HPDZ Leaders

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Masongo Matmura

Masango started his education walking miles to school each date but became the first child from his village to go beyond high school. He went on to enroll at Daystar University in Kenya where he graduated with a double major in Biblical Studies and Community Development at the top of his class, a fete he repeated two years at The Catholic University of Eastern Africa, Kenya where he studied Peace Studies and International Relations. In 2010 Masango received a Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship award from the US State Department that saw him join the University of Minnesota Law School for professional and leadership development in Human Rights and Law. Masango distinguished himself as one of the highly disciplined and hardworking fellows that the Institute for International Education has ever had. Through the help and support of dear friends Masango set up a ground-breaking initiative to passionately an agent for transformation of Zimbabwe overcome and free itself from the cycle of poverty and violence through holistic Biblical teaching. Masango is also the planter and pastor of a fast-growing church in his local village.

Facilitators and Trainers in Zimbabwe


Patience Matimura

Patience Matimura holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Community Development from Daystar University, Nairobi Kenya. She is passionate about working with women and children’s. An experienced training facilitator in leadership, peacebuilding, development, counselling, and gender issues. Patience has experience teaching elementary school children in computers, mathematics, languages and writing.


Moses Semwayo

Moses is an experiences facilitator in peacebuilding, monitoring and evaluation, leadership, gender, development and community healing. He is the founding founder of a groundbreaking school of sowing that has transformed the economic status of hundreds of poor women in Mutare’s ZIMTA Park residential area through capacity building and skills development. Moses is a fashion designer with extensive experience. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Education, Post-graduate diploma in Peace, Leadership & Governance, a Diploma in Monitoring and Evaluation. He is a USA State Government Young African Leadership Initiative Alumni.

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Knowledge Kanda

Knowledge holds a Diploma in Biblical Studies from Rusitu Bible College, an Advanced Certificate and a current degree student of Theology with a South African Theological Seminary. Knowledge is a local church pastor in Mutare city of Eastern Zimbabwe. He is passionate about children’s ministries and is a volunteer with the Windows of Hope’s Today-for-Tomorrow children’s ministry window that gives hope to children and aims at developing an Aids free generation in Zimbabwe and the entire African continent.

US Board of Directors

Masango Matimura, Director
Philip Friesen, Board Chair
Sylvanus Ayeni
Washington Chimuzu
Gavin Knowles
Madelynn Knowles
Chris Macosko

US Administrative Support

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Kristy White

Currently Kristy is leading the home office for HPDZ in coordinating donations and publicity items. If you have questions regrading this ministry feel free to call 952-217-7603.

Kristy was formerly the Program Director for Global Horizons for 12 years and stayed in contact with the leadership of this great ministry team.