Kevin Mestrich

YEAR JOINED MKLM: 1992
COUNTRY: Kenya and United States
FOCUS: Education and Organizational Leadership

PERSONAL DATA:
Kevin is from Minneapolis, MN. He worked in the Jesuit Volunteer Corps with the St. Louis Association for Retarded Citizens. Kevin has also worked in homeless shelters in the Bronx and as an advocate for the Bronx AIDS services. Kevin has also held positions with Hudson Link for Higher Education in Prison, and the Christian Foundation for Children and Aging. Kevin holds a B.S. in Business Economics from Fordham University and an M.S. in Nonprofit Leadership and Strategic Management from Manhattanville College. Kevin was executive director of Bridges to Community from 2008-2013.

MKLM WORK:
Kevin joined MKLM in 1992 and was sent to mission to Nairobi, Kenya, where he worked for 11 years. Kevin worked at the Kibagare Good News Centre, a program that houses, feeds, and educates over 1,400 poor and orphaned children from the Kibagare Village and surrounding slum areas. During his 11 years there, from 1992 until 2003, Kevin served as teacher, principal, and assistant director. He served as the principal of St. Martin’s Secondary School from 1995-2003.
In 2001 Kevin married his wife Agnes. In July 2003 Kevin and Agnes returned to MKLM headquarters in Ossining, N.Y., for Kevin to become part of the Association Leadership Team (ALT). Kevin and Agnes have two daughters: Abby and Sally. Kevin served as the Executive Director of the Maryknoll Lay Missioners from 2003-2008.

CURRENT WORK:
Kevin is the Director of Development of the Camphill Foundation since 2014.