Pastor Victor Chimfwembe
Founder and Director
Victor's life and story of redemption embodies our core belief that each life is purposed by God to thrive and reach another. His personal experiences growing up on the streets give him unique insight into the challenges faced by the orphaned and disadvantaged children in Zambia. His greatest aspiration in life is to be the hands and feet of the Gospel in his community.
Victor has a Bachelor's of Arts, Theology degree from Logos University and, in addition to running HHY, pastors two local congregations.
In 2014, Victor was married to Racheal Kayombo who now serves as Associate Administrator for HHY. Victor and Rachael have two girls named Marlys Shekinah and Amoriah Jane, who are the lights of their lives.
In 2012, while on a short-term mission trip in Ndola, Zambia, Marlys met HHY Founder and Director Victor Chimfwembe and her heart began to stir for the vision that God has given him. After returning to the U.S. and a period of prayer and soul-searching, she felt a clear call to join HHY.
Marlys' 26 years project management and consulting in the health care industry is an invaluable asset to our organization, helping to formalize our operations and provide administrative relief to Victor.
Splitting her time between Zambia and the U.S., Marlys leads our communication, operations budget, and donor development. When on site, she leads a women's Bible study group at Yahweh's Chapel and tutors each HHY child in math and English.
Marlys has one daughter and son-in-law, and two sweet grandchildren.
A native Zambian, Racheal enrolled in Teen Missions International’s Bible, Missions and Work program in 2011 where she was trained as a Matron (a caregiver to orphaned children). She graduated in 2013 and came on staff at HHY shortly thereafter.
Victor and Racheal were married in May 2014 and she gave birth to a daughter, Marlys Shekinah, in February 2015. A second daughter, Amoriah Jane, was born in January 2018.
In addition to her administrative duties, Racheal leads prayer in the church and periodically serves as a translator.
Jessica DeYoung, LMSW
Executive Director - U.S. Office of HHY (formerly Holistic Global Partners, Inc)
Jessica began her involvement with Teen Missions International in 1995 and went on three summer long mission trips. She then lived in Estonia from 2002-2003 as Volunteer Mission Personnel with the Reformed Church in America, and assisted a missionary family there. Upon returning to the U.S., she earned both her BSW and MSW degrees with strong emphases on non-profit administration, program development, and grant writing. She worked as a Project Manager and then Executive Director up until 2012.
In 2012, Jessica and Marlys were on the same Teen Missions International adult trip to Zambia. Later that year, she was approached by Marlys to assist with setting up donation management and newsletters for HHY, prior to Marlys’ move overseas. Jessica then developed the U.S.-based non-profit organization, Holistic Global Partners, Inc. to do just that. As the years went by, it made sense for HGP to merge with HHY and become the U.S. Office for HHY, which it is now in process of becoming.
Jessica and her husband, Andy were married in 2012 and were able to visit HHY Zambia together in 2013. They have two children, Will and Raela.
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