Curtis and Devry Coghlan have been full-time Resident Missionaries at Kenya Relief since 2014.
Curtis spent the first 40 years of his working life as an editor and writer at newspapers and websites across the South. Devry, a Licensed Professional Counselor, has worked extensively with families and teens and also coordinated the Small Group ministry at their church in Hampton Cove, Alabama.
A medical mission trip to KenyaRelief.org in 2010 exposed Curtis to the enormous health needs in the country as well as the plight of the orphans. Later, KenyaRelief.org Founder and President Steve James asked him to serve on the Board of Directors and after three years Curtis felt the call for he and his family to move to Kenya.
In addition to hosting a team every other week, Devry and Curtis have several other responsibilities.
Devry serves with the Social Department’s 200+ children, rescuing and caring for the orphans. Curtis works on building projects, community water solutions, a new soccer ministry and marketing. They started a gift shop which supports local craftsman and have created a micro-business for some of the older girls.
They feel their biggest contribution to the mission is a Worship Service they launched on campus in 2017. The Sunday service is designed exclusively for the nearly 100 children on campus and more than 100 boarding students at Kenya Relief Academy.
The Coghlans have two daughters that came with them to Kenya in 2014. They have since gone back to America to attend universities in Alabama, but they return to serve often.