Our Team

Jodi Gardner

 OPERATIONS COORDINATOR

Jodi serves as the Operations Coordinator for Passion Center for Children. She first visited the Passion Center in 2016 with a team from her church and officially joined the Passion Center team in 2021.

As Operations Coordinator, Jodi works closely with the President to oversee campaigns and projects, share the stories of the amazing things God is doing in the villages of Malawi, and also serves as a liaison to our partner churches and supporters in the states.

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MARKETING & COMMUNICATIONS COORDINATOR 

Kristin Sommerville

Kristin serves as the Marketing and Communications Coordinator for Passion Center for Children. She began volunteering for the organization in 2014 and officially joined the Passion Center team in September 2019.

As Marketing and Communications Coordinator, Kristin works to connect supporters to the work in Malawi through stories, ministry updates, and new opportunities using social media and other various means of communication. She also assists with our sponsor-sponsorships connections. 

Edwin Ng'ambani

CHN COORDINATOR

Edwin serves as Community Health Network (CHN) Coordinator in Malawi. He joined the Passion Center team in 2019. As CHN Coordinator, Edwin is responsible for leading the Community Health Ministry, which provides basic health education and care to the most vulnerable households and communities while sharing the gospel. Under CHN,  Edwin also provides care for our Infant Rescue Program, which combats malnutrition among orphaned infants.

 

Edwin also serves as the Discipleship and Missions Pastor at Mulunguzi Community Church. He and his wife Alinet have been blessed with 3 children, Charis, Praise, and Gloria.

CHH COORDINATOR

Stuart Banda

Stuart serves as the Child Headed Household (CHH) Coordinator in Malawi. He joined the Passion team in 2008. As CHH Coordinator, Stuart provides care and support for all of our CHH. Stuart also serves as a teaching pastor at Mulunguzi Community Church. He has three children Phatiswayo, Miracle, and Eric.

Jonathan Kasitomu

FINANCE & ADMINISTRATION OFFICER

Jonathan serves as the Finance and Administration Officer in Malawi. He joined Passion Center for Children in April 2020. Jonathan holds a diploma in Accounting and he is studying for a Bachelor's degree in Internal Auditing at the University of Malawi. As Finance and Administration Officer, Jonathan is responsible for managing Passion Center for Children's financial and administrative operations.

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Augustine Chikatentha

CHILD SPONSORSHIP COORDINATOR

Augustine serves as the Child Sponsorship Coordinator in Malawi. He joined the ministry team in March 2022. As Child Sponsorship Coordinator, Augustine oversees the child sponsorship program, including ensuring sponsorship communications between sponsors and their sponsored children. Augustine holds a Bachelor's degree in Mass Communication from African Bible College (ABC), Lilongwe, and has prior experience in project management in an NGO setting. 

Augustine and his wife Lauren have been blessed with one daughter, Lerato.

Irine Kubwalo

MATRON & CHILD WELFARE OFFICER

Irine serves as the Matron and Child Welfare Coordinator in Malawi. She joined the ministry in 2018. As Matron and Child Welfare Coordinator, Irine is responsible for the welfare of all of the children, ensuring that they live in a happy, safe, and well-disciplined environment where they can fully experience God’s love for them. Irine is also one of the key leaders of the Children’s Ministry at Mulunguzi Community Church.

Orison Chinangwa

SUSTAINMENT PROGRAM COORDINATOR

Orison serves as the Sustainment Program Coordinator in Malawi. He first joined the Passion team in 2015 as our Administration Officer. As Sustainment Program Coordinator, Orison trains and empowers our beneficiaries and their communities to be economically self-reliant. Orison and his wife Deborah have two children, Zurishaddai and Giannah.

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Beatrice Kalaje

CHAMPIONS CLUB COORDINATOR

Beatrice serves as the Champions Club Coordinator in Malawi. She joined the Passion Center in January 2022. As the Champs Club Coordinator, Beatrice is responsible for effectively implementing the Champions Club and Champs Mobile ministries and ensures that all of our Champions and their families are cared for and supported. Beatrice holds a Bachelor of Social Science (or Social Work) degree with a minor in Special Needs Education from the Catholic University of Malawi (CUNIMA). Before joining the Passion Center, Beatrice volunteered at various organizations where she gained experience working with vulnerable children, including those with special needs.