Stu Ross

The Outreach Foundation

Stu Ross and his late wife, Linda, are The Outreach Foundation’s East Africa mission staff. Based in Kikuyu, Kenya Stu is responsible for working with the Presbyterian Church of East Africa (PCEA) in a ministry of building schools, churches, and orphanages as well as managing water projects.

PCEA ministers lead an average of six churches each. The church is growing at a rate of 15 percent per year. Both these factors have left a critical shortage of ministers and churches in East Africa. Stu works in close cooperation with the PCEA on all of the construction projects they direct in Kenya. He also arranges for volunteer church groups to come to Kenya and work on projects that they have helped fund. This gives U.S. churches an opportunity to not only help financially but also work side-by-side with their Kenyan partners. Stu spends about six months in Kenya and six months in the U.S. While in the U.S., he speaks about their work in many Presbyterian churches. He has also worked with the PCEA on projects in Uganda and with the Presbyterian Church in Rwanda.

Stu has a degree in chemical engineering and retired from Novartis Pharmaceutical after 28 years of work. Stu and Linda came to Kenya in 1997 after their retirement. Stu worked as a project manager for the construction of Kikuyu Orthopedic Rehab Center. After the work at the hospital was finished, they started helping with the construction of churches and schools through The Outreach Foundation. Stu is an elder at St. Andrew Presbyterian Church in San Antonio, Texas. 

Minimum Goal for 2016

$50,000 for support and ministry funds



Kikuyu, Kenya