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Meet The Team

Board of Directors

Linda Nelson-Simpson is a member of the board of directors for HopeFest 2022. She has served as a board member of Hopefest since 2017. Mrs. Simpson has spearheaded company relations, outreach for the event. She has also worked with other non-profit organizations in the past in Ghana, Sierra Leone, and United States of America. She has vast experience, in hospitality management and real estate. She is married to Pastor Albert Simpson and has three wonderful children. Mrs. Simpson is dedicated to serving her community through Christ-led initiatives.

Ruth Flynn-Makwembo is a high profiled businesswoman with 13 years of experience in Tax accounting in the United Kingdom. Having worked with some of the top brands in the UK, she has risen to the top as a financial literacy advocate and a columnist for a church magazine. 

Due to her sheer zeal to see Africans rise especially entrepreneurs, she has been recognized in Zambia by most businesses and currently plays the role as a business advisor on some of these startups.

Ruth also understands the power of engaging with your network and also works as a link between business owners and their clients. 

She is Co-founder of a social enterprise called

African Arts Expo. The enterprise promotes cultural exchanges and learnings through various African performance art forms. The organization was set up in the United Kingdom with the purpose to bring African music to the hearts of the people in the diaspora.

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Rev Frank Anderson-Aidoo

Founder - Hopefest

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Rev Diane Anderson-Aidoo

Co-Founder - Hopefest

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Christopher Agbesi Larbi

Team Member

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Chris Hanson

Team Member

And let us not grow weary in doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we Do not give up". - Galatians 6:9. This is one of my lifetime and favorite scriptures. I see any opportunity to touch lives and be kind as a privilege that heaven offers us to be a blessing. That is why I love the TOUCH GROUP FOUNDATION.

Chris has over the years been involved in the work of ministry proclaiming the gospel of our Lord Jesus to souls with the youth as his target group. Back in High school he was the chaplain. He was also the president of the Fountain Gate Campus Ministry in the University and currently serves as a pastor in the Fountain Gate CHAPEL (Change Pastures) at Cape Coast - Ankaful. Chris is the visioneer of the BornToWin Mandate ministry which convenes Youth for Christ, The Holy Ghost Experience and Charity donation to widows, orphans and single mothers.

He has a degree in B. Ed (Management) and is a teacher by Profession. He has taught in levels such as Primary, Jhs and Shs. He recently married his beautiful wife Mrs. Jocelyn  Hanson.

Christopher Agbesi Larbi is a young leadership and Community development enthusiast. A product of University of Cape Coast with Bachelors in Geography and Sociology, and a certified Project Management Professional. Chris over the past ten (10) years have been actively engaged in NGO activities with Hope Restoration Network (HRN). Driving the United Nations Sustainable developments goals in three thematic areas of Education, Health and Livelihood.

His undergraduate research paper themes,” Socio-economic impact of NGOs in community development. The case of Hope Restoration Network”. His work focused on the various innovative ways NGO’s can raise funds to ensure sustainability of NGO interventions. More importantly, it paved a new direction for HRN focused interventions. He has also contributed tremendously over the years in the on-going agenda of Touch Group Foundation in planning and executing strategically its flagship program HopeFest, in “bringing Hope to our communities”.

He is an associate Pastor of His Wisdom and Power Arena, Headquartered in Accra. Chris is passionately committed to Youth development and leadership empowerment agendas that are catalyst for creating a sustainable socioeconomic development that impacts livelihood of the citizens within catchment areas of NGO interventions.

Chris is a Telecom Consultant by Profession and works as Site Acquisition Coordinator with Helios Towers Ghana at the Legal and Property department. He is also the Country Director for Hope Restoration Network Ghana (HRN).

And let us not grow weary in doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we Do not give up". - Galatians 6:9. This is one of my lifetime and favorite scriptures. I see any opportunity to touch lives and be kind as a privilege that heaven offers us to be a blessing. That is why I love the TOUCH GROUP FOUNDATION.

Chris has over the years been involved in the work of ministry proclaiming the gospel of our Lord Jesus to souls with the youth as his target group. Back in High school he was the chaplain. He was also the president of the Fountain Gate Campus Ministry in the University and currently serves as a pastor in the Fountain Gate CHAPEL (Change Pastures) at Capecoast - Ankaful. Chris is the visioneer of the BornToWin Mandate ministry which convenes Youth for Christ, The Holy Ghost Experience and Charity donation to widows, orphans and single mothers.

He has a degree in B. Ed (Management) and is a teacher by Profession. He has taught in levels such as Primary, Jhs and Shs. He recently married his beautiful wife Mrs. Jocelyn  Hanson.

 

Grace Dorcas Annan is an author and publisher of “Oops! You Littered!” “21 Amazing Bible
Affirmations”, and “Thick, Tall, Trees”.

 

A very goofy fashionista who is interested in
children's mental development, growth,
exploring and education.
She is actively involved in redefining the African
woman and child through her network events &
outreach's She is obsessed with innovating new
ways of creating amazing children content
that's absurdly useful, effective and drive sales
for the Ghanaian/African market.
If you don't find her reading or researching, she

will be playing with babies, dancing to sing-
alongs or enjoying an episode of Peppa pig.

She currently works at Laceup Media, an award
winning digital production agency in Accra as
an account manager/coordinator by day and a
writer by night.

She strongly believes in Luke 12:48 "To whom much is given, much will be expected".

Edward Owusu Yeboah is a dedicated Christian and a family man with a beautiful growing family. His striving for excellence can be seen in all aspects of his life including his job where Edward works as an operational manager, which daily production quotas are met. 

 

Besides work and family Edward has a passion for helping others whenever he can, through supporting projects that significantly impact the lives of the poor and needy in society, always ready to support through resources at his disposal making a good fit for touch group foundation team as his joy is made full when he sees the smile on the faces of people knowing that an impact has been made.

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Christopher Agbesi Larbi

Team Member

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Chris Hanson

Relationship Manager

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Grace Dorcas Annan

Media & Communications

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Edward Owusu Yeboah

Team Member

DONATE

HOPEFEST is funded by the generous donations of people like you and we are forever grateful for lives you help us touch.

To make a contribution:

Bank Account Details

Bank: Zenith Bank

Account Name:  Touch Group Foundation

Account Number: 6011414516; Cape Coast Branch

 

MTN Mobile Money Number +233558356222

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