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Kenyan Board of Directors

ZABLON KURIA

ZABLON KURIA

Founder & Executive Director, R.O.C.K Bridge Ministries

Mr. Kuria was a successful insurance salesman until 1999 when he left his job to pursue a degree in Biblical Education and Leadership in the United States.  After graduation in 2006, Mr. Kuria was commissioned by Roswell Presbyterian Church in Georgia to return to Kenya as a missionary.  It was after coming back to his country that he started R.O.C.K. Bridge Ministries.

His main calling is to act as a bridge which connects churches, foundations, and corporations abroad to those in Kenya who are serving as the hands and feet of Christ.  This way, Mr. Kuria says he is able to mobilize the Kenyan church in the mission of a holistic gospel; preaching the good news to all while uplifting the lives and spirits of the needy. To this end, he works tirelessly and joyfully.

JANE MUTHONI MACHARIA

JANE MUTHONI MACHARIA

Treasurer

A teacher by profession, Mrs. Macharia quit her career to join her husband in business shortly after they married. After he passed, she carried his legacy forward as a charitable business person with a heart for employee empowerment. However, with a passion for teaching music, she has continued instructing at her church, where she plays the keyboard as the music advisor.

Mrs. Macharia actively participates in development projects and mercy ministries within her church.  Despite her busy schedule, Mrs. Macharia always makes ample time to serve the needy, as this is one of her basic callings which she yearns to fulfill.

 
PRISCA TUITOWEK

PRISCA TUITOWEK

Kenyan Board of Directors, Member at Large

Africa Gospel Church: Ngata, Nakuru
Professor Tuitowek is a lecturer in Human Nutrition at Egerton University where she has been working for over 20 years, where she is also director of Quality Assurance. At her church, Professor Tuitowek serves as an elder in charge of the Protocol section.  She is a board member in several institutions, including the Rift Valley Institute of Science and Technology, Kenya Highlands Evangelical University, and Moi High School in Kabarak.

Professor Tuitowek passionately sponsors bright students from poor backgrounds, especially those who come from marginalized communities such as Pokot, Turkana, Ilchamus and Samburu.  She is also a private health and nutrition consultant.

Prof. MARY KARIUKI

Prof. MARY KARIUKI

-Nakuru Pentecostal Church
Dr. Kariuki is a psychology lecturer at Egerton University in Njoro and is a part- time business lady.  She is the President of the Nakuru Business and Professional Women Organization and the Vice Chair of the Nakuru County Peace Committee.  She is a member of the Nakuru Business Association’s governing council and the Kenya Chamber of Commerce.

Dr. Kariuki has an interest in serving social groups with a bias towards women’s empowerment.  She would like to see all women treated with respect and dignity at all social levels and for children to receive their right to good shelter and education.

Prof. VICTORIA MURAYA

Prof. VICTORIA MURAYA

P.C.E.A. Nakuru West
After working as a secretary in a transport company for 14 years, Mrs. Muraya quit her job to venture into business. While in business, she found it easier balancing between her self-employment and taking care of her family.  She later stopped managing her business and now serves on the board of R.O.C.K. Bridge Ministries.

A gentle and generous spirit, Mrs. Muraya finds her joy in full time service to the needy; a calling she says gives her satisfaction in day-to-day life.  She dreams of a day when all children in Africa will no longer suffer; when they will have access to a good education and life’s basic needs. For this to be achieved, Mrs. Muraya believes there is need for Christians to give full-time service to the needy.

American Board of Directors

DICK MULLOY

DICK MULLOY

Dick Mulloy began serving in Nakuru Kenya with R.O.C.K. Bridge Ministries in 2011 and has been blessed to make numerous trips since time. Dick’s love of the Kenyan people has continued to grow stronger with each visit and refers to Nakuru as his “Fields of Grace”.

Dick joined the R.O.C.K. Ministries board in 2014. Dick has spent his life in the Food Service Industry and today is the owner of ServFoodSafely, a company that offers food safety classes to the food service industry.

 
LARRY FELDMAN

LARRY FELDMAN

First Baptist Church of Roswell,

Roswell, GA

Larry spent 38 year in the pharmaceutical industry calling on doctors, nurses, pharmacists, clinics and hospitals. After retiring from GlaxoSmithKline in 2010 he went on his first medical mission trip to Nakuru, Kenya with First Baptist Roswell, Jeff Beech, and R.O.C.K. Bridge Ministries. He joined R.O.C.K. Bridge Ministries as a board member in 2011 and he completed his fifth medical mission trip to Nakuru in January 2016. Larry grew up in Chattanooga, TN. He is a graduate of the University of Tennessee and he attended graduate school at the University of Notre Dame. He is an active member of First Baptist Roswell in Roswell, GA. He is a deacon and served as Deacon Chairman in 2015. He is also a member of the Missions Committee and Marketing Committee. He is married and has 3 daughters, 2 son-in-laws and 5 grandchildren. He enjoys spending time with his family. He jogs in the Peachtree Road Race each year, is an avid college football fan, and loves 60’s muscle cars.

 
ROGER WOLFF

ROGER WOLFF

Lake Geneva, Wisconsin
Lake Geneva Lutheran Church

Roger Wolff and his family started a foundation, Christian Partners Foundation in 2005, for the purpose of supporting people with developmental disabilities and their families. We have been partnering with Rock Bridge Ministries since that time. Roger’s profession is primarily focused in the real estate investment industry. He is also involved in several other boards in the U.S. that provide services to people with special needs.

ELLEN LUCCIOLA

ELLEN LUCCIOLA

Ellen Lucciola was first introduced to Kenya and ROCK Bridge Ministries when Zablon Kuria became a member of Roswell Presbyterian Church over 10 years ago.  Passionate about serving others, Ellen has been actively involved with several local organizations primarily focused on homeless families.  She recently fulfilled a dream by going to Kenya to see first hand all the work God has done through ROCK Bridge Ministries.  Ellen feels blessed to be called to this ministry to continue the call and work of God through ROCK Bridge Ministries.

Ellen and her husband of 22 years live in Roswell with their three teenage children, Emma, Wesley and Jake.  Ellen works as a Tax Manager with Ronald Blue & Co. CPAs and Consultants, LLC in their Atlanta office where she has over 10 years of experience working with not-for-profit organizations, high net worth individuals, and small businesses.  Ellen specializes in tax planning, tax compliance, board governance, and internal controls consulting.  She has performed audits of not-for profits, performed internal control reviews, consulted on policies and procedures and prepared required tax filings. Prior to joining Ronald Blue & Co. CPAs and Consultants, Ellen worked with both KPMG and Ernst & Young as a consultant focused on operational improvement and internal controls.

HANNAH COX

HANNAH COX

Hannah Cox joined ROCK Bridge Ministries’ board in 2015. She currently works as writer/editor for the Peace Corps Office of the Inspector General in Washington, DC. Hannah has a background in cultural anthropology and qualitative research. She has worked on two USAID-funded projects regarding WASH monitoring and climate change response and for the Pathways Program to Empowerment for women in rural agriculture at CARE.

Hannah served as a Peace Corps education volunteer in Tanzania from 2011-2013 (and speaks Swahili!). Hannah holds a B.A. in Anthropology and a B.A. in English from the University of Georgia, and Master’s in Development Practice with a Graduate Certificate in Human Rights from Emory University.

MATT NELSON

MATT NELSON

Anniston, AL
Church of the Highlands

Married for 23 year to his wife Millie, Matt has 3 kids Kelly – 19, Reaves-17 and Will- 15. Matt lives in Anniston, AL. and is Vice President of BR Williams in Oxford, AL. Matt and his family attend Church of the Highlands in Birmingham, AL where he and his Millie are small group leaders. While in Nakuru in the summer of 2015 with his daughter Kelly, he met Pastor Antony and Humphrey (Church Elder) with Upendo Church.

While there, God birthed a passion and burden in his heart for the school, kids and community of Kaptembwa. Matt is asking God to use him to advance his mission in this area in whatever way He chooses.

CHRIS CONNER

CHRIS CONNER

Conyers Georgia
Milstead Baptist Church

Chris went to Kenya in 2009 with his family for the first time. He and his wife Angela have truly developed a heart for Kenya. They have returned at least once every year since that first visit. Both Chris and Angela have developed a passion for the church, medical facility and school at Upendo.

They also have a love for the kids at Tumaini and Upendo and have sponsored children in the Tumaini orphan program. Chris is the owner of Sign Solutions in Conyers, GA.

Moses Kihara

Moses Kihara

Ministries Administrative Assistant

Mr. Moses Kihara is a seasoned professional with a diverse background in Hospitality Management and Operations Management in the service industry, boasting a proven track record in both areas. With over a decade of managerial experience, Moses brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to his role. His leadership style is characterized by precision, accountability, and innovation, making him a strategic and effective manager.

Known for his decisive decision-making, unwavering support to his team, and a dedicated and objective approach to every task, Moses has consistently demonstrated his ability to drive results and lead teams towards success. As a Born-Again Christian, he has completed pastoral training with Nairobi Chapel, showcasing not only his commitment to personal and spiritual growth but also his ability to integrate strong ethical values into his managerial approach.

Moses has successfully managed various aspects of services within the ministry as a Youth and Small Groups Pastor, displaying a focused and dedicated approach to spreading the message through his passion for prayer and evangelism. His managerial qualities extend beyond conventional boundaries, as he consistently demonstrates passion in his work. His innovative mindset and commitment to excellence make him a valuable asset in any managerial role.

A meticulous professional, Moses ensures that tasks are executed with precision and efficiency. Currently serving as the Ministries Administrative Assistant at R.O.C.K BRIDGE MINISTRIES, Moses continues to exhibit precise leadership and managerial skills that align seamlessly with his role. His blend of extensive experience, diverse background in operations management, and genuine passion for pastoral ministry sets him apart as a manager well-equipped to lead effectively and contribute to the success of the ministry.

FRANCIS KENJI

FRANCIS KENJI

Workplace Ministry Evangelist

Teacher, Christ School of Ministries International

Kenji’s role as a teacher of the gospel involves various activities, such as leading Bible studies, delivering sermons or talks, organizing spiritual retreats, and providing guidance and support to individuals seeking to deepen their understanding of their faith.

His passion inspires and motivates others to explore their spirituality, develop a stronger relationship with their beliefs, and live according to the principles of the gospel. In addition, Mr. Kenji also helps in running the clean water initiative and currently is doubling up as the marketer.

MARTHA MURIRURI

MARTHA MURIRURI

Social Worker

Martha Muiruri is a passionate social worker with a deep commitment to empowering the vulnerable in her community. She has a wealth of experience working with children and families, both in the classroom and in the community. She began her career as a teacher, but she soon realized that she wanted to do more to help children with special needs. She received a scholarship from ROCK Bridge Ministries to pursue a Bachelor of Special Needs Education at the Kenyatta University

She later pursued sign language at the University of Nairobi. After graduating, she worked as a sign language interpreter for Voluntary Service Overseas. She then joined Daraja 360, a community-based organization, as a social worker and program director. During this time, Martha also had the opportunity to work for R.O.C.K Bridge Ministries as a social worker and scholarship program coordinator, giving back to the organization that supported her education.

Currently, Martha plays a pivotal role in identifying and supporting needy cases, assessing needs, conducting home visits, following up on college/university placement, and providing mentoring and counseling. 

BENSON NJUGUNA

BENSON NJUGUNA

Media & Communication

Benson Njuguna, a member of R.O.C.K Bridge Ministries since 2023, serves as a part-time media and communications specialist. His journey to RBM began through a referral from Daraja 360, a community-based organization dedicated to empowering women, youths, and children to lead dignified and sustainable lives.

While Benson initially pursued a course in procurement at the Kenya Institute of Management Studies, his deep-rooted passion for technology sparked his interest in website development, content creation, and social media marketing.

Within R.O.C.K Bridge Ministries, Benson wears multiple hats. He is responsible for crafting engaging content for our website, managing social media platforms, and curating content for our YouTube channel. In addition, he plays a pivotal role in producing reports, crafting proposals, and developing our newsletter.

Benson’s dedication and diverse skill set helps R.O.C.K Bridge Ministries drive its mission to reach and impact a wider audience.