Our Team - C-Life

Sheila Etonga
Founder & Chief
Executive Officer

Sheila is a native of Cameroon, Africa. Her love for business and culture led her to pursue a Bachelor’s degree in International Business from United States International University in Nairobi, Kenya, and later an MBA from Baylor University in Waco, Texas. Sheila received her Master of Arts degree in Christian Education from Dallas Theological Seminary after sensing a call to Christian ministry. She has served and been mentored at  ALARM. It is here that C-Life was birthed.

Leading C-Life offers her the unique opportunity to develop Godly servant leaders in Africa’s marketplace. Her passion is to see the word of God lived out in everyday life. 

Alain Maashe
Discipleship Program

Alain hails from Cameroon, Africa. He has a BS degree in Business with a concentration in Management Information System at Liberty University.

It wasn’t long before God strongly impressed in his heart the need to equip himself for ministry by deepening his study of the Word of God in seminary, first at Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary where he obtained a Master of Theology, then at Dallas Theological Seminary where he graduated with a Ph. D. in Biblical studies.

Alain’s involvement in C-Life naturally follows his desire to equip believers for kingdom service through discipleship and a better acquaintance with the Word of God.

Charity Maashe

Charity is a native to the Washington, D.C. metropolitan and came to know Christ at the age of 11. Her confidence in God’s will for her life, desire to help people and learn the human mind led her to pursue a Bachelor of Psychology degree at Liberty University. Through the years she developed a love for serving the underserved Special Needs population along with the elderly, and is involved with motivating women overcome and move forward towards freedom and independence after a life of violence.

It is evident that Charity has a heart for the vulnerable, and God has uniquely gifted her through the years to serve the least of these.

Matt & Elyse Derian
Marketing & Public Relations Directors

Matt and Elyse are both passionate about and using their love for hospitality, desire to connect people and experience in strategic communications to bring glory to God. Matt spent almost ten years in the U.S. Coast Guard before he was led to attend seminary at Dallas Theological Seminary. After graduating, he went into the business world in sales strategy and planning.

Elyse started her career in politics, serving as an advisor to two members of Congress and several statewide campaigns in Texas. She currently helps her clients navigate public policy strategy, employee engagement and strategic corporate philanthropy.

Carlson Tayong
Computer & Information Technology Director

Carlson who is originally from Cameroon, is passionate about technology, using it to solve business problems and drive socio-economic change for the less-privileged and developing countries. This passion has inspired him to form a non-profit, LeMondeConnect. Carlson envisions a solid partnership between C-Life and LeMondeConnect.

He holds an A.A.S in Computer Network Engineering from Cincinnati State Technical College and a B.S. in Computer Science with a minor in Mathematics from Northern Kentucky University. He also holds an M.S. in Management Information Systems from Carnegie Mellon University.

Carlson along with his lovely wife Lillian find a lot of joy in using the skills and talent God has given them to help others, especially the less-privileged.

Debi Ndindjock
Media & Communications Director

Debi is originally from Kenya but has called Texas home for the past 15 years. Her career background has mainly been in design. She graduated from the University of Texas at Dallas, with a bachelor degree in Emerging Media and Communication.

Debi’s work involves using Human-centered Design methodologies to design digital interactions, services and products to improve users’ experiences and ultimately better their lives. She aims to fully understand people’s needs and then work together with them to design the best solution. She desires to use this knowledge though C-Life to help people grow into the fullness of what God created them to be.


Stacy Lillis
Development Director

As the middle daughter of a ministry and missions family in South Texas, Stacy Lillis knew the Lord from a young age, and always dreamed of applying her gifts for the Kingdom on a global scale. She attended Baylor University, where she received a degree in Communications and Public Relations, and spent the past ten years in social and corporate event planning—the last four of which were in non-profit development fundraising in Colorado and Montana. Stacy has always enjoyed building relationships within communities, and the Lord called her home to her own in Texas three years ago, where she served on the development team for Dallas CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates). Stacy feels the Lord brought her full circle–back to her international missions roots–by allowing her the opportunity to minister through fundraising and development for C-Life. She enjoys building relationships with community believers who, like herself, want to help others to live for Jesus Christ and let their light shine for Him. Stacy is blessed with her husband of seven years, Garrett, and their 13 month-old miracle daughter, Arielle.