our people



The day-to-day operations of Ministry of Hope are conducted by a staff of Malawians from a base in the capital city, Lilongwe and in Mzuzu, a city in the north of Malawi.

Ministry of Hope is fortunate to also have a wealth of volunteers from nearby African Bible College and from short-term mission groups from the United States.




daniel jimmy willow
dorica felix roderick

mandereExecutive Director,
John Mandere

A native of Malawi, John has a wealth of experience working with vulnerable populations in Africa. He was with World Vision for more than 22 years and served as their Director of Operations from 2004 through 2010. He stresses Christian discipleship, community development and self-sustaining programs as guiding principles in his management philosophy.
" I believe sustainable development starts with spiritual transformation," he says. "Without it all the gains made in the lives of people are wiped out and people have no hope. What has lifted my spirit is the fact that I have seen people who did not believe in themselves, who were inward looking and could not see that they had a future, reach a point where they began to value who they are and then start doing things by themselves without waiting for external assistance."

mwawiMedical Director,
Mwawi Nyirongo

Ms. Nyirongo serves as the medical director for Ministry of Hope, Crisis Nursery. In this capacity she works hard to maintain medical standards in both operations so that the clinics are fully registered with the Malawian government. She also directs the Mobile Medical Clinics that frequently serve the villages where MoH operates.

daniel Director of Education, Spiritual Development and Volunteer Coordination Daniel Hluchwayo Moyo
Daniel has been with MoH since the beginning. He coordinates visits with volunteer groups from the U.S. as well as educational and worship activities among the orphans. He graduated from African Bible College in 2006.


jimmySalengo Feeding Center Director,
Jimmy Kuthyola

Jimmy has been with the ministry since 2003 and is a trained health surveillance assistant. He has also recieved training in the U.S. in bio-intensive farming and is developing agricultural programs aimed at ensuring food security and sustainability for village families that care for orphaned children. He has a heart for orphans and his passion is to preach and share the Word of God with the needy.



willowBusiness Manager
George Willow
George attended Mzuzu Technical College where he received a certificate in Bookkeeping. He then graduated from Cambridge International College (UK) with International Honours Graduate Diploma in Business Administration. He also has earned an Advanced Diploma in Business Administration and Management Studies through the Malawi College of Accountancy. He is also a fellow member of the Institute of Certified Bookkeepers. George and his wife, Hawa, have three children.


doricaProgram Manager

felixKwamba Feeding Center Director,
Felix Khonje

Felix is committed to ministering to the needy in an isolated, rural area.

roderickMponela Feeding Center Director,

Rodrick Zamula
Rodrick is the Center Supervisor for Mponela where he is spearheading projects to grow soybean and cassava. He is happily married and is the father of one, named Rejoice.

Mzuzu Crisis Nursery Director
Joyce Nyasulu

Joyce Nyasulu was born and raised near Mzuzu. She received her Registered Nursing degree from the University of Malawi, followed by a Registered Community Nursing program. In 1987 Joyce was given a scholarship to Howard University in Washington D.C. where she graduated in 1989. Employed by Malawi Ministry of Health for 30 years, Joyce’s experience includes maternity, reproductive health, and Coordinator of the National Family Planning program. She was hired as director of the Mzuzu Nursery in 2011 after working as their Nurse for several years. Joyce writes “I still am enjoying taking care of the babies. This job is really satisfying because you see the positive results of what you do.”

Mzuzu Crisis Nursery Administrative Officer
Augustine Harawa

Augustine joined Ministry of Hope - Mzuzu Crisis Nursery in 2007. He obtained an Advanced Certificate in Business Management from Mzuzu University and also earned a Certificate in Community Based Work With Children and Youths from Kwazulu Natal University. Augustine says “In Ministry of Hope I am not the extraordinary person but I decided to accomplish the extraordinary work of serving the deserving little children. My work is to ensure that finances of the Mzuzu Crisis Nursery are handled in a transparent manner according to the policies of MOH and to bring back a genuine smile on the faces of the HOPELESS children. When I see a happy child my soul is happy too!”