Kelechi is the Founder. He is currently an MD/MBA dual degree candidate at Yale School of Medicine and Yale School of Management. He graduated from Cornell University with a major in Human Biology, Health and Society and minor in Global Health. During his time at Cornell, he came to terms with the inability of academic success and wealth to satisfy him. This led to a journey that helped him find his faith. This faith, rooted in the radical love of Christ inspired the vision for Crossbonds, which began in Jeida village just outside of Abuja, Nigeria where he grew up. Through Crossbonds he hopes to invite as many as are willing, to join him in using their gifts and resources to love communities across the world.
Dumebi is the Director of Operations. She is an MD candidate at Yale School of Medicine. Born and raised in Lagos, Nigeria she obtained a B.Sc. in Chemical Engineering from Howard University. Her interests include global health, research and education, and she intends to practice and teach medicine globally. Beyond medicine, she is passionate about figuring out very practical ways to love people with the love of Christ, in whatever space she finds herself. An ardent reader and finance enthusiast, Dumebi oversees the finances of Crossbonds. She counts it a privilege to give herself to the service of Nigerian communities in need, through Crossbonds.
Sarah is the National Coordinator. She is an accountant by training but is very passionate about creating sustainable mentorship systems that serve communities of young women in Nigeria. She currently co-leads Project 313 - a community of young women mentors committed to inspiring and empowering girls to choose well-suited career paths. She is also the director of academics at Gloryfield International Academy - an online learning platform set for providing excellent learning materials for students ranging from preschoolers to post college. At Crossbonds, she serves as the Nigerian Coordinator where she oversees domestic operations and creates contents for our social media platforms.
Faith is a Civil and Environmental Engineer with a passion for sustainability and water justice. Beyond her career in engineering, she is also very passionate about sustainable development and strategic planning in Nigeria. As an eager learner, she is constantly looking for ways she can build relationships and working connections with different communities through service. She believes strongly that the greatest way to show/ share Christ is through our actions of love.
Ezinne is the Executive Secretary here at Crossbonds. She is currently working as a Registered Nurse in Los Angeles, California. Born and raised in Imo state, Nigeria, Ezinne has always had a heart for her country Nigeria. She is passionate about building connections and support systems within communities. Ezinne believes the Christian walk is a practical one and she has taken it upon herself to be a resource to whatever community she finds herself in. She is glad that through Crossbonds, she is able to merge her career and passions with the work of God’s Kingdom.
Ijeoma is the Jeida Team leader. She leads the team and all the efforts in Jeida village. She is a minister in the Presbyterian Church of Nigeria. Beyond the title, Mrs Ijeoma is particularly passionate about loving and serving communities in Northern Nigeria. Although not a native of Jeida, Mrs Ijeoma lives and works full time in Kuje - the local government in which Jeida is located. Having spent the past decade living and working in the community, Mrs Ijeoma has served as an important bridge that has enabled members of Crossbonds establish strong friendships with individuals in Jeida. These friendships continue to open our eyes to better ways we could love Jeida village.