TAUS Leader Profiles

National TAUS Leaders

Shukrani Magoma

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 vision for TAUS is to use innovative strategies to engage young people in our ministry, seek more partners in God’s work and build stronger collaboration among TAUS members. With God’s help, it is my hope to accelerate funding for projects in evangelism, health and education.


I am married to Adelaida Kusaga Magoma and blessed with four children- two boys and two girls. I am a deputy Accounting manager for the National Democratic Institute for International Affairs and live in Maryland. Before becoming TAUS President, I was TAUS’ Secretary General from July 2016 – July 2021. Before then, 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.

Kumba C Abayo

Secretary General of TAUS, Inc.

As the Secretary-General of TAUS, my duties are keeping records of TAUS membership and minutes of all meetings of the Executive Committee and the General Assembly, keep records of names and addresses of each member, and the date upon which membership ceased, announce special meetings of the voting members as provided in the TAUS Bylaws. My other duties are to maintain and protect a file of all TAUS official and legal documents. Also, in the President’s absence, the I serve as acting president. Additional, I am the custodian of TAUS assets and ensure that TAUS complies with the Federal and State Government laws and IRS requirements.


My big dream is to see that majority, if not all, go to heaven and support the Pastors and Lay Evangelists’ work to hasten the advent of our Jesus to take us home. I also dream of becoming an Evangelist who could reach as many people as possible to invite them to meet Christ our Savior. I also pray that God leads me to become a true example of God’s love for humanity.


I came to the United States of America in 2018 to join my new family, who are currently in Texas. My Wife is Rachel Maingu whom our story begins back in 1994 when we first met as Friends. It was under God’s plan that After 24 years of not seeing each other, God connected us this time in a Holy Matrimony. We do have three children, namely Ben, Isabella, and Ellen.


I work for the Blackline Engineering Consulting Firm – as a Senior Civil (CAD) Designer. Our Major Function is Land Development, Road Rehabilitation, New Design, Utility Design (Waste and Clean Water), Traffic Control Plan, etc.


Currently, I am a Lay Evangelist, Pathfinder Director at Katy SDA Church, and a member of the TAUS West-South-Central (Texas) Chapter. My hobby is playing soccer, swimming, and outdoor Activities.


My Favorite Verses are Jeremiah 33:3 “Call to me, and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know” and Jeremiah 29:11: For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”


My Word of Encouragement to My Fellow TAUS Members are “The very act of looking for evil in others develops evil in those who look. By dwelling upon the faults of others, we are changed into the same image” let us all look upon the Lord our Victor so shall we be changed.

Soga William Mbilima

Treasurer of TAUS, Inc.

As a Treasurer, I am responsible for overseeing the management of the financial affairs of the organization entrusted to us by God. This including maintaining all accurate records of all receipts and disbursement of funds, and financial reports.


My Vision as TAUS’s treasurer is to work hand in hand with TAUS members and leadership to fulfill TAUS’s vision of sharing Jesus’ good news, providing education, feeding the hungry and healing the sick. As a treasurer, I will prayerfully and diligently work to build confidence and trust that all funds and other resources donated by TAUS members, donors and investors objectives are professionally and faithfully managed.


Soga is a Certified Chartered Accountant, who came to US in 2006. Professionally, he started his career as an auditor with KPMG. He is currently working with 3M as Manufacturing Finance Leader based in Minnesota. Soga is married to Dr. Gwantwa Mwakalundwa Mbilima since 2006 and they have been blessed with 2 daughters and 1 son – Eryenda (12), William (10) and Nia (6).


Favorite Bible Verse: Philippians 4:13 – “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.”

Frank Kusaga

Director of Youth & Young Adults

My vision is to bring together all the youth and young adults to learn about God’s love, be changed by it, share that love with others, here in the US, and back home in Tanzania.


I was born and raised in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. In 2019, I moved to Connecticut for higher studies. I am a resident physician (internal medicine and preventive medicine) at Griffin Hospital and also pursuing Advanced Professional Masters of Public Health at Yale University, Class of 2022.


The biggest blessing in my life has been my family (parents, siblings, lovely nieces, and nephews) and friends who have ended up being family.


The Bible is full of life-giving verses, but Isaiah 40:28-31 has touched my life a special way. “… But those who wait on the Lord Shall renew their strength; They shall mount up with wings like eagles, They shall run and not be weary, They shall walk and not faint.”


We are human–we err. It does not matter how low we fall or how many times we stumble. What counts is how we come out of it all. This verse is a powerful reminder that GOD understands us, he is never tired or overwhelmed by our sins or weaknesses, and he is ever waiting to lift us. He seeks to raise us not just from that bottomless pit back to the level ground but to higher grounds, way higher than where we were before we fell.

Imikigwe (Kay) M. Nsonso

Director of Children (Birth to 12 Years)

As children’s Director (birth-12 years) my objectives are to: 1) Advocate and establish a goal oriented program to nurture and enhance our children in spiritual and leadership skills. 2) Develop programs that would identify and establish a platform for our children to enable them to share their talents while building an awareness of implementing their talents in worship, discipleship and outreach.


Came to the US in January 2002 with the intention of pursuing Masters in Marketing after having graduated from University of Eastern Africa, Baraton in 1998 and worked for Standard Chartered Bank in Mwanza. Fast forward, I ended up graduating with Bachelors in Nursing from Oakwood University in 2008. In addition, obtained Masters in Healthcare Informatics from Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville in 2015.


I am currently working with the state of California, as a Receiving and Realizing specialist with the CDCR (California Department of Correction and Rehabilitation).


Married to Bernard Nsonso and blessed with 4 children 16 years old Kulwa and Doto, Natasha, 9, and Malia Keza, 4.

Ephraim M. Nkonya

Director of Resource Mobilization

As director for resource mobilization, I am responsible for fundraising, solicitation of in-kind donations and volunteers to work for TAUS related activities. I also play a donor relations role in which I update donors and potential donors on TAUS activities and how resources are used for the intended cause. Additionally, I ensure that TAUS’s official media outlets are maintained and updated regularly and presented in a professional fashion to donors and other outsiders.


My biggest dream for TAUS is that we become Jesus’ faithful servants who heal, inform and evangelize the unreached places in Tanzania. Because God has placed us in the US – the seat of our church and leading information technology country – TAUS should contribute to informing and inspiring all people seeking to work in Tanzania.


I came to US 1992 to pursue graduate studies at Kansas State University. Following my graduation in 1999, I got employed at the International Food Policy Research Institute – a Washington DC based institute – as a research fellow. I am married to Dr. Leticia Nkonya and we have been blessed with four beautiful children – three girls – Minza Elizabeth, Ellen Mhoja and Esther Kija and one boy – Ethan Ephraim. The most touching blessing that I have received from God is meeting my Leticia. I regard this as God’s choicest blessing among other bountiful blessings that my Creator has given me. My most favorite verse is Jesus’ prayer on the cross that epitomizes His grace – Luke 23:34 “Father forgive them for they don’t know what they are doing.”

Caleb J. Migombo

Lead Chaplain

Caleb Migombo long professional career includes working in various levels of the church (as a Pastor, Campus Ministries Director, Church Administrator), human services, behavioral health, program management, quality assurance, risk management, and healthcare management consulting.


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 behavioral health and human services agencies as a therapist and family counselor. Currently, Caleb works for International Research Organization dedicated to Improving the Human Condition as a Risk and Quality Assurance Officer.


As TAUS Lead Chaplain, he makes sure that TAUS members’ spiritual needs are addressed and serves 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. Caleb desires to see TAUS 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 also a former and long-serving Projects Director for TAUS, a role he held from 2014-2021.


Caleb is an ordained minister and completed his undergraduate 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.

Michael Mwasumbi

Director of Projects

As director of projects, I am responsible for planning, directing, coordinating, and guiding TAUS projects initiatives and activities in Tanzania. I develop new project proposals and recommend an annual budget for each project. As project director, my dreams are: By the grace of God to see all planned projects executed on timely and effective way, and to best of our effort.


Before becoming project director, I was the president of TAUS Inc. from July 2016 – July 2021.


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.”

Maduhu J.S. Emanueli

TAUS National Communications Director

As a national communications director, I have the privilege of keeping our members and the public up-to-date on TAUS internal and external news. I also monitor TAUS social media websites and ensure that the flow of information to and from members is accessible and complies with our church values.


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 healthy living. As a media personnel, my ambition is to use the information technology to inform and inspire all TAUS members by managing internal and external communication with the overarching objective of accomplishing TAUS mission.


TAUS means a lot in my spiritual and personal life. In 2017, I came to USA for the first time as a Tanzania Morning Star and Hope Channel news reporter to cover  the TAUS Retreat in Wisconsin. It is here where I met my wife Sule Kisaka. We got married a year after and I  moved from Tanzania to Houston Texas to join my wife. It was God’s plan that prearranged this blessed story and I will serve God through TAUS with all my spiritual and physical strength.


Prior to moving to USA, I served different roles for 14 years (2004-18) at Adventist World Radio, Morning Star Radio and Hope Channel Tanzania under Tanzania Adventist Media Channels (TAMC). My specific roles at TAMC included Assistant Technician, Presenter, Social Media Personnel, Producer, and Production Manager.


I believe and trust that GOD has a plan for each one of us to accomplish His work no matter who you are and where you are. My favorite Bible verse is Psalms 111:1 “Praise ye the LORD. I will praise the LORD with my whole heart, in the assembly of the upright, and in the congregation.” David’s Psalm reflects my spiritual and social journey and how my loving God has blessed and protected me through thick and thin. May His name be blessed forever and ever!!!

Naomba Sekibojo

TAUS National Social Affairs Director

As a social affairs director, I plan and manage TAUS social events during TAUS national meetings and other responsibilities. I plan and organize logistics for TAUS events – including catering services, inviting guest speakers and artists and manage their logistical needs. I also plan social activities such as games for children and adults, social interaction for singles, youth and other groups, visiting the sick and elderly, baby showers, bridal showers and other social events. I also serve as an advisor to the Executive Committee and the TAUS President on social affairs.


With the grace of God, I strive to serve my role with all my strength since I was called and created to do social services. This is especially important since I face key challenges as a social affairs director. They include:


(i) Guests at TAUS events crave for Tanzanian cuisines – which are expensive or hard to get. This is a challenge that needs innovative thinking to ensure that all event participants are happy and understand the limitations. Getting caterers with innovations in preparing meals also helps a lot to make good meals from available supplies.


(ii) Getting volunteers to serve in event activities. It is difficult to get volunteers prepare or serve meals or to perform some social activities. My approach in addressing this challenge is to build a very strong network with potential volunteers to ensure that they are valued not only when they are requested to volunteer, but also all the time.


I pray to my God to help me face these and other challenges. I believe in the promise that my loving God gave to Moses in Deuteronomy 31:6,8 – Be strong and bold; have no fear or dread of them, because it is the Lord your God who goes before you. He will be with you; he will not fail you or forsake you.


My personal life story and how I became a TAUS member is hand-written by God’s own fingers. I wasn’t an Adventist even though I grew up surrounded by Adventists in Mbaga Mbakweni village in Same district. I came to US in 2006 and TAUS members in Massachusetts received me with unbelievable generosity and trust. They would invite me to their homes to share a meal and all events and to their vespers. What surprised me most was to be given a role of leading vespers even before I became an Adventist. This kind of trust made me feel accepted despite being a non-Adventist. Then I experienced immigration challenges and the TAUS brothers and sisters joined forces to help me address them. My decision to be baptized in 2017 at the TAUS retreat came so naturally and unsurprising because of the generosity, trust and teachings that the New England TAUS members gave me – and that I knew the guest speaker – Pastor David Mbaga – before I came to US.


My TAUS dream is to nurture the TAUS spirit into the new generation by involving our kids into our social and other activities. I also dream that we reach out more to people in Tanzania to fulfill our call of duty of providing evangelism, health and education. My favorite Bible Verse is Psalms 23. The reason for loving this verse is the life difficulties that I have faced and how my loving God protected me and provided all my needs.

Betty Enoch

Director of Music

Music is another form of worship, which connects us to God. As a director, my responsibility is to oversee all aspects of musical talents in TAUS and guests that are willing to bless us with their God given musical talents. I recruit and schedule musical groups to perform during TAUS events like retreats, worship, devotions and other occasions. My big dream for TAUS is make sure talents are discovered, youth are involved and maybe come up with our own theme song.


I was born and raised in Tanzania. When my parents moved to Bugema, Uganda, my interest in music blossomed and at the age of five, I learned how to play the piano and sing as well. Since then I have made music as my profession, played the piano, sang for different Churches, conducted High School Choirs, and played for wedding events.


I have been married to Lee Moore for over 20 years, and after getting married, I relocated to the USA, NJ to join my husband. Later on, we moved to Japan – where we lived for 12 years. I have three sons, who always reminded me of God’s blessings. I am thankful to the Almighty who has given me the opportunity to serve Him through music. Let us all lift our voices and make a joyful noise to the Lord!!


One of my favorite verses is Psalms 91, “(1) Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty. (2) I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.”

TAUS Co-Opt Members

Mbaki Kaleke Onyango

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

As a co-opted member, my responsibility in TAUS. Inc. is to represent TAUS members in the executive committee and provide to the executive committee professional advise as needed to better the mission and vision of TAUS. Inc.


My dream for TAUS is to see all members on-fire for Jesus, participating in evangelism in US, in Tanzania and around the world and be used in any way for the glory of God. My heart’s desire is to see more TAUS members praying together and forming prayer teams to help one another spiritually.


I came to US in 2004 as a PhD student in Civil Engineering and a single mother of two sons. I praise the Lord for His hand has been with me through it all. I graduated in 2009 and I was employed at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, currently I am a UC Foundation Associate Professor of Civil Engineering. As a mother of two lovely young men, I praise God for them, because, in them I see the love of God being fulfilled in my life. Bringing up two sons as a single mother in US, has been the biggest challenge of my life. Nevertheless, at any juncture in my life I have seen the hand of God taking care of us to a point that I am speechless. I love the Lord beyond explaining. I would like to share Romans 8:28 “And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.”

Priscah Nasson

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

My job as co-opted member is to provide spiritual and professional advice to the TAUS executive committee. I also provide youth-related guidance on spiritual and other activities done to achieve TAUS’s mission.


My big dream for TAUS to effectively use the “arrows in its quiver” – the youth – to achieve its mission. Currently, TAUS activities are heavily biased towards adults and my dream is to put the youth in forefront of TAUS’s mission. I am encouraged by the Psalmist who says “As arrows are in the hands of a mighty man; so are children of the youth. Happy is the man that hath his quiver full of them.” Psalm 127:4-7.


Priscah is the oldest in a family of three kids and her home state is Maryland. She is currently working and living in North Carolina. She has a Master degree in Criminology and Criminal Justice. She is planning to study Law or Public Policy.


Her favorite Bible Verse: Trust the lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding. (Proverbs 3:5). Priscah’s word of encouragement is, it always seems impossible until it is done.

TAUS Chapter Presidents

Peter Luyeho

President of Midwest (Including Canada) Chapter

As president of the TAUS Chapter of the Midwest – which includes Canada, I lead designing and implementing evangelism, health and education programs. I convene and chair all chapter meetings and communicate TAUS national level decisions to chapter members. I ensure that chapter members are actively involved in TAUS activities. I also lead fundraising efforts.


My biggest dream is to see everyone has access to proper health, especially the least of these. My dream for TAUS is to see getting fully involved in supporting health to the least of these in Tanzania.


I came in US with my parents when I was teenager. I am a physician and practice in Detroit Michigan. I am married with children and I always thank my God for giving this privilege of a family. As a compassionate physician, I regularly encounter seriously sick people and this stresses me out. But, I rely on my God to give me strength and hope while working to heal and comfort the sick. That is why the Bible verses, which I cherish are Psalm 91 (whole chapter) and Proverbs 3:5 – Thrust in the Lord with all tine hear; lean not unto thine own understanding. Both Bible verses are about encouragement and urging us to depend on Him since He makes the impossible possible.

Richard Elinihaki Tuvako

President of TAUS Mid-Atlantic Chapter

The Tuvako family calls Giti (Same District in Kilimanjaro Tanzania) home. Giti village is the birthplace of the Adventist Church in East Africa. The first Adventist Missionaries in East Africa planted the first church in Giti village. Richard is the third-generation Seventh-day Adventist, a grandson of Pastor Nzota Tuvako Senzala. Pastor Nzota Tuvako was one of the earliest East African Pastors, who took the Adventist message to the Southern Tanzanian highlands (Mbeya region) from the 1940s to 1950s.  Richard is the youngest in his family of five children of his father Elinihaki Tuvako and his mother – the late Mary (Merina) Tuvako – both of whom were teachers in Adventist schools in Kilimanjaro and Mara regions.


Richard is a product of Christian Education as he took his first Degree in Teaching from the University of Eastern Africa, Baraton. Richard migrated to the United States more than twenty years ago. He fell in love with Christ and he is an elder in his local church – New Karibu Maranatha – in Jersey City, New Jersey.


Richard is a mental health/psychiatric provider. He is happily married to Joyce Tuvako, originally Joyce Enzi Yohana Sefue from Suji, Same, Kilimanjaro. Together they are blessed with three beautiful daughters. Lisamary Tuvako-Ryatura, Merina Tuvako and Naminazi Tuvako. Richard and Joyce are proud grandparents of two grandchildren. Richard has been a member of TAUS since 2000.


President TAUS South Atlantic Chapter

I joined TAUS in 2008 when my sister in-law introduced me to the good missionary work the organization performed in Tanzania. The most fulfilling experience in my service as TAUS member and leader, is reaching out to and touching the lives of those who are in need. I believe that giving time and resources to my family and relatives in my responsibility, but serving people I do not know is a call.


I’m married to Teresa Nasson and we are blessed with three children; Prisca, Monica, and Martin. I am the co-founder and CEO of Alpha Home Care Services, a home health care agency, dedicated to providing individualized and specialized services to the elderly and individuals with disability in the Commonwealth State of Virginia since 2014. I graduated from the University of Maryland College Park with BSc in Public Health Science and University of Maryland University College with MSc in Health Care Administration. Before Immigrating to the United States, I worked as a cabin crew of Air Tanzania Corporation for 9 years.


I was born in 1974 in a Muslim populated area on the shores of Lake Tanganyika, in Kigoma Tanzania. I’m the sixth born in the family of four brothers and four sisters. I was converted into Adventism at the age of 10 with my two senior brothers through an evangelical crusade. My parents, Maliyatabu Ngoye who passed away a year later and Monica Ngoye, were very disappointed with our decision to become Seventh-Day Adventists. My father was frustrated with our decision because he was perceived by the community as a man who failed to control his children for letting them join a new unknown faith of few strange people. Today, many of those who looked at us as rebellious children, are very pleased with how the Lord has enabled us to contribute to the educational and health services in the community.


When I was in Secondary School, I served as a chairman of Adventists Secondary Students Association (ASSA) in Kigoma region and as a vice chairman of the same association in High School in the East Tanzania Conference. Singing has been part of my life as I was a choir master in Primary, Secondary, and High School. It is my dream that one day, with a group of brothers and sisters in the Lord, we will form a powerful singing ministry which will direct more souls to Jesus.

Subira Mabuba

President of TAUS West North Central Chapter

My responsibility is to work together with all members in our chapter to lift each other scripturally and continue doing God’s work in our community and in Tanzania.


My big dream for TAUS, is to see God’s work through TAUS continue for many years here in USA and Tanzania. It is my prayer that one day by God’s grace, the work through TAUS will go around many other countries in the world and TAUS will be a mission field.


I came to USA in 1999 to study at a college in New York and later moved to another College in Michigan. Finally, I moved to yet another college in Wichita Kansas to complete my studies.  I have made Kansas my home state and am currently working at Integra as a Test Engineer.


I am blessed with one son. My favorite bible verse is Psalm 45:17 which say “I will make thy name to be remembered in all generations: therefore shall the people praise thee for ever and ever”


God has brought us to this world and to this country for a special purpose and God has promised to be with us till the end. Let us continue asking God for His promise to be fulfilled in our life.

Frank Msigwa

Chairman of TAUS Texas Chapter

As Chairman of the Texas chapter, I am not only responsible to call and chair all meetings of TAUS in Texas, but I must also make sure all matters are well discussed and actions are made. It is also my responsibility to manage fundraising efforts on behalf of my chapter and to represent TAUS Texas as its chosen spokesperson.


My biggest dream for TAUS is for it to become one of the most powerful and evangelical organizations in the United States of America and Tanzania.


I came to the states in 1999 from Tanzania. I was working as a Quality Engineer at Mitsubishi Caterpillar Forklift of America (MCFA) Company in Houston, Texas, but I have recently retired and I am now a full-time entrepreneur. In the United States, I am the co-founder and CEO of Peractus Engineering Company and Great Lake African Food Store. However, I have another company FRG Enterprise Operating in Bujumbura Burundi.


About msyelf I am happily married to my lovely wife, Edna, and I am blessed with my two girls, Ciera and Chelsey Msigwa. I thank you God to have this family with me.


My favorite bible verses have to be Proverbs 3:5-7, “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, Be not wise in thine own eyes: fear the LORD, and depart from evil.”


Let’s work together as TAUS.