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PIPES Partners



Go On Mission


©️2011-2020 PIPES International

Become a PIPES Partner today!

By committing to $25 or more every month you will experience the direct impact of your giving in a truly hands-on way.

PIPES leadership team consists of highly dedicated men and women of God from a diverse background of cultural origins.

Organizational Leadership

Pastor Samuel Mwangi
Executive Director; Founder
Pastor Victor Sirdar
Regional Director; West Asia
Pastor Isaac Maina
Regional Director; East Africa
Pastor Kambale Bernard
Programs Coordinator; DRC
Stuart Isaac Harrier
Marketing & Communications Director
Jane Kamuya
Programs Coordinator; Rwanda & Burundi

Board of Directors

Benard Muiruri Wamarema
Pastor Samuel Mwangi
Executive Director; Founder
Esther Mwangi
Durrell Smith
Cathy Oyier
Stuart Isaac Harrier
Marketing & Communications Director
Sandra Huddle Whalen

Our Dear Jean


Former Board Chair (2011-2017)

Jean Chappel was very passionate about children. At the age of 14, she worked with children in Vacation Bible School to help children understand the Bible.  Throughout her life she worked with children in different states.  

Jean went to the University of North Carolina at Charlotte where she graduated with a degree in Biology with a minor in math and education.  She first worked as a researcher in the University of North Dakota and later had different jobs until she moved to St. Louis where she worked in the old Jewish Hospital and later joined the Washington University lab where she retired from in December 2014 after being diagnosed with stage 4 breast cancer.  

In Jean’s own words
“My passion it to teach little ones about Jesus.  The thought of a child starving makes me very upset.  After reading Samuel’s book about the plight of the Bambuti Pygmy peoples, I just had to get involved.  My bible study group took up the project of raising money to help with this cause.  The first thing, of course, that we did was to pray.  I believe God has blessed this effort beyond our wildest dreams.  All I can do is to praise God.”

Jean went to be with the Lord in 2017.


From left: Connie, Samuel, Esther, Ben, Cathy, Jean & Gurry

Not in picture: Durell Smith, Sandy Whalen, and Stuart Harrier