Noel is the founder and cultural architect behind the Chisomo Idea movement. He was born and raised in Malawi, Africa and graduated from San Diego Christian College with a BA in Communication and Biblical studies. He is currently pursuing his Masters Degree in Public Administration, Organizational Leadership, at National University in California. Noel, a proud former goat-header, has also played professional soccer with different clubs–currently with the new San Diego club, The San Diego Flash. Noel and his wife Melissa live in San Diego and proudly serve in youth ministry at Flood Church. He continues to serve as the volunteer CEO and President of The Chisomo Idea.
Melissa was raised in Phoenix, Arizona. Growing up playing soccer she earned a scholarship to play for San Diego Christian College as a scholar athlete. Melissa graduated from SDCC with a B.A. in Business and Biblical Studies with an emphasis in Missions. After Graduating she went on to play for SD SeaLions Semi-Pro Women’s soccer team. She currently still lives in San Diego with her husband Noel and their new baby girl Jazarra. Melissa and Noel met at SDCC through a shared passion of desiring to use soccer for internationally impact & humanitarian development. Melissa loves serving along side her husband and as Co-Founder of The Chisomo Idea, Inc. She is enjoying being home taking care of her daughter and currently fundraising to represent Chisomo Idea part-time here in the US starting 2014.
Humphrey MahowaUS Representative
Humphrey is a native of Chinsapo, Malawi, one of the areas where Chisomo Idea does its work. It is Humphrey's story that led Chisomo to engage in the community development work there. The story of how he and Noel Musicha, Chisomo Idea founder, met is documented in a film called Don't Write Me Off, http://vimeo.com/38287939. Through Chisomo Idea's scholar athlete program, Humphrey had an opportunity to study at the African Bible College in Lilongwe. He recently transferred to the Master's College in Los Angeles, California on a soccer scholarship.
John MorinDesign & Branding
John has been a part of Chisomo Idea since 2012. He is part of the creative team of individuals who generate visual content for the organization in the US. He has also designed and developed the current branding of Chisomo Idea and continues to work in creating interesting ways to communicate the message of Chisomo Idea.