Who We Are

Christians with a passion for sharing Christ and helping those in need.

Our Story

In the early 1990s, Mary Kamau started classes at Kenyatta University. Having recently accepted Jesus as her Savior, she began to share the message of Christ in local mission work.

Along the way, Mary met a young worship leader who intrigued her with his stories of growing up in Mathare Valley—home to one of the oldest and largest slums in Nairobi, Kenya. Curious, she asked him to take her there so she could experience it for herself.

What she saw transformed her life—forever.

Founders & Leaders

Dr. Wallace and Mary Kamau

Founders and Leaders

Dr. Wallace Kamau is a Certified Public Accountant. He previously worked for the multinational accounting firm of Price Waterhouse Cooper and also various insurance companies, holding positions in internal audit and finance as a Chief Financial Officer. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Commerce – Finance option from the University of Nairobi, a Masters degree in Leadership from Pan Africa Christian University and a Doctorate degree in Leadership and Global Perspectives from George Fox University. Following God’s call on his life, Wallace resigned from his corporate job to minister in the slums. In addition to serving as a director, he also serves as a pastor and overseer with Outreach Hope churches.

Mary Kamau holds a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology from Kenyatta University, a Masters degree in Leadership from Pan Africa Christian University and is pursuing a Doctorate degree in Leadership and Global Perspectives from George Fox University. Prior to forming MOHI, Mrs. Kamau worked and volunteered with various organizations in community development.

International Board of Directors

Tim
Bond

Chairman

Executive Pastor

Eastside Christian Church

Dr. Wallace
Kamau

Vice Chairman



Missions of Hope International

Kathy
Ham

Treasurer

Missionary

CMF International

Julie
Stubblefield

Secretary

Educator

Luke
Crater

General Counsel

University System

Linda
Gelsinger

Wife, Mother of 4, Blessed Grammy of 8

Keith
Ham

Missionary

CMF International

Mary
Kamau



Missions of Hope International

Oliver
Konje

Foreign Affairs and International Trade

Government of Kenya

Salome
Ngari

Insurance Consultant / Pastor

Safe Nest Insurance Agency / GraceHill Mission Church

Mike
Thauthi

Senior Pastor

Nairobi Chapel

Arty
VanGeloof

Director Global Compassion

Eastside Christian Church

Local Staff

US Staff

Tim
Tobey

Director of US Operations, Finance & Administration

Natasha Feagins

Director of Advancement & Sponsorship

Debbie
Heise

Director of Partner Relations

Chris
Settlemoir

Director of Marketing

Sarah
Schmidt

Major Gifts Director

Heather
Ellinor

Accountant

Mikayla
Seeger

Sponsorship Team Manager

Chloe
Stern

Sponsorship Associate

Dick
Alexander

Partner Liaison

Our Partners

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Join in our mission to spread the Gospel and make a lasting difference for those in need.