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.
- Rev. Célestin Musekura, Ph.D., President and Founder, U.S.
- Rev. Stephen R. Bamoleke, D.R. Congo
- Dr. Peter Okaalet, Uganda
- Rev. Dr. Harrison G. Olan’g, Tanzania
- Rev. Philip Kitoto, Kenya
Dr. Priscilla Adoyo, Kenya
- Archbishop Ezekiel Kondo, Sudan
- Dr. Julia Duany, South Sudan
- Bishop Rwaje Onesphore, Rwanda
- Bishop Deogratias Nshimiyimana, Burundi
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.
Frank Schubert, Chairman of the Board of Directors
Frank Schubert is a Dallas area businessman who is investing in real estate and related operating companies, mentoring young leaders and helping ALARM with its facilities needs in Africa. He has significant leadership, finance and strategic planning and execution experience. Among other things he also assists his church, Watermark Community Church, with it's new facilities needs and has assisted teaching leadership and conflict resolution at ALARM conferences in Burundi and Uganda. He is also past chairman of The Real Estate Council of Dallas. He and his wife Lisa have 3 adult children, a daughter-in-law and several grandchildren.
Karen Smith, Secretary of the Board of Directors
Karen Smith comes from an extensive background as a senior executive in commercial real estate with a tremendous background in finance, team building, sales training and marketing and has strong leadership skills with her last position held at Trammell Crow Company. Karen is currently an independent organizational development consultant working with corporate businesses. In addition, Karen serves as an adjunct professor at Philadelphia Biblical University in the area of Organizational Leadership. Karen is an active outdoor person who loves to run, bike and exercise her golden retriever Bo in the parks and on the trails with her husband, Frank.
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.