Who We Are

Who We Are

Our Beginning


Christian Chapels International began from the vision of Dr. Stanley Mutunga. Between the years of 2000 and 2005 Dr. Mutunga lost 2 brothers to AIDS. This tragedy opened his eyes to vast needs of AIDS orphans in his hometown and the plight of those suffering with HIV all over Kenya. And so he founded Tumaini International Ministries to meet the unique cultural and economic needs of AIDS orphans in Kenya. God blessed Stanley’s vision and between 2002 and 2009 this ministry grew from 15 orphans to over 1000!


Tumaini International Ministries brought RESTORATION to families who were desperate for help. But the work wasn’t done! Soon, people began to ask for more than orphan sponsorship, they wanted a NEW WAY to do church. Their desire wasn’t simply for a building; they wanted spiritual leaders who knew that the LOCAL CHURCH is called to renew whole communities.

CCI, girl in orange dress

Not wanting to divide its time between orphan-care and church planting Tumaini International Ministries decided to create an affiliate ministry to champion this request for CHURCH RENEWAL. And so, Christian Chapels International was founded!


Our beginning defines us. We serve new and existing churches around the world because we believe that the local church is the HOPE of the world.


Our Board

Jason Nate, President

Since 2004 Jason has been Vice-President of Tumaini International Ministries and since 2012 has been President of Christian Chapels International.  Along with his wife, Lisa, and two daughters he lives in Kimberly, WI and teaches at Kimberly High School, working with At-Risk Youth.  He enjoys travel and reading.

Damian LaCroix

Damian currently serves as Superintendent of Schools for the Howard-Suamico School District. He enjoys serving as an elder at his church, family travel, teaching, and volunteering in his community. A committed husband and father, Damian  lives in Suamico, WI, with Melissa, his wife of 21 years, and their four children: Maxwell; Zachariah; Abraham; and Abigail.

Dr. John Setser

John is founder of Barnabas Group, a non-profit organization committed to church staff advocacy. Reverend Setser completed his post-graduate studies at Kings University and received a Doctor of Ministry degree from Logos Christian College and Seminary. A former teacher, business owner, pastor, and award winning writer, John and his wife Micky have three grown children and one grand child.

Eric Carlson

Eric has served on the board as Treasurer since 2012.  His career includes several high-level financial and accounting roles, and he currently serves as the Director of Finance for an international footwear/apparel company.  Eric’s heart for ministry is in church planting. His passion is to see God’s resources used to advance the Kingdom, both in the US and around the world.

Daniel Hintz

 After graduating from Fuller Theological Seminary, Dan moved to Appleton, WI to serve as the Associate Pastor at the Mission Church. His heart for ministry is centered on discipleship and incarnational ministry. An avid reader, his desire is to see Christian leaders develop a robust Christian worldview. Dan enjoys travel and quiet cups of coffee.