Friends of Angaza Nuru Inc. (EIN 92-0460454) is a tax-exempt organization under Section 501(c)3 of the I.R.S.  Our governing documents, conflict of interest policy, and financial statements are available upon request; please contact our Secretary, Lisa Witten at if you would like copies of any of our documents.

Board of Directors

Paul Burns, Board Chair

Rev. Paul Burns developed a passion for Angaza Nuru from its beginnings when Paul was serving as Pastor at Priest Lake Presbyterian Church.  Paul was ordained as a minister after completing his Master of Divinity from Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary and served as a full-time pastor for 12 years. Since 2009, he has earned a Doctorate of Ministry at Western Seminary and has coached ministry leaders and served as a denominational leader. A published author, Rev. Burns is the creator of the GPS Spiritual Inventory and the founder and executive director of Soul Metrics. He lives in Dallas, Texas, with his wife, two children, and his dog, Chuy. He is excited to help shepherd Friends of Angaza Nuru through its inaugural years as Board Chair, and will act as ambassador to ministry teams in Texas.

Crystal Caviness, Vice Chair

Crystal has played an active role in the Angaza Nuru ministry since 2012, serving as a leader with the original U.S.-based team in Nashville, Tennessee, before relocating to North Carolina in 2021 and expanding FAN to that state. As vice chair, Crystal is a liaison between the Kenya leadership and the U.S. Board, supports the board chair with strategy and day-to-day operations and is the ministry lead for the FAN N.C. ministry team. Crystal is a professional communicator, with more than 30 years as a content creator. She is preparing for her fourth trip to Kenya, where many friends and people she calls family live.

Lisa Witten, Secretary

Lisa has been a partner with Angaza Nuru since 2012 and has gone to Kenya twice to build partnerships  with the people in Bodoi. She has an extensive compliance and regulatory background in the healthcare field.  As FAN Secretary, Lisa is responsible for communications and for keeping all Board minutes as well as maintaining a copy of all FAN legal documents.

Laura Rottmann Bradford, Treasurer

Laura has been a faithful supporter of FAN’s mission since 2012, and along with her wife Cat Bradford has helped sponsor the education of many children in Bodoi.  Laura’s background includes experience in entrepreneurship and business management.  As FAN Treasurer, Laura prepares the monthly financial reports and tracks all funds coming in and going out of the organization. Feel free to contact Laura at with any questions about financials, payments or donations.

Nancy Loudermilk, Director of Education

Nancy has been a supporter and member of the FAN team since its beginning.  She was able to take part in the Journey to Kenya 2 in 2018 and is anxiously awaiting JTK3 in June 2023 when her husband, Jon, will accompany the travel team.  Nancy’s background is in the world of compliance and regulatory work in the auto auction arena.  She has recently retired and believes that God has called her to her role as heading up the Educational goals FAN has set.

Judy Achieng, Director and Founder

Judy Achieng is the founder of Angaza Nuru.  After learning of the poverty and lack of resources of the people in Bodoi, Kenya, where her father was a pastor, Judy started the ministry in the U.S. in 2011.  Since its inception, Judy has been an instrumental member of the Angaza Nuru U.S. Steering Committee at Priest Lake Presbyterian Church, and is now a member of the Friends of Angaza Nuru Board of Directors. Judy’s role as a FAN ambassador includes building relationships to further the mission and serving as a liaison to ministry leaders in Kenya.

Candid Profile

Friends of Angaza Nuru is proud to be listed as a Gold Transparency non-profit with Candid (GuideStar).