Commencement Speaker

2023 School of Graduate and Professional Studies Commencement Speaker

Dr. Benjamin Thomas

Dr. Benjamin Thomas lives in Kigali-Rwanda with his wife Susie and their 4 children. He is the Co-founder and CEO of B2THEWORLD and the Director of Kigali International Community School. Ben is a New Yorker and is deeply passionate about global leadership (leading people from multiple nationalities), education for children in post-conflict countries, missions and the unreached. Through a doctoral program in Global Christianity and Development from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, and leading the Kigali International Community School, he and Susie founded B2THEWORLD which is a non profit organization that develops schools in countries recovering from war considered unreached with the Gospel.

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