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Meet the Team

Dr Peter Brierley

Cherry Brierley

Peter, an accomplished statistician known for producing the UK Church Statistics book, and his wife Cherry, responded to a request from a Kisumu pastor in 1994. Since then, over 200 children have now been helped. Despite being in their nineth decade and with several grandchildren, Peter still loves to crunch numbers and Cherry runs bible studies at their home.


KCM Committee

Committee members: Daniel Odeny, Ben Odondi (ex-Deputy Mayor, Chair), Joan Alachi, Susan Oile, Alice Omollo (Headteacher), Rev Bethwell Rogo (Anglican Clergyman), Simon Osege (Chief), Pauline Ochingo and Philemon Oguna (Manager of Cherry Brierley Children’s Home)

Staff based at the Cherry Brierley Children's Home in Kenya

Philemon Owino Oguna

Philemon is an ordained Anglican minister who still works closely with the Bishop of Kisumu. He has led the Kisumu team for several years and lives nearby with his wife, Linda and their children. In his spare time, he loves using his social media and teaching visitors the Luo language!

Pamela Akoth Madhira

Pamela is the ‘mother’ of the children’s home and is respected by all for her caring but firm love of the children. In her spare time, she serves voluntarily on the board of Tieng’re Primary School and works tirelessly in the local Anglican church.

Winnie Akinyi
Assistant Matron

Winnie works alongside Pamela in looking after the welfare of the very needy children in our care. She therefore has a very close relationship with each of the children in her care. Her great sense of fun and love of life is matched only by her love of posing for photos!

Assistant Manager – Manase Ouma Oukoh
Cook – Doris Achieng Sewe
Assistant cook – David Ochieng Opudo
Facilities Coordinator – Peter Nyidha
Goundsman – Silas Ochieng Agoo
Guards – George Ndon'ga, Benard Otieno, Bonface Nyanjon'g
Woodcutter – Calvin Otieno Osako
Cleaner – Peninah Akinyi Roche
Chaplain – Silas Koki

Leadership Team in the UK

Dr Peter Brierley, Executive Officer - UK Administration
Michael Dare, Executive Officer - Cherry Brierley Children's Home
Tim Simpson, Executive Officer - Tieng're Community, Kisumu

Staff in the UK

Lynn Allen

Lynn has worked in administration for many Christian charities, serving Children, Youth and Adults both at home and abroad.  As a busy church pastor’s wife, she is passionate about community and building bridges of hope across the world.  She also loves dance and the colour blue!

Mark Cook
Development Manager

Mark has worked in all levels of education, both in the UK and overseas. He has a passion for sharing God’s love and encouraging others to reach out to their neighbours. He enjoys music and walking in his beloved Peak District.

Suzanne Hodnett
Media Officer

Suzanne has run a business in web design, developent and digital marketing for well over a decade and has a passion for supporting community development in Africa. She works part-time for Kisumu Children Trust to use her skills to raise the profile of the work being done in Kenya.


Dr. Peter Brierley, Church Consultant (Chair)

Angelique Patnett
Administrator, training to be a Lay Minister

Angelique has a background in Risk and Compliance within international banks and investment firms. She has initiated, or joined, many Corporate Social responsibility projects such as primary school reading programmes, secondary school mentoring, and foodbank support. She believes that everyone is created to make a positive difference. Her motto for life is, “Be the person God created you to be and SHINE for him!!”

Samara Earl
Environmental & International Development

Samara lives in Cumbria with her family and has worked in numerous charity sectors, including serving as a trustee.  She holds a BA in Environmental Studies and International Development and has visited Africa many times in  working capacity, seeking to share the love of Jesus for those living in poverty. She loves being out in the countryside and also being creative.

Steve Roderick
IT professional at an academic institution

Steve has special responsibility for the promotions team and the charity’s IT needs in Kisumu. He works for University College London in software development. He lives in St Albans and is married to Liz. Together they attend a local Baptist church. In his spare time Steve is an amateur radio enthusiast.

Tim Simpson
Company Manager

Tim acts as our Executive Officer for Community, focusing on our work in and around Tieng’re, working closely with community leaders. A design leader working for an investment bank, Tim lives in Buckinghamshire with his wife and two children. He’s a keen guitarist and regularly plays in the worship band for his and other churches in the area.

Michael Dare
retired Corporate Manager

Katherine Dare
retired Primary Teacher

Mr Jim Holland, retired Human Resources Manager
Mr Graham Collison, Chartered Surveyor

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