Maud Andersson, Chairperson, Children’s Mission Africa Board

Maud Andersson provides organizational oversight and directs the strategic direction of CMA as the chair of its board. She brings in a unique blend of Christian ministry experience coupled with hardcore technical experience in development work.
She worked with AEG in Malmo Sweden in sales, and then in 1971, took up a 20-year commitment as a missionary in Kenya. During that period, she served as the Assistant Manager of Keswick Books & Gifts, and General Secretary of FPFK. She recently concluded a deployment with Pentecostal Mission Relief and Development Agency as Director, where he served from 1998-2014.
Maud is the Vice Chairman of Children’s Mission Sweden, and Chairman of Children’s mission Africa. She is also serving in the Board of Keswick books and gifts, Vice chairman of Botkyrka Pentecostal Church Mission Board and member of elders’ board Tumba, Sweden.

Ann Wairimu Mwangi, Board Treasurer, Children's Mission Africa

Anne’s background in social work, diverse working experience in both government and the development world makes her an asset to CMA, where she serves as the boards treasurer.
Ann work experience includes deployment in the ministry of social services in Kenya, Program office with the Danish Volunteer Services in Taita, and Project manager at FPC on a SIDA funded community development project.
Anne Holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Social Work and is currently pursuing a Masters in Christian Ministries at Daystar University.

Ann currently serves in the boards of the following organizations; Daybreak limited, Palm Breeze gardens, Golden Age Community, Adonai retreat center and Destiny Children’s Home. 

Tom Owuor, Board Secretary, Children's Mission Africa

Tom Owuor ensures that the CMA board operates efficiently and works smoothly with the staff team, and its stakeholders. As the Board Secretary, Tom is a critical part of the operations of the organization, which relies on his exceptional organization and coordination skills to fulfill its mandate.
Tom has served with the Navigators Ministry for over 20 years, where he has discipled young men to maturity in Christ. Tom’s deep conviction in the potential of young people to become responsible, independent and valuable members of their communities undergirds his commitment to CMA’s mission.
Tom holds a MSc degree in Horticulture.

Anders Mårtensson, Board Member, Children's Mission Africa.

Anders Martensson’s sits in the CMA Board. He brings long experience in development work in Eastern Europe as well as his deep-set faith in the empowerment of community makes his an asset for CMA.

His experiences in life include 16 years’ experience in development work in Eastern Europe, 25 years in local church leadership in Sweden. He has founded several social entrepreneurship ventures for charity.
Anders studied Agriculture and engineering in building constructions.
He currently serves as the project coordinator of Children’s Mission focus on entrepreneurship development-Africa

Wanjau Nduba, Board Member, Children's Mission Africa

Wanjau Nduba sits in the CMA board, bringing a wealth of experience in the field of entrepreneurship, social entrepreneurship, and community development.
A key dimension of his role has to do with helping people lead productive lives through wealth creation through business Development. Wanjau is passionate about establishment of enterprises that seeks to bring holistic transformation to communities.
Wanjau currently leads Navigators Micro Enterprise Program (MEP) development in Africa and other initiatives that contribute towards long-term financial sustainability within the Navigator movement, and Poverty Alleviation. He serves as the link person for Global Enterprise Movement Africa partners and Children Mission Sweden. Wanjau has played a central role in Micro enterprise development in Africa since 1989.
Wanjau has served in the Boards of the Navigators Africa, Leadership foundation of Kenya, Children Mission Africa, Homeless Children International boards and in the Board of Nairobi Baptist Church. Wanjau is married to Stella and together three daughters.

Rev. Nicta Lubaale, Board Member, Children's Mission Africa

 Originally from Uganda, Rev. Nicta Lubaale has been the General Secretary of the Organization of African Instituted Churches (OAIC) based in Nairobi, Kenya, since 2007. He served as the Director for Development and HIV/AIDS Programme of the OAIC and as a Pastor with the Centre for Evangelism in Uganda for 13 years.

Nicta has been involved in the area of faith and development for over 25 years. He has been involved in the mobilisation and building community responses to HIV and AIDS; he has given leadership to the development of food and nutrition security Initiatives that are implemented by churches and farmers organisations resulting into over 1000 congregations and farmers owned initiatives; he participated in giving leadership to the Africa Interfaith Initiative on SDGs-a multi-faith platform that enabled Africa’s Faith communities to bring their voice in shaping the SDGs.

He is currently involved in working with faith communities in different socio-political environments to find the appropriate approaches and narrative that will enable the citizenry to participate in shaping the way public services are delivered in Africa. 

Florence Wanyoike, Board Member, Children's Mission Africa

Florence Wanyoike is an Educator and a co- founder of Potterhouse School Runda. She has over 30 years’ experience both in teaching and leadership service. She is currently the Executive Director of Potterhouse School having grown the school   from inception to now full School with an average enrollment of 500 students.  

Close to her heart is Christian Education which she believes is the heart of character formation that forms the foundation of teaching and developing skills and abilities in kids. Creating values is what will significantly equip students to stay anchored in a fast and changing world. 

A committed disciple of Christ mentored by the Navigators Florence has also been mentoring young people. She is deeply committed to help her Staff integrate their Christian values into their professional practice. 
Florence enjoys Counselling women in career, parenting and their walk with God. 

She is married to Nick Wanyoike, a Mother and Grandmother. 
She holds a Masters of Arts degree in Organizational Leadership from the University of Azusa Pacific, California USA and  a Bachelor of Education degree from the University of Nairobi.  

She is a Board Trustee of Windle Trust Kenya which provides education to refugees in Northern Kenya in partnership with other international organizations such UNHCR DFID and World University Service of Canada. 

Dr. Kunsoan Noella Bajia, Board member, Children's Mission Africa

Dr. Kunsoan Noella Bajia is an integral part of the operations of CMA  which relies on her excellent Leadership, organizational, and coordination skills to fulfill its mandate.
She and her husband led the Navigators Ministry in Cameroon for 10 years as pioneer local leaders with a great emergence of the next generation of passionate leaders in the Navigator’s work across the country and the Africa Region. Her passion for the lost and vulnerable is a solid basis for her commitment to CMA’s mission.

She holds a Ph.D. in Transport planning from the University of Sapienza in Rome (Italy), and two Masters degrees in education and public health. She is currently pursuing a third Master’s degree in Monitoring and Evaluation. She is a seasoned researcher with several publications and endowed with more than 15 years of professional experience. She works as an educator, data analyst, researcher, and consultant in public health and road safety issues.


Kevin Kadiri, Africa Mission Leader

Kevin Kadiri is a dedicated Development professional with over 10 years of experience in Project Management, MEAL and Organizational and Program Development.Over the years, while embracing the core values of integrity, innovation, and growth, Kevin has successfully supported organizations across Africa in program development and implementation, monitoring and evaluation, and Organizational Development. He has also supported local organizations across Africa in successfully fundraising for their projects, development of strategic plans and in strengthening their organisational practices and structures for efficiency and effectiveness.

Kevin Kadiri is not new to CMA, he served with us for about 2 years before transitioning to a similar organisation – therefore we simply say that he has come back home.

Chelimo Njoroge, Technical Advisor; Programme Development and Quality

Chelimo Njoroge has been with Children’s Mission Africa (CMA) since 2016. She has been instrumental in setting up the organisation and currently coordinates with the CMA Partners in the West and Central Africa Regions. She also provides Technical Advice to the Resilience work at CMA in Kenya and across the region.

She additionally provides leadership in Program Management, Monitoring, Evaluation, Learning, Reporting, Communications and Advocacy within the organisation and among its partners. She also supports in Capacity Development and Resource Mobilization among CMA Partners.

Her passion is to see vulnerable children and poor families in Africa empowered and emancipated from poverty. Chelimo brings in a wide range of project and organizational management skills to CMA. She is proficient in Project Management, Policy Advocacy, Resource mobilisation, Communications in Development, Partners Capacity Building, and Monitoring & Evaluation.

She is married to Joram Njoroge and holds a master degree in Sociology.

Mercy Murigi, Capacity Development & Resource Mobilization Manager

Mercy likes to refer to herself as a beloved daughter of God, the last-born of her parents, a sister, an aunt, a friend, proudly Kenyan and a pan-African. She has had a diverse career in both the corporate and development fields in the areas of organizational operations and capacity development, strategy design, project management and in partner management.

Her academic background is a unique combination of tech and development having an undergraduate degree in Business Information Technology, MA in Foreign Policy and Development and professional training in project management and M&E.

In this season, she is blessed to be serving as the capacity development and resource mobilization manager and coordinates the anglophone regional activities on behalf of Children’s Mission Africa (CMA). 

Mercy is a Rotarian, an avid volunteer and a mentor on different platforms including the Kenyatta Trust. She is keen on advocacy for matters associated with philanthropy, loves to travel and enjoys a good fictional book.



Faith Njoroge, Finance and Administration Office

Faith is a graduate from the university of Nairobi with a Bachelors of Economics and Statistics degree. She is also a certified public accountant with experience in audit.

She has previously worked with Henry Smith and Wilson CPA(K) as an Audit semi-senior. Faith is passionate about excellence in work, discipleship for young women and commitment to impact communities holistically through technical support.

Faith has been engaged to provide effective and efficient financial and administrative services through establishing and maintaining systems, structures and controls towards the smooth running of the CMA office and that of its partners.


Gibson Mwaita, Programme Manager, Kenya4Resilience Consortium (K4RC)

Gibson is a seasoned Program Manager, Consortium Manager, an educationist and a youth Programming specialist with over 11 years’ experience developing, managing and delivering health, education, livelihood, youth & women empowerment, resilience, leadership and governance programs. He has successfully formulated, effectively implemented and managed multi-donor funded programs for national and international NGOs in East Africa. This includes  those funded by Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT); through SoTheyCan(STC),Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office(FCDO), Children Mission(CM), UNFPA, UNICEF, USAID, ERIKS, UNDP, Global Community Resilience and Engagement Fund(GCERF), The Walter Reed Project among others.

He is strongly skilled in resilience programming, results-based management, large grant and consortium management, networking, partnership building, and program monitoring & evaluation. 


Children’s Mission Sweden (CM) through its Regional Office Children’s Mission Africa (CMA) is the Lead for the K4R Consortium and the Secretariat for K4R CoP


Lilian Nyaga, Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL) Officer, Kenya4Resilience Consortium (K4RC)

Lilian is a result-driven professional with over 7 years of experience in monitoring, evaluation, and project coordination. Her competencies include; project management focusing on data management and monitoring of projects.

Previously, she has supported implementation of international grants including: Global Fund (GF) United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and Ecosystem Services for Poverty Alleviation (ESPA).  

Lilian holds Bachelors in Computer Science from Kenyatta University and currently undertaking Masters in Monitoring and Evaluation at African Nazarene University. She also has a certificate in Monitoring and Evaluation from AMREF training Institute.

Solomon Kiplimo, Financial Monitoring Officer (FMO), Kenya4Resilience Consortium (K4RC)

Prior to joining Children’s Mission Africa (CMA), CPA Solomon worked at GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) Pharma GmbH as a Finance Analyst (P2P&O2C) where he was proactively involved in the implementation of SAP ERP software, Tax analysis, Management Monitoring Audits and management of Inter-company activities.

He had also worked as a Finance Associate, Accounts Payables Accountant and Sales & AR
Accountant for African Economic Research Consortium(AERC) and Population Services, Kenya (PS Kenya) Formerly Population Services International(PSI) respectively.

Solomon holds a Bachelor of Business Management (BBM) in Accounting and Business Finance from San Juan de la Cruz University, Costa Rica and a Diploma in Business Management and Entrepreneurship from Advance Learning Interactive Systems Online(Alison), Ireland.

He is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA-K) through Strathmore University, Kenya , a member of The Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Kenya (ICPAK) and Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA). He is passionate about developing Internal controls and researching on Moral
Philosophy, Strategy, Innovation and Entrepreneurship.

Peris Namazi Azimale, Coordinator, Kenya4Resilience(K4R) Community of Practice(CoP)

Peris Namazi Azimale is a strong believer in layering,collaboration and co-creation of projects and partnerships.She has over 5 years experience in working on community development and service provision oriented projects.Plus over 1 year experience in working on peace projects geared towards the reduction of armed violence.

Azimale is experienced in programme management, work planning, budget development, report writing, implementing, and rapid response initiatives with a strong background in project management and beneficiary relations.

Peris holds a Bachelor’s degree in International Relations from the University of Nairobi and is currently pursuing a Master’s Degree in Project Planning and management from the same university.

She previously worked with Free Pentecostal Fellow in Kenya (FPFK) on a Peace Project: The Armed Violence Reduction (AVR).She also worked as  a Project Manager with African Inland Church Health Ministries (AICHM) under CASE OVC and USAID Imarisha Jamii projects. These focused on the Health, Education,Economic Strengthening and Child Protection Matters of vulnerable communities in Turkana County.