Our Team

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Olivia K Mulerwa

President

Olivia brings years of experience in transitional justice, human rights, and international education to the Mission ONE team. Equipped with two master’s degrees in law and international business, Olivia has worked for the Ministry of Justice of Rwanda where she authored Rwanda’s first National Human Rights Policy and worked closely with the UN.

Combining her extensive experience in international relationships and education, Olivia brings a fresh perspective and cultural intelligence to her role at Mission ONE. She leads our team with enthusiasm and builds avenues for cross-cultural learning as we work together with our international partners.

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Werner Mischke

Vice President

Werner has been serving with Mission ONE since 1992. He leads our Training Ministry and currently serves as Vice President. He is the author of The Global Gospel: Achieving Missional Impact in Our Multicultural World (2015). Werner is a key leader of the Honor-Shame Network which helps facilitate a global conversation about honor, shame, and the gospel in missiology and theology. He served as coordinator of the Honor-Shame Conference held at Wheaton College in June 2017, and has taught on “Honor, Shame and the Gospel” in Brazil, India, Lebanon, New Zealand, Spain, Thailand, Turkey, and the United States.

Read more about Werner Mischke at wernermiscke.org

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Bikonzi Moise

Coordinator of Strategic Projects: Sub-Saharan Africa

Bikonzi loves Jesus, loves people, and wants to see them prosper. His passion to reduce poverty and his inherent cultural knowledge drives the problem solving he brings to projects he works on with our partners in Sub-Saharan Africa.

 

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Sonja Robertson

Finance & Operations Manager

Making the best possible use of God’s resources is a top priority at Mission ONE. Sonja watches every dollar and makes sure that our budgets reflect our vision. She has been managing operations and finance for over 12 years while being a vital cultural maker on the team.

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Charith denson

Director of Innovation and Engagement

Charith has worked for more than 10 years in international development. Her high level of empathy makes her an excellent storyteller and an expressive artist. She has traveled to 28 countries and participated in an art residency through Reconciled World in India. She has a deep love for culture and connecting people. As a PMI-certified project manager, Charith is skilled at building new processes and streamlining projects. She brings all these things together to engage people with the work of Mission ONE.

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Bob Schindler

Founder & Global Ambassador

Bob is the Founder and Global Ambassador of Mission ONE. His life of faith began when he accepted Christ while attending university. After working in a family business, he and his wife, Diana, traveled as evangelists beginning in 1978. During a teaching engagement in Africa, God planted a seed in Bob’s heart to come alongside His faithful servants in developing nations, as they evangelize and plant churches among unreached peoples. After much prayer and counsel, the partnership ministry of Mission ONE was born in 1991. Diana passed away in 2002. Bob married Linda in 2005. Together they travel extensively in the US, representing Mission ONE, and internationally, serving our indigenous partners.

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Brooklyn Garcia

Administrative Assistant

Brooklyn is a recent Grand Canyon University graduate and serves her church as a worship leader. You can find Brooklyn by the piano, singing, or on the couch with a good book. As the oldest of three sisters, she’s a natural-born leader and organizer. Brooklyn is not entirely new to international development work, she has served on mission trips to Slovakia and Mexico. At Mission ONE Brooklyn supports our team, assists in administrative work and donor relations as well as coordinates the general daily operations of the office. 

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