Paula Ireland (West Africa)
Paula has served in Africa since 1999, primarily in Zambia. She has focused on mobilizing churches for community outreach through health and development initiatives. Paula is a physical therapist with a Masters in Public Health/International Health (Loma Linda University) and an MA in Cross Cultural Ministry (All Nations Theological Seminary, Malawi).
Kwame Wumbee (Ghana)
Joseph Kwame Wumbee is a Development Administrator and Executive Director of Assemblies of God Relief and Development Services (AGREDS-Ghana), the relief and development department of the General Council of the Assemblies of God/ Ghana. He has over 26 years of experience in the management and coordination of various development programmes and projects in Ghana.
As the Executive Director of AGREDS, he has led a team of multidisciplinary professionals for the last 20 years to undertake several initiatives within the fields of education, health, HIV/AIDS, child sponsorship, street children, child trafficking, rural and community integrated development throughout Ghana. Under his leadership, AGREDS has grown from a very small organization with 15 employees to 195 today. It has pioneered some of the leading initiatives in the management of domestic, as well as international, disaster and relief efforts including work with Liberian and Togolese refugees in Ghana.
Kwame is also the Executive Director of AG CARE, the Relief and Development arm of the Africa Assemblies of God Alliance (AAGA).
He has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and Economics from the University of Ghana (Legon) and holds a Masters Degree in Politics of Alternative Development Strategies from the Institute of Social Studies in The Hague, Netherlands.