BOARD OF TRUSTEES

Kibo is more than an organization with projects. It is a network of collaborative friendships committed to the wellbeing of African communities.

Kibo’s board is entrusted with mobilizing those collaborations and honoring the Kibo Way.

 
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From left to right:

Clint Davis, Danny Cagnet, Zach Abney (staff member), Doug Townsdin, John Barton, Ben West (staff member), Robert Chambers, Brent Abney, Leon Blue, Mark Moore, Mary-Margaret Watson, Jeremy Broadnax, Greg Taylor, and Jordan Smith.

Not pictured: Brooks Davis, Chad Smith, and Deron Smith.

Clint Davis, Vice President: Clint is the CFO for Air Hygiene International, Inc. in Tulsa, OK. He lived in Jinja for six years where he helped start the Source Cafe and co-founded Kibo Group. He is married to Briley and has three kids.

Danette (Danny) Cagnet: Danny is the Dean of the School of Business and Professional Studies at Rochester College in Rochester Hills, MI. Danny lived in Uganda for two years where she served at the Source Cafe and helped found Kibo Group alongside the original missionaries. She is involved with the Experience Africa Student Internships/Kibo Fellows program and serves on the Rochester church of Christ missions committee. Danny is married to Scott and has two daughters.

Doug Townsdin, Treasurer: Doug is a partner in the national audit methodology group for Grant Thornton LLP in Tulsa, OK.

John Barton, President: John is the Director of the Center for Faith and Learning at Pepperdine University where he is also on faculty for Seaver College’s Religion and Philosophy Division, the Graduate School of Education and Psychology’s program in Social Entrepreneurship and Change, and the Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution. John was part of the original missionary team in Jinja from 1994-2002. John is married to Sara and has two children.

Robert Chambers: Robert works in Product Management for BNY Mellon in Larchmont, NY. He has been connected to Kibo since its inception, since he was friends with many of the original church planters when they were in college. Robert loves Kibo’s innovative community-based ministry and development, and its focus on local leadership. Robert is married to Chrystal and has three sons.

Brent Abney: Brent is a Financial Advisor with Ameriprise Financial in Portland, OR, and he is a Certified Financial Planner practitioner. He lived in Uganda from 1994-2000 as a member of the original missionary team that helped found Kibo Group. He is married to Heather and has three children.

Leon Roby Blue: Leon practices cardiology at Heart Clinic Arkansas in Searcy. He is one of the original founding members of Kibo Group, since he supported the original missionaries and participated in the Kilimanjaro climb. Leon is married to Margaret and has two children.

Mark Moore: Mark is the CEO of MANA Nutrition in Charlotte, NC and he is the co-founder of Calorie Cloud, a tech start up that harvests unwanted calories in the US and sends them to food-insecure areas of Africa. He served for nine years in Jinja as one of the original missionary team members. Mark is married to Marnie and has four kids.

Mary-Margaret Watson: Mary-Margaret is a teacher and the Dean of Students at Metro Christian Academy in Tulsa, OK. She has been connected to Kibo since it's beginning, has visited Uganda three times, and is the race director for the Kibo Run to the Well. Mary-Margaret is married to Todd and has three children.

Jeremy Broadnax: Jeremy is an anesthesiologist in Springfield, MO. He first heard about Kibo in 2014 and truly fell in love with all of the work Kibo does after visiting in 2016 and 2017. Jeremy is married to Angela and has two kids.

Greg Taylor: Greg is the preacher for The Journey in Tulsa, OK. From 1994-2001 the Taylors lived in Jinja, Uganda, where they worked with the church planting team and helped build the relationships that eventually turned into Kibo Group. Greg is married to Jill and has three children.

Jordan Smith: Jordan is the President of Stephen L. Smith Corp, a Municipal Advisory firm that focuses on tax exempt securities in Tulsa, OK. Jordan is married to Heather and has four children.

Brooks Davis: Brooks is Principal of In Step Consulting, a firm focused on continuous improvement, management, and bank consulting in Arkansas. In 2011, Brooks helped Kibo Group acquire Midnight Oil Coffeehouse, which is being operated as a redemptive business and funds multiple development projects annually. Brooks is married to Jill and has three children.

Chad Smith: Chad does strategy and process improvement for Continuous Improvement Solutions, LLC in Bella Vista, AR. Through his five visits to Uganda over the last few years, Chad has fallen in love with Kibo’s pursuit of deep relationship with one’s neighbors in order to love as Christ loved. Chad is married to Jennifer and has two kids.

Deron Smith, Secretary: Deron is the Preaching Minister at East Sunshine Church of Christ in Springfield, MO. Deron was one of the team members of the original missionary group based in Jinja, Uganda from 1994-2002. Deron is married to Becca and has three daughters.