Former TAUS Leader Profiles

Former National TAUS Leaders

Michael Mwasumbi

Ex-President of TAUS, Inc.

As president, I develop and implement TAUS vision and run all activities according to guidelines set out in our constitution. My biggest dream is to see all projects that TAUS started and plan to start achieving their primary objective of bringing hope to Millions of people who live without hope, whilst directing to the true hope of us all the soon return of Jesus Christ our Lord.


I attended undergraduate studies at Oakwood University, Huntsville Alabama graduating in 2001 and Masters at Middle Tennessee school of Anesthesia, Madison Tennessee graduating in 2004. I am currently working in the field of obstetric anesthesia. I am married to former Esther Kutebwa and we are blessed with three children: Michelle, Monique and Michael Jr.


My favorite text is: Romans 8:28 “And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.”

Shukrani Magoma1

Ex-Secretary General of TAUS, Inc.

As secretary General, I perform executive duties including coordinating TAUS meetings and other activities, informing all members of TAUS decisions and plans, ensure TAUS and its members comply with relevant US legislations, TAUS constitution and agreed upon bylaws. Having the second highest position in the organization, I also serve as interim president in the absence of the president.


I am married to Adelaida Kusaga Magoma and blessed with four children- 2 boys and 2 girls. I am a deputy Accounting manager for the National Democratic Institute for International Affairs and live in Maryland. Before becoming TAUS Secretary General in July 2016, I was President of the Mid-Atlantic TAUS chapter from 2012-16.


My loving God has touched me in so many ways. One of the most memorable event happened in mid-2000, when I was attacked at gunpoint in Washington DC. My attackers put a gun on my head and dragged me to a dark alley. I was scared to death that night and quietly prayed to my loving God to save my life and He faithfully did so. I always think of that night as an example of how good God has been to me even though I am an imperfect person.

Jane Enoch

Ex-Treasurer of TAUS, Inc.

As a Treasurer, my duties and responsibilities to oversee the management of the financial affairs of the organization. This including maintaining all accurate records of all receipts and disbursement of funds, and financial reports.


My biggest dream for TAUS is to spread and share the word of God. We are all working together for one purpose to do his work (Kufanya kazi ya Mungu).


I was born and raised in Arusha, Tanzania in a Seventh day Adventist home which makes me a 3rd generation Adventist. I graduated 12th grade at Spicer Memorial high School in Puna, India. I enjoyed living in India; the experience brought a different perspective about life and their culture. I moved to the United States in 1997. I am happily married with two beautiful children (boy and girl).


We have to keep the trust in the Lord, that’s why I like this verse from Proverbs 3:5-6 “Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths”.

Upendo Mbwana

Ex-Director of Youth & Young Adults

I pray that God continue to use TAUS to touch the unreached areas of Tanzania, bringing to them the good news of salvation, education and physical relief. As a young Adventist, my dream is to use the information technology to inspire all TAUS members – especially the youth – to serve the Lord.


My college – Washington Adventist University –had a mission trip to Tanzania in 2015 and I seized the opportunity to go serve my home country. I was excited but was nervous because we were going to teach Vocational Bible School (VBS) – something which I’d never done before. But when God calls, He enables and equips the called (Exodus 6:29-30;7:1-2). God took control of nervousness and the kids were so excited about the few crafts, activities and puppet shows we had brought with us. Watching them become so eager to come back the next day warmed my heart and I truly felt that I was more blessed by this experience than the kids were. Being able to offer the little you have, expecting nothing in return, brought me great joy and satisfaction, plus I got to see the results of God working through me. This is the kind of blessing I have experienced from time to time since becoming a member of TAUS.

Caleb J. Migombo

Lead Chaplain & Ex-Projects Director

Caleb Migombo long professional career includes working in various levels of the church, human services, behavioral health, program management, quality assurance, and risk management. Caleb is also a founder and owner of Counseling and Guidance Services, a private counseling practice he founded in 2011 after working for several years in health and human services agencies as a therapist and family counselor.


As project director -volunteering for TAUS, Caleb is responsible for planning, directing, coordinating, and guiding TAUS projects initiatives and activities in Tanzania. He develops new project proposals and recommends an annual budget for each project. As a lead chaplain, he makes sure that TAUS members’ spiritual needs are addressed and serve as an advisor to the President and Executive Committee on spiritual matters.


Caleb’s biggest dream for TAUS is to see every member thrive in their spiritual journey. He desires to also see TAUS as an organization, grow and become an innovative, effective, and reliable partner in the way we respond to the needs and challenges of our community both in the US and Tanzania.


Caleb is an ordained minister and completed both his undergraduate degree and master’s degrees in Theological Studies from Andrews University. He also graduated from the University of Georgia with a master’s degree in Clinical Social Work and a Graduate Certificate in Marriage and Family Therapy. Caleb has extensive and specialized professional training and certification in various areas, including quality management, organizational excellence, risk management, and program management. Caleb is married to a former Esther Nashon Bukuru, a Registered Nurse Together they have been blessed with three daughters.

Sule Kisaka

Ex-Director of Music

My name is Sule Mwassy Kisaka From Houston Texas as music director which is new department added in 2018, I’m looking forward to create and form a style we can enjoy music in our meetings or retreat.


I’m originally from Tanzania and came to the US August 23, 2000 after I was just finished my nursing school at Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences  in Tanzania.


I was in Kansas for 8 yrs, then moved to Houston Texas in 2007 where I live with my lovely family,I am  mom of three kids Marylyn Lois Manyama ,Megan sau Manyama and maxwell Manyama married to Maduhu J.S Emanuel,I love to sing and I’m one of the choir member of Voices of East African group.


My favorite verse “Now I beseech you, brethren, by the name of our Master Yahshua Messiah, that ye all speak the same thing and that there be no divisions among you; but that ye be perfectly joined together in judgment” – 1 Corinthians 1:10.

TAUS Co-Opt Members

Lomba P. Mtango

Ex-Co-opted Member of the TAUS, Inc. Executive Committee

As a Co opt Member of Board of Directors part of responsibilities is to be a voice in TAUS National Board which plans to execute all plans for the TAUS Organization at the National level.


Being a member of the Board without a particular portfolio,I participate in bringing a balance in decision and execution of all matters resolved on the Board.


I have been in the USA for 23 years. I have lived in the West Coast for almost the entire period. I’m currently Self employed invested in Real Estate and Property Management. Married and raising my daughter’s.


In 2 Chronicles 15:7 says, Be strong for your work will be rewarded. Despite the challenges of living the American Dream,I believe God has called me personally to be a servant and there’s no better place to work for than TAUS.

TAUS Chapter Presidents

Lucas Mwita

Ex-President of Midwest Chapter

It has been a joy to serve God’s people in our area, and because of that, I will forever be grateful for being trusted to direct TAUS in this chapter. As I follow Jesus’ lead, my greatest desire is to see a complete and total member involvement in all levels of our organization so that TAUS can have a big impact on us here in US and in Tanzania.


I came to the United States on spring of 2004 to pursue studies in Physical Therapy. After graduation, I practiced physical therapy for some years in the Chicago metropolitan area. I then switched profession to become a Data Scientist.


God has given me many gifts in my life but the greatest gift of all is my beautiful bride, Kija and our two sons Heri & Amani. I’m truly thankful to God for blessing me with such an amazing family to cherish, love and support.


My most favorite bible verse is Proverbs 3:5-6

Dick Manumbu

Ex-President of TAUS New England Chapter

God has created me as an ambitious person to undertake any task and responsibility in any situation through His guidance and power. For the last 10 years I have been active member of TAUS, performing different responsibilities.


I landed in Michigan, USA in 2000 and in 2008, I enrolled in BA Economics program at Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo. I graduated in 2013 and started an MBA (finance) in 2014. Then I moved to Massachusetts in 2015 and put MBA in hold to present.


Prior to my arrival to this country, I worked as Tanzania Government employee as well as in the private sectors. As an entrepreneur in Tanzania and in USA, I have attained a unique business experience from both countries. It’s my desire that by God’s grace that TAUS goals will be met, if we allow the Holy Spirit to work within us. So TAUS vision is to see TAUS growing in membership, financially and can accomplish larger projects than we have seen right now.   It is also my commitment to support TAUS monetary, prayerfully and my service to enhance the work. I am married to Selina and blessed with 8 children, girls and boys. My Favorite Test is Hebrews 2:2-3 –  For since the message spoken through angels was binding, and every violation and disobedience received its just punishment, 3 how shall we escape if we ignore so great a salvation? This salvation, which was first announced by the Lord, was confirmed to us by those who heard him.

Peter Ngoye

Ex-President of TAUS Mid-Atlantic Chapter

My goals are to encourage all young people starting with high school to college level to join us and bring their talents to TAUS including taking leadership in TAUS.


I am married to Ms. Linda and the Lord blessed us with two sons and one daughter (the youngest). I pray and believe that God will use me and my family to serve Him through TAUS.


My favorite Bible verse is Ephesians 4:2 – Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love.

Abdallah Mgonja

Ex-President of TAUS North West (Minnesota) Chapter

My biggest dream is to prepare my members to be ready for the second coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, also to see them preparing others for the Kingdom. I’m married to my beautiful wife Judith Mgonja, whom I met here in USA, l thank God for her she has been supportive to the work that the Lord has given me.


My favorite Bible verse is Psalms 23:4 – “Yea, thou I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for thou art with me, thy rod and thy staff, they comfort me.”