André joined CBM in 2011 and now serves in Rwanda as Africa Team Leader. In this role, André works with our African church partners to determine and accomplish shared objectives and coaches and empowers our Global Field Staff. He supports to Canadian church partnerships and facilitates SENT trips, which provide Canadians with hands-on global discipleship experience. His expertise and cultural understanding are invaluable in creating effective strategies for CBM’s ministry throughout the continent.
André first worked with CBM as the Integral Mission Coordinator, supporting short-term mission trips to Rwanda. In 2015, he became the Director of Community Development for the Association of Baptist Churches of Rwanda (AEBR). His work involved managing joint projects between CBM and the AEBR, including kids at risk and food security initiatives. At the same time, André was also the lead pastor of a small local church in Kigali until 2018.
André and his wife Therese have five children, who are teenagers.