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.
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.
zambia country director & Africa Staff liaison
Zimbabwe country Director
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.
“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.