FPM's Board and Lead Team Members
Rev. Joseph Mulongo, FPM Executive Director and Board Vice-President
The Rev. Joseph Mulongo oversees FPM supported initiatives in DRC and has coordinated and led FPM's leadership development bicycle/boat tours since 2010. Joseph is also appointed as the Director of Connectional Ministries for the UMC's North Katanga Conference and is currently based in Indiana while studying at United Theological Seminary (Ohio). He is available for speaking engagements.
Joseph is married to Mary Kabamba, a nurse and teacher at the El Dorado Nursing School.
Rev. Dr. Taylor Denyer, FPM Board President and Missiology Coach
Taylor coaches church leaders as they navigate the challenges of serving in and collaborating with struggling communities. A pastor of the North Katanga Conference who holds graduate degrees in development and divinity, she wrote her ThD thesis, Decolonizing Mission Partnerships: Evolving Collaboration Between United Methodists in North Katanga and the United States of America via the University of South Africa. In 2019, the American Society of Missiology selected Taylor's thesis to be published in their monograph series. Copies are available through Wipf and Stock and other booksellers.
Taylor teaches seminary and grad courses on mission, coordinates the Osijek Doctoral Colloquium, and is appointed as Bishop's Assistant for Strategic Partnerships and Engagement. She is married to fellow global nomad Stuart Denyer, a U.S. diplomat.
In Loving Memory of Rev. Dr. Bob Walters, Co-founder of FPM
"Biking Bob," a Marine Corps helicopter pilot turned United Methodist pastor, regularly journeyed to DR Congo for speaking and deep listening tours from 1991-2017. Bob served as the Director of Connectional Ministries for the North Katanga Episcopal Area and was FPM's resident "Mad Man on a Bicycle." When Bob was not in the Congo he could be found in Indiana with his beloved wife Teri. Bob was the author of two books about his time in Congo: The Last Missionary and Pastors, Chiefs, and Warlords: The Ministry of Being With.