Driven by his faith and love to serve God, Libere is a Burundi native who loves investing in other peoples’ lives. He founded Impact Burundi out of his own desire to address the needs he saw in his country. In his free time, Libere enjoys serving his church and spending time with his family.
Syldie is part of the Burundi Development Solutions team and works directly with communities in Burundi.
Chairman of the Board
Peter is a successful and retired businessman from the Grand Rapids, MI area who is passionate about serving vulnerable people both locally and internationally. When he's not spending his free time with his family, he's supporting his church and cheering for the underdog.
Account Services Manager
Deb is an account manager for her husband's excavating company. She loves spending time with her family and loved ones, and she can often be found volunteering at her church and at her local food pantry. Deb carries a profound compassion for those less fortunate than her.
Jean Claude Niyonkuru
Jean Claude is part of the Burundi Development Solutions team and works directly with communities in Burundi.
Bill is a clinical social worker who has been involved Impact Burundi since the beginning. He has served as an elder and deacon with his church, is chairman of the advisory board for Safe Church Ministry, and works with his church to help refugees acclimate to life in the United States.
Dr. Phil Smart is an international development expert with more than 35 years of experience as a missionary, pastor, facilitator, and business manager. At World Renew International, Phil provides strategy for the engagement of donors with the organization’s mission. Phil has also taught leadership seminars in several countries and worked as an international business manager for eight years before World Renew.
Bev Abma is a long-term overseas development worker with many years of experience working with various humanitarian efforts and nonprofit organizations. She is a founding member of Growing Hope Globally, and currently serves on the boards of FRB and American Friends of ARI.
Devin joined the Impact Burundi team in 2020 to assist with social media and website management. He graduated from Grand Valley State University in 2019 and worked as a breaking news reporter before joining Impact Burundi. He also works at Mel Trotter Ministries in Grand Rapids, MI.
Josias is part of the Burundi Development Solutions team and works directly with communities in Burundi.
Alain Pierre Nicayenzi
Alain is part of the Burundi Development Solutions team and works directly with communities in Burundi.
Chantal is part of the Burundi Development Solutions team and works directly with communities in Burundi.
Edward became involved in missions as a young adult and has been active in various missions, both domestic and foreign, as a board member and volunteer. Edward joined Impact Burundi because of his love for serving people and to help make an impact in achieve goals for the people of Burundi.