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OUR TEAM

This is the dedicated staff team that makes FOCUS what it is

OUR TEAM

This is the dedicated staff team that makes FOCUS what it is

George Ogalo

National Director

Mr. George Ogalo is a graduate of Egerton University (B.Ed., Mathematics and Economics), and Africa International University (formerly NEGST) with Master of Divinity in Biblical Studies. He is currently a PhD candidate (Biblical Studies). In his undergraduate studies, he was in the Christian Union leadership, serving in various capacities including being the Chairman of the Christian Union. He also served as a member of the FOCUS Coordinating Council (FCC), now known as National Governing Council (NGC), by virtue of being in the National Students Executive committee (NASEC). During his Masters studies at AIU, he became the Chairman of the students Association thereby representing students in the University Senate. Previously, before going for further studies, George worked for FOCUS for a cumulative 10 years in different roles including one year in STEM program, two years of missionary assignment in Southover Church, England with a focus on International students’ ministry, and seven (7) years in the FOCUS staff team. As a FOCUS staff he was a Training Secretary (title has since changed to Campus Ministry Facilitator) and a Regional Coordinator for 3 years and 4 years respectively. George continued being an active FOCUS Associate, investing his public speaking, communication and Bible exposition skills in the Church, Christian Unions, FOCUS staff trainings, and student Conferences. George has also demonstrated leadership in several other forums. He has been actively involved in Church ministry as Youth Patron and Advisory Board member at Christ is the Answer Ministries (CITAM) Kisumu and as the head of department for Family Care Ministry at CITAM Ngong. He has also served as a Convener of the Religion Committee in Kenya Christian Professional forum (KCPF). In the rural community, he has led initiatives in mobilising resources for Education of the youth and for providing clean water. He has helped set up three consortiums involving Sychar Centre, Institute of Study of African Realities (ISAR), Concordis International, in which he was also the repertoire, leading to three publications on the issues of ethnicity, land, and corruption. George is married to Mary Thamari Odhiambo, and they are blessed with three children; Cato, Mark and Luka.

Ezekiel Baraza

Deputy National Director

Ezekiel is a graduate of Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture & Technology (JKUAT) with a Bachelor in Computer Technology. He served in STEM Program at Moi University before becoming a Campus Ministry Facilitator in September 2009. Ezekiel is married to Joy Nabulumbi.

Joseph Namutala

Finance and Administration Director

Joseph Opanda Namutala is the Finance and Administration Director and Campus Ministry Facilitator of UoN Parklands and Lower Kabete Campuses and Utalii College. 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.

Jacinta Kimani Njogu

Associates Ministry Director

Jacinta Kimani is currently the Associates’ Ministry Director, a position she has served in since 2013. She joined FOCUS in 2007 as a STEM Staff. She has served as the Campus Ministry Facilitator (CMF) for KIST (Kiambu Institute of Science and Technology), and Kenya Utalii College. Currently, she is the CMF for KCA University and Utalii College. “Student Ministry is the most appropriate sphere of influence for sound values in the society today as Christian graduate professionals. When I interact with students in their campus life and God transforms their lives for good, this is a great motivation.”

Janet Ogola Opondo

Resource Mobilization Director

Janet Ogola-Opondo is the Resource Mobilization Director. She is the Campus Ministry Facilitator of Upper Kabete, KTTI , AHITI and formerly the Regional Coordinator Southern Nairobi Region. She was also Ezra 2012 and 2013 Conference Co Director Janet graduated in 2007 with a B Sc. Agriculture from Upper Kabete Campus of University of Nairobi. She was the CU secretary when she was a student and after her studies she joined the FOCUS staff team as a STEM staff based in Maseno University in 2007/2008. After STEM she went to Norway for 10 months as a FOCUS missionary and worked with college and high school students there. She rejoined FOCUS as staff early 2010 as a Campus Ministry Facilitator based in Kakamega in the Western region. Janet is married to Isaiah Opondo and they have two children.

Peter Kimeu

PR & Communication Director

Peter Kimeu is the PR & Communication Director and the Campus Ministry Facilitator for JKUAT Main Campus, Mount Kenya University, Main Campus and Murang’a University College. He served 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 Univeristy of Science and Technology (MMUST). A+, N+ and CIP from IAT RSEC Chairperson of Western Region during his student days. He had a one-year stint at Institute of Advanced Technology ( IAT), Thika Road Campus before rejoining the FOCUS staff in 2012. He is married to Phoebe Misente and they have a son.

Grace Wang'ang'a

Accountant

Mercy Waithera

STEM Coordinator

Paul Kihiro

Discipleship and Leadership Coordinator

Paul Kihiro is joined FOCUS Kenya in 2012. Currently he is the Discipleship and Leadership Coordinator. Prior to this position, he served as the regional coordinator for the Mt. Kenya and Southern Nairobi regions between 2012 and April 2018. He is also the Campus Ministry Facilitator (CMF) for Daystar and Machakos Universities. Paul’s motivation in student ministry is to see young people sold out to Christ, and the yearning to change society through godly lifestyles. Paul Kihiro is a graduate of Daystar University in Biblical & Religious Studies and holds a Masters Degree in Divinity from Kosin University, S. Korea. He is married to Nita Kihiro, and is blessed with three children.

Susan Wachira

Non-Resident Student Ministry Coordinator

Susan Wachira is the acting Non-Resident Students’ Ministry Coordinator. She is also the Campus Ministry Facilitator (CMF) for Technical University of Kenya (TUK), KU School of Law (KUSOL), Nairobi Technical Training Institute (NTTI), Kenya Methodist University (KeMU)- Nairobi Campus, Mt. Kenya University Nairobi Campus and Railways training Institute (RTI). Susan joined FOCUS Kenya in 2015. The opportunity to impact people’s lives with Christian values that will impact generations in the long run motivate her in student ministry. She holds a Bachelors’ Degree in Sociology and Communication from the University of Nairobi.

Evans Karanja

Missions and Evangelism

Evans Karanja is currently the Missions and Evangelism Coordinator and the Campus Ministry Facilitator (CMF) for University of Nairobi main and Chiromo 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.”

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.

Grace Kinyua

Northern Nairobi

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. Currently, she serves as the regional coordinator for Northern Nairobi region, as well as CMF for Thika and Murang’a CUs. “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.”

Peter Lemaron

Pwani Region

Peter Lemaron serves as the regional coordinator for Pwani Region. He also serves as the Campus ministry Facilitator for Mombasa and Voi CUs. His motivation in student ministry is seeing the lives of university students being transformed by the gospel of Jesus Christ. Peter is a graduate of Technical University of Kenya in Aeronautical Engineering.

Edward Ngugi

Central Rift

Edward Ngugi holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Applied Statistics with Computing. He joined FOCUS in June 2014 as CMF. He currently serves as the Regional Coordinator for Central Rift Region as well as CMF for Egerton University (Njoro and Nakuru Town Campuses), Kabarak University; Laikipia University and JKUAT Nakuru campuses. His motivation in student ministry is the joy of seeing students grow from one level to another as a result of his interactions with them. Edward is married to Teresia Njeri.

Donnah Odera

Southern Nairobi

Donnah joined FOCUS Kenya in 2013 as STEM Staff in North Rift Region for Moi University Main Campus and the Christian Unions in Kapsabet. She has served as the Campus Ministry Facilitator (CMF) for the Christian Unions in Chuka, Embu and Meru. Currently she serves as the regional coordinator for the Southern Nairobi Region and CMF for UoN upper Kabete, Kabete National Polytechnic and AHITI Ndomba. “Young people are the future of the Christian nation, society and the world. They need people to guide them in the right paths. She is a certified public accountant (CPA-K) and graduate of Kisii University in Business and Management.

Steve Kioko

Western Region

Steve Kioko is currently the Western Region coordinator. He joined the FOCUS staff team as STEM Staff for Moi University Main campus and Baraton University Christian Unions. After serving as STEM Staff, he was a missionary in Norway through the NKSS program. Steve works with the Christian Unions of JOOUST, Maseno University main campus, and the rest in Bondo& Kisumu. Kioko’s motivation in student ministry is seeing the CU and her members being salt and light on campus and beyond. And the holistic growth that takes place in students in campus and beyond. Steve Kioko is a graduate of Kenyatta University in Gender and Development Studies. He also holds a diploma in Cross Cultural Communication from Hald Internasjonale Senter.

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.

William Okoth

North Rift Region

William Okoth serves in FOCUS as the regional coordinator for North Rift region. Additionally, he is the CMF for Moi University CHS, Moi West, Annex, KMTC Eldoret and University of Eldoret. He has previously served as STEM staff for UoN Kikuyu Campus and Kenya Science, as well as the Program Assistant in the Peer Education/ HIV-AIDS in 2006/2007. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Statistics and Geography from Egerton University. William is driven by the desire to see students grow and impact the nation.

Everton Kataka

Moi Main, Kitale & Baraton CU's

Everton Kataka joined FOCUS Kenya in 2015 as the STEM Staff for Maseno University Christian Union. In 2016/2017, he pioneered the STEM Station in Voi as the STEM Staff for TaitaTaveta University. Currently, he is based in the North Rift Region as the Campus Ministry Facilitator for various Christian Unions. The Christian Unions include; Moi University main and Kitale campuses, Baraton University and Baraton Teachers’ College. The impact that the FOCUS Staff had on him while still on campus made him develop passion for student ministry. “It is a clear call to student ministry. The control by the Love of Jesus Christ compels me not to live for myself but other people…. I really find fulfillment in serving amongst students.” Everton Kataka is a graduate of Pwani University, in Accounting.

Charles Otieno

Western Region CU's

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

Pauline Kachinja

Kitui CU's

Pauline Kachinja is currently serving as the Resource Mobilization Officer in FOCUS and CMF for Kitui Christian Unions. She joined FOCUS Kenya in 2015 when she served as STEM Staff for Egerton University. In 2016/2017 she served as STEM staff for resource mobilization, associates as well as Utalii College CU. Her motivations in student ministry are the impact stories and God’s transformation among students. Pauline is a graduate of Moi University in Education (Arts).

Ben Birgen

Narok, Nakuru, Naivasha & Nyahururu CU's

Ben Birgen is a graduate of Maseno University in Pharmaceutical Science with Information Technology. He is CMF in the Central Rift region and works with Christian Unions in Narok, Nakuru, Naivasha and Nyahururu. 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.”

Issa Thuo

Cooperative University and Karen CU's

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 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.”

Jacob Gathuita

Kilifi, Mombasa and Kwale CU's

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 serves as CMF for CUs in Kilifi, Mombasa and Kwale Counties. 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.”

Josphine Githutha

Kisii and Kericho CU's

Josphine joined the FOCUS Staff team in 2015 as the STEM Staff for University of Nairobi main and Chiromo Campuses. Afterwards she served as the STEM Administrator and STEM Staff for Kenya Technical Trainers College. Currently, she is the CMF for Kisii and Kericho CUs. “I believe there's a lot of hope in students, and if I want to see a better country and world, there is a great need for me to shape the student's life, values, perspective and character.” Josphine is a graduate of Karatina University in Business Management - Procurement Option

Collins Ketere

Embu, Chuka & Meru CU's

Collins joined FOCUS Kenya in August 2016, a position he served in for two terms, first in the Mt. Kenya region and the second in Pwani Region. He is currently serving in the Mt. Kenya region as CMF for Christian Unions in Embu, Chuka and Meru. Collins draws his motivation for student ministry from the call to love God with all his heart and to make disciples for Him. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Education (Arts) from Egerton University.

Pauline Njoroge

CBD and Non-Resident CU's

Fayo Wario

Egerton Njoro

Laureen Barasa

Thika CU's

Shadrack Muia

KU Kitui

George Muchori

STEM-IT and KU Ruiru

Fred Juma

JKUAT CU

Ann Njambi

Mombasa CU's

James Omaset

Upper Kabete

Esther Maina

Muranga'a CU's

Ryan Mulongo

Bondo CU's

Livingstone Otieno

Nyeri CU's

Caroline Wanja

MMUST and Kakamega CU's

Lucy Gachoya

MCCU and Chiromo

Maureen Wangui

Karatina CU's

Moureen Mukami

Pwani CU's

Dennis Mwania

KU Main

Zipporah Wagio

Laikipia University

Mocklem Mwangi

Moi Main and Baraton CU's

Charity Anyanga

Moi CHS and Annex

Peter Parsimiti

Cooperative and Karen CUS's

Simon Masai

Machakos Cu's
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