Join our discussion panel exploring the work of Catholic development agency CAFOD and Catholic mission agency Missio in Kenya. We'll hear stories from the Catholic community in Isiolo, Kenya. We'll learn about how mission and development compliment each other as an outworking of God's love for all HIs children.
Fr Bonaventure Luchidio – National Director, Missio in Kenya
Fr Tony Chantry – National Director, Missio in England and Wales
Fr Robyn Lekorere – Finance Director, Caritas Isiolo
Mark Kipkirui-Baiywoh – Programme Officer for Kenya, CAFOD
Father Anthony Chantry
National Director of Missio (Pontifical Mission Societies)
Father Anthony Chantry was ordained a priest as a Mill Hill Missionary in 1981 after which he was appointed to serve the people of Western Kenya until 1990.
Following two years further studies at Catholic Theological Union, Chicago, he was appointed Rector of the Mill Hill Missionaries’ seminary in London where he helped prepare international students for priesthood and missionary life.
In 2000 he was sent to South Africa to serve the Basotho people of the Free State. During this time, he studied Conflict Management at the University of Port Elizabeth and began organising a network of conflict managers in the townships. However, in 2005 he was elected Superior General of the Mill Hill Missionaries, a position he held until 2015.
The Holy Father appointed him National Director of Pontifical Mission Societies (Missio) in 2016.
‘I have spent the last 39 years of my life as Mil Hill Missionary trying to respond to the call to proclaim Jesus Christ to the nations. In these difficult times I still find this mission as exciting as it is challenging. For me, sharing in the work of Missio is to share in the joy of the Gospel. I am a lucky man!’
Mark Kipkirui Baiywoh
Mark is CAFOD's Programme Officer Food Security and Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) in Kenya and Uganda .