Team Friendly Planet
Nurse Mary Kabamba and Rev. Joseph Mulongo
Rev. Joseph Mulongo (FPM Programs Director and District Superintendent of Mulongo) has coordinated and led FPM's leadership development bicycle/boat tours since 2010. He oversees the progress on all FPM supported initiatives in DRC, including the construction and locally-financed maintenance of the Mulongo Nursing School and Friendly Planet's boat, "The Indiana."
Mary, a teacher at the El Dorado Nursing School, is a powerhouse for women's empowerment in the Mulongo region. In 2011 she led FPM's women's leadership tour, which included visiting communities and transporting supplies along the Congo river from Mulongo to Kabalo. In 2012, she bravely organized FPM's relief efforts when Mai-Mai rebels began attacking in the region. She oversees FPM initiatives in the Mulongo region when her husband, Joseph, is traveling. Mama Mary and Rev. Mulongo can be contacted via Facebook
Rev. Taylor Denyer
Taylor serves as FPM's general manager and acts as a communications bridge between members on both sides of the Atlantic. A pastor of the North Katanga Conference who holds graduate degrees in development and divinity, she coaches church leaders as they navigate the challenges of serving in struggling communities. Taylor is married to fellow global nomad Stuart Denyer, a U.S. diplomat. Her home office is currently in Algiers, Algeria. Contact: Taylor@FriendlyPlanetMissiology.org
Rev. Dr. Bob Walters
Biking Bob, a former Marine Corps helicopter pilot turned United Methodist pastor, has been journeying to DR Congo for speaking and deep listening tours since 1991. Bob serves as the Director of Connectional Ministries for the North Katanga Episcopal Area and is FPM's resident "Mad Man on a Bicycle." When Bob is not in the Congo he can be found in Indiana with his wife Teri, a school teacher.