Staff

Staff2020-10-14T10:10:03-05:00

Eric FlaaEric Flaa
(Director)

In 2004, Eric spent a year in Rwanda, volunteering with NCM. Afterwards, he went back to the US to pursue his Masters degree in counseling, with a desire to return to Rwanda. Now, as a counselor licensed in the state of Colorado, he works with NCM to provide counseling services and also to train pastors and church leaders in counseling skills. In 2018, Eric took on the role of NCM Director and is responsible for the planning and implementation of NCM’s programs.

Joseph MuyombanoJoseph Muyombano
(PTS Director)

Joseph has been working with NCM since 2008 and thrives in his role as Pastor to the Pastors and Director of PTS. He has been in ministry since 1984, when he began planting churches in Kamonyi (south), Ngoma (east) and Nyarugenge (Kigali). He also spent fourteen years in the leadership of various NGOs, including Campus Crusade Rwanda and the Interfaith Comity of Nyarugenge District. His burden is to train pastors to cultivate godly habits and increasingly serve God through building the Church. Additionally, he desires to see Rwandan churches truly disciple their members. Joseph has a MA in Theological Studies and is a candidate for a Doctorate of Philosophy in Systematic Theology at Atlantic International University. He and his wife Beatrice have five daughters.

Jean Bosco NsanzimanaJean Bosco Nsanzimana
(Acting CLIR Principal)

Jean Bosco joined the NCM teaching staff in 2010, working with both PTS and CLIR. From 2007 to 2011, he taught at Institut Biblique de Genève in Rwanda and at Rwanda Institute of Evangelical Theology. Since 2012, he has been serving Nyarugenge (Kigali) International Chapel as a pastor. His passion is to be deeply transformed by the Word of God so that his life inspires others. He also desires to develop highly trained potential theologians in order to promote both Rwandan theological education and church leadership. Jean Bosco and his wife Jeannine have nine children and are members of the Pentecostal Church of Rwanda (ADEPR).

Laura Pearce
(International Partnerships Director)

Laura joined the NCM staff team in 2017 as a project manager, assisting with strategic planning, budgeting, communications and fundraising. In 2020 she transitioned into a new role focused on cultivating a network of international partners who are actively engaged with NCM’s vision and ministry. Laura spent her high school years as a missionary kid in Papua New Guinea. She has a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration. Laura loves to use her behind-the-scenes gifts to serve the Church and to leave things better than when she found them.

Gaudiose MukakalisaGaudiose Mukakalisa
(PTS Teacher)

Gaudiose began working with NCM in 2009. She teaches with PTS, working with pastors to develop children’s ministries as well as training those who teach children. She also works with parents, helping them understand the importance of nurturing their children in the Lord. Wherever she goes, she sees children who others might overlook and takes time to talk with and pray for them. Gaudiose has four boys and both she and her husband Bosco serve as Sunday School teachers in their local church. Her heart is to disciple youth who will love Jesus and who will serve Him in their churches and communities.

Nick Pirolo
(CLIR Teacher)

Nick serves with CLIR and is passionate about teaching the Word of God and discipling Christian leaders. He received a BA from an Assemblies of God university and a Masters of Divinity from a Conservative Baptist seminary. He has also been on staff at an urban Presbyterian Korean church, as well as a rural non-denominational church. Nick, Krystal and their three kids have lived and served in Rwanda since 2016. Nick appreciates being able to work with Rwandan staff and students from many different backgrounds and denominations, with the goal of seeing each individual and each church be equipped and mature in Christ.

Alphonse Vuguzigira
(PTS Teacher)

Alphonse has “grown up” in the NCM family. As a student, he completed the PTS program, then continued on to the CLIR program. He now has a Bachelor of Theology Honours from South African Theological Seminary. Alphonse became a full time teacher in the PTS program in 2018. He is passionate about the True Gospel and loves to share God’s Word with others. He and his wife Christine have four sons.

Christine Muyisenge Rutayisire
(Executive Assistant)

Christine has been a friend of NCM for many years, teaching Kinyarwanda to WorldVenture missionaries since 2006. In 2014, she joined NCM’s staff as the Director’s Executive Assistant; she also provides administrative support to the WorldVenture missionary team. Christine is an expert in balancing many responsibilities. She and her husband Joe have three kids and attend Evangelical Restoration Church, where she is a worship leader. She loves to serve missionaries by using the different skills God has given her.