Richard Scheuermann - Founder & Ministry Partnership Director
Richard Scheuermann is a husband, father of five adult children, and grandfather to thirteen! He has a passion for children and has been involved in children's ministry all of his life as an Awana leader, Bible Study Fellowship children's leader, Sunday School teacher, and Children's Church leader. He uses his enthusiasm for ministry, heart for children, and "superpower" of making connections to bring Can Do Kids to new locations around the world. His vision is to see Can Do Kids Clubs meeting all over the world and for every child to know God has created them for a unique purpose! He loves to travel, meet new people, make children smile, and help them experience God's love.
Barrett & ROCHELLE SCHEUERMANN
Rochelle Scheuermann, an ordained minister, has been active in vocational and lay ministry for more than 20 years. She is currently Associate Professor of Evangelism & Leadership at Wheaton College where she is also Program Director of four master’s degrees including Evangelism & Leadership and Ministry Leadership. She previously served as Associate Professor and Academic Vice President at Lincoln Christian University. Rochelle holds an MDiv (AGTS) and a PhD in Intercultural Studies (Trinity Evangelical Divinity School). Rochelle is also a national vice-president for the Evangelical Missiological Society, regularly preaches, has authored journal articles and book chapters, co-authored a book and co-edited a book. She has also served with CDK in Kenya. Rochelle’s passion is developing leaders in the cause of Christ.
Barrett Scheuermann was a Can Do Kids Club leader in CDK’s first club. He has taught with CDK in Kenya, and spearheaded CDK’s efforts to provide practical training to vocational students in Kenya. This training successfully integrated income-generating projects for technical schools and serves as a model for technical schools nationwide. Barrett and Rochelle creatively funded CDK’s second school water systems through their wedding by requesting that all gifts go for a water system. After running his own woodworking business for 17 years, Barrett joined his family’s logistics business where he currently holds the position of Logistics Analyst. Together with his wife Rochelle, they have one son and reside in the Chicago area. Barrett and Rochelle share CDK board responsibilities.
TOM ROTH - DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS
Tom Roth is a husband and father of two adult daughters. Tom knows what it takes to handle the nuts and bolts of managing a ministry with more than 15 years experience as Executive Director of the American Dairy Association of Illinois and more than 15 years managing his own photography and videography business. As a lifelong lay ministry leader in his local church and more than 20 years experience as a leader in Bible Study Fellowship, he has a passion to see people learn God's word. His vision is to make sure there is a strong operational foundation under Can Do Kids International so that it can outlive him! Tom has a passion for God's Word, leadership, music, and volleyball.
Karanja Mburu Wamatangi - Executive Director Can Do Kids Kenya
Karanja Mburu Wamatangi serves as Executive Director of Can Do Kids Kenya. A native of Murang’a, Kenya, he has worked in management for Seneca Foods, one of the world’s leading food processors, for more than 15 years. Under his leadership, Can Do Kids International has brought mega water tanks to numerous public schools, renovated classrooms, motivated students and teachers and transformed technical schools. He has served as a bridge to link resources in the West and Kenya with the extreme needs of children and youth in rural Kenya. Mburu has served on the board of Kenya Community Abroad in the US and Murang’a School of the Deaf and Hearing Impaired. He is an honorary member of the Murang’a Rotary Club and in 2019 was appointed by President Kenyatta to serve on the LAPSSET Corridor Development Board. His passion is to develop local communities in a way that enables the next generation of Kenyans to succeed physically, emotionally and spiritually, enabling them to become leaders in Kenya, Africa and the world.