Ben & Susie Thomas have been on staff with Campus Crusade for Christ, International (known in the US as Cru) since 2002. For years they served with the sports ministry, Athletes in Action, where Ben was the Global Director. In 2012, Susie was diagnosed with brain cancer, and the Thomases began to pray about a ministry change that would keep them fulfilling their calling, while allowing Ben less time away from home.
They accepted a transfer from AIA to Cru City and were assigned to Kigali, Rwanda where Ben is the director of Kigali International Community School, a Christian, US-accredited K-12 school in Rwanda’s capital city. This position allows Ben to use his leadership gifts and training with his background in Christian education to influence the leaders and future leaders of the city, the country and the world for Christ, as KICS serves East Africans, missionary families, and cross-cultural workers from nearly 20 countries.
Ben is also completing a Doctor of Ministry program in Global Christianity and Development from Gordon-Conwell Seminary. Ben and Susie are thankful for God’s healing presence in their lives, and his abundant grace that allows them to serve Him in such a beautiful context. They are parents to Simon (10), Talya (7), Charlie (6), and Annie (3).
Updated May 2015
Web site: www.benandsusiethomas.com
Liaison: Leslie Barefoot