The African Board of Directors
The African Board of Directors determines the vision and overall direction of the services that ALARM-Africa performs. They are responsible for approving the budget and ensuring that the activities within the budget align with the overall vision and direction.
The US Board of Directors
The United States Board of Directors exists to champion the cause of ALARM-Africa and the Church in Africa by: mobilizing prayer support; raising financial and people resources; developing and serving its African leaders; formalizing and making more accessible training materials; globalizing the perspective of the American church; providing counsel to the Executive Director and the African board regarding strategic planning and the establishment of priorities.
Rev. Célestin Musekura, Ph.D., President and Founder
Ann Jacobson-Board Chair
Ann Jacobson loves serving as a strategic planning consultant, and she is thankful she was able to assist ALARM in developing its 2016-2020 strategic plan. She is passionate about helping organizations achieve their full potential, especially those working in Africa and other countries. Ann spent her early career in Finance and Marketing for American Airlines. She has also owned and operated businesses in recruiting and franchising along with her husband, Eric. From 2008 to 2010, Ann volunteered in ALARM’s Dallas office in fundraising and operations. She has a Masters of Public Policy from Harvard’s Kennedy School and a BA in Economics and Public Policy from Duke University. Ann has been involved in leading women’s bible studies at Irving Bible Church in Irving, TX for many years. She and Eric have two grown daughters.
Matthew Snyder currently serves as Vice President of Long Range Planning at Dr Pepper Snapple Group. Previously, Matthew has served in various strategic and corporate finance roles over the past 12 years, including work with an investment holding company and as a financial consultant at Ernst & Young, LLP. Matthew received his MBA from Southern Methodist University and his BBA in Finance from the University of Texas at Austin. Married for 16 years to the love of his life, Matthew and his wife Suzette have been blessed with 3 wonderful kids (Katie, Sam, Macie). Matthew currently serves as a Bible Fellowship Teacher and deacon at Prestonwood Baptist Church in Plano, TX.
Brett Bingham is the President of BFC Partners, LLC, the General Partner of B4 Holdings, LP, a Dallas-based family investment partnership which he cofounded in 2006 to invest in publicly-traded securities, debt instruments, real estate, and private equity. Brett also serves as a board member and officer of Meeting Protocol Worldwide, a family business serving the clinical research and pharmaceutical industry also headquartered in Dallas. Brett is one of the organizers and continues to serve as a board member of Access Bank Texas, a community bank headquartered in Denton, TX. He and his wife, Brenda have three children and reside in Frisco, TX where they are partners at Preston Trail Community Church. Brett and Brenda are actively involved in the church’s Compassion Ministry’s efforts in Uganda and Brenda serves as the church’s Lay Leader for the Uganda Ministry. Brett also serves on the church’s stewardship team.
Scott Walker has worked at the law firm of Walker & Doepfner for the last 20 years. He currently manages the estate planning section of the law firm. He graduated cum laude from Southern Methodist University with a BBA in Finance and then earned his law degree from the University of Virginia School of Law. Scott has traveled with ALARM to train Christian lawyers in Africa on justice issues. He has been married to his wife, Kelly, for 27 years and they have four children (Tyler, Kevin, Dylan, and Macey). Scott is a member of Watermark Community Church in Dallas, TX.