Working tirelessly alongside our field staff in Kenya, our full-time missionaries are passionate about the kids and communities we serve. Meet our missionary families and find out what motivates them to help reunite families at Agape.
Cheryl’s journey to Agape began in 2007, while on a short-term mission trip to Kitale, Kenya. The Lord placed an unrelenting passion in Cheryl’s heart to help street children, and upon arriving home Cheryl founded a fundraising ministry at her church and began supporting rescue projects in Kenya. After several years, Cheryl began to see limitations in residential care, and began to seek out other rescue models. It was then that the Lord led Cheryl to Agape, with her first visit to the Kisumu campus in 2016.
From Southern California, Cheryl retired from a career in education in June 2019. She is excited to serve in whatever way the Lord leads, including supporting the teaching staff on the Agape campuses. She currently serves in Special Projects on our Support Services Team.
The McIntires come from Seattle, Washington where they have backgrounds in business management. In 2015 God asked them to go out and serve in overseas missions, and Ryan, Tamarah, and their children spent two years serving the Bible translation efforts in Papua New Guinea. In 2018 they returned to the PNW for the birth of their fourth child and to seek the Lord about what was next. God put passions in the McIntires for working with childhood trauma and business leadership for missions, and they were searching for a place to apply those passions.
Through some God-ordained circumstances, the McIntires were introduced to Agape, and after a short vision trip they became excited to join Agape as the next step in their journey to follow the Lord. Ryan and Tamarah launched to Kenya with their four children Cassidy, Kylah, Logan and Maisie in 2019 and served the Agape Kitale campus for several years.
The McIntire family moved to Nakuru early in January 2022, and Ryan is currently serving as the director of the Nakuru location.
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Diana is from the UK and has two grown-up children and four lovely grandchildren — three granddaughters and one grandson. She has been connected with Kenya since 2011; volunteering in a Baby Rescue Centre and later taking on the role of Chair, helping charities with their administration needs, and working for an organisation within Kisumu that supports children living within the Juvenile Justice System. She is passionate about children being able to be children, and thrive within a safe and lovely family home.
Diana has felt called by God to join Agape Children’s Ministry and is excited to be using her administrative and managerial skills to work within the Child Welfare Team.
She currently serves as Director of Operations for the Support Services Team.
Hailing from Clayton, North Carolina, Chris and Tammy were both actively involved in their home church, Southside Church, before making the move to our Kisumu campus in 2011.
Chris serves as Agape’s Kenyan Field Director with his experience in management and leadership roles both in the US Army and business. Tammy works full-time in their home, raising and homeschooling their four youngest of six children: Sutton, Connor, Seth, Lyla, Cole, and Emma.
Mike and Karen first learned about Agape in 2002, after which they went on a short-term mission trip to Kisumu, Kenya, to help Agape celebrate its 10th Anniversary. This trip transformed Mike and Karen, where they felt led to sell their home and leave their jobs to move to Kenya in February 2005 as the Project Directors of Agape’s Main Campus in Kisumu. During these foundational years, they were used by the Lord to help build the stable foundation that Agape Children’s Ministry rests on today.
Now, they are our Agape Ambassadors, traveling throughout the US to bring awareness of Agape Children’s Ministry to churches, colleges and universities, mission conferences, and assisting with the recruitment of additional missionaries.
You can still support our retired missionaries by giving to their retirement funds.
After life-long involvement in missions work, Blake and Esther Gibbs felt God’s call on their lives to join Agape as full-time missionaries in August 2003. With a long career in business, management and accounting, Blake came on board to help manage the organization’s day-to-day operations and soon took on the role of Director.
They lent their financial and administrative gifts to the ministry and often traveled to Kenya to lend their leadership and guidance to our staff on the field.
Steve and Dianne Warn were missionaries in Costa Rica for over 20 years before God called them to move to Kenya and Agape Children’s Ministry.
Steve has an engaging teaching style that kept the Agape boys laughing hard as they learned about Jesus. Dianne put her experience in Child Development and Education to use in developing curriculum for our rehabilitation phase, helping newly rescued children learn about the Lord and give up their street life. They are now retired.
We are in an exciting time of growth and are looking for like-minded, passionate missionaries who will join us at our newest campus in Kitale, Kenya. Follow the three steps below to submit your application:
Download and read the full job description. Please spend some time praying over this and seeking counsel from your family and friends in regards to the specific skills needed.
Fill out the application form online. If you are engaged or married please each fill out an application. Don’t forget to attach your Resume and a photo of yourself and your family on the application form.
Once your application has been received, our staff will review your submission and will be in touch. If you have questions about the process, please don’t hesitate to contact us.