CCK Board of Directors

CCK Board of Directors

Dennis Tongoi

Dennis Tongoi graduated from the University of Nairobi with a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry in 1981 and was led into vocational Christian service where he has been since. He is married to Irene (1985) and they have three children, Julia( 20), Sammy(18), and Tabitha(15).

Dennis is the Executive Director for CMS Africa. Prior to this he was a consultant promoting the ministry of social transformation in CMS churches in nine African nations. He is also an associate with Harvest Foundation (Phoenix Arizona USA) helping to coordinate the Samaritan Strategy Africa Working Group, a team of trainers equipping church, business and political leaders throughout Africa in wholistic discipleship that seeks to transform communities to reflect the Kingdom of God.

Prior to these assignments, Dennis was involved in the leadership of The Navigators in Kenya for more than 20 years, serving as Director for 5 of those years. Dennis is also the Director of Herbal Gardens, promoting the growing of Aloe Vera farming among marginalized farmers in Kenya.

Stephan Lutz

Having worked in Kenya for a number of years, Stephan Lutz brings a wealth of community development and consultancy experience to Care of Creation Kenya.

Holding a Bachelor of Science in Tropical Agriculture and a Master of Science in Ecological Agriculture from the University of Kassel (Germany), Stephan currently works as a Program Consultant for the Christian Reformed World Relief Committee (CRWRC). Based in Nairobi, he oversees various church-based community development programs, is responsible for institutional capacity building for those programs, and networks with both individuals and organizations in promoting creation stewardship.

Stephan also has previous development experience working in Central America and West Africa. He and his wife Alisha have two children, Oliver and Noah.

Benard Kabaru Mwangi

Rev. Bernard Kabaru currently serves as the ordained pastor of Koinonia Baptist Church, Ruaka, as the Secretary of the Fellowship of Baptists of Central Kenya, and as the Executive Director of SOKA, a newly registered NGO.

Passionate about the need to develop quality leadership within Africa, Rev. Kabaru has previously served as the Country Director for ALARM (Africa Leadership and Reconciliation Ministries) from 2005-2008, and as the College President for KBTC (Kenya Baptist Theological College) from 1997-2005, where he advanced the academic standing of the college through international partnerships with Wayland Baptist University and South Africa Theological Seminary.

He holds two degrees, a Bachelor’s degree in Religious Studies from Williams Baptist College in Arkansas, a Masters degree in Divinity from the Nairobi Internationals School of Theology, and is working to complete his Doctoral studies through Morling College, Australia. Rev. Kabaru has spoken at several conferences organized by Care of Creation Kenya, and avidly promotes the need for the church to become active in environmental stewardship.

Rev. Kabaru and his wife Mary Wangechi have two daughters, Shirley and Carol.

Craig and Tracy Sorley

Craig Sorley grew up in three different countries of East Africa as the son of medical missionaries where he developed his own calling to foreign missions and his keen interest in creation stewardship. He holds two degrees from the University of Minnesota, including a Bachelor’s degree in Natural Resource Management and a Master’s degree in Forestry with an emphasis in education.

Craig has held several natural resource positions at the University of Minnesota, and has served as a missionary in Haiti and both western and central Kenya.

Since 2003, Craig has served as the acting director of what is now known as Care of Creation Kenya, an effort helping Christians in Kenya to capture and implement a God-centered vision for environmental stewardship.

Craig’s wife Tracy was raised in Isanti, a small town in Minnesota just north of the Twin Cities Metro area. She has over 20+ years of administrative experience in various capacities, including several law firms, corporations and Christian organizations. She also holds a degree in nutrition and has used her training in hospital settings in the US and community settings on the mission field.

Tracy has played an active role in assisting her husband with spearheading and establishing Care of Creation Kenya, where she currently serves as a finance and project consultant. Craig and his wife Tracy are blessed with two sons, Nathan (7), and Aaron (5).