Outcomes Conference 2023 - Mutua Mahiaini

Mutua Mahiaini

President, The Navigators International

Mainstage General Session Presenter

Mutua serves as International President of The Navigators overseeing their Worldwide Partnership of more than 5,300 staff serving in 112 countries.

Mutua was born in Kenya and committed his life to Christ at the age of 10 through the influence of his Christian parents. While in high school, he made his first Navigator contact and started being discipled. After acquiring his undergraduate degree to teach French, Mutua lived in France while he obtained his master’s degree. He returned to Kenya and taught French for two years before joining the Navigator staff in 1981. In 1982, he married Stephanie who had come to Christ in high school and also been discipled by Navigators. Stephanie has her BA in music and education.

Mutua’s first Navigator assignment was as a campus leader in Nairobi. He was appointed National Director for Kenya in 1986. Mutua and Stephanie and their family moved to Côte d’Ivoire in 1995 serving as missionaries leading the national work and coaching leaders in other French-speaking countries. In 1998, Mutua was appointed as Africa Regional Director, and the family moved back to Nairobi. In September 2011, Mutua joined Mike Treneer’s International Executive Team. In 2015 he was selected as the fifth International President of The Navigators and began his new role in April 2015.

Mutua and Stephanie moved to Colorado Springs. They have 4 adult children. Their son Mahiaini, daughter Njoki and husband Marvin (with granddaughter Nadira), and daughter Gathoni live in Kenya. Their son Kanaiya, wife Tiffany and grandson Ezra live in British Columbia, Canada.