WHO WE ARE
Roberta Peterson is the President and co-founder of Hope Africa Ministries, Inc. and works closely with Bishop Henry Onsongo Nyang'au in Kenya to support our ministry. Born and raised in California, she holds degrees in Sociology from Humboldt State University and Child Development from San Diego Mesa College. Roberta is a former early education teacher and social worker and is a proud mother of 2 daughters and grandmother of one grandson.
Currently she resides and oversees the ministry in Kenya.This move allows her to be more involved in the programs and projects of the ministry which include: teaching Christian Religious Education (CRE), Learning How to Use Your Bible for the Standard 4 pupils, and a New Believers' Class, as well as providing weekly chapel devotions and acting as school manager at Hope Educational Centre, Sakwa.
She also hosts a Friday Night Fellowship at her home, helps provide Healthy Living Seminars, provides and co-teaches Sunday School Teachers' Trainings, helps make the supplies for the Washable Sanitary Pads Project, coordinates and hosts visiting mission teams, and supports Mumomatei foundation—a home-based care ministry serving HIV+ clients in the Dandora and Mathare slums of Nairobi. All of these programs and projects are a part of Hope Africa Ministries, Inc. goal to serve and provide in the areas of evangelism, education, and health.
Tony Jones is the Vice President and Treasurer of Hope Africa. Tony first became involved in Mission in 2004. Because of the impact that experience had on his life, he has participated in or led Mission trips to Cambita, Dominican Republic; Waveland, Mississippi; New Orleans, Louisiana; Atlanta, Georgia; and Sakwa, Kenya. He has attended Team Leader and Disaster Response training through United Methodist Volunteers In Mission. Tony attended college at the University of Virginia and was awarded his J.D. from the Georgetown University Law Center, where he currently serves as an adjunct professor. He is a partner in the Washington, D.C. office of Troutman Sanders LLP. Tony is married with two kids and can't wait to introduce his family to his friends in Kenya.