Rev. Philip Manang, Karamojong


Coordinator for Karamojong Theology Students and Karamojo Region Evangelism


Former Street Child, raised by Kefa Sempangi, father of the Presbyterian Church in Uganda

Simon Peter Kuloba:  Coordinator for Bugisu scholarship students in Mbale, Uganda



A father to 4 children, Peter works for the local government and is a community mobilizer in Mbale, Uganda

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Akena Patrick Candano


East African Head Supervisor - Full Time


Acholi survivor of the rebel insurgency in Northern Uganda, he has a genuine heart to lift up his people to the transformation of the Gospel.

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Robin E. Thomas, CPA, MBA


Founder and Executive Director of Thomas Charities.  Robin has a heart for servanthood and living out the blessings from the grace of Christ.  She earned a B.S. in Systems Analysis from Miami University, Ohio specializing in Operations Research Methods, an M.B.A. from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and has been a Certified Public Accountant for over 20yrs.  As a missions mobilizer, Robin is well equipped to use her breadth of expertise in the business world to develop social entrepreneur projects in east Africa along with the development of Women's Ministries, Literacy Programs, and Mobile Medical Clinics.  She is a former Nationally Registered Paramedic and has volunteered as an Emergency Medical Technician in the local fire department. She and her husband, Chris, CAPT USN (Ret) of over 30 years are members of Cornerstone Presbyterian Church (PCA), Landenberg, PA.


Daniel Fabrizio - Film Director, Professor


Dan has a Master of Science Degree in Media Communications from Florida State University. He is the owner of Dogwood Video Productions specializing in producing training and promotional video's for corporate clients as well as nonprofits. He has produced promotional videos for Mission to the World, Campus Crusade for Christ, Action International, Africa Christian Training Institute, and
the Nairobi Institute of Seminary Training. Dan has been an Instructor at the Art Institute of Seattle for the past 16 years. He first went to Uganda in 1990 on a short-term mission trip and hasn't stopped going. He is presently working with Dr. Kefa Sempangi on a screenplay adaptation of his book, “A Distant Grief.” Dan and his wife Kim have been married for 28 years and have three daughters.

Thomas Hahn - Retired Dupont Engineer


To be updated. Tom and his wife Joyce are founding members of Cornerstone Presbyterian Church (PCA), Landenberg, PA.


Craig Wellman - Retired Dupont Electrical Engineer, Senior Consultant


Craig retired from DuPont in 2003 after 30 years of service. Since then he has been working part time as an independent consultant to support his volunteer work on electrical safety. He is active in IEEE standards development. Mr. Wellman served DuPont in Wilmington, Delaware for thirty years as an electrical project engineer responsible for designing facilities and as an electrical consultant serving plant support, design, and marketing functions.  He is a Life Fellow in IEEE. Craig is an Elder and with his wife Anne are members of Cornerstone Presbyterian Church (PCA), Landenberg, PA.


Robert Fanning, USAF, COL (Ret.)


Former Chief Operating Officer of Operation Blessing International Relief and Development Corporation. He graduated with a M.S. degree in Meteorology at Texas A&M University and after 30 years of military service, he worked for the Christian Broadcasting Network where he remained for almost 20 years, retiring as the Chief Operating Officer of Operation Blessing International Relief and Development Corporation.  Bob attends Grace Presbyterian Church (PCA), Chesapeake, Virginia.


Peter Louie, Esq.


A cum laude graduate from Grove City College he served as Director of Research for Liberty University School of Engineering and as an adjunct professor at Liberty University,  Peter received his Juris Doctorate from Liberty University School of Law and is a Certified Christian Conciliator™ with the Institute for Christian Conciliation™, a division of Peacemaker® Ministries. Peter and family attend Grace Presbyterian Church (PCA), Chesapeake, Virginia.


Eric Thomas, LT, USN


Eric holds a B.S.in Physics Engineering, Miami University, Ohio and is a United States Naval Submarine Officer. Eric and wife Rebeka love the Lord and reside in Aurora, Colorado.


Heather Thomas


Heather holds a B.S. in Forensic Science, Pennsylvania State University. She works as a Laboratory Technologist with Labcorp, St. Paul MN. Heather has traveled to Uganda and provided health and hygiene education to school students there.


Pastor Pete Anderson, D.Div, M.S. - Special Advisor to the Board


Executive Director and Founder of Trinity Center for World Mission and Trinity Biblical Institute operating in East Africa. Pastor Pete has ministered in Hawaii for over 36 years. He graduated from King University in Bristol, Tennessee, served with the United States Army and earned a Master’s Degree in Counseling from the University of North Carolina.  He received his doctorate from the International Graduate School of Theology where he later taught Church Planting and Counseling. He has served as a missionary to Mexico and is the founding pastor of Trinity Church Windward (PCA) and Trinity Church Central Oahu (PCA) and with his wife helped to found Trinity Christian School in Kailua, Hawaii.  Pastor Anderson’s passion is planting churches to reach the unchurched with the transforming message of the Gospel of Christ. Pastor Pete also has a real love for the people of Uganda, and has traveled there annually since 1998 to help in the planting and growth of new churches.  His focus in ministry is upon building the Kingdom of God.

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We also accept donations of books (any kind), sewing supplies, school supplies, and medical supplies.  
Please contact us below if you have any of those item to donate.  Thank you!


Please send checks to the following address:

P.O. Box 88 Landenberg, PA 19350

Telephone:  610.234.0088


Email:  office@thomascharities.org

International: P.O. Box 1597 Gulu Uganda

            Tel: 256-77-975-2247

Pastor Patrick Malasi


East African Adult Literacy Supervisor


Pastor with Jesus Explosion Ministries (JEMS) in Kenya. Has developed and taught the Training of Teachers in Literacy for over 20 years with Partners in Literacy Ministry.


Family home is in Bunyore in western Kenya.

Grace. Faith. Christ.