LDi Facilitators

LDi provides personalized service leveraging the skills of its
facilitators and LDi board members.



Dr. Enson Lwesya

Dr. Femi B. Adeleye

Don Grassmann

Dr. Lwesya is the Senior Pastor of the International Christian Assembly in Malawi

Dr. Femi B. Adeleye serves as the Director for Langham Preaching Africa (Langham Partnership)

Don Grassmann has worked since 2001 as an independent consultant based in Brentwood, Tennessee, USA

Steve Bezuidenhout

Prof. Edward A. Nesamvuni

Brian Schuette

Steve Bezuidenhout is the Group Finance Director of Meridian Group of Companies

Prof. Edward A. Nesamvuni is currently Professor of the Centre for Sustainable Agriculture

Brian Schuette is the Leader of the Acts 6 Project and Lead Attorney at Schuette Law Group

Prof T. Debey Sayndee

Dr Margaret Kaniki Siwale

Dr. Julius Oladipo

Prof T. Debey Sayndee is a Professor / Director, Kofi Annan Institute for Conflict Transformation (KAICT), University of Liberia

Dr Margaret Kaniki Siwale is an Entrepreneur heading her firm Yabmab Enterprises and is co-director

Dr. Julius Oladipo has over 30 years experience in Strategic Consulting

LDi’s National Coordinators

LDi Board

Africa Regional Board

  • Mr. Taiwo ‘TK’ Ilesanmi: Executive Director and founding visionary of LDi.
  • Mr. Eddie Smith: (Chairman) (Zimbabwe-based). A minister called in the Marketplace. Co-owner of a television cable network.
  • Mr. Steven Bezuidenhout: (Treasurer) Director of Finance, Meridian Group of Companies, Southern Africa.
  • Dr. Enson Lwesya:  (Malawi-based). The Vice Chancellor of Malawi Assemblies of God University (MAGU), Senior Pastor of the International Christian Assembly, Malawi.
  • Ms. Beatrice Masi:  (Malawi-based), Entrepreneur and Business Owner, Malawi.
  • Mr. Kevin Smith: (US-based). Entrepreneur and Business owner.

USA Regional Board:

  • Mr. Drew Saulters: (Chairman) Lawyer and Partner for Ortalekelley Law Firm Nashville, TN.
  • Mrs. Emily Wright: (Treasurer) Project Logistics / Charrette Coordinator / Practice Manager for Town Planning & Urban Design Collaborative, LLC, Franklin, TN.
  • Mr. Damien Weaver: (Secretary) Site Director for Henderson, NV Chocolate Factory Mars, Inc. Henderson, NV.
  • Mr. Billy Hyatt: Co-owner of a business consulting firm. Franklin, TN.
  • Mr. Paul Tyson:  General Manager in Hotel Industry and an Entrepreneur, Franklin, TN
  • Mr. Don Grassmann: Financial Consultant, Brentwood, TN

Board of Reference:

  • Mr. Emmanuel Oladipo: (UK-based) Retired International Secretary for Scripture Union. Currently Africa Coordinator of Langham Preaching, a ministry founded by the late Dr John Stott
  • Pastor Rick White: (USA) President Rick White Ministries, Franklin, Tennessee.
  • President Lazarus Chakwera: (Malawi) The President of Republic of Malawi.
  • Dr. Omo Olupona: (Nigeria) Former Southern Africa Regional Director for World Vision. Former “Chief of Party” for the partnership between World Vision and Ogumaniha SCIP Zambezia Mozambique.
  • Mr. Jim O’Donnell: (USA) Retired Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for ConAgra Foods, Inc. USA.
  • Dr. Brian R. McMurray: (USA), MD Brentwood, TN, USA. Emergency Medicine and Internal Medicine American College of Emergency Physicians Ambassador to Malawi (former) and ACEP Ambassador to Ukraine.
  • Prof. Adisa Jimoh: (Canada-based). Former Rand Water Professorial Chair in Electrical Engineering, Power and Energy Specialist, Professor of Electrical Engineering, Tshwane University of Technology, Pretoria, South Africa.
  • Mr. Jerry Heffel: (USA) Retired President of Southwestern Publishing Company and past Adjunct Professor at the Vanderbilt Owen School of Business. He is an investor who spreads his time between TN, FL and OK for Business.
  • Mr. Enock Chikava: (USA) is Deputy Director, Agricultural Development, Global Growth and Opportunity, and heads up the IDEAS (Innovations that Drive Effective Agricultural Systems) team. He lives in Seattle. Washington.