BKB Saint Paul Area Synod Office

Email: begakwabega@spas-elca.org
Phone: 651.224.4313

BKB - Iringa Office

Email: begakwabega@yahoo.com
Cell/WhatsApp: +255787616118
Phone: 651.705.5569 (leave voicemail)


Synod Staff:


Kirsten LevorsonDirector of Bega Kwa Bega
Kirsten Levorson

The Director works in consultation with the Iringa Committee to provide administrative and programmatic oversight and coordination of the Bega Kwa Bega partnership between the Saint Paul Area Synod and the Iringa Diocese of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Tanzania. (Note: This position is funded by administrative fees collected from partner congregations.) Kirsten may be reached at kirsten.levorson@spas-elca.org.

Ryan & Astine BoseProgram Coordinators
Ryan & Astine Bose

Ryan and Astine represent Bega Kwa Bega year-round in Iringa, Tanzania, providing support in these key areas:  administration, relationship building, hospitality, and project monitoring. They can be reached at begakwabega@yahoo.com.


Learn more about Ryan and Astine. 


Finance Administrator
David Roinas

David manages mission support contributions and oversees the finances for Bega Kwa Bega, including international wire transactions. David may be reached at david.roinas@spas-elca.org.



Iringa Committee

The Iringa Committee provides oversight and coordination of the Saint Paul Area Synod’s relationship with the Iringa Diocese of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Tanzania. Reporting to the Synod Council, it works in collaboration and consultation with the bishop and the director of Bega Kwa Bega.


Cluster Leaders

Cluster leaders serve as the primary point of contact and support for 10-12 congregations in the Saint Paul Area Synod. They are volunteers based in the United States who assist congregations with developing deeper connections with their companions in Iringa. A list of cluster leaders may be found on the Companion Congregations & Clusters page.