Board of Directors:

Hope Africa International is governed by a volunteer board of directors including DC Lundy, Troy Smith, Garth Tosello, Cheri Miller, Mick Black and Karen Williams. They bring a wealth of experience, wisdom and knowledge from their years of involvement in Uganda and Africa. One or more of our members travels to Kapchorwa at least quarterly to follow up on our Ugandan staff and sponsored children.

US Director:

Katie Keranen works from Sisters, Oregon to administrate and promote Hope Africa. Katie worked for Free Methodist World Missions and International Childcare Ministries (a child sponsorship program) while living in Malawi, Africa from 2007-2011.

Administrative Assistant:

Cheri Miller was part of the first team to visit Kapchorwa in 2004. She provides part-time administrative support for Hope Africa.

Ugandan Staff:

Our programs are entirely run by local, Ugandan staff in Kapchorwa and at K&K. Our lead staff are highly trained and have a passion for children. We also have many volunteers in Uganda who invest in our sponsored children.

  • Kapchorwa StaffDavid Chebet is married with five children and holds a Bachelor of Science in Management in Commerce. Harriet Chekwurui is married with three children and holds a Bachelor of Science in Public Administration. Alice Sande is married and holds a Bachelor of Science in Social Work. Doricus Cheptoek has a Diploma in Business and Accounting.
  • K&K Staff: Micheal Chemonges is the Lead Pastor of the church at K&K and General Overseer of the School Projects. Phylis Yapsikora Chemonges is the Child Sponsorship Administrator for K&K. Both Micheal and Phylis served for many years with Hope Africa in Kapchorwa before beginning the child sponsorship program at K&K.
  • Ugandan Volunteers: Pastors, teachers, parents and community members assist Hope Africa through discipleship, office work, camps, and center days, keeping our administrative costs low.
  • Community Advisory Committee: The purpose of this Ugandan committee is to advise our staff and Board of Directors on the needs of our sponsored children. The members include school directors, pastors, community members and parents.