Board of Directors

  • Derek Hess

    Derek Hess

    Board Chairman

    Derek attended San Diego State University and completed his bachelor’s degree in Accounting in 2007. Derek is a licensed CPA in California who has been working at a local public accounting firm in La Jolla since graduation. After meeting Noel several years ago in a small group, Derek got plugged into the TCI movement after hearing about the need for a chief financial officer. With this position, Derek helps the team maintain realistic expectations while managing the flow of resources.

  • Jeff White

    Jeff White

    Board Member

    Jeff grew up in Wichita Falls, Texas and graduated from Midwestern State University in 2006 with a BA in History. He married Carson in December 2006. He worked as a Children’s Pastor at First Baptist Church and Faith Baptist Church in Wichita Falls. He received his MA in Christian Education in 2010 and Carson and Jeff moved to Lilongwe, Malawi to serve with African Bible College (ABC). Jeff served as an education professor and sports director at ABC where me met and worked with Cosmas Phiri. He has been involved with TCI since 2011 in various ways and is excited about the opportunity to serve in a more formal role and continue conspiring with his friends to make a difference for the kingdom of God in Malawi. Jeff is also the Associate Pastor of Discipleship at Faith Baptist Church in Wichita Falls.

  • Cosmas Phiri

    Cosmas Phiri

    Board Member

    Cosmas was inspired early on in life that we can all be co-workers to change this world and make it a better place. Before becoming involved with Chisomo Idea, he learned that he must be the change that he wants to see and then he can effectively contribute to the development of his community and for those around him. This happened and it is still happening through Chisomo Idea. He completed his Bachelors Degree at African Bible College and later started working as the Assistant Sports Director at ABC while volunteering as the Project Director for Chisomo Idea in Chinsapo. Cosmas is happly married to Christy Phiri and they are living in Richmond, Virginia where he is still serving as Movement Director for Chisomo Idea

  • John Gill

    John Gill

    Board Member
  • Davis Corley

    Davis Corley

    Board Member