Directors

BOARD OF DIRECTORS IN UNITED STATES

 

Ann Makena-Daggett Chair Person/Founder

Ann is the vision carrier for this ministry. She directs the operations of Cities Heart Cry Ministries in US and Heart Cry organization in Kenya. She is involved in bringing awareness of situations in Kenya that cause abandonment of children, female mutilation and it’s effects on girls and women, unreported child molestation and rapes and the shaming effect on girls and women, the oppression of girls and women, poverty and its effects on domestic violence on girls and women, and other situations that can be helped and brought into attention of others. She is also involved in finding ways to raise funds to support the mission of this ministry.

 Ann is  an Author, Motivational Speaker (faith based e.g. churches, and non-faith based e.g. community and schools etc.), a pastor (Christian non-denominational) and is an Independent Instructor (Non-faith based services through community education and public schools), Founder and Executive Director-CHCM, Chaplain(Ordained). Previously,  Ann served as a hospice chaplain for 10 years. More about Ann’s books  click http://www.makenaministries.com/ 

  Ann is the wife of Steve who is very supportive husband.  They both share in the passion of making a difference in other people’s lives. They  are both Christian believers and pastors who are devoted to learning and growing in their dependence on God  for their life and the ministries God has entrusted to them as well as all that pertains to them. 

 

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Steve Daggett Treasurer

Steve keeps financial records of City’s Heartcry Ministry and makes them available to public whenever needed. He is responsible to see audits are done and government records are in order.  He is also involved in finding connections and ways to raise funds to support the mission of this ministry.

Steve works as CAMA Coordinator in a county assessor’s office. Steve and I are hand in hand directing the major affairs of City’s Heartcry Ministries.  We both share in the passion of making a difference in other people’s lives. We are both Christian believers and are devoted to learning and growing in their dependence on God  for their life and the ministry God has entrusted to them as well as all that pertains to them.

 

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Christine Muthaura  Secretary

As the secretary of this ministry, Christine takes taking minutes during meetings and passing announcements for meetings among board members.  She ensures that the minutes and documents of the organization are available when needed. She is responsible for proposing policies and practices. She is responsible for submitting various reports to the board, maintaining membership records and will fulfill other requirements of a board member.  Christine is passionate in what she believes in and is great at bringing ideas for developing the ministry especially in Kenya. She was born and raised in Kenya and brings in a wealth of knowledge concerning development of projects in Kenya.

Christine is a Registered Nurse and is compassionate in dealing with people professionally and on personal level. Christine  lives in Minneapolis Minnesota.

 

 

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Mac Harris Board Member

Mac as well as Joan are together operating in the board of Cities Heart cry Ministries. Mac is a dad at heart and keeps the board and this ministry prayed up.

They help in the role of giving advice on ways to move forward in ministry. They also help bring awareness in helping find resources and funds to support the missions of this ministry.

Mac and Joan are a husband and wife and have been married about thirty years.  They have three adult children and a grandson and are wonderful parents.

Mac and Joan are both ordained ministers and are non-denominational Christians believers currently pastoring a church they have planted/founded. They are also involved in  family life by helping couples building strong marriages. They have together served as marriage counselors in church for many years and have helped many coupled through various relationship issues. They are very loyal and dedicated to helping build better and more stable relationships and homes.

 

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 Joan Harris Board Member

Joan operates in the board of Cities Heartcry Ministries.  Joan gives insight on involvement with issues that affect women in general from her wealth of life experience in working with women.

They help in the role of giving advice on ways to move forward in ministry. They also help bring awareness in helping find resources and funds to support the missions of this ministry.

Mac and Joan are a husband and wife and have been married about thirty years.  They have three adult children and a grandson and are wonderful parents.

Mac and Joan are both ordained ministers and are non-denominational Christians believers currently pastors at a church they have planted/founded. They are also involved in  family life by helping couples building strong marriages. They have together served as marriage counselors in church for many years and have helped many coupled through various relationship issues. They are very loyal and dedicated to helping build better and more stable relationships and homes.

John Holien Board Member
John comes to CHCM with a lifetime of diverse experience in, and a passion for, working with youth. In particular, he has a very special place in his heart for those with physical and developmental challenges.
Professionally, John has a strong background in Fundraising for numerous Political and Conservative causes throughout the United States, with additional experience in Managing, Recruiting and Training.
John is hoping to put his strengths and talents to use for CHCM, and help us all to continue to grow, as we move forward as an organization.

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Agnes Kirera Board Member

Agnes is actively involved in finding ways to raise funds for city’s heart cry ministries and performing advisory roles in the organization. 

Agnes and her family lives in Minneapolis area.

Jeffrey Westbrook Board Member

Jeffrey has direct, and successful experiences in Human Resources, project management and multicultural initiatives. Experience that includes employee, community and college relations, training and development, diversity and recruiting.

Jeffrey enjoys matching skills with the needs of organizations to build strong teams and relationships. He has managed projects, teams, budgets and departments and has a strong record of success in developing effective work teams.

Jeffrey is passionate about helping families and communities access opportunities to reach their full potential. In both my work and volunteer time, I have been involved with community awareness and engagement efforts, providing advocacy and support for youth and families. I am passionate about supporting and equipping young people for success in their lives.

Coaching, mentoring, training and excellent service-oriented experience are hallmarks of his work career, spanning many industries, in the for-profit, non-profit sectors, educational and faith-based communities. Jeffrey was involved in Youth ministry for over 30 years
Jeffrey lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota and is married to Janie, they have two children and two granddaughters.

Becky Real  Board Member

Becky is thrilled to join the Board and follow God’s call to serve!  Her passions include prayer and heart-fully encouraging, connecting and empowering others so they can experience life through spiritual, collaborative, sincere relationships and activities. Her roles with nonprofit organizations have included youth, children’s and women’s ministries, human resources, leadership development and coaching, staff and community engagement and relationship building.

 

 

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Nathaniel (Nate) Munene- (Non-Voting) Junior Board member

Nate is the author of “Miracles Still Happen, IF YOU DON’T BELIEVE-EXPLAIN ME,” which he published at 14 years of age.  http://www.makenaministries.com/book/miracles-still-happen/ 

At eleven years of age, Nate came up with the name for the home for orphans and abandoned children. Now at the age of fourteen he still has a passion to help the children in Kenya.  He came up with “My Loving Home”  which will be the name for the homes as “Loving Home.”  He believes children need to be loved whole heatedly and to have a peaceful loving home environment. Nate is great at coming up with ideas that help see things from children point  of view. He spends time making lists of what he believes the children will need and praying for the ministry. Nate attends board meetings and participates in functions concerning this ministry. He has come up with a ways to raise funds to build “my loving home” for the children. He is good at saving change given to him by his parents and  some of money given to him as gifts. Of his own choice, he stated wanting his savings to go the City’s Heartcry Ministries. After a discussion with his parents, Nate as well as his younger sister have decided a portion of each of their savings will go the ministry regularly.  He is excited about the difference he is making through this ministry and learning many things through his involvement in this ministry.

Nate in his life has gone through quite some suffering including 20 times of brain surgeries and lots of hospitalizations and sickness. No matter what he goes through, he keeps his faith in God has no time for self pity. He is always looking for ways to inspire other kids and people and always watching out for the needs of others before his own. He is a hard worker and does not quit.  He lives a live of extreme discipline and takes personal responsibility for his health. Nate is in sixth grade and works hard at school as well as maintains good relationships with his teachers and fellow students. If you are interested in Nate’s life story, go to www.caringbridge.org  and visit “NATE MUNENE” site, his story will challenge your life.

 

 

 

 

 IN KENYA

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Mary Karimi Mucangi Treasurer

Mary keeps financial records of City’s Heartcry Ministries in Kenya. She Monitors the use of funds and reports to the board, as well as makes records available to public when needed. Mary also helps raise awareness of this ministry and the mission as well as finding connections to help raise funds to support the mission.

Mary is an accountant by profession and previously worked for Meru central county counsel which deals with local authorities. She started as an accountant. Promotions sought her out not only because of her high education but especially because of her proven character. She was promoted to the senior accountant position, followed by being the assistant treasurer, after which she became the treasurer of Meru central county council in Kenya. She then applied for her current position with Meru County Government as the Assistant chief accountant and was hired for that position. She mainly deals with income and expenditures. She is married to Pastor Richard Mucangi and they have two daughters. They are both born again  and Mary also helps with pastoral care at Nkubu Deliverance church where her husband is the senior pastor.

 

 

Gilbert

Gilbert Mutwiri IT and Communications

Gilbert provided IT and Communications support for the organization. He supports he website, record keeping and other IT and communications responsibilities. 

 Gilbert lives in Nkubu, Meru-Kenya where he operates his own IT business providing IT support to many companies. We are very blessed to have him as part of this ministry.

Support team in Kenya (with Ann and Steve, 2017)

From Left, Gilbert, Steve, Joseline, Hosea.

Left front Ann and right Mary.