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 Founder, U.S. Director
nathan@daylightcenter.org

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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.

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.

US Board of Directors

Rebecca Erickson, Board Chair
 
Tyler LeClear Vachta, Treasurer, Marketing and Education Manager at Masonry Technology Inc.

Tom Gillaspy, Board Secretary, Retired Demographer/economist

Curt Squires, Sr. Info Tech Professional at University of Minnesota

Gary May, Consultant at SourceCut Industries, Inc.

Lori Hart, Registered Travel Nurse

Laurie Vandendriessche, Home school teacher

Lenny Snellman, MD., Pediatrician at HealthPartners and Vice Chief of Staff at Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of MN

Merv Miller, EDINA Realty Agent

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

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