As manager and Kenyan director, Mark oversees each project and presently lives at the Veronica Home with his new wife, Laura. He is Baba to the children and a model of servitude and love.
Emily and Emily
These aunties devote themselves to raising healthy, balanced children at the Veronica Home. They establish a rhythm through their grassroots investment of time and energy.
Josephine (pictured above left)
Josephine, ReACT’s social worker, has a passion for orphans and vulnerable children. She carefully assesses and monitors each child’s situation. She is involved in each of ReACT’s programs and is committed to seeing all children thrive.
Issac, John and Ezekial are watchmen at the Veronica home and key players who create a safe environment. Their help around the compound is invaluable.
ReACT Board Member Bios
Michael and Manon Christensen
Michael's first time in Africa was in 2001 and he has since also spent time in Mozambique, South Africa, and Uganda. Michael and Manon lived in Kenya between 2005 and 2006. Manon did research for her Master's thesis in International Studies and studied the effect of AIDS on orphaned children while Michael spent that time as a construction manager building an orphanage. Michael and Manon presently live in Canada where Manon teaches high school and Michael runs his own building business. The Christensens make regular trips to Kenya.
Kathryn has visited ReACT's projects in Kenya twice with her two children, who she home schools. Previous to the life of home education she worked in various inner city ministries in North America and Northern Ireland. Kathryn currently lives in Canada and heads up her church's refugee sponsorship initiative and organizes Cahoots, a festival of faith and social justice.
Daniel has been actively involved in working with nonprofit organizations for the past twenty years, serving in roles from volunteer, grant writer, and board president to executive director of Transformed International, based in Kenya. Daniel lived in Kenya for eight years where his organization founded Veronica Home, which is now under the banner of ReACT. He is currently serving as the Executive Director for the Edith Bishel Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired in Washington State, U.S.A.
Rosemarie Broome (Not Pictured)
Rosemarie was impacted by a trip to South Africa in 2009. She learned more about people living with HIV/AIDS, orphaned children, and severe poverty. This trip challenged her to learn more about different countries in Africa. Rosemarie is a bookkeeper and uses her skills as an administrator for ReACT.
Phillip has been involved in missions in South Africa, fundraising for and doing maintenance at an orphanage, and has visited the work of ReACT in Kenya. Phillip fundraises for ReACT as part of the Chain Reaction Cycling Team. He works as a petroleum mechanic and he and his wife Rosemarie live in Canada.