Bryan Hixson (Chairman) moved to Rwanda in 2007 with his wife, Dr. Holly Hixson, and their two daughters who attend KICS. The Hixsons have worked in 11 different countries in short-term projects. Bryan was previously employed as the Director of Educational Technology and Holly as Professor of Chemistry in a university in the U.S. Prior to that, Bryan worked for Eli Lilly and Company (pharma) as a senior training associate. Bryan is serving as the Executive Director-RW of ROC Partners. Holly has served in various ROC education projects as well as teaching full-time at KICS. Bryan has a BfA in Graphic Design and Advertising from Oklahoma State University and a Masters in Educational Technology (Sec. Ed.) from Kansas State University. Bryan and Holly also serve with Christ’s Church in Rwanda (ROC) and have two children at KICS. (Board Member from April 2009)
Brett Shreck (Vice Chairman) moved to Rwanda in February 2010 with his wife, Keli, and his children to serve with ROC Partners and Christ’s Church in Rwanda. Brett serves as the Senior Pastor for Christ’s Church Rwanda. The Shreck’s four children at KICS and two foster children at home. Brett received his bachelors from Oklahoma Christian University and has spent several years managing his own business. Brett spent a substantial amount of time serving in Eastern Europe in the ’80s and ’90s. Keli is a Physical Therapist with degrees from Oklahoma Christian University and the University of Oklahoma. (Board Member from April 2010)
Juliet Mbabazi and her family have been part of the KICS community since 2007, with two children attending KICS. A social worker by profession, Juliet owns and runs Real Innovations, a company that specializes in Marketing Communication and Event Management. Prior to that she served at MTN in different capacities between 1998-2006. Juliet is also board member for Broadband Services Corporation (BSC). Juliet and her family attend Christ’s Church Rwanda. (Board Member from March 2015)
Shiphrah Kenganzi Kiiza moved to Rwanda from Uganda in 2010 together with her husband Ben Michael and their four children (all at KICS), when Ben Michael was assigned to open Victoria Motors Rwanda Limited. Alongside supporting her husband in his role, Shiphrah also works as Training Manager at Leadership Impact Solutions, a Rwandan based leadership training and development company.Before moving to Rwanda, Shiphrah worked for the British Council in Uganda for over 10-years and for various USAID funded programs as Capacity Building Trainer and Grants Manager. She also served as Board member at the Uganda Women’s Effort to Save Orphans (UWESO) a vulnerable children focused NGO. Shiphrah holds a Master of Science, Finance and Accounting degree and is a three level Certified Leadership Trainer. (Board Member from March 2015)
Richard Taylor and his wife, Ericka, are parents to three vibrant boys, all who attend Kigali International Community School (KICS). Richard is from Vancouver, Canada and grew up in Kijabe, Kenya. Richard currently serves as the Rwanda Country Director for Wellspring Foundation. He has a BA in International Relations and MA in Nonprofit Leadership from Trinity Western University. In 2004, Richard and his friend Jeffery Komant responded to the call of the Rwandan people for quality Christian education by founding a ministry called The Wellspring Foundation for Education. Wellspring Foundation partnered with Christian Life Assembly (CLA) Rwanda to build Wellspring Academy, a quality Christian school for 675 students, improves learning outcomes in 71 Rwandan schools (5000+ teachers, 90,000+ students) through its innovative School Development Program, has established the Abundant Leadership Institute (ALI) to support Christian leaders in education, and has helped start the National Association of Christian Schools (NACS) Rwanda and the Rwanda Education NGO Coordination Platform (RENCP). Richard’s passion is empowering Christian leaders and developing enduring institutions. He has served on several non profit boards and associations and is excited to actively contribute in advancing Kigali International Community School (KICS). (Board Member from November 2016)
Louise King has been in Rwanda since 2003, when she and her husband and their children came to rehabilitate Shyira Anglican Hospital, in Nyabihu District. After eight years in this rural setting, they moved to Musanze where Louise worked at Ruhengeri Hospital, first with the University of Colorado, and then with the Human Resources for Health program, training Rwandan doctors. The King family moved to Kigali in 2016. Dr. King is currently on the medical staff at the Belgium Embassy Clinic. Their two youngest children attend KICS. Additionally, Louise has three young adult children studying abroad. Louise is a physician with specialist training in Internal Medicine. Her husband Caleb is a physician and engineer working in the renewable energy sector in Rwanda.
Anthony Masozera is the CEO of Vanu Rwanda LTD, a company that provides telecommunications services to rural communities. He has previously served as CEO of Econet-LEO Burundi, and CEO of MTN Guinea Bissau. He has served on the boards of Grameen Foundation Rwanda, Higher Life Foundation Burundi, Econet-LEO Wireless Burundi and the Burundi Backbone System. He obtained his Bachelors and Masters of Business of Administration degrees in the USA, is a Certified Public Accountant with the State of Texas, and is also a founding member of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Rwanda. He is a Fellow of the Africa Leadership Initiative-East Africa and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network. Anthony has two children at KICS and is married to Peace Uwase, DG of Financial Stability at BNR.
Benjamin P. Thomas is the husband of Susie Thomas. Together, they have followed God’s global call. This call has included making their home in three countries on three continents in the last fourteen years: America, India, and Rwanda. Included in their global call, Ben and Susie have had the joy of parenting Simon, Talya, Charlie, and Annie. These four kids were made on three continents. The opportunity to raise a global family in a global world with a loving wife that asks deep questions about culture and identity has given Ben an appreciation for why differences are important. Ben and Susie have had the privilege of learning and serving with colleagues worldwide with Campus Crusade for Christ International. Currently, while serving with CRU, they have the joy of leading the Kigali International Community School (KICS) in Kigali, Rwanda. KICS is home to over 20 nationalities, and Ben and Susie are cherishing this opportunity to serve globally while preparing servant leaders to impact the world for Christ. (As director, Ben serves as a non-voting member of the KICS school board.)