Naomi's Village

Kenya

Oscar Og’wang

Director of Administration

Oscar Og’wang

Director of Administration

From 2004 to 2014, Oscar worked as the administrator at Bethany Kids, a medical ministry specializing in pediatric rehabilitative and corrective surgery, based in Kijabe Hospital. Before that, he was the co-founder and director of the Philemon Trust Prison Ministry from 2002 to 2004; an intern in the Worship and Missions Department at Nairobi Chapel; a marketing research assistant for East Africa Industries (now Unilever Kenya); and an assistant quantity surveyor for Costek Quantity Surveyors.

Oscar is a qualified building economist (Quantity Surveyor). Oscar received his bachelor's in Building Economics and Management from the University of Nairobi and is finalizing his Master of Business Administration in Strategic Planning from Kenyatta University.

Oscar is married to Josephine Owingah Odhiambo, better known as Jolene.

Bonface Njoroge

Director of Caregiving, Outreach, & Activities

Bonface Njoroge

Director of Caregiving, Outreach, & Activities

After his graduation in 2011, he came to Naomi’s Village where God has given his family an even larger family, he says. Bonface and his family have been living on site at Naomi's Village ever since.

Bonface gave his life to Christ in 1999, after his life was dimmed by alcoholism in his teenage years. His testimony is that Jesus saved him and gave his life meaning and hope. In 2003, God called him to minister as an advocate for the weak, the vulnerable, and the voiceless, for His glory and honor.

Bonface began as a volunteer at Naomi’s Village for three months before he was hired full time. He has served in various roles from the beginning, including education and activities, spiritual care, and oversight of caregivers. He also currently oversees all outreach at Naomi’s Village. Bonface says he loves Naomi's Village and looks forward to spending the rest of his life there. He is currently pursuing a Bachelor's in Counseling Psychology at Africa Nazarene University as a part time student.

He is married to Margret Kuria and has three children, Kimberly, Kevin and Kendrick.

Flo Ouko

Director of Social Work

Flo Ouko

Director of Social Work

 Flo has been at Naomi's Village since January 2011. She started as a house mom, then became a house mom supervisor, and eventually the Director of Social Work for Naomi's Village. She says for such a time as this, God has called her to be among the many destined helpers of our loving, adorable children.

Anne Ndungu

Director of Healthcare and Baby Care

Anne Ndungu

Director of Healthcare and Baby Care

Anne Ndungu is a Registered Nurse with a Master of Arts in Community Development and has 20 years experience in general nursing and leadership.As Naomi’s Village Director of Healthcare and Baby Care, she is very committed to and passionate about providing the best care for all our children. Anne and her husband Nathan are blessed with two sons.

Veronicah Kageche

Deputy Director of Administration

Veronicah Kageche

Deputy Director of Administration

Veronicah Kageche earned a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration - Human Resources. Veronicah serves as Naomi’s Village Deputy Director of Administration and has a wealth of experience in human resources and program management. Her passion for the smooth execution of Naomi’s Village administrative tasks and staff welfare is evident in her day to day interactions with the staff and people of the village. Veronicah is married and blessed with three children and enjoys spending her free time with her family.

Faith Micheni

Accountant

Faith Micheni

Accountant

Faith Micheni earned a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA-K). Faith serves as the accountant at Naomi’s Village and Cornerstone Preparatory Academy. For the past four years she has overseen and controlled Naomi’s Village budgets for operational expenses, community outreach and all ministry projects. She is married and the proud mother of her daughter Velda. During her free time she loves reading novels, nature walks and serving the Lord in singing and worship.

Zakayo Oyula

Catering Supervisor

Zakayo Oyula

Catering Supervisor

Zakayo is a qualified chef who serves as the supervisor of the catering department at Naomi's Village. He takes special care to ensure that the children and staff of Naomi’s Village receive a balanced diet. Zakayo also prepares all meals for visitors to the NV Guesthouse, and sees to it that guests have a safe and comfortable stay there.  He is a father to one girl, J’Lean. In his spare time, he enjoys reading the Word of God.

TinKoi Ole Sangiriaki

Facility Supervisor

TinKoi Ole Sangiriaki

Facility Supervisor

Tinkoi Ole Sangiriaki counts himself blessed to be among the few of his generation educated from the Maasai tribe. Tinkoi has 32 years of experience in the building industry, including with local authorities, the private sector, parastatal entities, and nongovernmental organizations. Serving as the Naomi’s Village Facilities Supervisor, he is in charge of overseeing maintenance, security, construction, gardening, groundskeeping, housekeeping, and transportation. He has three children – Ian, Destiny and Sally, who are all in their early 20’s.

Cornerstone Preparatory Academy

Kenya

Tom Barasa Wafula

Cornerstone Director

Tom Barasa Wafula

Cornerstone Director

Tom Barasa Wafula is an educator and sociologist by training, having studied agriculture, education and sociology at different universities in Kenya. Tom has over 20 years of experience teaching science at the high school level. He has also worked with students and their communities by providing education to promote sustainable development. He has a deep passion for working with children and disadvantaged communities to support them as they achieve a secure livelihood and earn a decent living.  He is married to Violet and together they are blessed to have two boys and two girls. He enjoys reading and writing in the fields of education and the environment.

Alex Mwangi

Facilities Manager

Alex Mwangi

Facilities Manager

Alex serves Cornerstone as a highly capable facilities management professional with extensive training and experience in electrical engineering, electronics, and facilities project management.  He was born and brought up in Kijabe, in central Kenya. He has a personal relationship with Christ Jesus, who also called him to minister as an associate pastor after his graduation from Moffat Bible College, where he was trained in bible, theology, counseling and chaplaincy. Alex manages a staff who help to ensure that the overall operating condition and appearance of Cornerstone's buildings and grounds are excellent at all times.

 

Mary Thuo

Student Principal

Mary Thuo

Student Principal

Mary was born in central Kenya, where she attended primary school and high school. She then went on to college in eastern Kenya, where she trained to become a teacher. After her college graduation, she married
Jeremiah and moved to Maai Mahiu, where the two of them worked in a children’s home for 9 years. They then moved to Michigan for Jeremiah to receive further education, and remained in the US for 8 years. Feeling that
it was their mission to move back to Kenya and work with their community, they did so in 2009. In 2012, Mary began to volunteer at Naomi’s Village in order to fulfill her calling to work with kids. Primarily because of her
vision and her motivation to see our NV children receive an excellent education, Cornerstone Preparatory Academy was founded on site at Naomi’s Village in January 2013, with Mary as the first principal of the school.
Mary has 3 adult children - Hannah, Grace, and Eric.

Missionaries

Bob and Julie Mendonsa

Bob and Julie Mendonsa

The Founders and Executive Directors

Bob and Julie Mendonsa met in 1987 while attending Baylor University in Waco, TX. They graduated the next year, Bob with a B.S. in biology and Julie with a B.S. in secondary education. Bob was accepted to medical school at UT Medical Branch in Galveston, TX, and Julie took a job teaching middle school math in Garland, TX. They married in 1991 and Bob went on to complete a 5-year orthopedic surgery residency at UT Medical Branch in 1997. During Bob’s training in Galveston, Julie become the chairperson of the math department at La Marque High School.

After residency, Bob joined Orthopedic Associates of Flower Mound and Lewisville, where he served in private practice for 11 years. Bob’s practice focused on arthroscopy and sports medicine.

Bob and Julie had two children, Emily and Will, and bought a home in Flower Mound. Emily and Will attended Coram Deo Academy in Flower Mound.

In 2003, the Mendonsa family started taking yearly trips of one to two months to Kijabe, Kenya, for Bob to work as a volunteer orthopedic surgeon in a mission hospital. During that time they developed a vision and plan to move to Kenya and build a children’s home.

The Mendonsas moved to Kenya in 2008 and broke ground on Naomi’s Village Children’s Home in 2009. Bob and Julie both retired from their full-time jobs as surgeon and teacher, respectively, in July 2010. They now work full-time at Naomi’s Village in daily administration, intake of children, employee training, and continued fundraising. They plan to live in Kenya indefinitely to help raise Naomi's Village's children as future leaders of their nation.

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Mark and Liz Sisler Family

Mark and Liz Sisler Family

Missionary

Mark is the director of Operations and Spiritual Care at Cornerstone Preparatory Academy. He was a pastor at a church in the Chicago suburbs for 13 years prior to joining Naomi’s Village in 2015. Mark has a passion for discipleship and getting things accomplished!

Liz is the child sponsorship coordinator and also the early childhood coordinator for Naomi’s Village. She taught preschool at a church preschool in the Chicago suburbs for 13 years prior to joining Naomi’s Village in 2015. Liz has a passion for early childhood education and early literacy. She graduated from Moody Bible Institute in 2000 with a degree in Christian education. Liz and Mark married in 1998 and have two children, Jaden and Josiah.

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Steve and Anji Sisler Family

Steve and Anji Sisler Family

Missionary

Steve and Anji Sisler met and married during veterinary school at the University of Wisconsin. They have four children; Nathan (16), Cade (14), T.J. (9) and Talia (7).

Sponsoring children through Compassion International and adopting their two youngest children from Ethiopia opened their hearts to the plight of children living in poverty. Providing hope and opportunities to children living in poverty has become their life's calling.

They moved to Kijabe, Kenya in 2015. Steve works primarily with Community Development Projects that empower the parents of community children at Cornerstone Preparatory Academy, and Anji is the Cornerstone Scholarship Program Coordinator.

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U.S.A.

Administration

Kim Ramsey

US Operations Manager

Kim Ramsey

US Operations Manager

Kim has known Bob and Julie Mendonsa since 1997. She helped Bob start his new orthopedic surgery practice in Lewisville, TX that year, and continued to work side by side with him as his Orthopedic PA for the next 10 years. She went on to serve as the Clinical Supervisor for a large ob/gyn practice in Denton for 6 years, before being hired as a private software consultant in 2014. She accepted a position with Naomi’s Village as its US Operations Manager in 2016, feeling that God had called her to do so. Kim is married to Mike and they have 2 grown boys, 4 grandchildren and a German Shepherd. They love to spend time cooking together, being with family and friends, and serving at their church.

Contact:  Kim@naomisvillage.org  or    972-979-4836

 

 

Miranda Crowell

US Coordinator of Special Projects

Miranda Crowell

US Coordinator of Special Projects

Miranda Crowell loves Jesus, travel, books, culture and serving others.
She is married to Brian, a thoughtful loving husband, and they have
2 beautiful, smart, hilarious children, Olivia-4, Bennett-1.
Miranda met Bob and Julie years ago at a church in DFW, lived on their living room floor in Kenya for a month and was forever changed. She now serves in the US administration office as the Coordinator of Special Projects. She  is an RN and has her Master's degree in working with children and families who have experienced illness and trauma. Her desire for Naomi's Village is that the children and families of Kenya would know  the Lord sees them.

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