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Meet the Team

Meet the Team: Text

Nick Pirolo


Nick is passionate about teaching the Word of God and discipling Christian leaders. He appreciates being able to work with Rwandan staff and students from many different backgrounds and denominations, with the goal of seeing each individual and church be equipped and mature in Christ. Nick has a Masters of Divinity from Denver Seminary (USA) and is currently working on a PhD in Education from Regent University (USA). Nick, his wife Krystal and their three kids have served in Rwanda since 2016.

Joseph Muyombano

Ministry Manager

Joseph has been in ministry for nearly 30 years, serving as a church planter and in leadership of various NGOs. He joined NCM in 2008 and is much beloved in his role as "pastor to the pastors." His burden is to help pastors cultivate godly habits and truly disciple their church members. Joseph also serves as the senior pastor of the Inkuru Nziza Church Parish of Bugesera. He has a MA in Theological Studies from the International Leadership University (Kenya). He and his wife Beatrice have five daughters and one grandson.


Gaudiose Mukakalisa

MLT Teacher

Gaudiose's heart is to help parents and churches disciple children who will love Jesus and serve Him faithfully. She joined NCM in 2009. Gaudiose has a special passion for mentoring church leaders as they develop children's ministry programs and for training those who teach children. Gaudiose has a Bachelor of Theology from South African Theological Seminary (South Africa). Gaudiose and her husband Bosco have four sons.

Alphonse Vuguzigira

MLT Teacher

Alphonse is passionate about the True Gospel and loves to share God's Word with others. He has "grown up" in the NCM family, studying in the Pastoral Training School and the Christian Leadership Institute of Rwanda. Alphonse became a full time teacher in 2018. During Covid he began a radio ministry which has opened doors for him to share the Gospel with people throughout Rwanda. Alphonse has a Bachelor of Theology from South African Theological Seminary (South Africa). He and his wife Christine have four sons.


Christine Muyisenge

Executive Assistant

Christine is an essential member of the NCM team and keeps everything running smoothly. She primarily serves as the Executive Assistant to the NCM Director, but is quick to help out wherever she can to support the staff in their ministry roles. Christine has been a friend of NCM since 2005, when she began teaching Kinyarwanda to new missionaries. She officially joined the staff team in 2014. Christine also serves as a deacon at her local church and is an advisor to the youth pastor. She and her husband Joe have one daughter and two sons.

Laura Pearce

Partnerships Manager

Laura desires to see the global Body of Christ grow in maturity and unity so that it can fulfill the Great Commission. She is excited to empower and equip Rwandans to serve as advocates for NCM, both locally and internationally. She also seeks to engage the Western Church in deep, mutual partnerships with NCM and the Rwandan Church. Laura has a Bachelor in Business Administration from Bryan College (USA) and has served in Rwanda since 2017.


Antoinette Hansen

University Teacher

Antoinette is passionate about equipping, empowering and encouraging church leaders and musicians. As a theological educator, musician, and musical worship leader she desires to partner alongside the Rwandan church and community in the work of discipleship, so that the body of Christ may be built up. Antoinette has a Masters of Arts in Global Studies from Liberty University (USA) and has been serving in Rwanda since 2021.

Meet the Team: Meet the Team

NCM Executive Committee

Left to Right: Nick Pirolo, Jordi-Michel Musoni, Justin Birangwa, Laura Pearce, Sixbert Kwima, Innocent Manirafasha
Not pictured: Gary Bennett

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