraChief People & Talent Officer$139,971
Yemisi AdetunjiChief Financial Officer (part year)$114,713
Sarah Beth Lardie StrategicDevelopment & Grants Officer$106,230
David Atlan-ZermatiChief Financial Officer$63,399

Compensation data as of: 12/31/2021

Response from ministry

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The information below was provided to MinistryWatch by the ministry itself. It was last updated 11/28/2022. To update the information below, please email: [email protected]


Our story began in a hotel lobby inside Iraq in 2007. A fearful father, his beautiful daughter, her ailing heart, and the simple question, "Please, will you try to save her?" From that day, we threw ourselves into eradicating the backlog of children waiting in line for lifesaving heart surgery, often in the most war-torn, unreached parts of the Iraq like Fallujah and Tikrit.

These years of investing in Iraq's medical infrastructure through training and lifesaving care resulted in over 1,300 heart surgeries. Because of our world renowned surgical teams, we were invited into every major region of the country. When ISIS rampaged onto the global scene, we were uniquely positioned to expand our programming so that we could continue to go to the conflict-zones others were fleeing, to love those no one else will love.

On the heals of our success in Iraq, we are now being invited to provide lifesaving heart surgeries for children around the world, in polarizing conflict-zones like Libya, Pakistan, and Iran.

Program accomplishments