Africa New Life Ministries Rwanda was founded by Rwandans and is run by Rwandans. More than 300 Rwandan and East African staff serve to educate children, pastor families spiritually, care for the medical needs of our communities, and promote growth of the ministry in Rwanda.

Africa New Life Ministries International exists in the U.S. to support the work in Rwanda in the areas of sponsorship, development, team trips, financial accountability, and church/strategic partnerships.

Learn about our international leadership team and U.S. staff members below!


The Leadership Team is composed of the high-level leadership of both the U.S. and Rwandan sides of Africa New Life. Its members work closely together in person and across thousands of miles to drive the ministry forward.

President and Founder
Dr. Charles Mugisha
Kigali, Rwanda

U.S. Executive Director
Alan Hotchkiss
Portland, Oregon

Africa New Life Ministries - Rev. Fred Isaac Katagwa

Rwanda Executive Director
Rev. Fred Isaac Katagwa
Kigali, Rwanda

U.S. Director of Strategic Partnerships
Natalie Green
Austin, Texas

Africa New Life Ministries - Eugene Mugisha

Rwanda Director of Programs and Development
Eugene Mugisha
Kigali, Rwanda

Africa New Life Ministries - Donna Henry

U.S. Director of Programs
Donna Henry
Phoenix, Arizona


Rwanda Director of Operations
Regina Mukasano
Kigali, Rwanda

Africa New Life Ministries - Dan Leischner

U.S. Director of Operations
Dan Leischner, CPA
Portland, Oregon

Peace Mukaigara
Rwanda Director of Finance
Kigali, Rwanda

Africa New Life Ministries - Damalie Kayigwa Nsonga

Internal Auditor
Damalie Kayigwa Nsonga
Kigali, Rwanda

Africa New Life Ministries - Matt Stein

U.S. Director of Development and Marketing
Matt Stein
Portland, Oregon

Africa New Life Ministries - Florence M. Mugisha

Director of Women’s Ministry
Florence M. Mugisha
Kigali, Rwanda

Africa New Life Ministries - Johnson Karamuzi

Director of Africa College of Theology
Johnson Karamuzi
Kigali, Rwanda

Chief of Operations & Medical Director, Dream Medical Center Hospital
Dr. Peace Mukabalisa
Kigali, Rwanda

Africa New Life Ministries - Crissy McDowell

U.S. Chief of Staff
Crissy McDowell
Houston, Texas

Program Manager
Specioza Dusabe Mukazaire
Kigali, Rwanda

Program Manager
Augustine Ndemezo
Kigali, Rwanda

Africa New Life Ministries - Trina Lee

U.S. Sponsorship Program Manager
Trina Lee
Portland, Oregon

Missions and Donors Relations Administrator
Lillian Abatoni
Kigali, Rwanda

U.S. Team Trip Program Manager
Vincent Jones-Dixon
Portland, Oregon

Africa New Life Ministries - Yvone Umulisa

Esther Scholar Program Manager
Yvonne Umulisa
Kigali, Rwanda

Partnership & Leadership Development Manager
John Africa
Kigali, Rwanda

U.S. Communications Manager
Emily Carminati
Portland, Oregon


The U.S. staff works out of our Portland, Oregon, headquarters and from locations in Texas and Indiana. They would love to hear from you! Submit your questions or information requests via the contact form below and the appropriate staff member will be in touch with you.

Africa New Life Ministries - Darlene Bory

Darlene Bory

Team Trips Coordinator
Tara Bossie

Africa New Life Ministries - Betty Krenek

Marketing Creative Manager
Betty Davis

Church Partnerships Representative
Jordan Fehlen

Africa New Life Ministries - Leslie Forster

Systems Project Manager
Leslie Forster

Africa New Life Ministries - Joanne Fuller

Donor Administrator
Joanne Fuller

Development Project Manager
Morgan Jones

Partnerships Representative
Dawn Kaiser

Sponsorship Coordinator
Sonni Mackzum

Sponsorship Administrator
Julie Rathjen

Church Partnerships Manager
Jeremiah Smith

Programs Associate
Emma Turner

Sponsorship Project Manager
Kelly Wesley

Program Coordinator
Megan Westby

Africa New Life Ministries - Cheri Wilson

Operations Specialist
Cheri Wilson

Any questions about the ministry or requests for information should go to the appropriate U.S. leadership or staff member through the contact form below or via our direct phone line: 866.979.0393.