Staff Leaders

Forgotten Voices employs team members in the U.S. and southern Africa. Although the challenges of the orphan care crisis loom large, we strive to remember that God doesn’t call us to be God; He calls us to be faithful. Our staff leaders and Board of Directors work together to ensure that our programs are effective, and that our work reflects the Christian character and values on which the organization was founded.

Shelton Taguma

Executive Director

Shelton joins Forgotten Voices as its first Executive Director, succeeding the organization’s founder, Ryan Keith. Growing up in Zimbabwe, Shelton saw first-hand the plight of the poor and the vulnerable in Southern Africa, especially children and youth.

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As a young man, he began volunteering as a peer educator at Scripture Union. He has worked with vulnerable children and youth ever since – developing life skills and leadership curricula for young adults, training youth workers across sub-Saharan Africa, and helping a small church in Zimbabwe care for 18,000 vulnerable children with local volunteers.

He is passionate about equipping the local church to care for ‘the least of these’ and was drawn to Forgotten Voices’ remarkable approach to orphan care because it represents the best of what it means to do that.

He holds an MA in International Development from Eastern University and a diploma in Youth Development and BA in Community Development from the University of South Africa.

Shelton has lived in Africa, Nicaragua and the U.S. He currently resides near Philadelphia with his wife, Rebecca, and their two precocious daughters. In their spare time, they can be found having dance parties and singing competitions in their living room.

Remmy Hamapande

zambia country director
A former risk assessor for Barclay’s Bank in Zambia, Remmy felt called by God to become a children’s pastor. With high unemployment in Zambia, his bank boss thought he was crazy.

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Upon graduating from TCCA, a theological college in Zambia, Remmy met Ryan and a partnership began. Today, Remmy is charged with overseeing all Africa programs for Forgotten Voices. He has obtained his master’s in peacemaking, specializing in the role of the church preventing abuse of children and women. He is also a children’s pastor at his church and is BICC Zambia’s Secretary for General Education. He and his wife, Irene, live in Ndola, Zambia

Bekithemba Moyo

Zimbabwe country Director
Bekithemba joined the Forgotten Voices team in 2012. As Country Director, he oversees our Zimbabwe team and manages relationships with our network of…

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church partners throughout the country. Previously, he served as the full-time pastor of Entumbane Presbyterian Church in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe. In addition to pastoral ministry, Bekithemba has taught courses at the Theological College of Zimbabwe (TCZ) and served with “Youth with a Mission” working with farmers and church leaders. Bekithemba Moyo graduated from the Theological College of Zimbabwe in 1999. He and his wife, Nothabo, live in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe with their two sons.

Stephen Rogers

Malawi Country Director

Stephen Rodgers Monjeza has been serving Orphans and Vulnerable Children (OVCs) since 2015 the last two and half years through the work of Forgotten Voices International in Malawi.

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“I have always seen my childhood relived in the lives of many children suffering in my country. The only change I can bring is by being the hands and feet of Christ, and experiencing His love through the work of Forgotten Voices- a place where I have grown, seen lives changed and learnt to practically share the love with others.”

Stephen holds two Diplomas, in Theology and Theology and Christian Ministry from the University of Malawi and the Evangelical Bible College of Malawi (EBCoM) respectively. He is also studying towards his bachelor’s degree in Business Management through the Association of Business Executives (ABE) pathway.

Stephen is happily married to a beautiful, caring and hilarious wife, Mercy. He loves spending time with family, mostly preparing meals during weekends and chatting with his wife and daughter, Hannah Ruth.