WHO WE ARE

Team
Introduction to the team members in Congo and in Germany. These brave people are the ones representing the organization.
Pappy Orion Rwizibuka Boyinkere (Congo)
President of the board and founding member

Pappy is a congolese


Svenja Burst(Germany)
Board member and founding member

Svenja was born in Germany.


Claude Bwenge (Congo,Goma)
Program director

Matthew wasborn in America


Ryan Carter(Australia)
Photographer & Visual storyteller

Ryan Carter is a country boy from South Australia. He has been a professional photographer since 2009, mostly working in advertising and documentary photography. He completed his Discipleship Training School (DTS) with Youth With A Mission (YWAM) in 2000 in Russia, where he stayed for another 4 years as DTS staff. He met his wife, Juanita, just before leaving Russia to participate in a School of Worship before returning home to Australia to study photography. Eventually, he rejoined YWAM to help pioneer ministries in Armenia and later became long term staff in Sweden where he is currently leading the Media Team. Ryan met Pappy in 2011 where they had always talked about working on a project together, but it wasn't until 2014 that it was able to happen. Ryan made his first photographic trip to the DR Congo where he was completely inspired by the beauty of the DR Congo and Pappy's work there. From that point on he was committed to Focus Congo and looks forward to working on more projects.


Chikala Mihigo Prince(Congo,Bukavu)
Project manager/Bukavu

Prince is a very patienate young man.

Matthew Mihilic(USA)
Vice president of the board/founding member

Matthew is an American


Juanita Carter (USA)
Juanita Carter was born and raised in California, USA. She graduated from Fresno Pacific University with a BA English & Communications in 2003. In 2005 she completed her Discipleship Training School (DTS) with Youth With A Mission (YWAM) in Russia. While in Russia she met her husband, Ryan. They were eventually married and now have 2 young daughters. Professionally, Juanita has worked in retail managing a small Bible store, but the bulk of her experience has been in office administration. Her adventures as a missionary with YWAM have taken her to Vanadzor, Armenia to help pioneer new YWAM ministries there, and to Sweden where she studied in a School of Intercessory Prayer and later became long term staff. Currently, she works in a supportive role as a Field Partner to Field Workers in Thailand and is part of the training team which provides administrative support for school leaders and school staff. Juanita became part of Focus Congo because she believes that it is a vital part of the country being affirmed in its beauty, embracing its calling, and moving forward in healing.

Dejoie Ndeko (Congo, Goma)
Dejoie is a Congolese studied computer sciences at the university of Goma.

Fabrice Buma Karibu(Congo,Goma)
Dejoie is a Congolese studied computer sciences at the university of Goma.

Nicholas Kyalangaliwa(Congo,Bukavu)
Dejoie is a Congolese studied computer sciences at the university of Goma.