Child Evangelism Fellowship® is a Bible-centered, worldwide organization composed of born-again believers whose purpose is to evangelize boys and girls with the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ and to establish (disciple) them in the Word of God and in a local church for Christian living.

CEF of MI, Capital Area Chapter partners with local churches in Clinton, Eaton, Ingham, Livingston, and Shiawassee counties to accomplish the purpose of CEF®

CEF of MI, Capital Area Staff

Doug and Maryann Hammar – Director

Doug and Maryann both started working with CEF® in 1983: Maryann teaching a Good News Club and Doug began a one-year internship with CEF Metro Detroit. They were married June 23, 1984. Since that time they have served with CEF in various capacities in Detroit, Central Michigan, and Lansing.  Since 2015, they have been Co-Directors of CEF of Mi, Capital Area Chapter. They have 3 adult children, and 2 grandchildren.

Elias Aklilu Abdi

Elias began his ministry with CEF in Ethiopia. He received his CEF training in Kenya, East Africa and was instrumental in getting CEF started in Ethiopia. c In 2017, he immigrated to the US, and settled in the Lansing area and began working with Capital Area CEF in October of that year. On February 21, 2021 Elias married Bezawit Taye in Ethiopia.  They are praying she will have her immigration interview and be able to join him in the US very soon.