Staff Profiles



Jonathan Mumbi is the Base Leader of YWAM Livingstone. He is a pastor in the Church of God seconded to YWAM where he has been serving on a full time basis for the last 20 years. Jonathan is married to Jean Mumbi and they have three children; Abel, Jonathan jnr, and Abigail.
Abel is married to Jennie and they have a lovely daughter called Angelica. Abel and his family live in the USA and the rest of the family still lives at the ministry base. Jonathan is an ordained bishop in his home denomination. He also serves as a Regional Elder over 5 nations. He is a doctoral student and holds five academic degrees.

Jean Mumbi’s passion (left)  is Women’s Ministries. She holds an Associate of Arts degree in Church Ministries an dhas been the Provincial Ladies Ministries President of the Church of God in Southern Province (Zambia) besides serving as a volunteer missionary. She serves as Base Leader when Jonathan is not around to give leadership to the team and leads some Discipleship Training Schools besides running the base kitchen. She teaches in YWAM Schools and is sometimes invited to speak at women’s meetings and conferences. Jean has a passion for children’s ministries and has continued to encourage staff to embrace children’s ministries as a worthwhile ministry.



Doreen Minango (right) has a passion for counseling and has done additional schools to develop her counseling skills,  namely; Introduction to Biblical Counseling,  and Addictive Behaviour Counseling School (besides the School of Church Planting and Leadership). She is currently working with the public education system to set up “Cherish” groups to encourage girls to maintain their sexual purity. She has a passion for young adults ministry and continues to serve in the Youth Chaplaincy Ministry of the base.






SaSAM_0403ndwell Maimbo is our pastoral care enthusiast. He can see the need for rest,  support raising,  and other things member care people can see which others cannot see. We believe that as a small team doing a lot,  we need someone else in addition to line leaders like Jonathan who can address some of the staff needs. Sandwell has also done DTS,  IBCS,  ABCS,  and Basic Leadership Training School. His commitment is also non-specific but definitely long term. He is now serving as National Member Care representative on the NLT





Brenda Mutale Maimbo (right) has graduated her Associates degree in Church Ministries. She leads DTSs and staffs the SB

S with Langson Zulu. She has a heart for the poor and needy and she is involved with prisons ministries. After our son Abel Mupela M

umbi (who was the first staff to join the Base 1999), Brenda is the third person to join our staff. She has also done the Addictive Behavior Counseling School at YWAM Worcester, RSA. The Maimbos have a son named, Nathaniel Luyando Maimbo.


Jonathan Mumbi (left) is the base leader at YWAM Livingstone. He holds two BA degrees, one Graduate Diploma and two MA degrees. He is studying in a Doctor of Christian Education program with Logos Seminary. Jonathan also serves as the Regional Directorship First Among Equals, representing the region in international forums. He is also to the Coordinator for the Addictive Behavior Counseling Ministries International in Africa.







Finally,  it needs to be understood that families battle with the idea of having family members volunteer at YWAM because they see it as a loss of a potential bread winner. This is a big thing in Africa and we would like to model a lifestyle of having enough to do what we are called to do. Some of our staff will be wedding in 2014 and their needs will triple. Please join us in trusting God for a financial break through for all the staff at YWAM Livingstone. All staff need to raise a staff fee of US$50 per person per month and this comes through relationship based donations. Friends, family, and other ministry partners help with this. For those who are interested in partnering with staff, our goal is to see at least US$100 support per person because volunteers have other personal needs too. Families have even greater financial challenges than singles. We say thank you so much to all those who have participated in the lives of our staff and their families! We are in the process of receiving more staff. Pray for them!




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