The Team


Daryl & Cathy Heald, Directors

Daryl began his career in commercial real estate. In 1997 he joined the Maclellan Foundation executive committee and has since helped lead its global grant-making strategy. Beginning in 2000, Daryl helped launch several organizations, including Generous Giving, Giving Wisely and Global Generosity. He works with families on four continents regarding their philanthropy, and actively invests private equity into businesses with social impact. Daryl holds a BS degree in economics from Westmont College. He and his wife, Cathy, reside in Lookout Mountain, Georgia, and have nine children.>

Leadership Team

Michele Schneidler, SR. VP of Programs & Partnerships

Michele leads our growth strategy implementation, high-performance team building, and process improvement. A champion for families overcoming trauma and special needs, she co-founded Refresh, the world’s largest conference for foster and adoptive parents. Michele led child permanence nonprofits for 10 years, and served 13 years in HR leadership and Executive Management at Boeing, Microsoft and Milgard.

Chris Page, Kenya Field Director

A West Point grad with a Masters in Public Policy, Chris leads 125 missionaries and employees, managing operations of child rehabilitation / family reunification centers in two Kenya cities. He pioneered a world-leading solution in orphan care providing permanent families to over 700 orphaned children annually. He previously served leadership roles in the US Army and information management sector.

Jonathan Dowell, Global Services Director

Jonathan serves as the Director of Expansion for Agape Children's Ministry. In this role, he is responsible for planting new Agape locations, training & consulting with outside organizations, and sharing The Agape Model with the broader community. Prior to this, Jonathan worked 10+ years in the IT industry as an engineer, IT Project Manager, and in Business Process Management.

Winfred Otieno, Trauma Rehabilitation

Winfred serves as the Manager of Rehabilitation for Agape Children’s Ministry. Over the last 17 years Winfred has served as a teacher and manager in almost every department on campus and has intimate knowledge of how the Agape Model works on the ground. She served Agape’s flagship campus for 16 years and was promoted in 2018 to help with the startup of Agape Kitale as key mentor and leader.