Meet the Staff & Board

Daylight Directors

Michael Seretion Kimpur, Daylight Founder, Kenya Director seretion@yahoo.com 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 US Director with School Manager Reuben Losharipo

Nathan Roberts, Daylight Founder, U.S. Director nathan@daylightcenter.org Nathan’s responsibilities include administration, visioning, planning, and organizational support with the US Board of Directors. Nathan is also the Director of Community Engagement at First Lutheran Church of Columbia Heights, MN. Jill Schons, U.S. Director of Administrative Operations info@daylightcenter.org Jill coordinates Daylight’s U.S. operations and fundraising. Jill has a passion for helping people in need, especially in the area of homeless families and children. Jill is also the Financial Secretary for Edina Morningside Community Church.

Our Daylight Kenyan 2020 Leadership Team

Reuben Losharipo Daylight School manager. He ensures that the school has the materials we need to meet the physical needs of the children and staff. He purchases food, fire wood, and school supplies. He is also in charge of staff payroll. Reuben has been with Daylight since the beginning 12 years ago and we are so grateful for his leadership.

School Manager Reuben Losharipo (left) and Headmaster Paul (right)

Paul Okiya School Headmaster Paul oversees the student’s academic outcomes and works with our teachers to prepare quality lessons. We are so grateful for his pursuit of academic excellence.

Mercy Chemutai Kogo is Daylight’s School Secretary

Mercy Chemutai Kogo School Secretary Mercy is in charge of keeping records of students, reporting to the Kenyan Ministry of Education, and relating to Daylight student’s family members. She is also the technology teacher and helps our students learn computer skills.

Angelina Kimpur School Matron and Daylight Co-Founder.

Co-Founder Angelina Kimpur and School Matron is the school matron and the kids call her “Mama Daylight.” She ensures that the students are healthy and well fed. She accompanies sick children to the doctor. She oversees the school kitchen which prepares over 1000 meals per day. And is in charge of the Daylight farm which grows 1/3 of the food eaten at Daylight. She is also the day to day project manager of Daylight building projects.

Daylight Founder Michael Kimpur

Co-Founder Daylight Kenya Director Michael Kimpur Michael oversees the large scale projects and visioning for Daylight. But he entrusts the majority of the day to day operations to the rest of the leadership team. This is because Michael also serves the Kenyan Government as the Director of Disaster Relief for the local West Pokot County Government. He works closely with the Governor of the region to help provide emergency relief caused by hunger, poverty, or natural disasters. Michael’s work is vital to the health and safety of the wider community in which Daylight School is located.

US Board of Directors

Rebecca Erickson Curt Squires, Treasurer, Sr. Info Tech Professional at University of Minnesota Lori Hart, Vice-Chair, Registered Travel Nurse Laurie Vandendriessche, Home school teacher Rachel Arneson Borne, Lead Farmer at Arneson Farms Travis Collins, Special Education Assistant at Minneapolis Public Schools

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 To request Daylight Center and School’s governing documents, conflict of interest policy, or financial statements, please email info@daylightcenter.org.
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