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"Committed to working for Truth, Justice, Mercy and Hope."
Rev. Peter Tibi, Executive Director - Bachelor of Divinity from Bethany Divinity College in Dotham, Alabama; B.A. from the University of Gloucestershire, UK; Masters in Theological Studies, Bethany Divinity College and Theological Seminary. Rev. Tibi has served as the Principal at Imatong Bible College in Juba, Sudan. He served as an administrator and Assistant Executive Secretary for Africa Inland Church-Sudan, and worked within AIC for 13 years. He moved on to the New Sudan Council of Churches, where he served as the Deputy Executive Secretary; then in the Sudan Council of Churches as Acting Executive Secretary and General Secretary, all over a span of five years. He has served as the Executive Director of RECONCILE since November, 2009.
Milcah Lalam, Programs Manager - has served in RECONCILE since August 2004. She holds an MA in Development Studies and Theatre from University of Leeds, B.A in Drama from Makerere University, and specialized certificates in Strategies for Trauma Awareness and Transformation, Theatre and Peace building from Eastern Mennonite University-USA. Previously she taught at Makerere University, Kampala Uganda. She is a trauma healing trainer with special expertise in drama therapy and theatre for development.
Ms. Lillian Masafu, Finance and Administration Coordinator – Certified Public Accountant. Trained at Strathmore College Nairobi, Kenya. Has served on the RECONICLE staff since March, 2004. Previously served 14 years as the accountant of the press department of the All Africa Council of Churches based in Nairobi, Kenya.
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Zacharia Amule, Assistant Finance Officer - Zacharia received his BBA (Bachelor of Business Administration and Management) at St. Paul's University in Lumuru, Kenya. He worked as a primary teacher for 7 years and later worked as an accountant at Bishop Allison Theological College for 10 years. He also briefly served as a loan officer for MES ECS (Microfinance Enterprise Scheme, Episcopal Church of Sudan) in Yei in 2008. Zacharia has been with RECONCILE since August 2009.
Rev. John Khamis, Coordinator for Psychosocial Rehabilitation Program - worked with the Yei Diocese of the Episcopal Church of Sudan as the Diocesan Administrator/Secretary for 15 years. In 2003 he worked for his diploma in Social Work and Social Administration at Uganda Christian University. After completion of the coursework, he worked as the Diocesan Programs Director for three months. He joined RECONCILE in October of 2005, where he served as base manager and a trauma awareness officer before his latest position.
Paul Ohisa, Psychosocial Training Officer - joined RECONCILE in June 2009. Paul previously worked for 8 years as a Coordinator for students at an NGO called FORGE in Zambia.
Rev. Shelvis Smith-Mather, RPI Principal- Shelvis is an emerging scholar and practical theologian whose passion for social justice and reconciliation drives his work in the United States and African continent. While pursuing two graduate degrees at Emory University’s Candler School of Theology, he worked extensively to address racial, gender, and socio-economic inequity through the Presbyterian Church USA, National Black Presbyterian Caucus and National Council of Churches (USA). An ordained minister and acclaimed preacher, Shelvis speaks widely about the significant role of the church in reconciling communities in places of conflict. Before joining RECONCILE, Shelvis coordinated theological peace initiatives through the Fellowship of Christian Councils and Churches in the Great Lakes and Horn of Africa (FECCLAHA). With FECCLAHA, he worked in partnership with the National Council of Churches of nine countries as they engage in the region’s political, gender, ethnic, religious and land conflicts. Shelvis and his wife Nancy are serving with RECONCILE through both the Presbyterian Church (USA) and the Reformed Church in American and joined RECONCILE in December 2011.
Rev. Nancy Smith-Mather, Monitoring and Evaluation Officer - Before moving to East Africa in 2008, Nancy coordinated a refugee resettlement ministry in Atlanta, Georgia. In Nairobi, Nancy worked with Church World Service as Monitoring and Evaluation Coordinator. She also facilitated a community development program with churches in Jonglei State, South Sudan through Across. Nancy earned a Master of Divinity at Emory University and a B.A in Religion and Sociology from Furman University. She is an ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church USA and a published writer. Nancy and her husband Shelvis are serving with RECONCILE through both the Presbyterian Church (USA) and the Reformed Church in America and joined RECONCILE in December 2011.
Emmanuel Dele, Base Manager - has served RECONCILE since August, 2006. Previously, Dele served as the Logistics Officer and Base Manager for the New Sudan Council of Churches in Loki, Kenya and Koboko, Uganda for 12 years. Dele holds a diploma in Marketing from the Makerere College of Commerce. He also holds specialized certificates in Conflict Transformation, Identity & Conflict Transformation, and Trauma Awareness & Transformation from Eastern Mennonite University in Virginia, USA as a Winston Fellow 2008.
Raphael Sabun, Coordinator for Civic Education and Peacebuilding - joined RECONCILE in May 2007. He previously worked for World Relief.
Bakata Peter Martin, Peacebuilding and Civic Education Officer – Diploma from Southern Sudan Open College in Social Work and Social Administration. Bakata Peter Martin has served the Treasurer for the Sudanese Refugee Student Association. He has 5 years of experience as a Trainer and Peace Education Facilitator working with the Jesuit Refugee Service in Uganda. He served as storekeeper with Christian Women Empowerment Programme for two years in Yei. Bakata worked as office manager in the bishop’s office of the EPC for one year. He Joined RECONCILE July 2007. Bakata enjoys reading novels, newspapers, and listening to radio programs.
Sebit Nicholas , Peacebuilding and Civic Education Officer - studied at St. Joseph's College in Uganda and attended Civic Education Training in Maridi with NSEA (Needs Services Education Agency). Nicholas also worked as a Civic Educator for Yei Payam with NSEA, as a Field Officer for Rubeke Resource Center and a Project Officer for War Child Holland from April 2008 until joining RECONCILE in October 2010.
Abugo Cosmas , Administrative Assistant- Cosmas received a diploma certification in Peace-building and Conflict Transformation from The Mindolo Ecumenical Foundation in Kitwe, Zambia. Cosmas worked as a volunteer teacher and community mobilizer in Yei town before joining RECONCILE in November 2007.
Moro Isaac, Librarian – Isaac has been working for RECONCILE since March of 2008, and has been the librarian since March, of 2009. He received his secondary schooling certificate from Koboko Modern, Uganda. In 2010 he obtained his certificate on PC Engineering Hardware support and software support from Nowegian People's Aid-Yei Vocational Training College Sudan. Under his guidance, the RPI library has grown to more than 1,000 books.
Jillian Foerster, Administrative Associate - Jillian has been working for RECONCILE since December 2011. She recieved her BA in International Relations from Roanoke College in Virginia, USA in May 2011. She will be with RECONCILE for two years as a volunteer through BVS (Brethren Volunteer Service).