Malawi Staff

Selina Bokho

Director of Operations

Selina oversees the care of children and the orphanage. She makes sure that everyone has food each day and is like a mother to everyone.


Flora Chombe

Child Advocate

Flora is our Child Advocate. She is learning the jobs of both Mr. Mbota and Mrs. Bokho. She started her new position in January 2019. Previously, she served as the Headmistress of our preschool since 2010.


Dr. Levison Kawotcha

Dr. Levison Kawotcha is the newest member of our staff. We are so thankful to have his gentle, merciful spirit running our clinic. He comes to us with 7 years of experience running a rural clinic and maternity. We know that God has truly blessed us and poured out his mercy on us to give us such a treasure.


George Lungah

George Lungah is a pastor and a farmer. He loves to read and learn. George oversees our agriculture programs and gives oversight to the accounting in each department at the Grace Center.


Pearson Matthews

Grace Center Building Manager

Pearson is our Building Manager and general fixer-upper. He keeps things looking good and running smoothly. Pearson is also an extraordinary cook. He has cooked for our teams since 2009. Pearson is also a musician, he plays every instrument in the worship band and writes his own music.


Ben Mbota

Ben has worked with Circle of Hope since the day they started feeding orphaned children. He and Selina Bokho love to point to the picture in their office of the two of them sitting on the ground doing paperwork. There was nothing at the Grace Center in those days, just dirt and kids. Ben does all the paperwork to keep us accountable with Social Services and the government.


KDO Milanzi

Board President

KDO Milanzi pastors in the Grace Alliance church. He has served as the president of the Circle of Hope board since May 2018. His greatest gift is in Evangelism. He loves telling people about Jesus and helping them find Him as Savior, Healer, Deliverer and Friend. He is responsible for Spiritual Growth at the Grace Center as well as giving wisdom and direction to ministry.


Andrew Ngwangwa

Health Programs Coordinator

Andrew gives oversight to our Health programs and keeps our medical staff on their toes.


Karen Roller

Executive Director

Karen Roller has over 25 years of experience living and working in Africa. She and her husband served as missionaries in the Congo, Nigeria and Malawi before returning to live in the United States. She has a diverse background in education, curriculum development, leadership development, literacy training and translation. Karen speaks Chichewa, the native language of Malawi, fluently and also has studied Effik, a regional language of Nigeria, and Swahili.

“In 2005, my heart was broken. We left Malawi and I thought we might never return. I pictured my sorrow like a broken teapot shattered on the floor. As Circle of Hope began to grow, Jesus changed the picture in my mind. He picked up each piece of my broken teapot laying them into a beautiful mosaic tabletop. On my own, I could only serve a few from my little teapot, but Jesus allows me to feed thousands from His table. “

Karen has a Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education from Asbury College and brings a strong understanding of the needs of those living in undeveloped countries, a great ability to communicate across cultural boundaries and a tremendous desire to serve the poor. She and her husband, Leonard, have three adult children and three beautiful grandchildren. They live in Wilmore, Kentucky.