Michael Kimpur began Daylight in 2008 as a response to the devastating poverty and violence he saw in the nomadic parts of Kenya. Growing up in the nomadic Pokot tribe, he spent his childhood tending cattle. When he was 8 years old his cows were stolen and he was forced to walk 150 miles to a feeding camp. The camp helped him go to school and learn about the love of Jesus. He has a B.A. from Daystar University in Kenya, and an M.A. in Organizational Leadership from Bethel University. He served as Principal in numerous schools before his work with Daylight. His experiences and education give him a passion for reaching out to kids from the nomadic world, giving them the same chance for education, love, and hope. He and his wonderful, strong, smart, and supportive wife Angelina have 5 beautiful kids.
See and hear Director Michael Kimpur’s story “From Herds Boy to School Boy.”
Nathan Roberts, Daylight Founder, U.S. Director
Michael and Nathan were roommates and friends in college. In 2008, Michael asked Nathan to help him start a school for the children from Michael’s community. Nathan’s responsibilities include administration and organizational support. Nathan is also the Director of Community Engagement at First Lutheran Church of Columbia Heights, MN.
Elodie Lee, U.S. Fund Development
Elodie Lee coordinates Daylight’s U.S. operations and Fundraising. Elodie has 8 years of experience working with non-profits, has a passion for fundraising, and loves building relationships that connect donors with the needs of the community. In addition to Daylight, Elodie works at Beacon Interfaith Housing Collaborative. She is grateful to be working with Daylight in sustaining its work in Kenya, and growing healthy, educated young leaders. Elodie can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.
US Board of Directors
Rebecca Erickson, Board Chair
Theresa Cecka Parks, Board Vice Chair
Gina Schulz, Board Secretary, Special Assistant Public Defender, Hennepin County Public Defender’s Office – Juvenile Division.
Tyler LeClear Vachta, Treasurer, Marketing and Education Manager at Masonry Technology Inc.
Travis Collins, Special Education Assistant at Minneapolis Public Schools
Tom Gillaspy, Retired Demographer/economist
Lenny Snellman, MD., Pediatrician at HealthPartners and Vice Chief of Staff at Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of MN
Kenyan Board of Directors
Johnson Yopo – Board Chair, Principal at a School in West Pokot County, Kenya
Angelina Kuo – Daylight School Matron
Ben Domongole – Kenyan businessman
Fridah Kamoi – Education administrator
James Chilakol – Retired Kenyan school principal
John Bosco – Farmer and community leader in Alale Township, Kenya
Karen Cheptoo – Farmer
Sharon Cheru – Kenyan business woman