This is the dedicated staff team that makes FOCUS who we are

Simon Kande

National Director

Mercy Waithera

Associates Ministry Director

Joseph Namutala

Deputy National Director

Joseph Opanda Namutala is the Deputy National Director. Joseph graduated with Bsc. Physics from Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT). He joined Short Term Experience in Ministry (STEM) and he was based at Njoro Campus of Egerton University. He thereafter went to Norway for ten months where he worked with Christian Students in one of the Universities. After coming back from Norway in June 2008, Joseph worked as a volunteer with the 2008 Commission Conference Desk until February 2009. He joined the staff team as a Campus Ministry Facilitator in April 2009. He was the Commission 2011 Conference Deputy Director. He is married to Ruth Muthoni and they have two sons.

Evans Karanja

Missions Director

Evans Karanja is currently the Short Term Missions Director and the Campus Ministry Facilitator (CMF) for University of Kenyatta University Main and Ruiru Campuses’ Christian Unions. He joined FOCUS in 2010 as the STEM Staff for Moi University- College of Health Sciences and the School of Law Christian Unions. In 2011-2012 he was a FOCUS Exchange Participant to Norway. He is a graduate of the University of Nairobi in Agriculture (Crop Protection) and holds a diploma in Cross Cultural Communication and International work from Hald International Center, Norway. “If I can inculcate godly values in them, mentor them and challenge them to address societal problems from a biblical perspective, I have hope of a morally upright society. For this reason, I find joy in serving here at FOCUS Kenya.”

Grace Kinyua

Finance & Admin Director

Grace Ndirangu- Kinyua is a graduate of Moi University in Applied Statistics with computing. She served as STEM Staff for KTTC and St. Paul’s University in 2011/2012 and later proceeded for the NKSS Exchange program (2012/2013) in Norway. She also serves as the regional coordinator for Northern Nairobi region, as well as CMF for Thika and Murang’a CUs. Currently, she serves as the Finance & Admin Director. “I believe that students’ ministry is very strategic in impacting the society. My life was greatly impacted by FOCUS staff. I believe serving in FOCUS gives me an opportunity to make an impact among students I interact with.”

Pauline Kachinja

Resource Mobilization Director

Peter Kimeu

Corporate Affairs and Partnerships Director

Peter Kimeu is the Corporate Affairs and Partnerships Director and the Campus Ministry Facilitator at the University of Nairobi (Parklands Campus) He served in other positions in FOCUS including the STEM Coordinator, Regional Coordinator Pwani Region and as a STEM staff 2009-2010 based in Medical School and Kenya Polytechnic University College. He is a BEd (Mathematics and Physics) graduate from Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology (MMUST). Post Graduate Diploma in Theology (JETS), A+, N+ and CIP from IAT He had a one-year stint at the Institute of Advanced Technology ( IAT), Thika Road Campus before rejoining the FOCUS staff in 2012. He is married to Phoebe Misente.

Edward Ngugi

Students Ministry Director

Ben Birgen

Leadership & Mentorship Coordinator

Ben Birgen is a graduate of Maseno University in Pharmaceutical Science with Information Technology. He is CMF in Mt Kenya region. He served as STEM Staff for UoN Kikuyu Campus in 2014/2015, and later as the first STEM Staff for Maasai Mara University CU in 2015/2016. “My greatest motivation in students ministry is the amazing love of God towards humanity, it is my desire that I should lead many to Christ, to equip many to Christ-likeness and to open the eyes of many students to the amazing love of God that has set us free from sin thus we have received a new life in God as new creation.”

Pauline Waweru

PR & Communication's Officer

Josphine Ndung'u

STEM Coordinator

John Njoroge

IT Officer

Issa Thuo

Short Terms Missions Coordiator

Issa Gachanja is a graduate of Urban and Regional Planning from the University of Nairobi. He joined FOCUS for the 2016/2017 STEM year. He served as STEM Staff in Central Rift Region for Egerton University Njoro Campus and Rift Valley Institute for Science and Technology. Afterwards, between 2017/2018, he was on the FOCUS/NKSS exchange program in Norway. Currently, he is serving as the Assistant Missions and Evangelism Coordinator. He is also the CMF for the Cooperative University of Kenya and other Christian Unions in Karen. “I believe that Student ministry is strategic in global evangelism because of the diversity of students and the likely impact they are to have in society during and after their years in school.”

Daniel Njumbi

Discipleship & Scripture Engagement Coordinator

Priscilla Etale

Resource Mobilization Officer

Doris Gatwiri


Fredrick Abuya

Research and Publications Officer

Fredrick Abuya joined FOCUS Kenya in 2012 as STEM Staff for UoN Kikuyu Campus, Africa International University and Presbyterian University of East Africa Christian Unions. He later served for 2 years as CMF in Pwani Region then moved to Nairobi for his current role. He is the Assistant Research and Publications Officer as well as CMF in the Southern Nairobi Region. “My motivation in student ministry is a desire to see young people in institutions of higher learning trained, mentored and ‘discipled’ to become salt and light in our society.” Fredrick is a graduate of Moi University in Agricultural Biotechnology.

Milicent Mutai

Resource Mobilisation Officer

Caleb Lemayian

Evangelism Coordinator

Charles Otieno

Pwani Region

Charles Otieno Ondiek holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science from Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology (MMUST). In 2015/2016 he served in Pwani Region as STEM Staff based in Kilifi. He later joined the FOCUS team in August 2018 as CMF for MMUST, KMTC Kakamega, Bukura Agricultural Training College, Kibabii University and Kibabii Diploma Teachers Training College among others in the Western Region. He is married to Rose Tracy Otieno. “My greatest motivation in students’ ministry is the desire to see the lives of students transformed for the glory of God in terms of discipleship and mentorship. This will help them develop Godly convictions and lead lives that has eternal value. This is because my life was transformed while in campus. I was discipled, trained and mentored to who I am today

Peter Parsimiti

Northern Nairobi

Kennedy Kamau

Central Rift

Jacob Gathuita

Southern Nairobi

Jacob Gathuita joined FOCUS 2014 as STEM Staff for Machakos and Daystar Universities. Later, he served as the STEM administrator and CMF based in Nairobi. He later moved to the Pwani region where he served as CMF for CUs in Kilifi, Mombasa and Kwale Counties. He currently serves as the Regional Coordinator Southern Nairobi Region He holds a bachelors degree in Education Arts (Geography and Kiswahili) from the University of Nairobi. He is married to Ann Wanjiru and together serve the Lord. “My greatest motivation in students’ ministry is that it is God’s work and It is strategic in nature.”

Clement Babu

Western Region (Ag.)

Japheth Rwoti

Mt. Kenya Region

Japheth Rwoti is the Regional Coordinator for Mt. Kenya Region. He serves Christian Unions in Nyeri, Karatina, Othaya, Kirinyaga, Embu, Chuka, Meru and Maua. He joined FOCUS Kenya in 2014 as STEM Staff for Nyeri Christian Unions. He later served as CMF for Nyeri, Karatina, Othaya and Kirinyaga Christian Unions before becoming the regional coordinator for the region. “Student ministry is a privilege to impact young men and women who are from everywhere. What they will become in society; have no idea.” He is a graduate of Egerton University in Bsc. Manufacturing Engineering.

Everton Kataka

North Rift Region

Martin Mwathi

Joshua Kinyanjui

Samuel Nyamgero

David Muraya

Alumni Engagement and Mobilization Officer

Regina Kariuki

Associates Program Officer

Susan Nzuki

Research & Publications Assitant

Joyline Mutai

Doris Wambui

Executive Assistant

Susan Muiruri

FOCUS Enterprise

Benjamin Mung'ela

Rahab Muthoni

Creative Content Officer

John Ndung'u

Mercy Gichuhi

Accountant Assistant

Benard Muli

Patrick Nyaga

Thomas Mbinda

Sam Namano

Egerton Njoro

Tyneketra Wanja

Moi CHS and Annex

Oscar Mutwiri

Karatina CUs

David Kiragu Mburu


Consolata Gakii

South Coast CUs

Lydiah Kitur

Kikuyu & Presbyterian

Simon Maina

Cooperative and Karen CUs

Sylvia Nyamweya

STEM Admin/ Kiriri & Utalii

Collins Koech

Murang'a CUs

Nathan Ndung'u

STEM Resource & Lower Kabete

Emmanuel Vuma

Masai Mara Univeristy

James Wachira

Moi Main & Baraton

Maxmillian Mito Chiama

Nyeri Cus

Cyrus Muturi

Rongo & Tom Mboya

Dennis Karanja

Mombasa CUs

Jonathan Osore

CBD & Non-Resident CUs

Nancy Muchiri

Main Campus & Chiromo

Brian Erudite Okoth


Gammaliel Injene

Kitui CUs

Justus Mundi


Charity Mwaura

Laikipia Univeristy

David Saruni

Kitale CUs

Austine Ochieng

Embu & Kirinyaga CUs

Fransisca Chao

Bondo CUs

Jimnah Mahinge Chege


Naomi Wanjiru

AIU Chaplaincy

Irene Karikui

Upper Kabete, KNP & AHITI

Betty Mutunga

KU Main & Mama Ngina

Jalyne Mukiri

Thika CUs

Emmanuel Opoloi


Gloria Idza

Nakuru Town CUs

Jemmimah Mumo

Tharaka Nithi

Irene Jemutai Kosgei

Kisii University & KMTC Kisii

Philemon Adek

Kisumu Town CUs

Mercy Chepchumba

Taita Taveta and Voi CUs

James Moses


Daniel Kamau

Daystar University & Machakos

Brain Kipchumba


Dennis Kuria

STEM Associates/KIST & KTTC

Newton Kimotho

Kapsabet CUs

June Koech

Meru CUs & KEMU

Phyllis Ndirangu

Kabianga CUs

Purity Njuguna


Nelson Gichira

Pwani University

Brian Kipkirui

Medical Sch & Kenya Science

Dan Jimmy Anyona


Hamisi Briva


Maureen Mamo

PAC Chaplaincy

James Mark

Central Rift-Laikipia CUs

Michael Ogutu

Mt.Kenya -Nyeri CUs

Deborah Kwamboka

Northern Nairobi- STEMstaff Associate

Martin Mwathi

Northern Nairobi- STEM CBD CUs

Sophy Cynthis

Northern Nairobi- KItui CUs

Charles Munyari

Pwani -Taita Taveta &Voi CUs

Brain Kipchumba

Southern Nairobi-UON Main & Chiromo CUs

Precious Kirigo

Southern Nairobi-UON Medical School & Kenya Science CUs

Mark Arodi

Western -Rongo & Tom Mboya CUs

Walter Jimwel

Western -Kabianga CUs

Martha Riziki

Central Rift -Masai Mara CUs

Naomi Gachuhi

Mt.Kenya -Chuka University CUs

Dorcas Wambua

Northern Nairobi- Murang'a CUs

David Muraya

Northern Nairobi- STEM Admin

Faith Kasila

North Rift-Moi Annex & CHS CUs

Moffat Mwenda

Pwani -South Coast CUs

Emily Gacheri

Southern Nairobi-TUK & KUSOL CUs

Simon Lomadei

Southern Nairobi-Upper Kabete CUs

Mary Njeri

Western - Kisumu CUs

Nathan Ndung'u

Central Rift -Nakuru Town CUs

Ruth Munyari

Mt.Kenya -Karatina CUs

John Kaigwara

Northern Nairobi- STEM Resource & Lower Kabete CUs

Mutinda Hope

Northern Nairobi- JKUAT CU

Jackline Wanjiru

North Rift -Moi Main & Baraton CUs

Tabither Maingi

Pwani - Pwani University & KIlifi CUs

Jessica Gitonga

Southern Nairobi-AIU Chaplaincy

Susan Muiruri

Southern Nairobi-CBD CUs

Maureen Mamo

Western - Maseno CU

Sylvia Nyamweya

Central Rift -Egerton Njoro CU

Uwazi Ruwa

Mt.Kenya -Embu & KIrinyaga CUs

John Mwawuri

Northern Nairobi- KU Main CU

Noah Siokan

Northern Nairobi- STEM IT $ KU Ruiru CU

Kevin Omulah

North Rift -UOE ,Mosoriot & KMTC

Violet Ndunge

Pwani -TUM & Mombasa CUs

Ken Kirimi

Southern Nairobi-Daystar & Machakos Uni CUs

Eunice Wambui

Western -Kakamega & Vihiga CUs

Michael Murigi

Western - Bondo CUs

Dennis Kuria

Mt.Kenya -Meru CUs

Dan Anyona

Northern Nairobi- Thika Town CUs

Joshua Maina

Northern Nairobi-Garissa CUs

Regina Kariuki

Northern Nairobi-PAC STEM Chaplaincy

Steve Wainaina

North Rift -KItale CUs

Benjamin Amukangu

Southern Nairobi-Co-operative University & Karen CUs

Paul Okhanga

Southern Nairobi-Kikuyu CUs

Kevin Kimani

Western-Kisii CUs

Moses Bore

Western-Kababii CUs