Maria Owen
Program Officer

 Maria Owen at Desk

 Owen joined Five Talents in 2015 shortly after her family moved to the USA from Kenya.  She has worked in international development for over 15 years with a commitment to serve the poor in her work. Maria grew up in Ethiopia and Kenya, from which she gained an appreciation for working cross-culturally.  Returning to East Africa after completing her studies in International Development, Maria has had an opportunity to live and work with various non-profit organizations throughout much of Eastern and Southern Africa including Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania, D.R.Congo, South Sudan, Uganda, and South Africa.  She is excited to be a part of the Five Talents team seeing vulnerable people being transformed by community-owned development in partnership with the church.