Flora Mwikali graduated from Scott Theological College with a bachelor’s degree in theology, in response to God’s call to enter the ministry. She initially served in church ministry as the head of her area’s Christian Education department, concentrating on youth ministry: writing materials, counseling, and public speaking. During those years, Flora co-founded an evangelism and discipleship ministry to serve the people of Kenya and beyond. In this effort, Flora facilitated group social service activities such as distributing food to the poor and visiting the sick. These experiences cultivated within Flora a strong passion of justice for, and the healing of, sexually assaulted women, for her visits frequently brought to light issues of gender-based violence (GBV) in the community.
Flora continued her education with a Master of Divinity in Christian Education from Africa International University (AIU), along with a diploma in Project Management and Alcoholism and Substance Addiction Counselling. Community activities at this time included leading the social department of her graduate school and steering the women ministry of Nairobi Baptist Church. Flora then joined Good Hope Rehabilitation Centre—a substance abuse treatment centre—as Project Coordinator and later Project Manager, where she facilitated project improvements in client service delivery and internal development of the centre’s infrastructure.
Flora recently founded an organization called New Scent Centre International, a ministry that seeks to offer residential services to survivors of GBV, treatment of female alcoholics and substance abusers, and non-residential support groups that aim to achieve wholeness for the participants and the community at large. Flora serves as Adjunct Lecturer at Africa Nazarene University, regularly speaks to high school and college students on the Christian faith and personal development, and presents at numerous meetings and women conferences. She voluntarily offers counseling services to GBV survivors and journeys with them towards recovery. Flora thrives in roles of teaching, public speaking, and counseling to facilitate comprehensive and holistic healing.